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Master Corporal Windy Lafreniere – Reclaiming her Indigenous identity is a family affair

  Holly BridgesRoyal Canadian Air Force__ M Cpl Windy Lafreniere is a member of the Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne along the St. Lawrence River. She was put into foster care at birth to a non-Indigenous family and never really knew her birth parents or siblings. She later discovered she had 12 brothers and four sisters. She […]

Vanessa Nicholson, a member of the Defence Women’s Advisory Group, has started a collection drive for menstrual hygiene products.

Period Poverty campaign seeking donations

Peter MallettStaff Writer__ A campaign to collect menstrual hygiene products for people in need has been launched by members of the Defence Women’s Advisory Organization (DWAO). Vanessa Nicholson, DWAO member, has a target of amassing 10,000 menstrual hygiene products by May 28, 2022. The end date coincides with the World Menstrual Hygiene Day.  “People are […]

Lactation Plan

Lactation plan – support for Canadian Armed Forces members nursing and/or pumping

DND When Major Shannon Archer went back to work in June nine weeks after the birth of her son, there was a room in her building she could have used to pump her breast milk. But it was a public space with clear windows that didn’t provide adequate privacy. Instead she would go to her […]

Jessica Miller, pictured, and her husband Steve Murgatroyd operate the Veteran Farm Project in Hants County, Nova Scotia.

Veteran Farm Project: Healing through nature and nurture

Joanie VeitchTrident Newspaper__ T he property Jessica Miller and her husband Steve Murgatroyd bought in 2018 and now operate as the Veteran Farm Project in Hants County, Nova Scotia, had been abandoned for several years. The farmhouse was dilapidated and the seven acres it resided on was overgrown.  They cleared the debris to make space for […]

Lt Aaron Niles and his little brother Sean, who is now 11.

30 kilometres, 30 pounds, 30,000 dollars

Emily NakeffBorden Citizen__ The number 30 holds a special significance for Lieutenant Aaron Niles from CFB Borden. It’s how many days his little Sean brother was given to live in 2010. At four months old his younger brother was diagnosed with infantile acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The aggressive cancer attacks the blood and bone marrow. Those […]

The ship’s company stand for a group photo in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, on March 30 while the ship was deployed on Operations Projection and Artemis.

HMCS Calgary returns home after a challenging yet successful deployment

  Lt Jeff KlassenHMCS Calgary__ After seven months away from home, HMCS Calgary returned to Esquimalt Aug. 30 after two successful Operations: Artemis and Projection. “For most of the ship’s company this was the most challenging deployment of their entire career. The success we had is a testament to their resilience,” said Commander Mark O’Donohue, […]

Cadets in Victoria learned about the challenges of injured Canadian Armed Forces members by participating in some Invictus Games paralympic sports. Photo by Capt Tim Townley

Cadets take summer camp to B.C. communities

Capt Melodie Fallah and Capt Tim Townley Regional Cadet Support Unit (Pacific)__ Resilience is all about adapting to changing circumstances and that’s exactly what the Cadet Program did this summer in the delivery of its summer training. All across B.C. cadets gathered at Cadet Activity Programs (CAP) site locations to experience in-person training, many for the […]

Carol Stapleton’s Grade 5 class at Fish Creek School in Calgary pose for a photo after receiving hats from HMCS Calgary’s Petty Officer Second Class Joseph Chisling, who did regular videoconferencing calls with the class while deployed in 2021. Image supplied

HMCS Calgary connected with students in namesake city with Ship to Shore program

  Capt Jeff KlassenHMCS Calgary__ In the middle of the night during their deployment, in the midst of a counter-terrorism mission in the Arabian Sea, sailors on board HMCS Calgary took a pause from their work, or got out of their racks mid sleep, to video conference grade school classrooms back in Canada. The video […]

Lookout Newspaper September 3 2021

Volume 66, Issue 35, September 7, 2021

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Corporal Francis Ross, an aircraft structures technician in Greenwood, spent his off hours during the pandemic building to scale a A10 Warthog from scratch. Photos by Sara White, Aurora Newspaper

Stick by stick, pandemic project an exercise in patience, precision

Sara WhiteAurora Newspaper_ When 2020 brought about a lockdown, it also brought about plenty of spare time, which meant people rediscovering unfinished projects. For Corporal Francis Ross, he always wanted to build a model of an A10 Warthog, his favourite aircraft, but he knew it would take a massive amount of time. “And it was,” […]