Fun Is On Its Way On Base! Goûter aux plaisirs de la base!

By/Par: Yanik Gagnon, Citoyen Borden Citizen With the summer approaching, many families are looking forward to the warm weather. Not to mention, the Splash Pad! The Splash Pad is located in the heart of the Residential Housing Units (RHU) neighbourhood. The aquatic park will be a go-to destination for all families during the summertime since it will be the very first Splash Pad located in Borden. With work that still needs to be done, the Splash Pad has come a long way since the beginning of its construction back in…

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Our Hero’s Hero / Le Héros de notre Héros

By/Par: Yanik Gagnon, Citoyen Borden Citizen A military spouse is a symbol of support. For many, the life of a military spouse is a life of adventure. However, it can also be a challenging one. From postings across the country to deployment all over the world, the spouse of a Canadian Armed Forces member is, in a way, married to the Forces. Sharon and her husband have been together for 31 years and have been married for over 28 years. Familiar with the lifestyle for a while, she witnessed and experienced the…

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Top Three Ways to Deal with Stress / Trois meilleurs moyens de gérer le stress

Have you ever felt that your to-do list seems endless? Does it ever feel that so many things are happening at the same time? As you may know, stress is unavoidable. We all go through stress – especially at work. According to Nathaniel Smith,  Health Promotion Specialist at Personnel Support Programs, we can recognize the impact of stress by recognizing changes in four different areas: physical, behavioural, psychological and emotional. Examples of physical changes are a lack of energy, headaches and perhaps feeling sick. Behavioural signs include changes in eating habits,…

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Love that Lasts a Lifetime

Mr and Mrs. Noseworthy sat beside each other at a quiet restaurant in Angus on February 14, 2018. Dave, 68, had his arm wrapped around his wife, Gale, 64, as they sat beside two other friends, waiting for their meals to be served. The couple met at a party back in 1969. When Dave spotted Gale, he knew that Gale was the one. “T here was no one else, just her.” Dave said with the utmost certainty. “I told her that we are going to end up together on December…

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Preparing to soar | Préparation au décollage

By / Par: Yanik Gagnon, Citoyen Borden Citizen On January 25, Snowbird 10 Capt Blake McNaughton and Snowbird 11, Captain Robbie Hindle headed to Lake Simcoe Regional Airport to conduct planning in preparation for the 2018 CFB Borden Canadian Armed Forces Day and Airshow. The purpose of their visit; to give a sneak peek of their upcoming tour. Dressed in their iconic red suits, the two pilots were ready to answer questions from Snowbird fans without ruining any surprises. With an upcoming air show at CFB Borden on June 2nd…

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Lights that lift others | Des lumières pour aider les autres

By / Par: Yanik Gagnon, Citoyen Borden Citizen For the past eight years, the Greene Family Lights show at 4 Berkar Street in Angus has been the centre of attention when it comes to the display of Christmas lights. With over 300,000 lights ornamenting their house and lawn from top to bottom, the show offers a unique display of lights combined with music, which attracts thousands of spectators. It’s more than just an amazing show of light and sound. It fact, it’s also a way to give back. Every year,…

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Keeping others warm | Garder les autres au chaud

By / Par: Yanik Gagnon, Citoyen Borden Citizen As we all venture back from our well-deserved time off with family and friends, RP Ops has been very busy over the holiday period. The damage to CFB Borden was salvaged from the hard working civilian staff who worked during the holiday period. Normally, with a large majority of military units off on holiday leave, it can be difficult to respond to maintenance issues when there is no one occupying the building and able spot issues before they get worse. The cold weather…

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What is a court martial? | Qu’est-ce qu’une cour martiale?

By / Par: Denice Raagas Citoyen Borden Citizen On Jan. 15th, 2018 at 9 a.m., a court martial was held at RCEME School (Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) at Base Borden. The defendant, Corporal C.C. Gibbons, was charged with conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline under Section 129 of the NDA (National Defence Act). What does “conduct of the prejudice of good order and discipline” mean? According to Lieutenant-Commander Sean Raleigh, Deputy Judge Advocate (Borden), it is a broad term that encompasses many infractions or offences.…

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Family Literacy Day | La journée de l’alphabétisation familiale

Family Literacy Day Join Parent-Child Services for Family Literacy Day on Friday January 26, 2018 from 9am-1pm.  There will be many activities for children aged 0-6 years of age and their parents/caregivers to engage in, including a special Circle/Story Time at 10 am.  For more information and to register, please contact Lauren, Children’s Activity Facilitator at 705-424-1200 ext. 2471/3994 https://abclifeliteracy.ca/fld/downloads La journée de l’alphabétisation familiale Joignez-vous au Service aux parents et aux enfants, le vendredi 26 janvier de 9h à 13h, pour cette activité.  Les enfants et leurs parents/tuteurs pourront…

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