Stuff a Bus a huge success

What an amazing food drive the Stuff A Bus turned out to be for the Angus Food Bank! 4152 lbs of food was collected during this one-day campaign locally. All the food donated came from the Sobeys and No Frills locations in Angus where the donation bins were available for patrons to give. All the food donated from both locations stayed in Angus in support of the food bank. Furthermore, any toys donated went to support Christmas Cheer in Angus. A very successful event, the Angus Food Bank would like…

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Giving the gift of life / Le don de la vie

WO Frederic Lair (front left), giving his 100th donation of blood is joined by the CFLTC Comamnd Team, Cdr Francis Turcotte, Commandant CFLTC (left back), CWO J. St-Laurent, CWO CFLTC (back right) and WO Duckworth, donating for his 95th time! / L’Adj Frederic Lair (en avant, sur la gauche), qui en est à son 100e don de sang, est accompagné de l’équipe de commandement du Centre d’instruction de logistique des Forces canadiennes (CILFC) : le Cmdt Francis Turcotte, commandant du CILFC (à l’arrière, sur la gauche), l’Adjuc J. St-Laurent, adjudant-chef…

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It costs less to save energy, than to buy energy! / Il coûte moins cher d’économiser l’énergie

Knowing when and how you are using your energy is the first step to becoming energy efficient and environmentally friendly. The focal point of energy conservation today has undoubtedly been driven by the effects of global warming and escalating energy prices. People should be mindful of the negative effects that are related to energy waste and should always have a good understanding of how the energy is being utilized. Whether you are trying to establish areas of improvement at work or merely monitoring your day to day behaviour at home.…

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May the strongest lose! / Que les plus forts perdent!

I am reading a very interesting book called, “L’entraide, l’autre loi de la jungle” (Mutual aid, the other law of the jungle) co-written by Pablo Servigne and Gauthier Chapelle. Following their research on the way of life of all the living, two biologists demonstrate that the law of the jungle, often attributed to the world of the living and stating that the biggest eats the smallest, that the faster eats the slowest and that the strongest eats the weakest, does not reflect what they have observed. There is another law…

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BFRC celebrates volunteers / Le CRFB souligne le travail des bénévoles

Some of the BFRC volunteer team gather during the volunteer recognition event. Une partie de l’équipe de bénévoles du CRFB réunie pendant l’activité de reconnaissance des bénévoles. Dinner, drinks and entertainment were on the bill at the Borden Golf and Conference Centre on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 as the Borden Family Resource Centre (BFRC) hosted an evening in celebration and recognition of their volunteer team. Presently, the BFRC has 40 active volunteers who donate their time assisting with a myriad of initiatives such as administration, helping to pack the Adopt-a-Holiday…

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Reflecting on 30 years serving the Borden community / Regard sur 30 ans au service de la communauté de Borden

“Being here as long as I have, I cannot thank the Borden community enough,” Anna Parratt, Hair Stylist, Hair Illusion, CFB Borden reflected. Anna Parratt has been working and serving CFB Borden families for the past 30 years, 26 of those years as the Owner/Operator of Hair Illusion. After all this time, and with many memories, friendships and relationships forged, Anna is setting down her sheers and retiring – moving with her husband to Ottawa to be closer to her family and enjoy her retirement. When asked about her fondest…

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L’hiver est à la porte / Winter is at the Door

Historically, injuries tend to increase as winter sets in. Do not become a statistic, use the following guidance. Slips, trips & falls: it’s time to check your footwear for grip as footpaths and roads could be slippery. Wear something with good grip and ankle support. Body strain: try to give your body a chance as cold muscles are easier damaged than warm muscles. Before lifting a load, do some warm up and stretching exercises. Don’t be one of the million people affected with back pain every year. See and be…

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2018 Theme: empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality / Thème 2018 – Autonomiser les personnes handicapées et assurer la participation et l’égalité

A young student at a school for disabled children in the poor neighborhood of Cité Soleil in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. UN Photo/Logan Abassi This year’s theme focuses on empowering persons with disabilities for an inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 2030 Agenda pledges to “leave no one behind”. Persons with disabilities, as both beneficiaries and agents of change, can fast track the process towards inclusive and sustainable development and promote resilient society for all, including in the context of disaster risk reduction…

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Command Team Message on Operation Red Nose / Message du commandant au sujet de l’opération Nez rouge

As we head into the Holiday season, we encourage you to celebrate with your family and colleagues responsibly and safely, but we also implore you to conduct yourself in a safe and responsible manner. If you are going to drink or use cannabis, please do not get behind the wheel and drive. Consider the safety of others out on our roads. They are your colleagues in uniform, their families, and members of our local community that you endanger by deciding to drive impaired. Respect the community that we live in…

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