581 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadet Captain Gerry Rempel (right) welcomes Cadets Kaiser

Local cadets increase their skills

Local cadets home after two week training course at Albert Head Training Centre.

Betsy Kline

 

Castlegar News

Four local Air Cadets recently returned from a two week training course at Albert Head Cadet Training Centre located near Victoria, BC.

The cadets worked on a multitude of skills including drills, first aid, barracks upkeep, making a bed with “hospital corners” and a survival field training exercise. The 12 to 18 year olds also worked on physical fitness. There was also a little time for fun and the cadets got to tour Victoria and the Parliament Building. The cadets were required to remain in uniform, even while travelling.

Castlegar cadet Deanna Kaiser reported it was a great experience and opportunity to meet new friends.

“There was a lot to do, we were kept busy all the time with classes, drills, ceremonies, sports and competitions. I am looking forward to going back next year,” he said.

 

 

Just Posted

Police seek witnesses to fatal weekend accident

Wayne Kernachan was struck by a vehicle while responding to an accident

Forestry workers set to begin job action in Kootenays

Operations in Castlegar, Cranbrook, Galloway, Elko, Radium, Golden may see job action this week.

Castlegar pastors find life in wheelchair a challenge

The men found the obstacles were both physical and mental.

Columbia Avenue paving scheduled for weekend

Paving on Castlegar’s main thoroughfare will take place in a few days, weather permitting.

Tour company plans shuttle service to Kelowna for stranded travellers

SMT Kootenay wants to help travellers get in and out of ‘Cancelgar’ in winter months

Josie Hotel will be ready on opening day, says management

West Kootenay’s first ski-in, ski-out boutique hotel to open this month

Laine scores 3 as Jets double Canucks 6-3

Injury-riddled Vancouver side drops sixth in a row

Deportation averted for Putin critic who feared return to Russia

Elena Musikhina, a vocal critic of the Kremlin, has been granted a two-year visitor’s permit in Canada

B.C. to allow Uber-style ride hailing services to operate in late 2019

Fee will be applied to fund options for disabled people

Auditor general takes aim at Liberals’ fighter-jet plan

Suditor general Michael Ferguson is about to release a new report on Canada’s attempts to buy new fighter jets

B.C. couple converts ambulance into a traveling home

The Revelstoke couple plan on touring B.C. ski hills then driving to Mexico

Cyclist defecates, throws own poop at car following B.C. crash

Man defecates in the street before throwing it at a driver locked in her vehicle

Jamie Koe, other curlers kicked out of bonspiel for being too drunk

‘You don’t kick around other players’ bags, it’s disrespectful and we expect better of our players’

Homicide victim found under B.C. bridge identified as Hells Angels member

Chad John Wilson was one of four men arrested in Spain in 2013 on allegations of smuggling cocaine.

Most Read