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The Last Stand

July 23, 2012

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By Daniella Ponticelli So I didn’t step on a skink, but I did meet one. Actually, more like five – and a few without tails. Yes, those tiny slimy lizards do exist and they are cute. But the discovery didn’t happen while I was embedded on EXERCISE BISON WARRIOR 12; no, it was on a […]

‘Don’t step on the skink’: returning to CFB Shilo

April 24, 2012

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“Anything inside the red lines is a danger area.” But everything is inside the red lines. CFB Shilo is mapped out in front of me while sitting in the mess tent. After having a welcoming dinner of steak, potatoes, and vegetables, I’m  getting debriefed on the environmental dangers of the base. I find out what’s […]

The final Brigade

April 24, 2012

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Between the rush of ceremonies surrounding Veterans Week and Remembrance Day to the exciting fast paced adventure up north, it’s been busy behind the scenes of The Brigade. This last issue had its challenges – the soldiers have been so busy with ceremonial, community and training work; there was a lot to pack into this […]