Lieutenant Colonel David Cronk, Base Commander at Canadian Armed Forces Base Shilo addresses a crowd of more than 100 people who attended the Light the Way Out of Darkness Suicide Awareness Walk on Sept. 8. He said mental health issues and reaching out for assistance...
Army bases, especially combat bases, have a higher number of suicides than any other environment, including the Air Force and Navy, the health promotions manager said.
Sergeant Rob Nederlof is cycles into CFB Shilo Base Maintenance during his To the Shield, Prairie Thousand cycle tour fundraising for the Wounded Warriors PTSD support dog program raising awareness of mental health issues. His cycle journey made the half way point at...
Sage harvesters from the Defence Indigenous Advisory Group (DIAG) were out around the CFB Shilo on Aug. 9 collecting the herb for medicinal and cleansing purposes. Photo K-J Millar/Shilo Stag.K-J MillarShilo Stag For the second year in a row, a group of harvesters...
Finding a lost ball in the brush adjacent to the fairway at the Shilo Country Club might result in poison ivy rash on bare skin, especially if golfing in shorts.
The Mental Health Services team at Canadian Forces Health Services Centre (Atlantic) has produced this article to spread awareness of a common, but not often talked about mental illness which impacts many of our Defence Team members and their families: Post-partum Depression
After going for a hike in the vicinity of CFB Shilo, or elsewhere in Manitoba, perform a thorough tick check after being outdoors. Inspect yourself, your children and pets for ticks and remove any ticks found as soon as possible. Do not stop if you find one tick — there may be more. Bathing soon after coming indoors is a good way to find ticks.
The latest reading for the CFB Shilo Wet Bulb Global Temperature (WBGT) Outdoor Heat Stress monitor at 9:45 a.m. was 26.6 degrees. This advisory is in effect until June 7 at 1800 hrs.
Here in Shilo and its vast hinterland, some of us have lost the battle dealing with wood or “dog ticks” while enjoying hikes through grassy areas with our canine companions in and around the Base or perhaps on the Sprucewood trails.
Are you a military member? Do you drive to Brandon to buy medications like Tylenol and Advil from civilian stores like Shoppers Drug Mart? If you answered yes to both of those questions, consider visiting the pharmacy at 11 CF Health Services Centre on this Base.