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“Dressing down” for Charity

July 12, 2019
Somewhere on the outskirts of Napanee, on the right side of Hwy 2, is a little haven for our wild, furry friends; the Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre (SPWC). Since 1994, the SPWC has been helping thousands of injured and orphaned birds and animals and releasing them back into the wild once they’re ready

The Business of Cyber Security

July 11, 2019
Jean-Phillippe Décarie-Mathieu, head of cyber security with our Quebec Division, was recently interviewed by CTV News Montreal and the Canadian Press. He stressed the importance of having competent cyber security experts working in-house and acknowledged the difficulty involved in having a full-time

The Walk of the World

July 04, 2019
More than 40,000 civilians, Armed Forces members and cadets from almost 60 countries will meet in Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands, on July 16th to participate in the 103rd International Four Days Marches Nijmegen. Once a training program for Dutch troops years before the First World War

Chris Lythgo confirmed Commissionaires National Chair

June 14, 2019
Retired Col. Chris Lythgo, CD was confirmed National Chair during the Commissionaires’ Annual General Meeting held today in Winnipeg. He replaces retired Vice-Admiral Duncan (Dusty) Miller, CMM MSC CD RCN whose three-year term had concluded.

Women in Defence and Security: A reason to celebrate

April 02, 2019
Esprit de Corps hosted its fifth annual Women in Defence and Security Awards at the Beechwood National Memorial Centre in Ottawa, last night. Awards were presented to 21 women —serving members, veterans and civilians—who have made outstanding contributions to Canadian defence and security. This year

Spring Forward

March 11, 2019
It may not look, or feel like it yet, but spring is just over 2 weeks away. The first true hint came yesterday when we all (well, hopefully everyone remembered to) turn our clocks ahead one hour. This is also the perfect time to perform some other home maintenance tasks. By associating clock changes

Seeing the future through green-coloured glasses

February 11, 2019
Thursday, February 7th brought about a first for Commissionaires as our Newfoundland and Labrador Division drove away with its brand new 2019 Chevy Bolt Electric Vehicle. CEO Jim Lynch was presented the keys Thursday at an event held at the car dealership, Hickman Auto Group, in St. John’s. Among

Cybersecurity is no longer a luxury

February 06, 2019
“Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don't let anybody else use it and get a new one every six months.” – Clifford Stoll It’s hard to imagine a time when cybersecurity wasn’t a concern. Doing so is like trying to explain to millennials a rotary-dial was phone physically wired to the wall, and

NAB Division recognizes employees of the month

February 01, 2019
NAB Division CEO John Slater (left) and Vivian Elzen NAB Division recognized two recent recipients of its “Employee of the Month” award in the January edition of its employee newsletter. On October 20, 2018, commissionaire Vivian Elzen noticed a suspicious man enter the Epcor Tower and get onto an