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The Lookout Newspaper can trace its history back to April 1943 when CFB Esquimalt’s first newspaper was published. Since then, Lookout has grown into the award winning source for Pacific Navy News. Leading the way towards interactive social media reach, we are a community resource newspaper growing a world wide audience.

FMF cable guys power the Pacific Fleet

FMF cable guys power the Pacific Fleet

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer / Ashley Evans ~ Larry Fletcher and Steven Faust are usually the first friendly faces returning sailors or visiting sailors see when their ship comes alongside a jetty in HMC Dockyard. They have dubbed themselves the “electrical ambassadors” because they are the ones who hook the ships up to on-shore power. “Larry […]

HMCS Yellowknife ready for refit

HMCS Yellowknife ready for refit

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A team of sailors are preparing HMCS Yellowknife for a five-month maintenance project. Led by Lieutenant (Navy) Jayson Scott-Westfield, 20 sailors and members of the D702 logistics branch have been removing and safely storing sensitive materials from the ship, such as computer hardware and software, for the past six weeks. “Literally, […]

Volume 65, Issue 27, July 13, 2020

Volume 65, Issue 27, July 13, 2020

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New hazard allowance for CAF members on COVID-19 frontlines

New hazard allowance for CAF members on COVID-19 frontlines

DND ~ The Exceptional Hazard Allowance has been amended to compensate Canadian Armed Forces members who are deployed in COVID-19 risk environments.  Eligible Canadian Armed Forces members deployed on Operation Laser, and the domestic portion of Operation Globe, who were/are at risk of exposure to COVID-19 due to their duties, will receive the allowance. The […]

How is COVID-19 affecting you?

How is COVID-19 affecting you?

Attention Regular and Primary Reserve Force Members: Please participate in our study on the impacts of isolation on CAF members during COVID-19. Personnel Support Programs (PSP) would like to know how COVID-19 is affecting your individual operational physical readiness. Are you accessing PSP online programming, and/or maintaining operational fitness through other means? We are looking […]

Bill Wilson holds a copy of a local newspaper that reads “Germany Quits”, marking the end of the Second World War.

Battle of the Atlantic: Bill Wilson remembers the war’s end

Able Seaman (Retired) Bill Wilson, Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve ~ On the morning of May 8, 1945, His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Ottawa, along with the destroyer HMCS Restigouche, was alongside on the Dartmouth side of the Halifax Harbour, having just escorted the troopship Steam Ship Sithia into Halifax with returning wounded members of the […]

A Family in Arms

A Family in Arms

Peter Mallett / Capt Lisa Evong, Staff Writers Two sailors on board HMCS Regina share a remarkable bond, even more resilient than the tightest of Royal Canadian Navy shipmates. That’s because they are father and son.  The unique paternal connection in the Esquimalt-based warship took shape June 1, when 50-year-old Petty Officer Second Class Jay Merriam […]

Boomer’s Legacy: Riding to Remember

Boomer’s Legacy: Riding to Remember

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A team of cyclists kept the flame of Boomer’s Legacy burning bright last week. A tribute ride was conducted Saturday, June 20, as this year’s full edition of the annual fundraising bike ride for the charitable foundation was cancelled due to COVID-19. On Saturday morning, cyclists Nigel King, Ron Gaudreault, and […]

Message from a Prideful Admiral

Message from a Prideful Admiral

While COVID-19 restrictions will mute public celebrations somewhat, our West Coast sunny summer days will still make for a terrific Pride Week in Victoria (June 28 to July 5).  This week we join (virtual) hands with our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and 2-spirited (LGBTQ2+) service people and Defence Team members to celebrate the diversity […]

Amy Gordichuk and Alli Jones, members on the Positive Space Working Group, hold up the new Pride flag that is now on a flag pole at CFB Esquimalt.

CFB Esquimalt celebrates Pride

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ The base is bolstering its commemoration of Victoria Pride Week 2020 by raising the rainbow flag for seven days in three locations. Each morning, from June 29 to July 5, the rainbow flag will be hoisted high atop flag poles located at Nelles Block in Naden, Dockyard’s Duntze Head, and at […]