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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.

Commissionaire Carol McRae, keeping the Wardroom safe and warm

Commissionaire Carol McRae, keeping the Wardroom safe and warm

2Lt Jamie Boparai Base Administration–– Commissionaire Carol McRae does more than just ensure guest safety and the security of CFB Esquimalt’s Wardroom. She is a helping hand when a guest is in dire need. Before COVID-19 cleared the rooms of regular boarders, members of the New Zealand Navy were guests at the lodging. One day, […]

Sailor Profile: Master Sailor Diyako Salehi

Sailor Profile: Master Sailor Diyako Salehi

DND ~ Master Sailor (MS) Diyako Salehi, a Weapons Engineering Maintainer – Fire Control aboard HMCS Regina, has lived in a number of countries under different regimes and governments, which has given him a unique perspective on life, relationships, and work. He immigrated to Canada from Iran, and says he joined the Royal Canadian Navy […]

NTOG Tactical Training

NTOG Tactical Training

Naval Tactical Operations Group (NTOG) is a full-time, dedicated unit within the Royal Canadian Navy that specializes in advanced boarding operations at sea. This includes intercepting suspect vessels in order to prevent the movement of illicit cargo and materiel at sea, called maritime interdiction operations, and protecting navy ships, infrastructure and personnel all over the […]

Sailor Second Class Nick Reicker uses binoculars to scout for and identify nautical flags during a recent training exercise off the jetty of HMCS Malahat.

Training starts at HMCS Malahat in changed environment

SLt Donald DenHMCS Malahat Public Affairs Officer––– Last week, the ship’s company of HMCS Malahat, Victoria’s Naval Reserve Unit, marked the start of their 2020 – 2021 training year. However, things look a bit different due to the changed COVID-19 health and safety atmosphere. Throughout the summer months, the executive team at Malahat designed a plan […]

Invictus Games - dreams on hold

Invictus Games – dreams on hold

DND ~ This past May, Team Canada was scheduled to compete at the Invictus Games in The Hague, Netherlands, but due to COVID-19 they have had to put their dreams and training on hold until next year. The postponement of the Invictus Games was no doubt a big disappointment for the competitors. To recognize their […]

COVID Alert App available

COVID Alert App available

DND ~ The recently launched COVID Alert app, developed and built by the Government of Canada and available for iOS and Android, is an additional public health preventive tool for Canadians to use to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and prevent future outbreaks, as well as protect themselves. As such, military and civilian members […]

New online donation system for NDWCC

New online donation system for NDWCC

Peter MallettStaff Writer–––– This year’s National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign (NDWCC) has launched but not without substantial changes to how it collects donations. With many staff still working from home, the campaign is turning to an online pledge system. “This year’s campaign comes with unprecedented changes and challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Margot […]

'Rock' show must go on

‘Rock’ show must go on

Peter MallettStaff Writer––– Cpl Michael Smith is ready to rock ‘n roll again to help children fighting cancer. The 29-year-old, who works in the court section of Military Police Unit Esquimalt, is part this year’s Tour de Rock cycling event. He joins 19 first responders who will pedal a combined distance of 1,200 kilometres in […]

Ghost Gear in the Great Bear Rainforest

Ghost Gear in the Great Bear Rainforest

MS Elijah Fraser and SLt GomeryHMCS Whitehorse––– While patrolling the northern Search and Rescue (SAR) Zone north of Vancouver Island along the coastline of British Columbia, HMCS Whitehorse came to anchor in Kitasu Bay in search of respite from a storm. The picturesque bay is surrounded by the Great Bear Rainforest and some of the […]

Meet Danielle Yole - PSP Fitness & Sports Instructor

Meet Danielle Yole – PSP Fitness & Sports Instructor

2Lt Justin LeongBase Administration–– When the Naden Athletic Centre shut down in March due to COVID-19, Base Administration called upon Personnel Support Programs (PSP) to host virtual training sessions to meet the need of physical training (PT) for branch military members. Among the staff who showed up virtually every Wednesday with a creative and fun […]