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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.

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The infamous “Rivers Bell”, a bell that once sat in the Officers’ Mess at RCAF Station Rivers, now resides in the Officers’ Mess at Portage La Prairie, as seen in 2008.

Rivers Bell, a story of honour and thievery

Bruce Forsyth, ~ A ship’s bell is an essential component of any ship. Usually made of brass with the ship’s name engraved on it, the ship’s bell is used to indicate time on board a ship, and regulate the duty watches. They are also rung in foggy conditions, and are often the only conclusive […]

Team Canada captain LS (Ret’d) Bruno Guevremont (left) is all smiles at the Invictus Games Opening Ceremonies.

Former members bask in glow of Invictus medals

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Days before heading to the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida, retired Master Corporal (Retired) Adam Cyr said he wasn’t shooting for the podium. Being there with fellow wounded warriors, many working their way back to health and life, was fulfilling enough. But shoot for the podium he did, in […]

CPO1 Alan McNaul (left) and business partner Victor Cunha pose for a photo at the Dragon's Den audition.

Sailor turns inventor and solves a corrosion problem

Rachel Lallouz, Staff Writer ~ Coxswain of HMCS Regina, Chief Petty Officer First Class Alan McNaul has turned from seasoned sailor to rookie inventor. He recently created a trailer wire protection device, Connect-to-Protect, with business partner Victor Cunha. Within a week of developing their first prototype, the two landed themselves a Dragon’s Den audition in […]

Naval Cadet In Training, Graham Mater of the Royal Military College carries the Canadian flag at the Sandhurst Military Skills competition at West Point, N.Y., April 9.

Cadet leads military college to West Point win

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A Naval Cadet in Training is celebrating his team’s recent triumph at the prestigious Sandhurst Military Skills Competition. NCdt Graham Mater, 23, was a member of the Royal Military College Canada (RMCC) military skills team that notched its fifth victory in the annual regimental skills competition held at West Point, […]

Team CANSUBFOR presents the judges with their roasted chicken dish, complete with a side of sauteed carrots, hummus, roasted red peppers, and oven roasted potatoes. 
Left: Team CFB Esquimalt’s roasted chicken and brown butter sauce dish.

RCN cook-off challenge puts top navy chefs to the test

Rachel Lallouz, Staff Writer ~ In a contest reminiscent of Chopped and Iron Chef, four navy cooks battled each other and the ingredients last Wednesday in the RCN Cooks Skills Challenge. Two cooks to a team, they were given a few minutes to select ingredients from the Chief and Petty Officers’ Mess pantry. Then each […]

Volume 61, Issue 21, May 24, 2016

Volume 61, Issue 21, May 24, 2016


Urba City challenge taking contestants

UrbaCity challenge taking contestants

Rachel Lallouz, Staff Writer ~ For its sixth consecutive season, the Victoria UrbaCity Challenge, presented by MAXIMUS Canada, will test the minds and bodies of close to 300 participants in a strategy race course running throughout Victoria’s urban jungle. On Sunday, June 12, the city streets will swarm with challengers paired up in teams of […]

From left to right: Cdr Clive Butler, Vancouver City Counsellor Melissa De Genova, Constable Blair Da Costa, HLCol Allen De Genova, and Fire Chief Tim Armstrong pose for a photo before departing the ship.

Honour House team visits HMCS Vancouver

SLt Sean Catterall, HMCS Vancouver ~ Two weeks ago, HMCS Vancouver’s Commanding Officer, Commander Clive Butler and  the ship’s crew hosted the President of the Honour House Society, Honorary LCol Allen De Genova on board the ship. Joining him was Melissa De Genova, her husband Constable Blair Da Costa, Fire Chief Tim Armstrong, and former […]

Peter Mallett, Lookout
PO1 Timothy King of Fleet School welcomes Colour Sergeant Richard Hall, of the Royal Marines Commando Training Unit, Exeter, England, to Naden Athletic Centre on May 9. Squash players from the base battled their rivals from abroad in a one-day, eight match tournament.

Royal Marines quash squash opponents

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A touring squash team made up of players from the British Royal Marines cruised to a 7-1 victory over players from the base. The 10-member team dominated eight challengers from the base in over eight matches on May 9 at the Naden Athletic Centre. Esquimalt was the Royal Marines final […]

Operation Unifier sends military members to Ukraine

Operation Unifier sends military members to Ukraine

Rachel Lallouz, Staff Writer ~ Canada currently has over 200 Canadian Armed Forces soldiers stationed in Ukraine, most of them at the International Peacekeeping Security Centre (IPSC) in Starychi, near the city of Lviv, as part of the ongoing Operation Unifier. Operation Unifier is Canada’s contribution to support Ukrainian forces through capacity building, in coordination […]