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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.

HMCS Corner Brook on Arctic patrol during Operation Nanook in 2007. Photo by Cplc Blake Rodgers

Game changing mast installation underway on submarines

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ HMCS Corner Brook will become the first of the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) four Victoria-class submarines to be equipped with a new modern mast system. The hunter-killer submarine is currently stationed in the purpose-built repair facility dock at Victoria Shipyards as workers from Babcock Canada install the L3 Calzoni Universal Modular […]

Members of Seamless in Canada pose for a group photo at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Ontario, on Dec. 5. Photo by Private Tori Lake, Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa) Imaging Services

Seamless Canada initiative progresses coast to coast

DND ~ Canadian Armed Forces members and their families are now one step closer to experiencing a “Seamless Canada”, when they relocate across the country during the course of their careers. Department of National Defence (DND) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) representatives met with counterparts from all provinces and territories in Ottawa Dec. 5 and […]

Santa drops in at children’s party

Santa drops in at children’s party

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A deployment to the Indo-Pacific region didn’t stop HMCS Calgary and the Esquimalt Lions Club from hosting the 33rd annual Children’s Christmas Party. In previous years the party was held onboard Calgary, but with the frigate deployed on Operation Projection the event was moved to the Gun Room at Work Point. […]

Ship repair a great venue for a fulfilling career

Ship repair a great venue for a fulfilling career

MARPAC Public Affairs ~ Can you imagine having a trade, certifications, and a well-paying job with benefits that you enjoy – all without student loans? That’s what Lachlan Palmer has. When still in high school and just 17-years-old, he applied for a student co-operative education term at Fleet Maintenance Facility (FMF) Cape Breton at CFB […]

Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel, for the day, Aiden Anderson, along with his sister Courtney Holland and mother Isabella Anderson, experienced army equipment during their visit to Le Régiment de Hull (RCAC), in Gatineau, Quebec, on Dec. 13. Photo by Jay Rankin, Canadian Army Public Affairs

Canadian Army helps fulfil a dream

Steven Fouchard, Army Public Affairs ~ The Canadian Army appointed its first-ever Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel: a 15-year-old from London, Ontario. However, the appointment was for just one day; the youth in question, Aiden Anderson, who now has memories to last a lifetime. That day, Dec. 13, 2018, was just one of five Aiden spent in the Nation’s […]

Victoria Grizzlies Military Night

Victoria Grizzlies give back to MFRC

Peter Mallett Staff Writer ~ Esquimalt’s Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) is getting ready to score on a Victoria Grizzlies power play.  The Junior ‘A’ hockey club recently announced a new partnership that will see the community-based non-profit as the sole beneficiary of fundraising efforts for its Military Appreciation Night on Jan. 25 game against the […]

Best Griswold Tree, Canadian Forces Health Services Centre (Pacific): (Left) Terri Yuen, Sgt Shauna Karnes, Base Commander, Capt(N) Jason Boyd, and Capt Kelsie Morrison.

Winners announced for holiday trees

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Three base units headed into the 2018 holiday season with bragging rights and prizes following the judging of the annual Christmas Tree Decorating Contest. This year’s winning entries were Best Festive Tree, Fleet Maintenance Facility; Best Griswold Tree, Canadian Forces Health Services Centre Pacific; and Best Charlie Brown Tree, Naval Development […]

Volume 64, Issue 1, January 7, 2019

Volume 64, Issue 1, January 7, 2019

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Capt(N) Jason Boyd, Base Commander, and Family

Holiday message from Base Commander Capt(N) Jason Boyd

Celebrate the Joy As the crunch of the holiday season begins in earnest and the demands of shopping, decorating, and entertaining can bog us down in the heavy business of good cheer, it’s easy to lose sight of one word that makes this time of year so magical: Joy. It’s the refrain of a classic […]

On the left, PO1 Marc Buzzi of Team Howlett and CPO2 Josh Barnes get set for the opening puck drop by referee CPO2 Yves Ouellet. Photo by Peter Mallett, Lookout

Legacy Hull Techs score for fallen colleagues

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Members of the former Hull Technician trade recently gathered for a charity hockey game, fittingly dedicated to the memory of two former co-workers who loved to play hockey. Approximately 20 sailors gathered for their 5th annual fundraiser on Dec. 6 at Wurtele Arena. It was played in honor of former Hull […]