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HMCS Sackville has been hoisted from the water and wheeled into the submarine shed at HMC Dockyard where it is undergoing repair work over the next three months. Photo by Sandy McClearn, CNMT Trustee

Critical work on Sackville underway

Ryan Melanson Trident Staff ~ For the first time since 2008 Canada’s oldest warship, HMCS Sackville, has been hoisted on the Syncrolift at HMC Dockyard Halifax and moved inside the submarine shed. It will spend the next several months there undergoing repair work. The Flower-class Corvette was tugged from its winter dockyard berth and brought up […]

LCdr Matt Woodburn, ship’s commanding officer, talks about the Canadian Navy’s role in the world.

Halifax school, navy send donations to West African schools

Lt(N) Linda Coleman, MARLANT PAO ~ When HMC Ships Kingston and Summerside began preparations for their deployment to West Africa, word spread that the ships were offering to transport donations to African schools in need. Donations poured in from all over Halifax, including École Beaubassin, a local elementary school in Bedford, Halifax. One teacher was particularly […]

Military residences compete in Earth Hour power reduction

Military residences compete in Earth Hour power reduction

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ It’s game-on and lights out for two military residences in CFB Esquimalt. Residents of Bernay’s Block N123 and N124 are competing to see which one can use the least power during this year’s Earth Hour. The contest, organized by the Energy and Engineering branch of Real Property Operations (Pacific), goes well […]

Ship repair industry connects with Aboriginal students

Ship repair industry connects with Aboriginal students

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Staff at Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Breton (FMFCB) are playing a central role in a new educational program linking Aboriginal students to employment opportunities in Victoria’s ship repair industry. The Ship Repair Entry Level Training Program recently concluded a successful program launch in early February with the graduation of 16 participants […]

Military Police set their sights on distracted drivers

Military Police set their sights on distracted drivers

Cpl Dustin Renz, MP Unit Esquimalt ~ The Military Police has increased ticketing of distracted drivers throughout the month of March, which is designated Distracted Driving Month. The fine for using an electronic device while driving is $368 and four penalty points, making first-time offenders liable for $543 in charges. With additional tickets, the cost […]

The team representing HMCS Whitehorse donates their $250 prize to the Whitehorse Firefighters Charitable Society.

HMCS Yellowknife represents sister ship in Whitehorse

A/SLt Anne Desgagné, HMCS Yellowknife ~ Lieutenant-Commander Donald Thompson-Greiff, Commanding Officer HMCS Yellowknife, and a compliment of five personnel from Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships Yellowknife and Saskatoon, have just returned from the Yukon after spending a few days in the beautiful City of Whitehorse. Members of these two ship’s crews were visiting the Wilderness City […]

HMS Protector crew members pay an informal visit to Argentinean Antarctic Base San Martin while on patrol in the Antarctic. Protector is currently conducting the third work package of its Ice Patrol season.

Nothing regular about the Regulus program

Lt(N) Rhys Davies, Bridge Watch-Keeper ~ The Regulus program, initiated in 2010, has seen more than 150 sailors glean international experience sailing with Canada’s partners around the world. As part of this program, I am currently deployed with the Royal Navy as a Bridge Watch-Keeper in HMS Protector in the South Atlantic and Antarctic Ocean. […]

For nearly a decade, the snake pit of the gunroom has been known as “TK’s”, dedicated to Lt(N) Cameron Tkachuk. Lt(N) Tkachuk succumbed to cancer on Aug. 31, 2008. Team Onward posed in front of the print of naval artist John Horton presented to the Gunroom on his behalf. Pictured here: Lt(N) Adam Thomson, Lt(N) Cass van Benthem Jutting, Lt(N) Sean Milley and Lt(N) Stephen Tomlinson. Photo by SLt Déry

HMCS Calgary fundraising surpasses expectations

SLt M.X. Déry, MARPAC PA ~ When we last spoke to HMCS Calgary’s Team Onward, who were raising money for the B.C. Cancer Foundation’s Lose the Booze campaign, they had barely broken $3,000. From a modest initial goal of $2,000, Onward constantly had to revise their goal in order to keep the online donation counter […]

On dry land: Army cook Corporal Patrick Espanola of 19 Mission Support Squadron prepares fish for lunch in the kitchen of 19 Wing Comox. In the deep: Cpl Espanola at about 45 feet (14 metres) below sea level off the coast of British Columbia with the Logistics Branch special 50th anniversary flag. Photos by Corporal Curtis Coles, 19 Mission Support Squadron and member, Pacific Divers SCUBA Club

Army cook takes ocean dip with Logistics flag

Lieutenant-Colonel Douglas Martin,Director Public Affairs Planning (Operations) ~ A Canadian Army cook stationed at 19 Wing Comox has made history by being the first to dive to a depth of nearly 60 feet, or about 18 metres below sea level, with the Logistics Branch 50th Anniversary Flag and Pennant. Corporal Patrick Espanola of 19 Mission […]

Members of NRU Asterix line the rails of the ship prior to the ceremony welcoming MV Asterix to the Atlantic Fleet March 6. Photos by Mona Ghiz, MARLANT PA

Naval history made – MV Asterix added to fleet

Ryan Melanson, Trident Newspaper ~ While alongside at HMC Dockyard in Halifax, Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship MV Asterix formally joined Canadian Fleet Atlantic during a ceremony inside the ship’s hangar March 6. The former commercial container vessel was stripped down and converted by Davie Shipbuilding in Quebec to meet the navy’s supply ship needs. […]