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LCol (Retired) Max Shaw, Maj (Retired) Elizabeth Brown-Shaw, and their children Victoria, Benjamin and Johnathan.

Sailing into retirement: A family adventure

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ What began as a casual discussion over a bottle of wine led to an epic seven-year sailing journey throughout the South Pacific islands. Back in 2011, as a fierce snowstorm raged outside their Halifax home, LCol Max Shaw and his wife Maj Elizabeth Brown-Shaw tossed around ideas for their future.  Both […]

Sailor lures in the ones that got away

Sailor lures in the ones that got away

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ With this year’s freshwater fishing season opening up across the country, despite social distancing measures in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, a recreational fisherman from the base is in his kitchen making lures. LS Adam Leach has been fishing since age 12, casting a balsam spinning rod to catch pan fish […]

The beat goes on for Indigenous Awareness Week

The beat goes on for Indigenous Awareness Week

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Last week, PO2 Marielle Audet played her traditional Aboriginal drum at four locations on base to mark Indigenous Awareness Week. The yearly event to celebrate Canada’s Indigenous Peoples and their diversity of cultures, traditions, and values was recognized virtually this year due to COVID-19. The musician is of mixed background, Indigenous […]

The Unsinkable Doc

The Unsinkable Doc

Lieutenant Chelsea Dubeau, HMCS Nanaimo Public Affairs Officer ~ “Is the Doc in here?” asks a member of the ship’s company as they poke their head into the wardroom. The Doc is in. Sub-Lieutenant (SLt) Nicole Spivey, HMCS Nanaimo’s Physician Assistant, or Doc as she is known, waves the person in. Nanaimo’s Doc is a former […]

A platoon from Land Task Force Vancouver Island’s Domestic Response Company assemble at Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot Rocky Point before returning to base May 6. Photo by Capt Jeff Manney, LCC D/PAO

Island Reservists mount up for Exercise Strong Drive

Capt Jeff Manney, Public Affairs Officer, 39 Canadian Brigade Group ~ Making their first foray from their armouries since the start of the pandemic, B.C. Reservists took to Vancouver Island roads two weeks ago to continue honing their skills working in a COVID environment. On May 6, Exercise Strong Drive saw the Domestic Response Company (DRC) […]

The Digital Navy initiative

The Digital Navy initiative

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ The Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Digital Navy initiative, rolled out in February, is being hailed by senior leadership as a multi-pronged approach to empower members of the naval team for the rapidly evolving digital age. The objective is to create a fundamental cultural shift that will enable the navy to innovate […]

Veterans Memorial Lodge Charity Golf Tournament postponed

Veterans Memorial Lodge Charity Golf Tournament postponed

Kevin M. Carlé, Broadmead Volunteer Golf Committee ~ The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all in so many ways. As we continue to “plank the curve,” we really don’t know what the “new normal’ will be like. Many events have been cancelled or delayed, including the 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament in support of the Broadmead […]

Shop 124: Hard at work in Dockyard

Shop 124: Hard at work in Dockyard

Ashley Evans, FMF CB ~ Over the past seven weeks, employees in Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Breton’s Shop 124 Work Centres have been active supporting the navy, working all but two business days. This work has included supporting deployers HMC Ships Brandon, Regina, and Calgary; aiding preparations to move HMC Ships Ottawa and Vancouver over to […]

Commander Jason Bergen, Commanding Officer of HMCS Nanaimo, oversees a transit. Photo by Leading Seaman Brendan Gibson, MARPAC Imaging

Eat, sleep, lead: On board HMCS Nanaimo

Lieutenant Chelsea Dubeau, HMCS Nanaimo Public Affairs Officer ~ It’s a beautiful morning at sea. The water is calm. The bridge is quiet. Commander Jason Bergen, HMCS Nanaimo’s Commanding Officer, sneaks up to the captain’s chair and goes, for the moment, unnoticed by the bridge team. He’s stealthy, calculated. There’s a wicked gleam in his eye. […]

HMCS Vancouver's surprise promotion ceremony

HMCS Vancouver’s surprise promotion ceremony

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Physical distancing rules were the catalyst for a unique surprise promotion ceremony of an HMCS Vancouver Combat Systems Engineer. Sub-Lieutenant Rebecca Post and 11 other ship’s personnel were at the Albert Head Cadet Training Centre May 6 on the pretense to film a video on how to lead an active lifestyle […]