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Vice-Admiral Craig Baines' Flag Hoist Signal

Vice-Admiral Craig Baines’ Flag Hoist Signal

Vice-Admiral Craig Baines–– As I assume command from Vice-Admiral McDonald, I would like to recognize the significant leadership that my shipmate has provided to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) throughout his command and through these unprecedented times. I also want to state what an honour and a privilege it is to become the 37th commander […]

Admiral Art McDonald becomes 20th Chief of the Defence Staff

Admiral Art McDonald becomes 20th Chief of the Defence Staff

Royal Canadian Navy–– For the first time in more than two decades, one of the Royal Canadian Navy’s own is Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS). Admiral (Adm) Art McDonald assumed the role of CDS from General (Gen) Jonathan Vance in a COVID-friendly virtual ceremony on Jan.14 in Ottawa. A Bluenoser born in New […]

Vice-Admiral Craig Baines becomes 37th Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy

Vice-Admiral Craig Baines becomes 37th Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy

Royal Canadian Navy–– Vice-Admiral (VAdm) Craig Baines assumed the duties of Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) from VAdm Art McDonald on Jan. 12, 2021, in a virtual change of command ceremony presided over by General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa. “As I assume Command from […]

DRDC sets AMAZE-ing goal to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Arctic facilities

DRDC sets AMAZE-ing goal to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Arctic facilities

DND–– A team of researchers is aiming to make Arctic facilities more sustainable through the Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)-led project, Advanced Microgrids towards Arctic Zero Emissions (AMAZE). Defence buildings and assets in Canada’s far north, including the North Warning System, use significant amounts of fuel for electricity and heating because of their remote locations and extreme cold conditions. “This project, while […]

Well-known Trident employee says goodbye to the editor's chair

Well-known Trident employee says goodbye to the editor’s chair

Margaret ConwayCFB Halifax Base Public Affairs Officer–– Virginia Beaton, editor of CFB Halifax’s Trident newspaper, has retired.    She began working as an assistant editor and reporter for the Trident in 2002, and then moved into the primary editor role in 2009. She began her working career as a classical musician after receiving both bachelor’s […]

Bombardier has a blast with fantasy novel

Bombardier has a blast with fantasy novel

Peter MallettStaff writer–– The reviews are coming in, and Bdr Jaryd Palfrey’s fantasy novel Day of the Horn is chalking up good comments. The book, released in October, is his first published work under the pseudonym Chris J. Edwards, a re-jigging of his first and middle names.  “I just wanted a pen name to separate […]

HMCS Halifax departs for six-month Operation Reassurance deployment

HMCS Halifax departs for six-month Operation Reassurance deployment

Ryan MelansonTrident Newspaper–– A new year brought a new mission for the ship’s company of HMCS Halifax, who left homeport on New Year’s Day to join Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) as part of a six-month deployment to Operation Reassurance. The departure marks the 15th consecutive deployment in support of the NATO assurance and […]

Base Administration's S1 Passy - Human Resource Administrator

Base Administration’s S1 Passy – Human Resource Administrator

2Lt Jamie Boparai Base Administration–– Not many people know at age sixteen which career they want. For Sailor First Class (S1) Andrea Passy, she was attracted to the profession at arms well before then. Her family baby-sat for a military member, and that person had a big influence in her life, she says. “He spoke […]

Findings of COVID-19 Defence Team Survey now available

Findings of COVID-19 Defence Team Survey now available

DND–– The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) would like to thank the 27,000 Defence Team members who participated in the COVID-19 Defence Team Survey. Your feedback and, especially, your candid comments have already begun to help inform organizational approaches to supporting personnel and their families as we navigate the […]

Esquimalt Harbour remediation project reaches major milestone

Esquimalt Harbour remediation project reaches major milestone

Katelyn MooresBase Public Affairs–– After months of work, the $162.5 million Esquimalt Harbour Remediation Project reached a major milestone with the completion of remediation at the Y-Jetty and Lang Cove site in the summer. The Remediation Project, which began January 2019, addressed contamination that had accumulated in the harbour seabed after almost 200 years of […]