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Author and Emeritus professor of History at Wilfrid Laurier University, Barry Gough at work in his office.

Birth of Esquimalt as Empire’s naval anchor topic in new book

Rachel Lallouz, Staff Writer ~ For Victoria native Barry Gough, author and Emeritus professor of History at Wilfrid Laurier University, his newly written book, “Britannia’s Navy on the West Coast of North America, 1812-1914” represents the culmination of a lifetime spent researching the naval history of Esquimalt. Gough’s book spans several turns in the history […]

PO2 Joe Baldwin and Commander Julian Elbourne flash their Calbucks at the 2nd Annual Calsino.

Calgary’s Calsino a win for charity

PO2 Brian Hill, HMCS Calgary ~ All ships participating in RIMPAC 2016 enjoyed a day of rest July 26, 16 days after the commencement of the multinational naval exercise. HMCS Calgary sailors cooled off with a dip in the Pacific Ocean’s turquoise waters near the Island of Ni’ihau. Later that evening, Calgary’s Combat Systems Engineering […]

LS Andrée Noye (right) and one of her Junior Riders, Desiree Young, are all smiles at a Tour de Rock hang out.

Tour de Rock: Military Police member gears up for ride

Rachel Lallouz, Staff Writer ~ For the past six months, Military Police member Leading Seaman Andrée Noye has suited up in her bicycling apparel, placed her foot in the pedal stirrup, and kicked off for a routine 100 kilometre ride. As she heads up the many steep inclines in the Victoria roadways, at the fore […]

Captain Mark Hynes takes the gold medal for 25m Standard Pistol shooting at the 2016 Canadian National Pistol Championships in Toronto. Photo by Aaron Burns

Capt Hynes on the mark at National Pistol Championship

Rachel Lallouz, Staff Writer ~ Using a .22 calibre semi-automatic pistol, Captain Mark Hynes, a staff officer with J3 Land Operations for the Joint Task Force Pacific, brought home the gold medal in the 25 Metre Standard Pistol category of the National Pistol Championships in Toronto during the first week of August. He also brought […]

It’s a race to the ball between CFB Esquimalt and CFB Comox players. Photos by Rachel Lallouz, Lookout

Regional tournament win sends men’s soccer team to Nationals

Rachel Lallouz, Staff Writer ~ CFB Esquimalt’s Men’s Tritons scored the winning goal in the final game of the summer league Soccer Regionals on Aug. 15. This win has earned them a spot at Soccer Nationals representing the Pacific Region from Sept. 17 to 22. The score of the final game was 1 Tritons and […]

A Raven program facilitator provides instruction on how to halt and detain a potential threat. Photos by Rachel Lallouz, Lookout

Raven youth tackle tactical training at Rocky Point

Rachel Lallouz, Staff Writer ~ While many youth are taking it easy during their family camping trip this summer, participants in the Raven program are marching along gravel roads and hiking through forests in full infantry (CADPAT) uniform. Twenty-seven Aboriginal youth camped at Rocky Point from Aug. 10 to 13, as part of their tactical […]

LCdr Angus Fedoruk, Lt(N) Justine Aucoin, and Lt(N) Sonya Sowa, review their Lessons Learned notes on Operation Staunch Maple. Photo by Peter Mallett, Lookout Newspaper

Lessons Learned graduates in action

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A new Lessons Learned Program is helping the Canadian Armed Forces enhance the effectiveness of their emergency response. It was recently tested following Exercise Staunch Maple, a training exercise conducted by Joint Task Force Pacific June 7. It focused on the military’s operational readiness to support the Province of British […]

Ordinary Seaman Mark Narozanski from HMCS Vancouver prepares for the Multiple Ammunition Softkill System (MASS) firings for TAPA trials in the Pacific Ocean during RIMPAC 16. Photo by LS Sergej Krivenko, HMCS Vancouver

Research centre works to enforce navy’s warship protection

Samantha Bayard, Defence Research and Development Canada ~ It is getting increasingly complex to defeat a naval threat in today’s defence environment. However, Defence Research and Development Canada’s (DRDC) Radar Electronic Warfare team aims to provide the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) with the technology it needs to defend against threats to its fleet. “The objective […]

Apprentice Dustin Ross explains to the cadets about precision cutting of metal.

Cadets get rare glimpse into dockyard

Captain Angela Sargent, Albert Head Cadet Training Centre ~ While the sights and sounds of Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt may be commonplace for the military and DND civilian personnel who work here, for those invited guests it is a mysterious place. So when a group of air cadets from Albert Head Cadet Training Centre toured […]

Inspecting the engine of Bryant’s plane after his crash at Victoria on August 6, 1913.

Canada’s first flying fatality

Vic Atkinson, Contributor ~ Ten years after the dreams of Orville and Wilbur Wright were realized, the American husband and wife team of John Bryant and Alys McKey visited Canada with their Curtis type biplane in 1913. Unlike the Wright brothers, whose first venture to the sky in a fragile biplane was witnessed by only […]