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  • HMCS Vancouver

    HMCS Vancouver defies NDWCC fundraising expectations

    Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — The same factors that dented the efforts of all charitable fundraising across the country did not stop HMCS Vancouver from going above and beyond for the Base’s charitable initiative. The 240-strong crew raised almost $8,000 for the National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign (NDWCC) while deployed on Operations Projection and Neon. The Halifax-class […]

  • Commissionaire Bob Cosman

    Five Questions with Commissionaire Cosman

    Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — Bob Cosman is a familiar friendly face at the Y-Jetty security booth who checks IDs and gives motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians access to Dockyard. But upon closer inspection of his credentials, there is much more to Commissionaire Cosman than meets the eye. He works for the Commissionaires, a national security provider and […]

  • Over a barrel

    Jackspeak: Over a Barrel

    To be over a barrel means to be in a tricky situation or at a disadvantage compared to another person. The phrase is commonly used today and has two derivations related to the maritime environment. The first alludes to an old practice of reviving a drowning victim by placing the casualty over a barrel and […]

  • Naomi Morrell, Roller Girl

    Roller Girl gets ready to rumble

    Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — Lacing up her roller skates and putting on a Team Canada jersey is a huge deal to Naomi Morrell. The 16-year-old is preparing to represent Canada at the 2023 Roller Derby Junior World Cup in France this July. “The idea of representing Canada hasn’t quite set in yet, it feels too big […]

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