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  • Esquimalt Tritons

    Tritons hit Canada-West hockey high note

    Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — Members of the Esquimalt Tritons broke into song moments after clinching a berth in next month’s Men’s Hockey National Championship tournament. After accepting their winner’s medals, the players retreated to their locker room belting out their best rendition of Juno Award winner Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit song Call Me Maybe, said Petty […]

  • Corporal Howarth

    First World War Canadian soldier identified

    DND, Canadian Armed Forces — The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have confirmed that remains recovered in Vendin-le-Vieil, France, are those of Corporal Percy Howarth, a Canadian soldier of the First World War. The identity was confirmed through historical, genealogical, anthropological, archaeological and DNA analysis. […]

  • Little Ditty Box

    A Little Ditty: a personal spin on possessions

    From the Archives: Stories from the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum Clare Sharpe, CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum — One of the most prized possession in the belongings of ships’ ratings in years gone was the ditty box. A ‘ditty box’ (or bag) was a small, usually lockable receptacle every sailor made to store and […]

  • Broadmead’s Veterans Memorial Lodge’s Veterans Association

    Broadmead Veterans Association renews spirit

    Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — An advisory group at Broadmead’s Veterans Memorial Lodge has given former military members a more prominent decision-making voice while encouraging camaraderie. Resident’s councils are not uncommon at long-term care homes across the province, but one made up exclusively of veterans is unique, said Janet Power, Executive Director of Veterans Lodge. “It […]

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