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    Jackspeak: Buoys and Lights

    Mark Nelson — An entire category of nautical vocabulary is dedicated to keeping a ship in safe waters, not aground or on the rocks. Resting upon or touching the sea bottom is referred to as a grounding, which is one of the worst outcomes for a ship, sometimes leaving a vessel high and dry until […]

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    At sea but close by: How morale mail helps sailors keep connected to home

    Kateryna Bandura, Lookout Editor — From a child’s drawing to a bag of candy, morale mail brings a part of home to all the deployed sailors. As HMCS Vancouver and Winnipeg navigate the Pacific on their six-month deployment, the blue mail bags always ignite smiles around the ship. “We don’t always realize the power of receiving […]

  •  ‘Ad-Venture’ in Training

     ‘Ad-Venture’ in Training

    Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — The new training facility at CFB Esquimalt is already proving itself as a critical benefit to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). As a result of HMCS Venture’s new mandate, 18 successful candidates graduated from the General Military Trainer Instruction (GMTI) course on Nov. 10. The course is typically delivered at Canadian […]

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    HMCS Nanaimo sailors represent at namesake ceremonies

    S1 Nicholas Couckuyt, HMCS Saskatoon NCIO On Nov. 11, a group of sailors, including myself, represented HMCS Nanaimo and visited our namesake city to participate in the local activities for Remembrance Day. Our first stop was Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256 to participate in the Remembrance Day ceremony. Our crew paid respects by laying a wreath […]

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