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  • Cadet

    Cadets visit to CFB Esquimalt stokes curiosity in Navy careers

    Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — The Alpha Bridge simulator at Naval Personnel and Training Group’s (NPTG) HMCS Venture enticed many ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from young cadets this past week. Cadet Chief Petty Officer Second Class (C/CPO2) Shelby Pauls from Powell River called her hands-on training with one of Venture’s six Bridge simulators ‘terrific’. “Learning how to […]

  • 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 […]

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