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The Lookout Newspaper can trace its history back to April 1943 when CFB Esquimalt’s first newspaper was published. Since then, Lookout has grown into the award winning source for Pacific Navy News. Leading the way towards interactive social media reach, we are a community resource newspaper growing a world wide audience.

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 […]

Lookout Newspaper, Issue 4, January 30, 2023

Volume 68, Issue 4, January 30, 2023

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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 […]

Sergeant (ret’d) Susan Kruzel

Veteran’s artwork provides seascape escape

Peter Mallet, Staff Writer — After recently launching her Pacific Seascapes exhibit at Gallery Splash in Esquimalt, painter Sergeant (ret’d) Susan Kruzel admits she is swimming in her art, literally. As patrons at a nearby coffee shop exit into the lobby, they appear drawn to her paintings. As an artist, Kruzel takes extreme gratification in this. […]


SISIP can help relieve financial anxiety

Shannon Childs, Personal Financial Planner, SISIP Financial — A weight lifted in 2021 when individual investors saw a rebound in their portfolios from the downturn of 2020. With a sense of normal returning to the world, people started to feel at ease: unknowing that 2022 would bring strong headwinds. Seeing the largest rate hike in over 40 […]

Jolly Roger

Jackspeak: Jolly Roger

Roger is a voice communications proword which means ‘received and understood’, i.e., “The formation will transit Haro Strait at 0900”. Reply: “Roger”. Proword is short for procedures words and describes the specific words and phrases used in radiotelephone communications. Roger being as commonplace as it is today, it is strange how most people have yet […]


Cardiac arrest survivor hails CPR superheroes

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — Warrant Officer (WO) Nicolas D’anjou is convinced real-life superheroes walk among us. His comments come while recalling the fateful moment when three colleagues from 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron rushed to his aid and performed lifesaving Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). “My heart would stop beating on three separate occasions that night, but I […]