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Security bulletin on personal use of social media

Security bulletin on personal use of social media

Stephen Vallis, MARLANT Security Officer — Social Media is widely popular with Canadians and people worldwide, including Department of National Defence (DND) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and employees. It is a powerful communications tool but is not without risk. Within generally well-understood limits, DND/CAF members and employees are entitled to use […]


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 while deployed on Operations Projection and Neon. […]

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 […]

Shoot Like a Girl

Shoot Like A Girl podcast says you can too

Kateryna Bandura, Lookout Editor — Master Sailor (MS) Kate Gouthro loves listening to podcasts, but remembers saying she could never start a podcast because she is an introvert. Now, as a host of a women-centric podcast, she loves what she does. “I hope younger women who are struggling to find a career path might listen to these […]

Naval Reserve Centennial 2023

Canada’s Naval Reserve celebrates centennial

LCdr Paul Pendergast, Naval Reserve, Public Affairs — The Naval Reserve will celebrate a big milestone in 2023, marking 100 years of service to Canada. There will be commemorative events and activities throughout the year, most of them conducted locally by Canada’s 24 Naval Reserve Divisions, located in most major cities nation-wide. Some events will also be […]

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. […]