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Aaron Grainge, PSP Canadian Forces and Canadian Coast Guard Fitness and Wellness Liaison; and Lorraine Lafrenière, CAC Chief Executive Officer.

National Mental Health Project to benefit CAF sport

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — A new Mental Health and Sport Resource Hub is ready to help Canadian Armed Forces coaches and athletes contend with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) launched the Hub as part of its National Mental Health and Sport Project on Feb. 16. It is designed […]

Underwater drones

Underwater drones seek and destroy mines

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — A new Remote Mine-hunting and Disposal System (RMDS) may soon make jobs safer and easier for Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) dive teams. Kraken Robotics, a marine technology company based in St. John’s, Nfld., has been awarded a $50-million contract to produce an RMDS system for the Department of National Defence […]

HMCS Regina gun refit

HMCS Regina’s gun refit a cut above

Ashley Evans, Strategic Communications Officer, FMF CB/CS — Not every day you see a Bofors 57mm rapid-fire gun turned inside out, but if you walk past the Above Surface Weapons Work Centre in Fleet Maintenance Facility (FMF) Cape Breton’s (CB) D250 building, that’s exactly what you’ll see. In March 2021, HMCS Regina’s big gun was removed for […]

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Retired NWO launches epic motorcycle adventure

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — A local retired Naval Warfare Officer and his wife sold their house, car, and 90 per cent of their worldly possessions to embark on the trip of a lifetime. “As the departure date gets closer, it’s getting real, and we are both very excited as the countdown continues,” said Angela Greer. Angela […]

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International Women’s Day Defence Team events

DND — March 8 is International Women’s Day! To celebrate, all Defence Team members, nation-wide, are encouraged to attend national and local events of their choosing. Discussion Panel: Equity, Leadership, and the Impact of Grassroots Efforts in Defence To mark International Women’s Day, the Defence Champion for Women will host a hybrid, in-person / virtual discussion panel, […]


Tritons strike gold in badminton, squash regionals

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — Badminton and squash athletes from CFB Esquimalt have added to Esquimalt’s impressive list of 2023 Canada West regional sports titles. The Esquimalt Tritons teams recently claimed three Canada West badminton and two squash gold medals in regional tournaments held concurrently at the Naden Athletic Centre, Feb. 20-24. Both events were the first […]

Elin Kelsey

Elin Kelsey – D-Day for ‘Doomscrollers’

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — While the world’s climate clock counts down the time left to limit global warming, Elin Kelsey, PhD, refutes this fear-based hyperbole. Kelsey, a science and environmental scholar, writer and public speaker, is far from a climate change denier but says the problem-oriented approach to the environmental crisis is all wrong. “Climate doomism […]

HMCS Thiepval

The story of HMCS Thiepval

Dear Lookout Editor, I read your “From the Archives’ feature on HMCS Thiepval, written by Clare Sharpe in Lookout Vol 68, #5, with great interest. The history of this intrepid HMC ship is storied and worth revisiting time and again as it remains a prominent part of our West Coast military history. Some may not know […]

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MARPAC Health and Wellness Expo returns

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — More than 70 community organizations and businesses plotted a course for fun and good health at the MARPAC Health and Wellness Expo on March 2.    The Expo made its return to the Naden Athletic Centre after a three-year absence due to the health and safety precautions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

Defence Visible Minority Advisory Group

Defence Visible Minority Advisory Group

Lt(N) Mikail Uddin, Base Orderly Room OIC — Through the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)’s initiative to effect positive change, a space is available for all personnel to leverage their opinion and create a difference. The Defence Visible Minority Advisory Group (DVMAG) was created to assist Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC) in identifying and addressing issues that impact people […]