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Lookout Newspaper, Issue 5, February 6, 2023

Volume 68, Issue 5, February 6, 2023

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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 […]

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 […]

Photo: Corporal (Cpl) Jay Naples, MARPAC Imaging Services, Esquimalt

Raven Program takes flight again

Kateryna Bandura Editor — The Raven Indigenous Summer Program is back this year with a few major revamps. Not only are half of this year’s staff women, but two staff members have Indigenous backgrounds. Such diversity brings unique experiences and perspectives, said Petty Officer First Class (PO1) Michelle Howell, Raven’s Program Coordinator. “This not only gives […]

Lieutenant (Navy) Michael-Lucien Bergeron juggles while attempting to set a Guinness World Record in Joggling at a distance of 10 kilometres at Canada Games Place in Charlottetown, P.E.I., July 9. Photo: Carrie Gregory

‘Joggler’ fame grows with World Record attempt

Peter Mallett Staff Writer — A Fleet-footed joggler of the Canadian Naval Reserves has struck again, this time as a potential new world record holder. Lieutenant (Navy) Michael-Lucien Bergeron ran a 10-kilometre race while juggling in 34 minutes 47 seconds at Canada Games Place track and field facility in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, on July 10. […]

Naval Security Team Exercise in the Okanagan

Naval Security Team Exercise in the Okanagan

Sub-Lieutenant Wilson Ho, MARPAC Public Affairs/NST PAO — The Naval Security Team deployed on Okanagan Lake in Kelowna to conduct a training exercise from July 4-9. “The Naval Security Team is an integral unit within Canadian Fleet Pacific, and this deployment offered us the opportunity to practise our tradecraft in different, realistic, and challenging environments,” said […]

Military Surgeon Honours CAF with a Painting

Military Surgeon Honours CAF with a Painting

The Canadian Forces Health Services Centre (Pacific) in Esquimalt will soon become home for a one-of-a-kind commemorative artwork.

Reservist discovers rewards of the Sentinel Program

Reservist discovers rewards of the Sentinel Program

Peter Mallett Staff Writer  — The inspiration to join the Sentinel program has much to do with being a self-described ‘people’ person, says one of the newest Sentinels on the west coast. “If I think back to all the greatest experiences I have had in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), along with the worst experiences in […]

fire truck decorated in christmas lights

Firefighter’s legacy shines at parade

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer – Base firefighters continued the holiday legacy of a fallen comrade this year by entering Pumper No. 450 into this year’s annual Esquimalt Celebration of Lights parade. The backup pumper for CFB Esquimalt’s Fire and Rescue Services was adorned with over 1,000 Christmas lights and took home top prize for Best […]