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L–R: Commander Coates, Commodore Mazur, and Commander Bergmann signing papers at the Change of Command ceremony held at the Wardroom at Canadan Forces Base Esquimalt on Feb. 7. Photo: Corporal Tristan Walach, MARPAC Imaging Services.

Trading Places: RCN ships complete hull swap

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — A recent Change of Command ceremony in Esquimalt saw two Halifax-class frigates swap not only their captains but also a majority of their crews. The Feb. 7 ceremony at the Wardroom saw a rare hull swap between the two vessels when Commander (Cdr) Meghan Coates relinquished her command of HMCS Vancouver and immediately assumed […]

Lookout Newspaper, Feb 19, 2024

Volume 69, Issue 7, February 19, 2024

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Fish Burger

Lent: What does Ronald McDonald have to do with the Crucifixion?

Chaplain’s Corner, CFB Esquimalt Chaplains — During the time of the year called ‘Lent’ many Christians give up the eating of meat (or warm blooded-flesh) on Fridays as a reminder of the flesh of Jesus that bled on Good Friday. In response, in 1962, a McDonald’s franchise owner in Cincinnati dreamed up a fish sandwich (ie. COLD-blooded […]