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TheChronicleHerald.ca

HMCS St. John's on a mission
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Sheldon Gillis is a long way from Judique, the Cape Breton fishing and timber-cutting village where he grew up. More than 7,200 kilometres away, to be precise, commanding HMCS St. John's one month into a seven-month deployment from Halifax to ...


Castanet.net

Raising relics from deep
Castanet.net
The shells are on the wreck of the HMCS Theipval, a First World War battle-class trawler. It ran aground and sank 87 years ago while patrolling islands near Ucluelet. Since then, the Theipval has become a popular diving attraction and a protected ...


CTV Vancouver Island

WW1-era explosives to be removed from sunken vessel off Ucluelet
CTV Vancouver Island
From bullets to bombs, a historic cache of explosives will soon be plucked from the salty deep off Vancouver Island. HMCS Theipval, a turn-of-the-century battle-class trawler, struck ground while patrolling the broken group of islands near Ucluelet and ...


HMCS Rainbow had colourful past
Victoria News
On May 4, 1910, by virtue of the Naval Service Act, the Royal Canadian Navy came into being. But there was one important issue — the navy had no ships. Negotiations with the British government soon rectified the situation resulting in the purchase of ...


Ottawa Citizen

HMCS Chicoutimi back at sea on west coast
Ottawa Citizen
The welding work was done by a subcontractor hired by a contractor working on both Chicoutimi and HMCS Victoria as well as some surface ships in Victoria. The welds were passing inspections, but the navy did not realize at the time that the inspection ...

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Castanet.net

BC sub fixed, back at sea
Castanet.net
Katelyn Moores, with Maritime Forces Pacific, said HMCS Chicoutimi has been doing trials since mid-December to gear up for exercises with Pacific allies later this year. "They did repairs and inspections and then ... she was returned to sea," she said ...

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The Sudbury Star

Sudbury letter: Tell PM, Merkel Cold War is over
The Sudbury Star
HMCS Ojibwa was officially opened at Port Burwell on July 6, 2013. The former Canadian Cold War-era vessel has been converted into a museum and is now open to the public for interior tours. Ben Forrest/Postmedia file photo. Tweet · Bookmark and Share.


Ottawa Citizen

HMCS Saskatoon sets sail for counter-drug operation
Ottawa Citizen
Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Saskatoon patrols the eastern Pacific Ocean during Operation CARIBBE on April 12, 2016. Photo:DND. Share Adjust Comment Print. Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Saskatoon left Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt ...


TheChronicleHerald.ca

Rear admiral says Canada ready to defend NATO allies
TheChronicleHerald.ca
A top-ranking naval officer promised that Canada is ready to defend its European allies from Russian aggression even as the navy phases out the last of four Iroquois-class heavy destroyers. Once HMCS Athabaskan is paid off next month, Canada will lack ...


Globalnews.ca

First black captain leads Royal Canadian Navy ship to West Africa
Globalnews.ca
“Within a couple days we should start to see the warmer weather. So no more snow on our upper decks and no more winter parkas and the crews are just really pumped about going,” Lt.-Cmdr Nicole Robichaud, commanding officer of HMCS Moncton, said.

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660 News

Suspended Canadian admiral brings in prominent lawyer to represent him
660 News
Royal Canadian Navy Vice-Admiral Mark Norman waves goodbye as he is traditionally rowed away in a whaler after stepping down as the head of the Royal Canadian Navy in a ceremony, in Ottawa in a June 23, 2016, file photo. Norman, mysteriously ...

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Toronto Sun

Letters to the editor, Feb. 24
Toronto Sun
I spent some years in the Royal Canadian Navy as a junior officer, and I have some experience with drunken sailors. Your comparison is totally unfair — to the sailors. In my experience, it is not unusual for sailors ashore and off duty to partake of ...


Canadian vice-admiral denies any wrongdoing after being removed from post
OurWindsor.ca
Norman is the former head of the Royal Canadian Navy who took over as vice-chief of defence staff last August in a ceremony where he was praised as “loyal and tireless.” Henein highlighted Norman's 36 years of “unblemished” service and said his ...

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Ottawa Citizen

About 200 Canadian military personnel take part in Arctic operation in Resolute Bay
Ottawa Citizen
Deployed members of 12e Régiment blindé du Canada (12 RBC) travel from Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Valcartier to Hall Beach, Nunavut on a CC-177 Globemaster, February 21, 2017. Photo: PO2 Belinda Groves, Task Force Imagery Technician.


TheChronicleHerald.ca

Irving contract with Spanish firm brings overseas carpenters, others to Halifax shipyard
TheChronicleHerald.ca
The Chronicle Herald has learned that Irving issued a subcontract to Spanish outfitting firm Gabadi LC back in December 2014 for “turnkey outfitting” of the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) it is building for the Canadian Navy. According to Steve ...

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Canadian Forces on guard for 'Big One' earthquake in BC
Yahoo News
Royal Canadian Navy Capt. Steve Jorgensen, the Esquimalt, B.C.-based officer in charge of implementing the domestic disaster response plan, said after a disaster occurred all of the 5,000 to 6,000 regular and reserve military members in B.C. would be ...

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National Post

In less than nine hours, his career was scuttled — now vice admiral has retained lawyer Marie Henein
National Post
“I think many in the naval community are optimistic that Mark Norman will ultimately be cleared,” said retired Royal Canadian Navy Capt. Kevin Carle, who knows Norman but didn't serve with him. “Mark Norman is an excellent leader and the type of ...


HMCS Rainbow had colourful past
Victoria News
On May 4, 1910, by virtue of the Naval Service Act, the Royal Canadian Navy came into being. But there was one important issue — the navy had no ships. Negotiations with the British government soon rectified the situation resulting in the purchase of ...


Castanet.net

BC sub fixed, back at sea
Castanet.net
The Royal Canadian Navy's only operational submarine on the West Coast is doing training exercises as it readies for operations after undergoing repairs to dozens of problem welds, a spokesman said Wednesday. Katelyn Moores, with Maritime Forces ...

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CBC.ca

Canadian Forces prepping for megathrust earthquake on the West Coast
CBC.ca
Royal Canadian Navy Captain Steve Jorgensen is the Esquimalt-based officer in charge of implementing the domestic disaster response plan called "Operation Panorama." He spoke with On the Island host Gregor Craigie: What types of disaster does the ...