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Dunsmuir student sets sights on sails
Goldstream News Gazette (registration)
Dylan Lamoureux, a member of the 236 Royal Canadian Sea Cadets Beacon Hill, is spending three weeks on a basic seamanship course at HMCS Quadra. Lamoureux is learning to helm the Grizzly, an Orca-class patrol vessel, as part of a course that ...


The Guardian

HMCS Summerside and crew visit namesake city
The Guardian
Officer Brighid Woodman stands by a heavy machine gun onboard the HMCS Summerside 711 docked in its namesake city. ©DESIREE ANSTEY/JOURNAL PIONEER. SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - A Maritime coastal defence vessel recently sailed to Summerside ...


Times Colonist

Black mould on navy ships: 'So bad that people threw up'
Times Colonist
The Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt sailor was deployed for six months on HMCS Algonquin, a few years before the Iroquois-class destroyer was decommissioned in 2016. He says he was sleeping directly beneath a ventilation unit that leaked water onto ...


Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Parksville cadet gets a day out at sea
Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Cadet Trey Pennington, with the 296 Esquimalt Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps in Parksville, learned some of the skills of being a sailor at sea aboard an ORCA-class patrol vessel during a one-day sail, according to an HMCS QUADRA Cadet Training ...

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Belleville Intelligencer

Police chief joins navy - briefly
Belleville Intelligencer
Belleville Police Chief Ron Gignac, right, addresses the Belleville Police Services Board Thursday, July 20, 2017 at city hall in Belleville, Ont. He's embedding with the crew of HMCS Ottawa for eight days starting this month. At left is Deputy Chief ...

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Quinte News

Police Chief set to cruise with HMCS Ottawa
Quinte News
Ron Gignac will join members of the HMCS Ottawa for an eight-day tour, starting July 27th, as it returns to British Columbia, from an operation in Asia. Gignac tells Quinte News, it's an excellent opportunity to go back to his military routes and ...

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The Journal Pioneer

Navy offers tours of HMCS Summerside while docked in namesake city
The Journal Pioneer
The HMCS Summerside 711 is one of 12 Kingston-class Canadian navy vessels. Its primary mission is surveillance and patrol in the Maritimes, but it also performs naval mine countermeasures, general naval operations and exercises, search and rescue, ...


Victoria Lookout

Tiddly rope work
Victoria Lookout
The colourful yellow, blue and white lines hang from a hook on the deck head in the small room under the flight deck of HMCS Ottawa. The lines and the sailor working on them, Ordinary Seaman Olivier Gingras, sway slightly with the movements of the ship ...


Design ENGINEERING

Federal shipbuilding strategy good for navy, Canadian jobs
Design ENGINEERING
... procurement system says spending more to build naval warships in the country doesn't just create jobs — it protects the navy. federal shipbuilding strategy warships. Three Canadian Halifax class frigates, including the HMCS Vancouver and HMCS Toronto.


CBC.ca

Health trouble brought on by mould exposure ends sailor's career
CBC.ca
A pair of now retired destroyers, HMCS Iroquois and HMCS Athabaskan, were full of mould, Doucette said, adding he first reported his breathing difficulty and health concerns in 2007. "There was extensive mould, I noticed, in the bulkheads, in the ...


Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Is Quebec City's troubled Davie shipyard making a comeback?
Yahoo News Canada (blog)
The navy supply vessel is a converted container ship called MV Asterix that was purchased by Davie and is being transformed into what the company says is the largest naval vessel delivered by a Canadian shipyard to the Royal Canadian Navy. When it's ...


The Guardian

HMCS Summerside and crew visit namesake city
The Guardian
... the HMCS Summerside 711 docked in its namesake city. ©DESIREE ANSTEY/JOURNAL PIONEER. SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - A Maritime coastal defence vessel recently sailed to Summerside to showcase its role in the Royal Canadian Navy. Advertisement.


Times Colonist

Black mould on navy ships: 'So bad that people threw up'
Times Colonist
The Royal Canadian Navy says it has made changes to the heating ventilation and air-conditioning systems on all 12 Halifax-class frigates to mitigate mould discovered in 2009. The navy is also in the midst of a hazardous health air-quality assessment ...


Voiceonline.com

Surrey RCMP officers, staff and youth complete Pulling Together Canoe Journey
Voiceonline.com
The Surrey RCMP said they were honoured to participate in the journey, as both paddlers and ground crew, with support from this year's hosts – Squamish First Nation, West Vancouver Police, and the Royal Canadian Navy. This was also the first year that ...


MetroNews Canada

What you need to know about the Battle of Dunkirk
MetroNews Canada
Between May 26 and June 4, 1940, a massive evacuation effort called Operation Dynamo sent a flotilla of 222 ships, including four Royal Canadian Navy destroyers, and as many as 800 civilian craft — among them fishing boats and pleasure craft — to ...

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Davie Shipbuilding unveils Project Resolve naval support vessel
Marine Log
The Resolve-Class naval support ship will be the largest naval platform in service with the Royal Canadian Navy for the foreseeable future and will provide a wide range of functions from at-sea replenishment of fuels and cargo to aviation support ...

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Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Parksville cadet gets a day out at sea
Parksville Qualicum Beach News
A local cadet got the chance to see what it's like being a sailor with the Royal Canadian Navy this summer. Cadet Trey Pennington, with the 296 Esquimalt Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps in Parksville, learned some of the skills of being a sailor at sea ...

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CanadianManufacturing.com

Quebec shipyard talks vindication as it unveils navy's new $700M supply ship
CanadianManufacturing.com
Chantier-Davie was set to host a lavish ceremony in Levis, Que., on July 20 to unveil the MV Asterix, the former civilian ship it is converting into a temporary supply vessel for the Royal Canadian Navy. The unveiling ceremony is an important milestone ...


Journal of Commerce

Fuelling facility build faces many hurdles in Canada's Far North
Journal of Commerce
A case in point is a docking and fuelling facility for the Royal Canadian Navy and the coast guard under construction in Nanisivik on Baffin Island, Nunavut, high above the Arctic Circle. The fuel farm, which will contain 7.5 million litres in two ...


Rendez-vous 2017: Chantier Davie goes to the history
The Sherbrooke Times
Almost 2000 curious, and a hundred dignitaries, including several ministers and mps, attended the baptism of the new tanker of the royal canadian Navy, under a blazing sun Thursday afternoon. This vessel of 20,000 tons, which bears very well its name ...

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