Reservist Charged With Sexual Assault

August 30, 2018 – Yesterday, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces with sexual assault under the Criminal Code as well as a related offence under the National Defence Act (NDA). The charges relate to reported incidents involving another member of the Canadian Armed Forces while at Naval Fleet School located in Esquimalt, B.C., during summer of 2017. Navy Lieutenant Ronald CLANCY, a Reserve Force member of HMCS York, a Naval Reserve Division located in Toronto, Ontario, faces the following charges: • Two…

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Irving Shipbuilding Chair Takes Part in Operation Nanook ‘18

August 23, 2018 – The Irving Shipbuilding Chair in Canadian Arctic Marine Security at St FX University, Dr. Adam Lajeunesse, recently returned from Canada’s Arctic where he took part in the Royal Canadian Navy’s Operation NANOOK. Operations NANOOK is an annual Canadian Armed Forces exercise which allows the military to rehearse ‘whole-of-government’ responses to potential safety and security threats in the North. From oil-spills and ship groundings to terrorism and crime, these threats are growing as activity in the Canadian Arctic increases. Joining several members of parliament and the crew…

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WCMRC Expanding Response Base on Lower Fraser River

August 23, 2018 – Richmond’s Shelter Island will be the new home for Western Canada Marine Response Corporation’s (WCMRC) Fraser River response base. WCMRC communications manager Michael Lowry explained the primary role of the base is to be available to service spills in the Fraser River but also respond out in the South Coast shipping lane. “The Fraser River base will be part of WCMRC’s enhanced response system and is designed to work in tandem with the base in Vancouver Harbour and all the other bases that are planned,” Lowry…

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Royal Canadian Legion names Prince Harry recipient of the 2018 Founders Award

August 28, 2018 – His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex was named the recipient of the 2018 Founders Award during The Royal Canadian Legion’s Dominion Convention in Ottawa. Every two years since 2012, the Legion’s Founders Award is bestowed on an individual whose extraordinary achievement both exemplifies and advances the purposes and objectives of the Legion and is true to the spirit and vision of its founding members. The 2018 award recognizes one of his most notable achievements: the founding of the Invictus Games. This competition harnesses the power…

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A World Without NATO?

August 29, 2018 – Fifteen years ago, when the Iraq war divided the NATO Allies and some even talked of the end of the Atlantic Alliance, veteran journalist Jim Hoagland remained calm. Predictions about the imminent demise of NATO had been around for ages, he said during a brainstorm with NATO ambassadors. And, with a wink, he even put some of the blame on fellow journalists: “Whenever we at the Washington Post have a slow news day, we publish a ‘Whither NATO?’ piece.” Hoagland’s serenity proved justified: the transatlantic relationship…

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Bob Hope USO Provides Entertainment and Thousands of Free Meals for Service Members at L.A. Fleet Week 2018

August 28, 2018 – Bob Hope USO continues its annual tradition of providing entertainment and hospitality for service members as they sail into the Port of Los Angeles during Los Angeles Fleet Week this Labor Day weekend. Fleet Week is an annual multi-day celebration of our nation’s Seas Services held on the L.A. Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles. Bob Hope USO’s major partnership with L.A. Fleet Week is possible because of generous corporate and community sponsors including Delta Air Lines, the Madeline and Marvin Gussman Family Foundation, Keyes…

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Tom Irvine elected new Royal Canadian Legion Dominion President

August 27, 2018 – Tom Irvine was acclaimed as The Royal Canadian Legion’s new Dominion President at the organization’s 47th Dominion Convention held this year in Winnipeg, Manitoba. “I am looking forward to working with my comrades across the county,” says Irvine. “From advocacy to Veterans Services, to working closely with our partners, I plan to give The Royal Canadian Legion my undivided attention over the next two years.” A native of Montreal, Quebec, Irvine is a long time Legion member and retired veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces. He…

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