Following consultation, no changes to veterans’ licence plate eligibility

October 10, 2018 – Following a six-week public engagement process with feedback from nearly 4,400 citizens, government will not expand the eligibility for B.C.’s Veterans’ License Plate (VLP) program to include police officers. Since 2004, B.C.’s military veterans have been eligible to apply for a special VLP in honor and recognition of their service. Earlier this year, the Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Veterans’ Association and others had requested that government and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) consider allowing police officers —…

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Maryland Fleet Week Celebration Wraps Up

October 9, 2018 – The departure of U.S., Canadian and British ships from North Locust Point and Baltimore’s Inner Harbor marked the end of Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore, Oct. 9. Maryland’s second iteration of this weeklong maritime celebration included public tours of the ships, an air show featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team, a Fleet Week festival in the Inner Harbor, a 5k run, as well as various educational and community-oriented events. “Having the U.S. Navy, the Canadian Navy, the British Navy and the…

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National Gallery of Canada commemorates centennial of the end of World War I with a special exhibition on Halifax

October 10, 2018 – The paintings Halifax, the largest and most ambitious work executed by British artist Harold Gilman, and Winter Camouflage, by Group of Seven co-founder Arthur Lismer, are at the heart of the new exhibition Masterpiece in Focus: Halifax Harbour 1918. The show, which marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, is presented at the National Gallery of Canada from October 12, 2018 to March 17, 2019. It is organized in partnership with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. In 1918 the Canadian…

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Navantia at DEFSEC 2018

October 9, 2018 (Google Translation) – Last week Navantia participated in the Canadian naval defense fair @DEFSEC Atlantic in Halifax, Nova Scotia. With a mainly industrial character, DEFSEC has been an excellent opportunity to give continuity to relations with local companies. Navantia had an intense agenda of meetings with a total of 40 local companies, most of them potential partners in the program. Navantia opts for the CSC program for the construction of 15 frigates at the Irving Shipbuilding local shipyard. With a design based on the F-105, Navantia would…

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HMCS Harry DeWolf Christened at Halifax Shipyard

October 5, 2018 – Today, the RCN celebrated the official naming of the Harry DeWolf, the first ship built under the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) project, during a ceremony at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax Shipyard. The Harry DeWolf-class will bolster the RCN’s presence in the Arctic and its ability to operate globally with a renewed focus on surveillance and patrol of our maritime borders. HMCS Harry DeWolf was named by the Prime Minister’s wife, during a ceremony attended by various Liberal Party politicians trying to cash in on a…

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Combat Management System CMS 330

Lockheed Martin Canada’s Combat Management System – CMS 330 – is a derivative of a Lockheed Martin Canada legacy product that was originally developed in Canada in the 1980’s for the original build of the Royal Canadian Navy’s HALIFAX Class ships. CMS 330 was developed as a result of 25+ years’ experience and knowledge of Canadian and NATO naval operations. Key aspects of the system include: The system was designed as a modern, affordable solution for mid-life upgrades in the international market. It has an open architecture design which adapts…

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Seaspan engages with Canadian suppliers at DEFSEC

October 3, 2018 – Yesterday, approximately 60 representatives from current and potential suppliers attended Seaspan Shipyards’ (Seaspan) industry engagement event hosted in Halifax. At the event, participants received information on the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and the opportunities associated with the non-combat package of vessels being constructed at Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards. As part of its NSS commitments, Seaspan has to date engaged more than 500 Canadian suppliers and assigned approximately $650 million in committed contracts. The majority of these are with small- and medium-sized businesses. In all, Canadian suppliers make…

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