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Barrie Named for Sir Robert Barrie

Barrie, Ontario was a site first used as a British supply depot in the War of 1812. On incorporation in 1833, Sir Robert Barrie’s namesake became an independent city in what was then Upper Canada. Robert Barrie was born May 5, 1774, in St Augustine, Florida, to Dr. Robert Barrie of Sanquhar, Scotland, and Dorothea (Dolly) Gardner. His father died a year later, and in 1784, Dolly moved her family back to Preston, England. She soon married textile manufacturer George Clayton. On June 5, 1788, Barrie entered the Royal Navy…

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Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act Now Law

March 1, 2019 – Wrecked, abandoned, and hazardous vessels, including small boats, pose environmental, economic, and safety hazards, and are a concern for coastal and inland water communities across Canada. The Government of Canada, through its Oceans Protection Plan, is taking action to deter this irresponsible practice. The Act prohibits vessel abandonment and brings into Canadian law the International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007. It increases owner responsibility and liability for vessels, addresses irresponsible vessel management, and enables the Government of Canada to remove problem vessels. Not complying…

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RCN Captain Appointments 2019

Captain JS Armstrong to Chief of Staff, Naval Staff, Ottawa Captain MJ Barefoot to Deputy Director Intelligence NORAD Colorado Springs A/Captain Biddiscombe to Medial Liaison Officer Operation Impact Captain JFS Boisjoli to French indoctrination Captain JJLD Bouchard to Developmental Phase Four Program at Eisenhower School for National Security Washington DC Captain MD Bowden to Commander Fifth Operations Group Halifax Captain JR Boyd to Commander Naval Personnel & Training Group Esquimalt Captain JRR Brisson to retire Captain SW Carter extended as Canadian Liaison Officer US Pacific Fleet Pearl Harbor Captain MD…

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Vard $1.5 million gift advances marine engineering research and learning at UBC

March 15, 2019 – The University of British Columbia has received a $1.5 million donation that is expected to advance naval architecture and marine engineering education and promote innovative technologies in Canada’s shipbuilding industry. The gift, from Vard Marine Inc. and Vard Electro Canada Inc., will fund the creation of a Marine Systems Initiative, with the funds administered over a five-year period. “There is no question the marine industry needs innovation and technology to be an effective and efficient mode of transportation in the coming decades, and Vard Marine is…

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Dynamic Manta 2019 Completed

March 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Dynamic Manta 2019 has ended , one of NATO ‘s most important annual exercises , aimed at ensuring constant interoperability between air, surface and underwater forces in the anti-submarine struggle . Five submarines, nine ships, eight helicopters and seven maritime patrol aircraft from Greece, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain, Turkey, Canada and France took part in the exercise, which began on 26 February in Catania and took place in the central Mediterranean. , Germany and the United States. The exercise was conducted by…

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NATO Conference discusses the impact of poor governance as a security risk

March 5, 2019 – Representatives from NATO nations and partner countries gathered in Washington DC on Tuesday (5 March) to discuss how to promote better governance, accountability and transparency in the defense and security sector. They were joined by delegates from international organizations, NGOs and the private sector for the three-day “NATO 2019 Building Integrity Conference”, with a focus on the challenges to build capable defense institutions. Speaking at the opening of the event, the NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy Ambassador Alejandro Alvargonzález thanked the…

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