Canada’s Ocean Supercluster Announces Information Sessions and Names CFO

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster is pleased to provide an update on upcoming opportunities for engagement across Atlantic Canada and our leadership team. The Ocean Supercluster is continuing to develop its operational framework. This work is expected to continue over the summer months and includes finalizing a funding agreement with government, formalizing partnerships with industry investors, and engaging stakeholders and innovators across the country. The top priorities for the leadership team remain: Incorporating the Ocean Supercluster as a federal non-profit organization Concluding a Contribution Agreement with the Government of Canada Finalizing an Ocean Supercluster Members…

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Babcock receives extension to Victoria In-Service Support Contract (VISSC)

Babcock, the global engineering services company, has secured a $384m (CAD) three year extension to its existing strategic submarine support contract from the Canadian Department of National Defense for its fleet of four Victoria Class submarines. The original VISSC contract has been further extended to June 2021 and will see a team of more than 400 highly experienced Babcock engineers, project managers and specialist support staff continue to support all four submarines in refit and in service. VISSC is the largest naval in service support contract in Canada and includes…

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NRP Sagres Visiting Halifax June 14

Google Translation The NRP Sagres came from Alfeite the Naval Base on 27 April for a 4 month trip and a half in which to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The ship will practice 12 ports until the return to Lisbon, scheduled for September 14. In addition to Funchal and Philadelphia, New York, Newport, Boston, Halifax, Miami, Willemstad (Curaçao), Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), Praia da Vitória, Ponta Delgada and Faro are the ports where Sagres is expected to dock this year.

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HMCS Sackville Awarded $3.5 Million Federal Grant for Repairs

On January 26th, a federal grant of $3.5 million to the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust for extensive repairs to HMCS Sackville was announced in Halifax. As Canada’s oldest warship and the sole remaining Flower-class corvette, HMCS Sackville is an important part of Royal Canadian Navy history. HMCS Sackville has been owned by the non-profit Canadian Naval Memorial Trust since the 1980s, operating seasonally on the Halifax waterfront as Canada’s Naval Memorial and a museum ship. Most of the repair work is expected to be completed at the Fleet Maintenance Facility…

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RFI for YTB Replacement Issued

RFI – Naval Large Tugs (W8472-185713 A) Friday, December 15, 2017 11:28 AM The following statistics are only for the English page and are provided in close to real time. To calculate the total activity for a tender notice, you will need to add the English and French statistics. Trade Agreement: Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A – P&A/LOI Only Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: RFI – Naval Large Tugs W8472-185713/A Lamothe, Brenda Telephone No.…

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Appili Therapeutics of Halifax Receives $1.2M USD from Dept of Defense to Advance Antibiotic Targeting Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Appili Therapeutics Inc. (the “Company” or “Appili”), an anti-infective drug development company, announced today it has been awarded a $1.2 million USD grant by the Department of Defense, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program. The Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMP) supports military health-related research that has the potential to make a strong impact on patient care. Appili will use the funds to develop a lead compound as a preclinical candidate for its ATI-1503 antibiotic program targeting drug-resistant, Gram-negative bacteria. “Drug-resistant bacteria threaten a doctor’s ability…

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Nova Scotia Proclaims October 23 HMCS Kootenay Day

Monday, Oct. 23, has been proclaimed HMCS Kootenay Day in remembrance of the worst peacetime accident in the history of the Royal Canadian Navy. “We honour the crew of HMCS Kootenay as we remember the terrible casualties on that fateful day in October 1969,” said Premier Stephen McNeil, who is also Minister responsible for Military Relations.  Nine crewmen died and 53 others were seriously injured as fire and smoke, caused by an explosion, ripped through HMCS Kootenay’s starboard gearbox. The ship had been performing sea trials off the coast of…

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