Naval Museum of Halifax Mourns Death of Artist in Residence

It is with great sadness that the Naval Museum of Halifax mourns the passing of Patricia Romana Burstall (Brewer). Pat had been the Museum’s Artist in Residence from 1991 onward, producing some of the most iconic paintings of RCN ships and seascapes. Born and raised in Halifax, Pat was a prominent artist within the community, she had been recognized as…

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Clock is Ticking for Canada’s Submarine Force

If Canada wants to respond to the threat posed by a rising China’s naval power, contribute to the defence of itself and its allies, and acquire the patrol and surveillance capabilities needed to assert our sovereignty in the Arctic and along our coastlines, submarines are not a luxury but a necessity for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN).

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BC Shipbuilding Advisory Committee Announced

The B.C. government is appointing an advisory committee to help develop a long-term provincial shipbuilding strategy to ensure the continued growth of this vibrant sector and create good, family-supporting jobs. “The shipbuilding industry has been a key contributor to B.C.’s economy for more than 130 years,” said Premier John Horgan. “There is an opportunity to leverage the recent revival in…

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Operation Nanook: The Women who “Never Yield”

Strengthening partnerships and testing interoperability, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Escanaba and Richard Snyder participated in Operation Nanook in early to mid-August. Operation Nanook is the Canadian Armed Forces’ signature Arctic operation, comprising a series of comprehensive, joint, interagency, and multinational activities designed to exercise the defense of Canada, security in the Arctic Region, incident management response, and search rescue…

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30 NATO Chiefs of Defense Discuss Changing Nature of Warfare

September 18, 2021 – NATO’s thirty Chiefs of Defence gathered in Athens, Greece for the fall session of the Military Committee Conference 2021. The agenda for the Conference was challenging but necessary so that the Military Committee, in its highest format, could provide guidance to the Strategic Commanders and advice to the NATO Secretary General and the North Atlantic Council.…

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USCGC Escanaba in Operation Nanook 2021

Strengthening partnerships and testing interoperability, the USCGC Escanaba (WMEC 907) and USCGC Richard Snyder (WPC 1127) participated in Operation Nanook in early to mid-August. Operation Nanook is the Canadian Armed Forces’ signature Arctic operation. It comprises a series of comprehensive, joint, interagency, and multinational activities designed to exercise the defense of Canada, security in the Arctic Region, incident management response,…

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Forrest Sherman and Thomas Hudner in Cutlass Fury 2021

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) and USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) participated in Cutlass Fury, an international exercise hosted by Canada’s Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic that involves the cooperation of several NATO allies conducting training evolutions off the east coast of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, Sept. 7-17. The event is a bi-annual, medium-scale, training exercise that…

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Memorial Garden Dedicated to SLT Abbigail Cowbrough

A memorial flower garden in honour of Sub-Lieutenant (SLt) Abbigail Cowbrough was officially dedicated on July 30, 2021 at the Veteran Farm Project in Sweet’s Corner, N.S. — a veteran-run organization that grows farm produce for food packages delivered weekly to veterans and families in need. With about 25 attendees gathered under tents during heavy rain, farm owner Jessica Miller…

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