B’nai Brith Calling for BC to Dump Names of Nazi Collaborators

B’nai Brith Canada is supporting an effort to rename geographic sites in British Columbia that were named after historical figures who collaborated with the Nazi regime. Henri Philippe Petain, the namesake of three geographical features on the border of British Columbia and Alberta, served as the President of Vichy France during the Nazi era. After the War, a French court…

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CSC Testing Facility to be Built in Eastern Passage

The federal government announced January 14th Friday news dump a land-based testing facility (LBTF) on a portion of DND-owned land near Shearwater, Nova Scotia, to help bring 15 new Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC), that will be built for the Royal Canadian Navy, into service and support them throughout their lifespan. This infrastructure will be critical in testing the new CSC…

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Commander Peter Chance RCN (Ret’d) Receives Quilt of Valor

101 years young Commander Peter Godwin Chance (ret’d) received his Quilt of Valor at his home in Sidney December 15th. It was an incredible Honor and Privilege to make this Presentation of this lovely quilt made by Glynis Ballard of Duncan, BC. Peter served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1938 until 1970. During WWII he served in Seven ships…

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5G Energy Awarded BorgConnect® Contract for Esquimalt

5G Energy Ltd., a high technology digital transformation solution company headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, has been awarded a Research and Development defense contract by Public Works and Government Services Canada to supply a digital transformation platform called BorgConnect® to the Royal Canadian Navy, Canada, under the Innovative Solutions Canada’s funding program dedicated to Canadian innovators. BorgConnect® shall connect to multiple…

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Former HMCS Qu’Appelle Navigator Retires from Coast Guard

This week we mark the end of a remarkable career and salute excellence in leadership as we say farewell and happy retirement to Assistant Commissioner Roger Girouard. After a 34 year distinguished career with the Canadian Armed Forces, culminating in Commander, Maritime Forces Pacific, Roger joined our Western Region as Assistant Commissioner in May 2013. Since that time, we cannot…

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Saab Receives RCN Order for Sea Giraffe AMB

Saab has signed a contract for multi-role Sea Giraffe AMB naval radars antenna kits, for the upgrade of the Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax Class frigates. The contract also includes associated equipment and spare parts with an order value over SEK 300 million. The upgrade is based on the customers’ requirement to sustain the service life and enhances the performance of…

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