CFB Esquimalt

A report of Oct. 5 sexual assault at CFB Esquimalt is under investigation. (BlackPress file photo)

Feds respond to sexual assault investigation at CFB Esquimalt

Report of Oct. 5 sexual assault on Vancouver Island base taken over by Canadian Forces National Investigation Service

A report of Oct. 5 sexual assault at CFB Esquimalt is under investigation. (BlackPress file photo)
The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service is investigating an alleged sexual assault that happened at the CFB Esquimalt on Oct. 5. (BlackPress file photo)

Active investigation into reported sexual assault at CFB Esquimalt

An Oct. 5 allegation is being investigated by Canadian Forces National Investigation Service

The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service is investigating an alleged sexual assault that happened at the CFB Esquimalt on Oct. 5. (BlackPress file photo)
The popular Uminari Taiko drumming group during a previous Japanese Cultural Fair at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre. The 2018 fair is Saturday. (Photo courtesy Uminari Taiko)

#YYJapanFair2018 hits Esquimalt Saturday

Cultural fair highiligths vast variety of Japanese culture

The popular Uminari Taiko drumming group during a previous Japanese Cultural Fair at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre. The 2018 fair is Saturday. (Photo courtesy Uminari Taiko)
CFB Esquimalt will be the host of Operation: This IS You! an initiative from Achieve Anything, a mainland-based organization dedicated to inspiring future female leaders in the fields of aviation, aerospace, marine and defence. (Submitted)

‘Achieve Anything’ : Women and girls get hands-on learning at CFB Esquimalt

Day sail on a warship will open up fields of marine, defence and engineering to inspire females

CFB Esquimalt will be the host of Operation: This IS You! an initiative from Achieve Anything, a mainland-based organization dedicated to inspiring future female leaders in the fields of aviation, aerospace, marine and defence. (Submitted)
Lt. Ron Clancy onboard an Orca-class vessel in Patricia Bay. HMCS York Twitter photo

Former CFB Esquimalt naval officer charged with sexual assault

Lt. Ronald Clancy faces two counts of sexual assault in connection to alleged summer 2017 incidents

Lt. Ron Clancy onboard an Orca-class vessel in Patricia Bay. HMCS York Twitter photo
Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan announced a $115 million investment in to the Royal Canadian Navy. File contributed

Federal government announces over $115 million to Royal Canadian Navy

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan was at CFB Esquimalt to announce missile system upgrades

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan announced a $115 million investment in to the Royal Canadian Navy. File contributed
Rear-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie has assumed command of Maritime Forces Pacific and Joint Task Force Pacific. Nicole Crescenzi/ VICTORIA NEWS

B.C. man (pick up truck, Lucky Beer poster, and all) revels in return to Esquimalt

Rear-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie assumed command of the Maritime Forces Pacific

Rear-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie has assumed command of Maritime Forces Pacific and Joint Task Force Pacific. Nicole Crescenzi/ VICTORIA NEWS
Rear-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie has assumed command of Maritime Forces Pacific and Joint Task Force Pacific. Nicole Crescenzi/ VICTORIA NEWS

B.C. man (pick up truck, Lucky Beer poster, and all) revels in return to Esquimalt

Rear-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie assumed command of the Maritime Forces Pacific

Rear-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie has assumed command of Maritime Forces Pacific and Joint Task Force Pacific. Nicole Crescenzi/ VICTORIA NEWS
Lt.-Col. Angela James serves as a chaplain in the Canadian Armed Forces at CFB Esquimalt. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Breaking boundaries: Canadian woman serves the military and God

There are only 235 chaplains in regular Canadian forces. Forty are women.

Lt.-Col. Angela James serves as a chaplain in the Canadian Armed Forces at CFB Esquimalt. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
CFB training drills may sound alarms in the middle of the night

CFB training drills may sound alarms in the middle of the night

Navy exercises running on a 24-hour clock will run from May 14-18

CFB training drills may sound alarms in the middle of the night
Royal Canadian Navy Master Seaman Michele Schnob, vice-president of the mess committee, stands on the waterfront deck of the Pacific Fleet Club lounge. The multi-use building will close down and the club’s operations will be moved to the Naden side of CFB Esquimalt next spring, leaving many to lament its loss.  Don Descoteau/Victoria News

COMMENTS: CFB Esquimalt’s Pacific Fleet Club holds many memories

Former patrons, staff share their thoughts on the club’s impending move

Royal Canadian Navy Master Seaman Michele Schnob, vice-president of the mess committee, stands on the waterfront deck of the Pacific Fleet Club lounge. The multi-use building will close down and the club’s operations will be moved to the Naden side of CFB Esquimalt next spring, leaving many to lament its loss.  Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Gino Spinelli, base chief of CFB Esquimalt (left), and navy Capt. Jason Boyd, base commander of CFB Esquimalt, show off the Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre’s newest app that includes tips, checklists and a customizable countdown clock to help military members and their families before, during and post deployment. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

New app supports members, families on deployment

App is first of its kind in the country

Gino Spinelli, base chief of CFB Esquimalt (left), and navy Capt. Jason Boyd, base commander of CFB Esquimalt, show off the Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre’s newest app that includes tips, checklists and a customizable countdown clock to help military members and their families before, during and post deployment. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Navy Master Seaman Michele Schnob, vice-president of the mess committee, stands on the waterfront deck of the Pacific Fleet Club lounge. The multi-use building will be shuttered in the new year due to a breakdown in its structural integrity. The club’s operations will move to the Naden side of the base next spring as a temporary measure. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Waterfront Fleet Club at CFB Esquimalt the site of many memories

Longtime junior ranks mess forced to move, structural integrity compromised

Navy Master Seaman Michele Schnob, vice-president of the mess committee, stands on the waterfront deck of the Pacific Fleet Club lounge. The multi-use building will be shuttered in the new year due to a breakdown in its structural integrity. The club’s operations will move to the Naden side of the base next spring as a temporary measure. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
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“This is not a drill:” test tsunami alarm sparks panic at elementary school

CFB Esquimalt issued apology for broadcasting wrong message

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Cadets who have completed RAVEN, a basic military qualification program dedicated to indigenous youth, participate in a graduation parade on Aug. 17 at CFB Esquimalt. Photo couresty of MARPAC Imaging

Indigenous youth graduate from CFB cadet program in Esquimalt

Cadets trained in basic military operations during summer program

Cadets who have completed RAVEN, a basic military qualification program dedicated to indigenous youth, participate in a graduation parade on Aug. 17 at CFB Esquimalt. Photo couresty of MARPAC Imaging
DND union in Esquimalt protests privatization of naval ship maintenance

DND union in Esquimalt protests privatization of naval ship maintenance

National decision could affect jobs on the West Coast, union says

DND union in Esquimalt protests privatization of naval ship maintenance
Fred Webb has spent his last day at work at CFB Esquimalt. He joined the navy in 1959 and has worked the past 36 years in a civilian role with the naval base’s jetty services division. He retired on July 26 at age 77 as supervisor of the small crew. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

CFB Esquimalt icon heads into the sunset after nearly 58 years

Former sailor, jetties supervisor Fred Webb will miss the people the most

Fred Webb has spent his last day at work at CFB Esquimalt. He joined the navy in 1959 and has worked the past 36 years in a civilian role with the naval base’s jetty services division. He retired on July 26 at age 77 as supervisor of the small crew. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
(From left) Outgoing CFB Esquimalt Base Commander, Commodore Steve Waddell; Rear-Admiral Art McDonald, Commander, Maritime Forces Pacific; and incoming base commander Capt. (Navy) Jason Boyd prepare to sign documents during Change of Command ceremonies. Photo courtesy MARPAC Imaging

Base command changes hands at CFB Esquimalt

Incoming commander has plenty of experience on and around the base

(From left) Outgoing CFB Esquimalt Base Commander, Commodore Steve Waddell; Rear-Admiral Art McDonald, Commander, Maritime Forces Pacific; and incoming base commander Capt. (Navy) Jason Boyd prepare to sign documents during Change of Command ceremonies. Photo courtesy MARPAC Imaging