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Politics

New Canadian Arctic patrol ships to be affiliated with Inuit communities

In an effort build deeper understanding of Inuit culture and heritage, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) will affiliate each of its six new Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) with regions of the Inuit Nunangat, the Inuit homeland that stretches through» 

Politics

Ottawa commits to complete fleet renewal for Canada’s Coast Guard

The federal government plans to spend $15.7 billion over the coming years to completely renew the coast guard’s ageing fleet, creating thousands of well-paying jobs at shipyards in British Columbia and across the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday.» 

Politics

Ice-capable Canadian Coast Guard ships could be both ‘a blessing and a curse’: expert

If reports that federal officials are considering equipping the Canadian Coast Guard with two ice-capable patrol ships are true, it could be both a blessing and a curse, says a Canadian expert on maritime strategy. On the one hand, these» 

Politics, Society

Royal Canadian Navy celebrates official naming of its future Arctic patrol ship

The Royal Canadian Navy’s first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) was officially baptized Friday in a centuries-old naming ceremony attended by dignitaries and hundreds of shipbuildres at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax Shipyard in Nova Scotia. “I name you Harry DeWolf.»