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Canadian navy receives its first new Arctic and offshore patrol ship

The Royal Canadian Navy officially received on Friday its new Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), HMCS Harry DeWolf, first of a class of six ice-capable warships the military is expected to get to beef up its ability to protect »


Canadian Navy Rear Admiral calls out hateful comments as they replace ‘seaman’

The Deputy Commander of Canadian Royal Canadian Navy took to Facebook on Friday to call out racist, hateful, and misogynist comments made in response to the navy’s plan to replace the term “seaman” from their ranks with something that is »

Politics, Society

Canadian military gearing up for COVID-19 response

The Canadian military is gearing up to help civilian authorities in the fight against COVID-19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday. The Canadian military has drawn up plans to mobilize 24,000 full-time and part-time soldiers to support civilian authorities across »


Canada’s new warships to cost up to $14B more than projected, says PBO

The new generation of Canadian warships is expected to cost the federal treasury up to $14 billion more than the government projected in 2017, according to the latest report by the independent Parliamentary Budget Officer. The updated cost estimate of »

International, Politics

Canadian frigate heading home after 6-month deployment

HMCS Ville de Québec is finally heading home after having spent nearly six months at sea in support of NATO operations in the Mediterranean and Northern Atlantic. The Canadian frigate deployed from its home port of Halifax, Nova Scotia on »

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. »


Canada’s navy ship that is not allowed to go to war

(public comments open on all stories-scroll to very bottom of page) Any bluewater navy needs resupply ships to keep its fighting vessels going.  Canada had three at one point, then two, and then as they were retired, by 2014 there »

International, Society

Battle of the Atlantic Sunday

This Sunday, members of the Royal Canadian Navy, and descendants of former Navy sailors and of former merchant mariners, will pause to remember. Royal Canadian Navy Command staff speak with veterans shortly before the Battle of the Atlantic ceremony on »

International, Society

Two crew members on Canadian warship face drug charges in Japan

Two crew members aboard a Canadian frigate are facing drug related charges in Japan after they were detained by Tokyo police, says the Royal Canadian Navy. The pair – a civilian employee and a member of the military – were detained Monday »