CFB Esquimalt

CFB Esquimalt workers and those in solidarity rally outside the naval base Wednesday. Their union leader called the federal government’s most recent wage negotiation offer insulting. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

B.C. navy base rally part of growing federal government labour dissatisfaction

Government’s proposed 1.75% annual pay bump insulting, says PSAC president at CFB Esquimalt rally

 

Lack of available and affordable housing in the region has seen some junior members of the Royal Canadian Navy at CFB Esquimalt stay in single quarters largely meant for trainees, months after they were meant to find housing off base. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

New recruits at CFB Esquimalt struggle to find housing after training completed

Some personnel remain in single quarters due to cost, availability of housing in region

 

Chief Petty Officer First Class Tim Blonde has been removed from his position as formation chief petty officer of Maritime Forces Pacific after an investigation into comments he is said to have made about a junior officer during a social event at CFB Esquimalt in May. (Photo by LS Laurance Clarke/Royal Canadian Navy)

Navy strips Island-based sailor of leadership role for inappropriate comments

Tim Blonde was serving as Formation Chief Petty Officer of Maritime Forces Pacific

 

CFB Esquimalt’s base hospital has reopened after having been evacuated due to a suspicious package earlier Wednesday morning. (Google Maps)

CFB Esquimalt hospital reopens after bomb scare proves false

A suspicious package that evacuated base hospital was determined to contain no explosives

CFB Esquimalt’s base hospital has reopened after having been evacuated due to a suspicious package earlier Wednesday morning. (Google Maps)
The Sea to Sky gondola in Squamish. Metchosin resident Geoff Pearce is proposing a similar system across Esquimalt Harbour as a possible solution to reduce commuter traffic between the West Shore and the region’s core. (Flickr)

Gondola pitched connecting Esquimalt to Greater Victoria’s West Shore

Former city administrator asking for feasibility study as possible commuter traffic solution

The Sea to Sky gondola in Squamish. Metchosin resident Geoff Pearce is proposing a similar system across Esquimalt Harbour as a possible solution to reduce commuter traffic between the West Shore and the region’s core. (Flickr)
Successful collaboration between CFB Esquimalt and the Esquimalt and Songhees nations provides a good example of how non-Indigenous military members across Canada can be educated, according to an expert panel. (Black Press Media file photo)

Report says military not dealing well with race, but B.C. base ahead of the curve

As Canada’s military struggles relating to First Nations, Esquimalt navy base offers a better example

Successful collaboration between CFB Esquimalt and the Esquimalt and Songhees nations provides a good example of how non-Indigenous military members across Canada can be educated, according to an expert panel. (Black Press Media file photo)
A basic training course at CFB Esquimalt near Victoria was terminated March 11 after multiple incidents of sexual harassment and racism were brought to staff’s attention. (Black Press Media file photo)

Acts of racism, sexual harassment end Canadian Armed Forces training course in B.C. capital

3 individuals kicked out of course, those responsible for racist messages yet to be identified

A basic training course at CFB Esquimalt near Victoria was terminated March 11 after multiple incidents of sexual harassment and racism were brought to staff’s attention. (Black Press Media file photo)
HMCS Yellowknife sails in the Pacific Ocean on April 11, 2019. Crews aboard helped in an 800-kilogram cocaine bust in the eastern Pacific Ocean on March 6. (Courtesy of navy Capt. Annie Morin)

B.C. military helps scuttle ship carrying more than 1,700 pounds of cocaine

HMCS Yellowknife working with U.S. Coast Guard on security concerns in eastern Pacific Ocean

HMCS Yellowknife sails in the Pacific Ocean on April 11, 2019. Crews aboard helped in an 800-kilogram cocaine bust in the eastern Pacific Ocean on March 6. (Courtesy of navy Capt. Annie Morin)
The search for Master Sailor Duane Earle, from Winnipeg, has concluded. The Boatswain, described as a ‘sailor’s sailor’ was not found. (Courtesy Canadian Armed Forces)

Search called off for sailor who possibly fell overboard from navy ship en route to Esquimalt

Canadian Armed Forces’ search for Boatswain Duane Earle concluded Tuesday evening

The search for Master Sailor Duane Earle, from Winnipeg, has concluded. The Boatswain, described as a ‘sailor’s sailor’ was not found. (Courtesy Canadian Armed Forces)
Master Sailor Duane Earle, from Winnipeg, Man. went missing Monday. (Courtesy Canadian Armed Forces)
Master Sailor Duane Earle, from Winnipeg, Man. went missing Monday. (Courtesy Canadian Armed Forces)
Two commanding officers were removed from the HMCS Calgary. (Black Press Media file photo)
Two commanding officers were removed from the HMCS Calgary. (Black Press Media file photo)
The entrance to the courthouse at CFB Esquimalt. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Ex-Canadian military corporal appeals sentence for sexual assault, voyeurism

Colin McGregor has appealed a military judge’s decision

The entrance to the courthouse at CFB Esquimalt. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
A report of Oct. 5 sexual assault at CFB Esquimalt is under investigation. (BlackPress file photo)

Feds respond to sexual assault investigation at B.C. naval base

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)

Investigation underway into reported sexual assault at B.C. naval base

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)
Lt. Ron Clancy onboard an Orca-class vessel in Patricia Bay. HMCS York Twitter photo

Former B.C. 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 Victoria’s 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