How the explosion aboard HMCS Kootenay helps prepare Canadian sailors 50 years later

Fifty years after the Royal Canadian Navy experienced its worst peacetime disaster, the memory of HMCS Kootenay explosion is continuing to prepare the next generation of Canadian sailors. The Oct. 23, 1969 explosion and fire that crippled the HMCS Kootenay…

UK’s newest aircraft carrier arrives in Halifax

September 13 2019 11:54am The close relationship shared by the United Kingdom and Canada was on display as the Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carrier arrived in Halifax on Thursday. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof…

CSS Acadia to reopen as restoration efforts start to bring 106-year-old vessel back to life

A 106-year-old vessel moored in the Halifax Harbour is ready to receive visitors once again, the Nova Scotia government announced on Wednesday. The Canadian Scientific Ship Acadia or CSS Acadia will open to the public on Thursday and Friday from…

Federal government awards Irving Shipbuilding Inc. $500M contract to maintain navy fleet

The government of Canada announced Thursday that it has awarded a $500-million contract to Irving Shipbuilding Inc. of Halifax to carry out maintenance work on its Halifax-class frigates. The federal government also said it is investing more than $7.5 billion…

60 per cent of sailors who battled HMCS Chicoutimi fire developed PTSD, asthma and depression: report

A study says 60 per cent of the sailors who fought a deadly fire aboard the submarine HMCS Chicoutimi in 2004 were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress within five years. The Royal Canadian Navy says the 56 sailors were 45 times…

Navy confirms sailor to cover up ‘infidel’ tattoo after investigating social media concerns

A military spokesman says a sailor who was singled out on social media for a tattoo that featured the word “infidel” in the shape of a rifle on his arm has acknowledged the concerns raised by the tattoo, but military…