Canadian Navy

Gay Couple's 'First Kiss' Makes Canadian Navy History

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 02.24.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"It’s just unreal."

Imprudence, Not Malice Behind Alleged Navy Security Breach

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.05.2017 | Canada Politics

The alleged breach is at one of the Royal Canadian Navy's most sensitive security operations.

Remember The Human Cost Of The Military's Anti-Gay Past

Ron Levy | Posted 11.06.2016 | Canada Living
Ron Levy

Every November 11, we honour those who risked or lost their lives defending their country. Rarely acknowledged in these annual commemorations are those who served honourably but were nevertheless dishonoured because of their sexuality.

Number Of Future Warship Replacements Up In The Air

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2016 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — A re-elected Conservative government could end up approving the construction of as few as 11 warships to replace the navy's frigates, despi...

Navy Mechanics Forced To Find Ship Parts On eBay, Documents Reveal

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Newly released government records show that navy mechanics in Halifax had to scour the Internet and use eBay to find parts for one of its two...

Canadian Navy Should Consider Banning Booze Consumption At Sea: Review

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Booze will not be as cheap or flow as freely aboard Canadian warships in the wake of a review of an incident last summer which saw a coastal ...

Navy's Combat Readiness Under Fire

CBC | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada Politics

The Royal Canadian Navy is facing serious challenges to meet its combat readiness requirements, according to a review by the Department of National De...


CP | Murray Brewster and John Ward, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The navy's decision to retire four venerable warships will mean finding short-term stop-gaps until new vessels are built.Two of the fleet's t...

Canadian Navy Signs $16-Million Deal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Business

RICHMOND, B.C. - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX:MDA) has signed a deal with the Royal Canadian Navy to provide support for its submarin...

Esquimalt Crew Hurt In Naval Ship Fire

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

ESQUIMALT, B.C. - A Canadian navy warship stranded in the Pacific Ocean was expected to be towed to Hawaii after an engine-room fire significantly dam...


The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada

There are likely only two things that can make Canadian Navy soldiers man their posts this quickly: a missile drill, and Olympic hockey. The crew o...

Failed Navy Bid Cost Feds Millions

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government paid out as much as $8 million to settle legal claims arising from the collapse of the first failed bid to build new su...

AG Takes Swipe At Harper Government Over Ships

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's navy may get neither the type nor the number of warships it needs because of the Harper government's budget inflexibility and failur...

Sea King Pilots Recall Decades Of Flying Helicopter

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada Politics

CFB SHEARWATER, N.S. - As the rear door of the Sea King helicopter flew open, crew member John Barker was sucked out and left clinging to the side by ...

Canada's Navy: Deep-Sixed Over the Decades

Diane Francis | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

Canada sure has a long, long way to go: The Canadian Navy has 8,500 personnel. The American navy has 317,000. Of course, the United States patrols the world, while Canada's navy patrols its own jurisdiction. But even so, the gap is not only noticeable but embarrassing.

Missing Canadian Navy Documents Found, Explanation Still Lost At Sea

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Electronic records detailing the planned overhaul of Canadian naval intelligence — created when admitted Russian spy Jeffrey Delisle was at...

Canadian Sub Program Belongs in Octopus's Garden

Peter Worthington | Posted 05.11.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

We had no submarines in WWII, but still sank 27 U-boats. Post war, we bought Oberon class subs from the British, which again, had difficulty functioning properly. Most were decommissioned soon after purchase. The Onondaga, last of the Oberons, was sold for a pittance to become a museum in Rimouski.

Navy Intelligence Overhaul Discovered Amid Spy Case

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - An unfolding spy drama involving a junior Canadian officer comes amid a determined effort by the Royal Canadian Navy to improve and expand it...

Espionage Case Adjourned Until January 25

CP | Murray Brewster and Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2012 | Canada

OTTAWA - The Harper government hunkered down Tuesday in an attempt to weather an unfolding spy drama involving a naval officer who worked at one of th...

Canadian Navy Embarks On Counter-Terrorism Mission

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2012 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Hundreds of loved ones gathered on the deck of HMCS Charlottetown on Sunday morning to bid farewell to sailors bound for the Mediterranean S...

First Libya, Now Syria? Canadian Navy Not Coming Home

CBC | Posted 01.20.2012 | Canada

The Royal Canadian Navy, its mission in Libya completed, will continue to patrol the Mediterranean Sea for another year, increasing speculation that t...

Navy Worker With Ties To Hells Angels Investigated

CBC | Posted 01.08.2012 | Canada Politics

The Canadian Forces are investigating a civilian employee of the navy after details surfaced about his alleged friendship with a convicted drug dealer...

Feds Considering Purchase Of Nuclear Subs

CBC | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada Politics

CBC News has learned the Harper government is considering buying nuclear submarines to replace its problem-plagued fleet of diesel-powered subs, all o...

Halifax Cheers After Winning $25 Billion Naval Deal

CP | Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Workers in hard hats waving Nova Scotia flags celebrated with a giant roar Wednesday when the Irving Shipyard won the $25-billion contract t...

Massive Shipping Contracts Awarded To Halifax And Vancouver

CP | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Workers in hard hats waving Nova Scotia flags celebrated with a giant roar Wednesday when the Irving Shipyard won the $25-billion contract t...