CFB Esquimalt

CFB Esquimalt. (BlackPress file photo)

Alarms will sound from CFB Esquimalt Wednesday morning

Sirens and vocal messages may be heard across several municipalities

CFB Esquimalt. (BlackPress file photo)
A reported sexual assault at CFB Esquimalt will not see the inside of a court room. BC Prosecution Services confirmed it is not moving ahead with charges. (BlackPress file photo)

CFB Esquimalt sounds the alarm for Great B.C. ShakeOut with Mass Notification System

Provincial earthquake drill runs Oct. 17 at 10:17 a.m.

  • Oct 16, 2019
A reported sexual assault at CFB Esquimalt will not see the inside of a court room. BC Prosecution Services confirmed it is not moving ahead with charges. (BlackPress file photo)
A new podcast produced by the CFB Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre is launching on Oct. 9 (File contributed/MFRC)

CFB Esquimalt launches new podcast directed at military families

‘The Military Lifestyle’ will launch on Oct. 9

A new podcast produced by the CFB Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre is launching on Oct. 9 (File contributed/MFRC)
The entrance to the courthouse at CFB Esquimalt. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The entrance to the courthouse at CFB Esquimalt. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Equipment was set up during the Defence on The Dock event at CFB Esquimalt on Sept. 15 (Jessica Williamson/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Thousands participate at CFB Esquimalt’s Defence On The Dock (with video)

Different aspects of the Department of National Defence were open to the public for a fun event

Equipment was set up during the Defence on The Dock event at CFB Esquimalt on Sept. 15 (Jessica Williamson/News Staff)
HMCS Ottawa left CFB Esquimalt on Tuesday morning. The vessel and her personnel will be going to the Ind-Asia Pacific region for a five-month mission to work on Operation PROJECTION and Operation NEON. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Navy vessel departs CFB Esquimalt for five-month mission

HMCS Ottawa will be working on two operations while in the Indo-Asia Pacific region

HMCS Ottawa left CFB Esquimalt on Tuesday morning. The vessel and her personnel will be going to the Ind-Asia Pacific region for a five-month mission to work on Operation PROJECTION and Operation NEON. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Two civilians were sent to hospital after an explosion occurred off of CFB Esquimalt (Kevin Menz/ News Staff)

Explosion at CFB Esquimalt sends two to hospital

A detonator accident resulted in minor injuries to two civilians

Two civilians were sent to hospital after an explosion occurred off of CFB Esquimalt (Kevin Menz/ News Staff)
HMCS Corner Brook is currently at Victoria Shipyards undergoing its Extended Docking Work Period (EDWP) and will become the first of the submarines to be equipped with the new Universal Modular Mast being referred to as a “game changer.” The submarine saw a small fire on Monday afternoon. (Keri Coles/News staff)

CFB Esquimalt submarine sees small fire

HMCS Corner Brook saw a minor fire while undergoing upgrades

HMCS Corner Brook is currently at Victoria Shipyards undergoing its Extended Docking Work Period (EDWP) and will become the first of the submarines to be equipped with the new Universal Modular Mast being referred to as a “game changer.” The submarine saw a small fire on Monday afternoon. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Navy Lt. Ronald Clancy onboard an Orca-class vessel in Patricia Bay. (Twitter/HMCS York)

Sexual assault charge dropped against former CFB Esquimalt member

Navy Lt. Ronald Clancy was charged with two counts of sexual assault in August 2018

Navy Lt. Ronald Clancy onboard an Orca-class vessel in Patricia Bay. (Twitter/HMCS York)
Capt. Jason Boyd, Base Commander of CFB Esquimalt (centre) met with legendary hockey commentators Don Cherry (left) and Ron MacLean during a Rogers Hometown Hockey event aboard HMCS Vancouver. (Base Public Affairs/ CFB Esquimalt)

Hometown Hockey a hit at CFB Esquimalt

Thousands of hockey fans could meet legends like Don Cherry and Ron MacLean

Capt. Jason Boyd, Base Commander of CFB Esquimalt (centre) met with legendary hockey commentators Don Cherry (left) and Ron MacLean during a Rogers Hometown Hockey event aboard HMCS Vancouver. (Base Public Affairs/ CFB Esquimalt)
Family and friends waved goodbye to the people aboard the HMCS Regina, which is going on a seven-month deployment to Asia-Pacific. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Three navy ships deploy from CFB Esquimalt Wednesday

HMCS Ottawa, HMCS Regina and the Asterix are all venturing to different parts of the world

Family and friends waved goodbye to the people aboard the HMCS Regina, which is going on a seven-month deployment to Asia-Pacific. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Civilian living at CFB Esquimalt faces drug trafficking, assault charges

Civilian living at CFB Esquimalt faces drug trafficking, assault charges

Noah Currie is currently in prison after Jan. 8 arrest

Civilian living at CFB Esquimalt faces drug trafficking, assault charges
A report of Oct. 5 sexual assault at CFB Esquimalt is under investigation. (BlackPress file photo)

Feds respond to sexual assault investigation at CFB Esquimalt

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)

Active investigation into reported sexual assault at CFB Esquimalt

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)
The popular Uminari Taiko drumming group during a previous Japanese Cultural Fair at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre. The 2018 fair is Saturday. (Photo courtesy Uminari Taiko)

#YYJapanFair2018 hits Esquimalt Saturday

Cultural fair highiligths vast variety of Japanese culture

The popular Uminari Taiko drumming group during a previous Japanese Cultural Fair at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre. The 2018 fair is Saturday. (Photo courtesy Uminari Taiko)
CFB Esquimalt will be the host of Operation: This IS You! an initiative from Achieve Anything, a mainland-based organization dedicated to inspiring future female leaders in the fields of aviation, aerospace, marine and defence. (Submitted)

‘Achieve Anything’ : Women and girls get hands-on learning at CFB Esquimalt

Day sail on a warship will open up fields of marine, defence and engineering to inspire females

CFB Esquimalt will be the host of Operation: This IS You! an initiative from Achieve Anything, a mainland-based organization dedicated to inspiring future female leaders in the fields of aviation, aerospace, marine and defence. (Submitted)
Lt. Ron Clancy onboard an Orca-class vessel in Patricia Bay. HMCS York Twitter photo

Former CFB Esquimalt 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 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
Controlled blasting will begin today at CFB Esquimalt. The blasts will happen once per week in the evening, between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. from Aug. 17 to Oct. 1. File photo

Controlled blasting starting tonight at CFB Esquimalt

Residents may hear whistles and blasts weekly between now and Oct. 1

Controlled blasting will begin today at CFB Esquimalt. The blasts will happen once per week in the evening, between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. from Aug. 17 to Oct. 1. File photo
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