A Royal Canadian Navy cutter, the Defender, from CFB Halifax is used to provide 1 Canadian Rangers Patrol Group with critical Search and Rescue and small craft training on Great Slave Lake near Yellowknife, Northwest Territories during Operation NUNAKPUT on July 11, 2016.

Operation NUNAKPUT 2017

By DND A group of about 140 CAF members and employees from other government departments and agencies will take part in Operation NUNAKPUT 2017 beginning on June 26 in the Northwest Territories. Operation NUNAKPUT 2017 consists of a series of maritime and safety patrols, water and ground reconnaissance, survival training, […]

Rear-Admiral JohnNewton and members of Maritime Forces Atlantic celebrate National Aboriginal Day and enjoy Indigenous performers during the Mi’Kmaw Native Friendship Center’s Mawita’Jik Let us Gather event on the Halifax Commons June 21, 2017

Halifax Mi’Kmaw Native Friendship Center and Chief Petty Officer 2nd class (Retired) Deby Eisan acknowledge RAdm Newton’s support with a special presentation during National Aboriginal Day. Rear-Admiral Newton displays blanket with dancers Denise & Bert Breath Mitchell. 

Photo Credit: Mona Ghiz

National Aboriginal Day

MARLANT takes part in National Aboriginal Day celebrations By Ryan Melanson, Trident Staff A large crowd of MARLANT personnel gathered at the Halifax Common alongside members of Aboriginal communities from across the province on June 21 for the Mawita’jik – “Let us Gather” event marking National Aboriginal Day in Canada. […]

The Calgary Fiddlers perform with the Tattoo Highland Dancers at the 2017 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

Tattoo returns to Halifax

Royal Nova Scotia Tattoo celebrates Vimy Ridge, Halifax Explosion centennials By Ryan Melanson, Trident Staff The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo rolled back into town from June 29 – July 6, bringing with it another exciting lineup of both military and civilian musicians, pipers, drummers, acrobats, daredevils and other performers, […]

An artist rendering of what the former MV Asterix will look like upon the completion of Davie Shipbuilding’s Project Resolve, which is set to deliver the Asterix as a civilian-owned interim AOR ship to the RCN this fall.
Photo: Davie Shipbuilding/Project Resolve

Interim AOR crew stood up

Asterix crew stood up as interim AOR conversion nears completion By Ryan Melanson, Trident Staff Only a few months remain until Davie Shipbuilding and its sister company Federal Fleet Services deliver the converted MV Asterix to Halifax to serve as the RCN’s interim AOR, and the sailors that will crew […]