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xx Temporary Topic Questions

November 01, 2018, 11:05:43 by Lumber
Not sure if this is the best place to pout this, but I could find a better thread, and I feel this needs to be an open conversation, instead of a DM.

This has to do with the recent locking of the CSC thread. In short: What. The. Heck?

Perhaps you guys just need to provide some more context; have you been receiving official correspondence from journalists that has caused you to worry about potential legal and/or PA ramifications?

Because I can't fathom why on earth discussing the CSC project could possibly be an off-limits topic... I don't even know where to begin! How can you censor discussion on such an important and interesting subject? We're not discussing an individual here, who might experience personal offence to our discussion, we're talking about a major Canadian/RCN procurement project. We haven't even scratched the SURFACE of what we could discuss about the CSC!

What's more, the only reasoning/context that was provided was that journalists can't tell who is active, retired or civilian on that site. Well, if that's a reason to lock a thread, then you'd better go an lock EVERY thread on this site!

So again, perhaps we're just missing something here, because, WTH?
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Navyca-Ico Engine room fire onboard HMCS HALIFAX

October 27, 2018, 18:21:00 by kratz
Ref: Engine room fire onboard HMCS HALIFAX

BZ to the crew and RRT for their actions.

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Navy says engine fire onboard HMCS Halifax 'minor'

Other fires have been reported on Canadian navy ships in the past few years

Mairin Prentiss · CBC News · Posted: Oct 27, 2018 5:42 PM AT | Last Updated: 34 minutes ago

A 'minor fire' broke out in a gas-turbine engine onboard HMCS Halifax on Friday morning, says the Royal Canadian Navy.
The frigate was off the coast of Norway at the time.

The fire was discovered by crew around 5:30 a.m. and extinguished quickly, said Department of National Defence spokesperson ‎Dan Le Bouthillier.

There have been other fires onboard naval ships in the past few years.

"A fire at sea is never a good thing, but it seems like the vast majority of these incidents have been pretty minor," said Le Bouthillier. "And if you look at this incident as well, so far their assessment is that she should be continuing on with her deployment."

There were no injuries, Le Bouthillier said.

The crew is investigating the cause of the fire and will determine if the engine is serviceable.

"Sailors of the RCN are highly trained and exercised to deal with a variety of damage-control scenarios," Le Bouthillier said. "It is a key component of crew competencies when operating a warship to ensure it is capable of floating and moving in order to continue the fight."

HMCS Halifax is participating in a NATO exercise in the North Atlantic and the Baltic Sea until Nov.  7.

Canada has sent approximately 2,000 personnel to join 31 partner countries in the training exercise.



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xx Soldier home for thanksgiving saves life in Windsor

October 10, 2018, 01:04:02 by daftandbarmy
BZ!  :cdnsalute:

Soldier home for Thanksgiving performs first aid on downtown shooting victim

When Cpl. Brandon James Liddy heard gunshots in downtown Windsor early Friday morning, the military trained soldier slipped into autopilot.

First, he took cover behind a wall outside the club where he’d been attending a networking event. Then, he looked out to see what was happening.

“The shooter was running away,” said Liddy, an imagery technician for the Canadian Armed Forces stationed in Gatineau, Que. He was home to celebrate family Thanksgiving in Tecumseh.

Liddy saw the victim walk to the side of the road, stumble and then collapse.

“Immediately, I went over to him — I knew something was really, really wrong.”

Windsor Police said Monday the victim, a man in his mid-20s, remained in critical condition in hospital after being shot multiple times near Ouellette Avenue and Maiden Lane around 1:45 a.m. Friday.

Liddy took off his suit coat and got down on his knees to introduce himself to the victim, who was still conscious. Liddy told the man he was with the Canadian Armed Forces and trained in first aid, and then asked if he could help. The man said yes.

“I went through the motions of doing first aid, feeling for wetness, the blood, and feeling for holes in his clothes for gunshot wounds.”
Liddy removed his belt and used it as a tourniquet after finding a gunshot wound in the man’s arm.

When he found two more wounds in the man’s chest, he ordered a bystander to take the shirt off his back to patch the holes. Another bystander held pressure on the wounds to stop the bleeding. Liddy performed first aid on the man until emergency personnel arrived to take over.

After doing it in practice over ten years being in the military, it was an automatic thing

“There was no actual hesitation,” said Liddy. While others were asking if the three bangs had come from a cap gun, he was running to help.
“After doing it in practice over ten years being in the military, it was an automatic thing,” he said. “I used the training that I’ve done so many times in a scenario in real life.”

Word of Liddy’s heroics spread quickly over social media after he published a tweet detailing the events of his first hour in Windsor. He included three pictures of small bloodstains on his pants, sleeve, and shoes. He’s been receiving messages of thanks from strangers on the internet ever since.

https://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/soldier-home-for-thanksgiving-performs-first-aid-on-downtown-shooting-victim
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xx High-ranking Canadian Forces soldier sentenced to 5 months in jail

October 04, 2018, 14:43:46 by 211RadOp
High-ranking Canadian Forces soldier sentenced to 5 months in jail

CBC News · Posted: Oct 03, 2018 1:26 PM ET | Last Updated: October 3

A high-ranking soldier in Canada's military has been sentenced to five months in jail after he pleaded guilty to disgraceful conduct for voyeurism at a court martial on Tuesday.
Master Warrant Officer Mardie Reyes received his sentence on Wednesday, Lt. Nadine Abou Rjeily, a public affairs officer with the Canadian Armed Forces, confirmed to CBC Toronto.
He will serve his sentence in Edmonton, she said. His rank will also be reduced to sergeant.
Reyes, who was sergeant-major of the Denison Armoury and acted as a chief disciplinarian and counsellor to his subordinates, admitted to secretly recording bathroom video of female colleagues multiple times.
A courtroom packed with uniformed soldiers, Reyes's peers, heard Tuesday that he targeted a female subordinate whom he was mentoring.
The victims' identities are protected by a publication ban.
In a joint submission, both the prosecution and civilian defence lawyer requested five months' imprisonment and a reduced ranking.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/high-ranking-canadian-forces-soldier-sentenced-to-5-months-in-jail-1.4848905
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xx Russia accused of cyber-attack on chemical weapons watchdog

October 04, 2018, 10:34:30 by daftandbarmy
Dutch military intelligence disrupted a Russian cyber-attack on the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the Dutch defence minister has said.

The attack, which was thwarted with the help of British officials, came after the cybercrime unit of the GRU Russian military intelligence directorate had also attempted a remote attack on the Porton Down chemical weapons facility in April and on the UK Foreign Office in March. Both attacks were unsuccessful.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/04/netherlands-halted-russian-cyber-attack-on-chemical-weapons-body

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xx CMAC strikes down key provision of National Defence Act for violating military m

September 21, 2018, 13:40:10 by putz
https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/7379

In a legal earthquake for the military justice system, the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada (CMAC) has split 2-1 to strike down s. 130(1)(a) of the National Defence Act (NDA) because the majority held that the provision — which deems Criminal Code offences committed in Canada by military members to be “service offences” — deprives military accused of their Charter s. 11(f) right to trial by jury.
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