Six-year-old William Logan-Maas gets to try out the fire hose with help from Master Cpl. Jeff Hurni, left, and Sgt. Noah Eckenswiller on Saturday during the open house at the Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental and Test Ranges. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Canadian Forces base lets civilians take a look around

CFMETR held its annual open house on Saturday at Nanoose Bay

Armed forces base CFMETR held its annual open house on Saturday at Nanoose Bay.

The Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental and Test Ranges opened their gates to the public and hundreds of carloads of people stopped by to take a look around.

Visitors were invited to explore the site, board vessels and ask questions about the base and its operations.

For a feature article on the new commander of CFMETR, click here.

Just Posted

Parksville man arrested in relation to Mercedes, motorcycle fight

RCMP recommend assault charge for man driving Mercedes

Risk of thunderstorm this afternoon for Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland

A special weather statement calls for heavy rain and wind over the next 48 hours

BC lawn bowlers clinch national pairs title

Despite rain, QB club calls Canadian event a success

Guitarist explores beyond borders of genre, countries, music, coming to Qualicum Beach

Globetrotting Jesse Cook touring Island, performing in Qualicum Beach Sept. 27

RDN offers activities on Active Aging Week

The Regional District of Nanaimo will again offer a myriad of activites… Continue reading

Bear makes midnight front porch visit in Campbell River

A black bear paid a Campbell River family a midnight visit last… Continue reading

B.C. councillor’s expenses being sent to the RCMP

Decision to have expenses audited and shared with RCMP taken at special meeting of council

More than 35 B.C. mayors elected without contest

No other candidates for mayor in the upcoming local election in 22 per cent of B.C. cities

Highway 19 paving between Parksville and Courtenay

Delays in both directions beginning Sept. 25

Legal society poster seeks complainants against two cops on Downtown Eastside

Pivot Legal Society became aware of allegations made against the officers after a video circulated

Jury to deliberate in case of Calgary man accused of murdering woman

Curtis Healy could be convicted of first-degree murder, second-degree murder or manslaughter

House arrest for man who abused disabled B.C. woman, then blamed her

‘Groomed complainant’ and ‘violated position of trust,’ judge says

Liberals want to know what Canadians think of legalized weed

The federal government will comb social media for Canadians’ pot-related behaviour

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen boasts of aiding Mueller investigation

Cohen could provide information on whether Trump’s campaign co-ordinated with Russians

Most Read