Dawson to lead the Navy League

Oceanside Navy League cadets are going to have a new commanding officer

  • Jun. 22, 2012 1:00 p.m.
Former executive officer Lt. Katherine Dawson (front row

Former executive officer Lt. Katherine Dawson (front row

Members of the Admiral Yanow Navy League Corp. 169 won’t be the only ones missing Carol Calder.

SLt. Carol Calder, who turned over command of the unit to Lt. Katherine Dawson at a ceremony during the cadets annual ceremonial review, plans to leave the community entirely.

Calder will move to Terrace in July to join her husband, who has a job there.

She started as a civilian instructor with the Navy League cadets in 2004.

Padre Brian Kirby said Calder’s departure won’t go unnoticed.

“She will be truly missed by the  cadets and all involved with the Oceanside Navy League branch,” Kirby said. “It has been my privilege to work with Carol during this time.”

 

 

• A group calling itself the Ferry Advisory Committee Chairs is calling predictions of a stabilization of ferry traffic on the B.C. coast unrealistic.

The group has advised both BC Ferries and the provincial government that it firmly believes traffic will continue to drop, and likely will fall short of their projections.

“Ferry traffic is an indicator of the well-being of the coastal communities,”  said Southern Gulf Islands FAC Chair Brian Hollingshead. “The most direct way to stimulate economic recovery in these communities is to encourage activity through affordable transportation. And that means ferry fares.”

 

 

• Search and rescue crews from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron, flying a Cormorant helicopter and Buffalo search and rescue airplane, raced to save a stricken sailor on Friday, June 15.

The call for help was received from an 890-foot container ship 50 miles west of Haida Gwaii, reporting that a crew member was in medical distress.

The crew member was stabilized, put into a rescue basket and hoisted back on board. The patient was then flown to Prince Rupert and transferred to BC Ambulance Service, in stable condition, for transport to hospital.

 

 

• A total of 19 boats in three divisions participated in five Round the Marks races among the islands and marks surrounding Schooner Cove, reports Schooner Cove Yacht Club spokesperson Richard Hudson.

The overall winner of the Regatta was Bruce McQuade in his newly race-prepared Cal 29, The Lounge. The Division 1 winner was Ken Holland in Blackadder. The Division 2 winner was Bruce McQuade in The Lounge. The Cruising Division winner was Andrew Rycroft in Cal 27 After Five.