Navy ship to visit
Queen Charlotte acting mayor Greg Martin tells us that the Canadian Navy ship HMCS Calgary is scheduled to make a quick visit to the islands this morning (Thursday, Jan. 26).
The HMCS Calgary is usually stationed in Esquimalt and is patrolling the North Pacific region to assert sovereignty and get familiar with the area, Mr. Martin said.
The ship’s crew plans to come ashore in Queen Charlotte to discuss emergency preparedness with the local council and emergency planning committee members, Mr. Martin said.
The HMCS Calgary is only scheduled to be here between 10 am and 1 pm, and won’t have time to give islanders tours of the ship, he added.
“If people see a big grey blob out in the harbour, it’s not a foreign power,” Mr. Martin said. “It’s a friendly visit.”