HMCS Whitehorse returned to Esquimalt, B.C., Monday after a vice admiral of the RCN ordered it home from an international naval exercise called RIMPAC.
A Canadian warship has been ordered back to port instead of going on maneuvers. (Da-da-dum-dum!)
In a rare move by the Royal Canadian Navy, a ship has been ordered home from a training exercise because of “sailor misconduct!”
That’s right folks, HMCS Whitehorse returned to Esquimalt, B.C., Monday, after Vice-Admiral Mark Norman of the RCN ordered it home from an international naval exercise called RIMPAC.
(According to the U.S. Navy website, RIMPAC is the world’s largest international maritime exercise with forces from 22 nations across the world participating in this year’s exercises near Hawaii and Southern California. HMCS Whitehorse was one of two Canadian ships involved in operations off of Southern California.)
Now here comes the good part, kids!
In it, Vice-Admiral Norman writes, it was “with great disappointment” that he ordered the return of HMCS Whitehorse following “three incidents of personal misconduct ashore.”
(At least one of the incidents involved the arrest of a Canadian sailor by police in San Diego, California.)
“While the actions of a few party poopers in Whitehorse was the trigger for my decision, I recalled her home because I am troubled that across the RCN a small number of our personnel have fallen short of the timeless expectations of naval service and have failed in their roles as ambassadors of their navy and country – no matter where they serve,” Norman said in the message.
Cmdr. Hubert Genest said that Norman has appointed a senior officer to conduct a review of the RCN’s policies and procedures regarding sailor conduct, both while aboard RCN ships and while onshore.
(Basically, what this boils down to kids, is that this huge ship, with hundreds of people on it, has been ordered home from the party because of these three sailors!)
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Zelmyra and Herbert Fisher were married for almost 87 years, so it’s safe to say they know a thing or two about marriage.
The Fisher’s participated in a Q&A on Twitter and shared some advice on love and commitment.
- We grew up together and were best friends before we married. A friend is for life; our marriage has lasted a lifetime.
- Remember marriage is not a contest, never keep a score. God has put the two of you together on the same team to win.
- Agree that it’s okay to disagree, and fight for what really matters. Learn to bend—not break!
- There’s no secret to our marriage, we just did what was needed for each other and our family.
- Respect, support, and communicate with each other. Be faithful, honest, and true. Love each other with ALL of your heart
Herbert and Zelmyra both passed away at the age of 105, but the Fisher’s leave behind a strong example of lasting love and marital commitment for all of us.
(We were going to show a picture of the couple, but they were so old that any picture we took of them came out fuzzy and out of focus!)
How’s THIS for a headline!
Super Volcano In Yellowstone Turns Roads “Into Soup” – - - One of the main roads at Yellowstone National Park is melting from extreme heat due to magma underneath the caldera. (Super volcano)
In case ya haven’t heard bunky, when this thing blows it will be the biggest thing in the last 600,000 years and could put a good percentage of the earth’s population at risk!
This is from the “Ya just never know” department!
Los Angeles International Airport customs inspectors intercepted a pair of baskets containing dozens of live giant African snails, described by federal officials as one of the largest and most destructive land snail species in the world.

The 67 snails were found packed in an air cargo shipment that had arrived from Nigeria and was bound for San Dimas, California, Homeland Security officials said in a news release Monday. The paperwork that came with the shipment claimed the 35 pounds of mollusks were meant “for human consumption.”
The invasive snails, which are native to Africa, can grow up to 8 inches long, about 5 inches wide and can live for a decade, officials said.
“These pests are a very serious threat to our agriculture, natural ecosystem, public health and economy. They can consume more than 500 types of plants and, if vegetables or fruits are not available, will even eat the paint and stucco off of houses,” officials said. “They can be carriers of several parasites which are harmful to humans, one of which can lead to meningitis.”
Officials said the mollusks were taken to the USDA’s local inspection station.
“This significant interception of giant African snails is the first time this pest has been encountered in such large quantity and as a consumption entry by CBP in Los Angeles,” officials said.
There’s something wrong with the weather folks!
Here in Ontario we’re getting B.C. stuff, and out there they’re getting our heat wave!
At least we are not in Glasgow for the Commonwealth games!
(In the Bible it rained for forty days and forty nights and flooded the entire world ……………., in Glasgow that’s a normal summer!)