Overview of the bullet catchers behind the targets that collect the projectiles.

Hitting the "green" target at Valcartier firing range

Every day, bullets fly on the Nicosie firing range at the 2nd Canadian Division Support Base in Valcartier. Unlike at traditional firing ranges, the ecological footprint of this new "green" firing range has been greatly reduced with the new bullet retrieval boxes,...

The cable passes this test as it hooks the CF-18 aircraft and brings it safely to a halt. Photo by John Bruyea

DCC increases CF-18 operability through "smart" arrestor system

DCC is at the forefront of helping to ensure the Canadian Armed Forces is equipped and ready for whatever deployments may come their way. Nowhere is that more evident than at 8 Wing Trenton where yet another infrastructure improvement is making life easier for...


Utilities Corridor, CFB Esquimalt during construction.

New services tunnel unearths unique historical finds

You never know what will be found when digging into the ground, especially when excavating a tunnel 800 metres across an over 100-year old naval base, as crews digging the new utilities corridor at CFB Esquimalt...

DCC at Work

Collaboration leads to health and safety enhancements at DCC and DND

The collaborative efforts of a joint DCC/DND committee are helping improve how health and safety is managed at both organizations. When DCC and DND colleagues relocated to the same Ottawa office space in October 2010 to jointly manage infrastructure projects,...

In our past issues

New hangar and home to accommodate 443 Squadron for decades to come

It's the first time the 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron in Victoria has moved in 50 years — and Brian Fraser expects it will be a long time before it has to happen again with the completion of their new $104-million facility this summer.


A potentially explosive clean-up project moves forward at Lac Saint-Pierre, Québec

If just one Unexploded Explosive Ordnance (UXO) can be a risk, imagine the challenge Environmental Services Coordinator Josée Gagnon and her colleagues are facing with 3,000 of them left behind from munitions testing programs at Lac Saint-Pierre, Québec.