First Nations Family Receives Captain and Crew of the Year Honours
“We work as a team.”
It’s a simple statement, but one each crew member of the Sea Predator repeats over and over when they talk about their work as fishermen.
Captain Billy Francis and his crew — comprised of his sister, Jamie Parker and her husband, Larry Parker — were recently honoured as Captain of the Year and Crew of the Year by the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nation Chiefs Secretariat in the Commercial Fisheries Award category.
They were given the awards by Ken ...
Saltwater in the Veins – The Coast Guard: A Family of Families
When your family has worked on the sea for generations and people remark that seawater runs through your veins, where else would you end up but in the Canadian Coast Guard?
“My father spent most of his life on the water,” says Captain Windross Banton, 51 years old. He is the Commanding Officer of CCGS Terry Fox, a heavy icebreaker and will celebrate 30 years with the Coast Guard next year.
“I don’t know how far back it goes past my grandfather, but the assumption is working on the ...