Québec City, Quebec – The Canadian Coast Guard announces that spring icebreaking operations on the St. Lawrence River between Montreal and Québec will begin on the morning of Monday, March 1. However, these activities could begin earlier, given the risk to the fast ice posed by the combination of mild temperatures and high tides expected on February 26, 27 and 28. Icebreaking will continue thereafter on several streams, rivers and river mouths in Quebec.
Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous coastal communities to improve marine safety and responsible shipping to protect Canada's marine environment.
Québec, Quebec – The Canadian Coast Guard wishes to inform the public that between January 15 and March 31, 2021, it will be felling trees on île Saint Ours, located in the Îles de Contrecoeur National Wildlife Area, to clear the visibility corridor of the route de Contrecoeur LL 2290-2291 range lights.
The protection of Southern Resident Killer Whales and other cetaceans is a priority for the Government of Canada. That is why we are taking strong, consistent action to prevent vessel strikes, entanglements and other threats facing these creatures. To support this priority, today the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) announced a first-of-its-kind Marine Mammal Desk co-located within the CCG’s Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centre (MCTS) in Sidney, British Columbia.
The Canadian Coast Guard, Central Region, and the Quebec Public Safety ministry remind the public that it can be very dangerous to venture out onto the ice of the St. Lawrence River, the Bay of Gaspé or the Saguenay River. We are experiencing a particularly mild start to winter with a prolongation of above seasonal temperatures, which has the effect of delaying the consolidation of the fast ice. The ice is too thin to allow for safe activities, so we recommend not going on the ice.