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New equipment for Canadian Coast Guard will help clean up oil spills in icy waters

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Canadian Coast Guard plays a vital role in protecting our oceans from coast to coast to coast. Under the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is investing in the Coast Guard to ensure it has modern equipment needed to respond to environmental spills quickly and effectively. These investments will allow it to continue protecting Canada’s waters, coasts and coastal communities from marine pollution.

Canadian Coast Guard Inshore Rescue Boat Stations open across Ontario

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

Sarnia, Ontario –The safety of mariners and the protection of the marine environment are top priorities for the Canadian Coast Guard. Our Inshore Rescue Boat stations enhance our ability to respond to emergencies in Canadian waters.

Canadian Coast Guard celebrates the graduation of 37 new Officers from the Coast Guard College

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

Today, the Canadian Coast Guard welcomes 37 new officers to our ranks. Despite the significant challenges posed by COVID-19, each of these new officers has persevered and mastered the skills necessary to serve Canadians across the country, and ensure that the Coast Guard stands ready to respond to incidents on our waterways.

Polar icebreakers and the National Shipbuilding Strategy

| Canadian Coast Guard | backgrounders

The Arctic region’s remoteness and extreme weather conditions present significant challenges to carrying out Coast Guard operations year-round. The acquisition of two new Polar icebreakers will enable the Coast Guard to operate in the Canadian Arctic throughout the year to fulfill Government of Canada missions in support of Indigenous Peoples and other northerners, Arctic sovereignty and security, high Arctic research, and to help respond to emergency situations.

Government of Canada to make significant announcement 

| Canadian Coast Guard | media advisories

Ottawa, Ontario – The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, along with Quebec Lieutenant and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will make a significant announcement via a virtual press conference.

Government of Canada takes further action to address marine pollution from the MV Schiedyk shipwreck in British Columbia

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

When the Government of Canada launched the Oceans Protection Plan, a primary objective was to address wrecked, abandoned and hazardous vessels across Canada. Three years later, the Government remains committed to protecting Canada’s oceans and waterways by removing these vessels in a safe and environmentally-responsible way.

Icebreaking at Parry Sound, Ontario

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

Sarnia, Ontario - The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents in Parry Sound, Ontario to avoid the ice, as CCGS Samuel Risley will transit through the area to the Coast Guard Parry Sound base on or around March 28.

Icebreaking at McGregor Bay, Ontario

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents near McGregor Bay, Ontario that icebreaking operations may occur in the area near the Whitefish River Lafarge terminal on or around March 25, 2021.

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