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The Government of Canada and the Haida Nation announce Voluntary Protection Zone trial on west coast of Haida Gwaii

| Transport Canada | news releases

In the spirit of reconciliation and in an effort to protect this area, the Government of Canada and the Council of the Haida Nation have launched a 14-month trial Voluntary Protection Zone for Shipping, effective September 1, 2020. The Voluntary Protection Zone is part of the Proactive Vessel Management initiative under Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan.

Government of Canada releases Canada’s Flight Plan for safe air travel

| Transport Canada | news releases

While the Government of Canada continues to recommend Canadians avoid non-essential international travel, Canadians need to know that the Government of Canada continues to work with partners to protect public health by implementing measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission during air travel.

Vessel traffic restrictions on the St. Clair River on August 16, 2020

| Transport Canada | statements

This notice is to inform all mariners about temporary vessel traffic restrictions during an expected increase in the number of people using the St. Clair River in an event known as the Port Huron Float Down on Sunday, August 16, 2020.

New measures to support essential air access to remote communities

| Transport Canada | backgrounders

The Government of Canada is collaboratively working with provinces and territories and Indigenous partners to ensure minimum levels of essential transportation services to remote communities, to avoid the disruptions that a sudden loss in these services would cause.

Minister Garneau launches a new call for proposals for abandoned boats projects through Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan

| Transport Canada | news releases

Through Transport Canada’s Abandoned Boats Program and Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Small Craft Harbours Abandoned and Wrecked Vessels Removal Program, the Government of Canada is helping to remove abandoned boats, educate boat owners about their responsibilities and support research into improving recycling options. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, launched the fifth call for proposals for assessment and removal projects to be funded through the Abandoned Boats Program under the Oceans Protection Plan. Up to $1.6 million is available this year to help assess, remove or dispose of abandoned and wrecked small boats that pose a hazard in Canadian waters. All projects must be completed by March 31, 2022.

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