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Canadian Coast Guard opens the first Marine Mammal Desk to better protect Southern Resident Killer Whales and other cetaceans

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

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.


Important warning: safety behaviours to adopt on the ice of the St. Lawrence River, the Bay of Gaspé and the Saguenay River

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

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.


Icebreaking at Midland, Ontario

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents of Midland, Ontario that there may be icebreaking operations in the area on or around January 5, 2021.


Icebreaking at the Port of Thunder Bay, Ontario

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents of Thunder Bay, Ontario on Lake Superior that the CCGS Samuel Risley will be carrying out icebreaking operations on or around December 28, 2020.


Icebreaking at Midland, Ontario

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents of Midland, Ontario that there may be icebreaking operations in the area on or around December 29, 2020.


Canadian Coast Guard Finishes Unique 2020 Arctic Operations Season

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Canadian Coast Guard completed its 2020 Arctic operational season on December 1, 2020. A total of eight icebreakers deployed to the Arctic this year, with the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Henry Larsen being the last to leave northern waters.


Seasonal Closure of Canadian Coast Guard Rescue Boat Stations in Ontario

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonally operated search and rescue stations on the Great Lakes, Georgian Bay, and St. Lawrence River in Ontario are closing on the following dates: November 30, 2020: Thunder Bay December 7, 2020: Goderich, Meaford, Tobermory December 14, 2020: Amherstburg, Cobourg, Kingston, Port Dover, Port Weller


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