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.
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 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.
Through its icebreaking program, the Canadian Coast Guard supports safe marine traffic in and around ice-covered waters, provides aid to navigation, and ensures our waterways are safe and accessible for business year-round.
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.
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