Members of the Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region will be awarded Exemplary Service Medals at Government House in St. John’s. Medals will be presented by Her Honour the Honourable Judy Foote, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador on behalf of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada and Honourary Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard.
The Canadian Coast Guard will offer a technical briefing for media on the start of the winter icebreaking operations throughout the Atlantic. Coast Guard officials will be available to answer questions from accredited media.
The Canadian Coast Guard will offer technical briefings for media on the start of the winter icebreaking operations on the Great Lakes and along the St-Lawrence River. Coast Guard officials will be available to answer questions from accredited media.
Sarnia, Ontario – The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents near Fisher Harbour, Ontario that the CCGS Griffon is conducting icebreaking operations in the area on or around January 11-13, 2020. The purpose of this annual operation is to break up the ice in order to allow commercial vessels safe and efficient movement.
The Government of Canada is committed to protecting Canada’s environment and waterways. We know that abandoned vessels are not only an eye-sore for many coastal communities across the country, but can also pose a threat of pollution and safety concerns the surrounding area.
Montreal, Quebec – The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents of Thunder Bay, Ontario on Lake Superior that icebreaking operations have started and will continue until the closure of the Sault Ste. Marie locks on January 15, 2020. The purpose of this annual operation is to break up the ice in order to allow commercial vessels safe and efficient movement into and out of the Port of Thunder Bay.
The Canadian Coast Guard’s annual icebreaking season on the Great Lakes is underway. On the Great Lakes, icebreaking services are provided by the Canadian Coast Guard and the United States Coast Guard working together as one team. Last season alone, both Coast Guards directly assisted 522 ship transits on the Great Lakes. These services are critical to keeping the Canadian economy moving, and facilitating trade on our shared waters year round.
The Canadian Coast Guard’s 2019 Arctic operational season is complete, with the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent being the last vessel to leave northern waters on November 16, 2019. A total of seven icebreakers were deployed to the Arctic this year, including a maiden voyage to the North by the latest addition to the Coast Guard’s icebreaking fleet, CCGS Captain Molly Kool.