The Government of Canada is working to renew its relationship with Indigenous peoples based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership. One way that the Government has committed to renewing this relationship is by ensuring that First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples have a clear and prominent role in helping manage Canada’s natural environment and resources.
The Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) station in Rankin Inlet, NU, implemented under Canada’s Ocean Protection Plan, is now open for its third operational season. The station is crewed by Indigenous post-secondary students hired and trained by the Canadian Coast Guard.
The Government of Canada is committed to maritime safety, providing essential services to mariners, and ensuring the health and safety of all Canadians. The Canadian Coast Guard’s annual Arctic icebreaking season allows the safe and efficient movement of vessels and goods in northern waters, which is key to community resupply. Coast Guard’s presence in Canada’s North also provides key services, such as search and rescue, support to science research, marine communications and traffic services, aids to navigation, and marine environmental protection.
The Canadian Coast Guard announces the opening of its seasonal Inshore Rescue Boat stations in Saint-Zotique, Vaudreuil (Lac des Deux Montagnes), Beaconsfield, Longueuil, Sorel and Trois-Rivières. These stations will resume regular operations on May 27, 2020 at noon. They will continue until September 2, 2020 during the week, and until September 27, 2020 on weekends.
Sarnia, Ontario - The Canadian Coast Guard’s Inshore Rescue Boat stations on the Great Lakes, Georgian Bay and St. Lawrence River are now open. Coast Guard continues to maintain search and rescue operations during this time.
The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonal search and rescue stations in Québec City, Tadoussac, Kegaska and Cap-aux-Meules are now open. For Havre-Saint-Pierre and Rivière-au-Renard, the service will resume when the ice cover has melted.
Sarnia, Ontario – The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents near Parry Sound, Ontario that the CCGS Samuel Risley is conducting icebreaking operations in the area on or around April 1, 2020. The purpose of this annual operation is to break up the ice in order to allow commercial vessels safe and efficient movement.