The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonal search and rescue stations in Québec, Tadoussac, Kegaska, Rivière-au-Renard and Havre-Saint-Pierre are now closed. The Cap-aux-Meules station will close on December 31, 2023.
During the recent summer season, Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) Search and Rescue (SAR) teams successfully completed SAR training with the crew of the CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier and community Guardians in Taloyoak, Nunavut.
In Canada and around the world, the effects of climate change and ocean warming are undeniable. To address this issue, it is more important than ever to find sustainable and resilient solutions to ensure the safety of our waters. In line with the Government of Canada’s commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for 2030 and 2050, the Canadian Coast Guard continues its tangible decarbonization efforts, transitioning to an increasingly green, low-carbon fleet.
As part of this important commitment, Darrell Samson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, today joined Norman Sylliboy, Grand Chief of the Mi’kmaq Grand Council, Mi’kmaw Chiefs from across Nova Scotia, and Mario Pelletier, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, to officially re-name and re-dedicate the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Kopit Hopson 1752 into service.