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Multi-agency maritime disaster training completed

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Ensuring Canada is prepared to respond to a major incident in our waters is an integral part of keeping Canadians safe and protecting our marine environment and coastal communities.

Contract awarded for dismantling the Kathryn Spirit, embankment removal, and site rehabilitation

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

Ottawa, Ontario – The Government of Canada has awarded a contract for the dismantling of the Kathryn Spirit, which will lead to its permanent removal from the shores of Beauharnois, Quebec. We are pleased to announce this decisive step to permanently resolve the environmental and safety concern that this vessel poses to the community of Beauharnois.

Seasonal closure of Canadian Coast Guard inshore rescue boat stations in Ontario

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

SARNIA, ONTARIO – The Canadian Coast Guard wishes to advise the public that its Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) stations in Ontario are wrapping up their seasonal maritime search and rescue service. The Coast Guard's IRB stations are located at Britt, Brebeuf Island, Hill Island, Port Lambton, Thames River and Long Point. These stations open each May and will be operational until Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

The Atlantic Fisheries Fund “Open for Business”

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

Canada’s fish and seafood sector is an integral part of the economic and social fabric of many coastal communities across the country. That is why the Government of Canada and our provincial and territorial governments are collaborating to modernize the sector. Innovation in this sector, which is integral to the Canadian economy, means more job opportunities for hundreds of small coastal and Indigenous communities in Atlantic Canada, and across the country.

Canadian Coast Guard Arctic Operations Nearing Mid-season

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

Montreal, Quebec – The Canadian Coast Guard is currently nearing the midway point of the 2017 Arctic season. Icebreaking operations in support of industry resupply to Arctic communities in the lower Arctic have been completed. Coast Guard vessels are now providing ice escorts and icebreaking to support shipping and resupply to communities in the high Arctic.

Future Atlantic Science Enterprise Centre to take shape at Gulf Fisheries Centre

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

Moncton, New Brunswick − The Government of Canada is investing in scientific excellence to ensure we have high-quality information to make the best decisions about Canada’s aquatic environments. This is one of the ways the Government of Canada is taking action to ensure that fisheries and aquaculture sectors thrive, remain sustainable and healthy, while employing good, well paying jobs and economic opportunities for Canadians.

Canadian Coast Guard seasonal rescue stations resume operation

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

The Canadian Coast Guard announces the opening of its seasonal rescue stations in Bainsville (Ontario), Pointe-aux-Anglais (Oka), Beaconsfield, Longueuil, Sorel and Trois-Rivières. These stations will resume regular operations on May 31, 2017 at noon. They will continue until September 6, 2017 during the week, and until September 24, 2017 on weekends. The Beaconsfield rescue station will temporarily provide search and rescue services from the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club in Dorval until the water levels return to normal.

Upcoming delivery of the new search and rescue boat for the Magdalen Islands

| Canadian Coast Guard | news releases

Gaspé (Quebec) - Through the $1.5-billion Oceans Protection Plan (OPP), the Government of Canada is helping Canada become a world leader in marine safety. Today the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced that, in addition to 12 new long-range search-and-rescue lifeboats currently being built, the Government plans on building an additional eight boats, five of which will be purchased through the OPP.

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