Fifteen members of the Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region were awarded Exemplary Service Medals and Bars today at Government House in St. John’s, NL. The awards were 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 Honorary Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard.
The Government of Canada is supporting the development of well-trained, skilled personnel to serve the aerospace industry of the future, by donating surplus Coast Guard assets to educational institutions across Canada.
Today, the Canadian Coast Guard provided details of the upcoming icebreaking season. On the Great Lakes, icebreaking services are provided by the Canadian Coast Guard and the United States Coast Guard working together as one team.
Our Canadian waterways play a crucial role in our culture, history, and economy. Keeping these waterways safe and open for business is a priority for the Government of Canada. This is why we are ensuring that the Canadian Coast Guard is properly equipped for the important work it carries out on a daily basis in keeping Canadians and our Canadian waters safe.
Keeping our oceans and waters safe is a priority for our Government. Two new search and rescue lifeboats have arrived to join the Canadian Coast Guard fleet on the West Coast, enhancing the critical marine search and rescue services provided by the Coast Guard in the region and helping to keep Canadians and our Canadian waters safe.
The Canadian Coast Guard will proceed with the annual closure of its seasonal search and rescue bases in Québec, Tadoussac, Kegaska, Rivière-au-Renard and Havre-Saint-Pierre around November 24, 2018. The Cap-aux-Meules base will close on December 30, 2018.
The Canadian Coast Guard advises the public that our seasonally operated Search and Rescue stations located on the Great Lakes, Georgian Bay and St. Lawrence River in Ontario will be winding down their annual operations and will close on the dates listed below: