The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents and visitors along the Saguenay Fjord that the CCGS Des Groseilliers will begin spring icebreaking operations as early as March 12, 2018. The date is subject to change with no notice, as activities could begin before or after that period, depending on operational requirements or weather conditions.
The Government of Canada has awarded a contract for the refurbishment of a Canadian Coast Guard facility in St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador. We are pleased to announce this step, which will allow for better response to marine emergencies in support of the communities on the northern reaches of the Great Northern Peninsula. This refurbished facility will benefit all those who make their living on the water or use it for recreation.
Sixteen members of the Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region were awarded Exemplary Service Medals and Bars today at Government House in St. John’s. The awards were presented by the Honourable Frank F. Fagan, 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.
Québec, Quebec - The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) advises people living in Châteauguay, that spring icebreaking operations on Châteauguay river and on its mouth will begin on February 21, 2018. The date is subject to change without notice and icebreaking could begin after that date, according to operational needs or the prevailing weather conditions.
The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) advises people living nearby or using the shores of the St. Lawrence River, that spring icebreaking operations will begin between Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets and Sorel, on Monday February 19, 2018.
The Government of Canada launched the Oceans Protection Plan in 2016 to improve marine safety and responsible shipping, protect Canada's marine environment, and offer new possibilities for Indigenous and coastal communities.
TORONTO, Ontario - Julie Gascon, Assistant Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard’s Central and Arctic Region was joined by Rear Admiral Joanna Nunan, Commander, United States Coast Guard Ninth District to sign the updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between their agencies concerning Coast Guard icebreaking services in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway maritime transportation system.
GANDER, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR – The Government of Canada is taking action to protect the marine environment from spills and the threat of pollution. The Oceans Protection Plan is a $1.5 billion investment that is going towards further protecting our coasts and waters, and the recently proposed Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act will help address risks posed by problem vessels to safe navigation, the marine environment, public health and local economies.
OLD PERLICAN, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR – Today, Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity announced on behalf of the honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, that a new Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Lifeboat Station will be built at Old Perlican to allow for better response to marine emergencies on the east coast of Newfoundland.
Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Coast Guard plays a vital role in ensuring the safety of mariners and the marine environment. The $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan includes measures to improve marine safety and protect Canada’s marine environment and coastal communities.