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.
Ottawa, Ontario – Through the Oceans Protections Plan, the Government of Canada is working to improve our country’s capacity to prevent and respond to marine pollution incidents. This will help achieve a world-leading marine safety system that keeps Canada’s waters and coasts safe and clean for today and the future.
The Canadian Coast Guard, in partnership with the United States Coast Guard and the Ontario Provincial Police remind all recreational ice users to plan their activities carefully, use caution on the ice and stay away from shipping routes and icebreaking operations throughout the Great Lakes.
Québec (Quebec) - The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) will close its Cap-aux-Meules seasonal search and rescue base on December 30th. Note that those of Quebec City, Tadoussac, Kegaska, Rivière-au-Renard and Havre-Saint-Pierre closed on November 30th.