SARNIA, ONTARIO – 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:
Ottawa, Ontario – A new project from the Government of Canada is giving members of coastal Indigenous communities in British Columbia additional knowledge, skills and training to help build on the role they play in marine safety in their communities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.