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Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region Exemplary Service Medals

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The Canadian Coast Guard Exemplary Service Medal is part of the Canadian Honours System and recognizes Coast Guard employees who provide exemplary service in difficult or critical situations.


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The Canadian Coast Guard has a wide range of responsibilities across Canada, including Icebreaking, Search and Rescue, Aids to Navigation, and Environmental Response, and relies on having the necessary equipment to carry out its work year-round. In August 2018, Chantier Davie of Levis, Quebec was awarded a $610 million dollar contract for the acquisition of three interim icebreakers for the Coast Guard.

Captain Molly Kool

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Captain Myrtle ‘Molly’ Kool (1916-2009) was a pioneer in Canada’s maritime history. The first woman in North America to become a licensed ship captain, Kool helped pave the way for future generations of women in her field. Born into a family of mariners in Alma, New Brunswick, Kool was on the water since her early days, where she built her career and reputation as a courageous and fearless mariner.

Channel Survey and Sounding Vessels

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In 2016, the Government of Canada awarded a $5 million contract to build two Channel Survey and Sounding Vessels (CSSV) as part of the Canadian Coast Guard’s long-term Fleet Renewal Plan. These vessels are being built in Canada by Kanter Marine, located in St. Thomas, Ontario, as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy small vessel construction program.

Exemplary Service Medals

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On September 20, 2018, the following members of the Canadian Coast Guard received an Exemplary Service Medals from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, for their outstanding contributions and achievements in service to Canadians.

2018 Arctic Coast Guard Season

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As part of Canada's multi-agency approach to Arctic safety, security and environmental protection, the Canadian Coast Guard supports ocean science, management, and maritime security while strengthening its ability to protect Canadians, support our most northern residents and protect the marine environment throughout the Arctic.

Salish Sea Exercise 2017 – Order of events and partner contributions

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The Gulf Islands were the site of a simulated ferry evacuation yesterday, with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) coordinating search and rescue operations in a large-scale, on-water exercise. The exercise is jointly managed by the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Coast Guard with coordination through the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) involving both air coordination by the CAF and marine rescue coordination by the Canadian Coast Guard.

Atlantic Science Enterprise Centre

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As part of the Government of Canada’s new investments in ocean and freshwater science, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is investing in the development of two Science Enterprise Centres (SECs): the Gulf Fisheries Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick and the Centre for Aquaculture and Environmental Research (CAER) in West Vancouver, British Columbia.

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