Québec, Quebec - The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonal search and rescue stations in Québec, Tadoussac, Kegaska, Rivière-au-Renard and Havre-Saint-Pierre, Québec will close on November 30, 2022. The Cap-aux-Meules station will close on December 31, 2022.
The Canadian Coast Guard plays an essential role in understanding our oceans, their sea beds and the impacts of climate change. This is why providing the Canadian Coast Guard personnel with the vessels they need to continue to deliver critical services to Canadians through the National Shipbuilding Strategy, is a priority for the Government of Canada.
Québec City, Quebec - The Canadian Coast Guard is proud to announce the presentation of the Commissioner’s Commendation Award to the crew of the MV Joseph-Savard ferry, from the Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ), composed of Captain Hugues Bergeron and his crew Lieutenant Jean-Sébastien Mailloux and the sailors Benoit Boudreault-Dufour, Olivier Mailloux-Castonguay, Jean Fortin and Martin Turcotte. In August 2020, they acted quickly and heroically to successfully rescue two kayakers in distress in the Baie-Saint-Paul area.
Ottawa, Ontario - Partnerships, collaboration, and communication are key drivers to ensuring Canada has a strong safety system in place to protect our oceans. The Canadian Coast Guard is modernizing how we collaborate with coastal communities and share information about Canada’s waterways.
The Canadian Coast Guard plays an essential role in ensuring the safety of mariners and protection of Canada’s marine environment. This is why providing the Canadian Coast Guard members with the vessels they need to continue to deliver critical services to Canadians through the National Shipbuilding Strategy, is a priority for the Government of Canada.
Bella Bella, British Columbia - Indigenous coastal communities share ties to Canada’s oceans that span generations. Through the next phase of Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working with First Nations to further improve how we respond to marine emergencies. Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, and the Heiltsuk Nation announced the start of the Heiltsuk Marine Emergency Response Team pilot project to enhance marine safety on the Central Coast of British Columbia.
Enhancing the capacity of our fleet and maintaining our vessels to be reliable and safe are top priorities for the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG). Through its work, the Canadian Coast Guard's icebreaking program supports safe marine navigation in and around ice-covered waters, and ensures our waterways are safe and accessible for business year-round.