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Indigenous, Politics, Society

Canadian Coast Guard partners with Mi’kmaq to rename icebreaker

The federal government has partnered with Indigenous communities in Atlantic Canada to find a new name for a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker named after a controversial 18th century British military officer who offered a bounty for the scalps of Mi’kmaq »

Society

Canadian Coast Guard completes 2019 Arctic operational season

With Canada’s northernmost regions plunged into the polar night, the Canadian Coast Guard has completed its 2019 Arctic operational season, officials with Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced Monday. The heavy Canadian icebreaker CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent was the last vessel »

Environment & Animal Life, International

East Coast climate change monitoring suffers a setback

For those who believe in omens, this is not a particularly good one as Canada tries to move forward to put a sharper focus on climate change, something for which–at least up to now–it is not receiving particularly good marks. »

Politics

Ottawa ‘explores options’ to build Canada’s polar icebreaker

The federal government intends to turn to another Canadian shipyard for the construction of its long-awaited polar ice breaker, according to officials at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, which oversees the Canadian Coast Guard. Under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy, »

Politics

Ottawa commits to complete fleet renewal for Canada’s Coast Guard

The federal government plans to spend $15.7 billion over the coming years to completely renew the coast guard’s ageing fleet, creating thousands of well-paying jobs at shipyards in British Columbia and across the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday. »

Politics

Ice-capable Canadian Coast Guard ships could be both ‘a blessing and a curse’: expert

If reports that federal officials are considering equipping the Canadian Coast Guard with two ice-capable patrol ships are true, it could be both a blessing and a curse, says a Canadian expert on maritime strategy. On the one hand, these »

Environment & Animal Life

Canadian Coast Guard sends 2 icebreakers to help stranded oil tanker

The Canadian Coast Guard has dispatched two icebreakers to assist an oil tanker that has lost its steering in heavy ice in Cabot Strait off the southwestern coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, officials said Friday. MT Jana Desgagnes, a Canadian »

Society

Search for missing German pop star called off

Search and rescue teams have called off “an exhaustive air and marine search” for a former German TV star and singer who may have gone overboard in the frigid North Atlantic waters off Newfoundland on Sunday, Canadian officials announced Monday. With »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

DFO launches largest marine mammal survey ever in Canada’s Pacific waters

The federal government has launched the largest marine survey in Canadian Pacific waters to better understand what is happening with key mammal species such as endangered whales and to collect new information that will help better identify critical habitat for »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

New Brunswick calls in Coast Guard to help deal with record floods

The government of New Brunswick has asked for assistance from the Canadian Coast Guard to help the province deal with the worst spring floods in over half a century, Premier Brian Gallant announced Thursday. “It is clear that due to »