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Canada and Quebec jointly invest in conservation of St. Lawrence

  The governments of Canada and Quebec are determined to protect the St. Lawrence River through joint scientific research, conservation, restoration, and collaborative projects, with the support of their partners. From a desire to continue this collaboration, which has existed for more than thirty years, the governments have jointly committed to making the St. Lawrence a healthy and …

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Large increase of ships transiting Canada’s marine waters in Northwest Passage

  More and more vessels are passing through Canada’s marine waters in the Northwest Passage (NWP), according to a report published by the Arctic Council’s Working Group on the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME). From 2013 to 2019, the number of ships sailing in Northwest Passage waters increased by 44 percent, from 112 to 160 …

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Canadian Coast Guard to get two Polar icebreakers

  Artist concept of new polar icebreaker (NSS) In a surprise announcement, the Canadian government today said it will move forward with the construction of two Polar icebreakers instead of a single vessel that had been originally planned a decade ago under the national shipbuilding program. One is to be built by Seaspan Shipyards in …

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Government of Canada and Heiltsuk Nation collaborate to develop a local Marine Emergency Response Team 

  BELLA BELLA, BC, –  The Government of Canada and the Heiltsuk Nation announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) committing both organizations to work together to enhance the Nation’s role in marine environmental response within the Heiltsuk territory. Under the MOU, the Heiltsuk Nation, in collaboration with the Canadian Coast Guard and Transport …

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St. John’s Dockyard awarded Coast Guard contract

  GATINEAU, QC –  Following an open and competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard has awarded a $20.7 million (taxes included) contract to St. John’s Dockyard Limited (NewDock), St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, to complete Vessel Life Extension (VLE) work on the Canadian Coast Guard Ships (CCGS) Cape Roger and Cygnus. Both stationed …

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Seaspan awarded contract to build oceanographic science vessel

  GATINEAU, QC -The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, and the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard,  today announced that the Government of Canada has awarded a contract of $453.8 million (taxes included) to Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards to enable the company to transition the offshore oceanographic science vessel (OOSV) …

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New projects approved to address abandoned boats across Canada

  OTTAWA – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced today the most recent initiatives to receive funding for the assessment, removal and disposal of abandoned boats in Canadian waters. Under the Abandoned Boats Program, $1,692,079 is being provided to assess 44 boat removal projects in British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador, and to remove 51 abandoned boats in British Columbia and Nova Scotia. …

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GE designated strategic partner of Davie’s Polar Icebreaker Program

LÉVIS, QC -Davie, Canada’s premier builder of Polar and ice-capable ships, today welcomed GE as a strategic partner in its Polar Icebreaker program. The latter is the flagship of Canada’s National Icebreaker Centre (NIC), which was launched last August. GE joins Vard and Serco as partners in Davie’s Polar program. Davie said it expects to soon announce steel, critical systems …

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Melting sea ice makes Canada more, not less dependent on Icebreakers (Forum)

Climate change leads to more sea ice and higher risks for commercial marine shipping For more than ten months of the year, Canada’s Arctic is gripped by sub zero temperatures and its waters remain covered by ice. The sea ice found in these waters falls into two categories – fast ice and pack ice. While …

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