Arctic Indigenous communities enhance marine search and rescue


Last updated 7/17/2018 at 9:36am

Canadian Coast Guard

The Canadian Coast Guard will fund search and rescue boats for Indigenous communities.

OTTAWA-Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working to improve marine safety and responsible shipping, protect Canada's marine environment and offer new possibilities for Indigenous and coastal communities.

As part of this plan, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, today announced close to $1 million in funding for four Arctic Indigenous communities to buy search and rescue capable boats and related equipment. This will strengthen their participation in marine emergency response in local waters as members of t...

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