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SAR News

July 21st, 2017
July 21st, 2017

Two men who were rescued after spending eight hours in the water in Lake Erie can Thank Canadian Coast Guard and Auxiliary

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Photo credit: The Windsor Star From left: Herb Ruthven, Jim Oakley, and Mike Drexler of the Colchester Guardian; Greg Colbeck, Jana Lorbetski, Jeff Faucher, and Sondi Ryersee of the Thunder Cape
On Monday July 17th, 2017, Two adult males had attempted to ride a watercraft from Pelee Island to Leamington - a distance of 13 nautical miles - on Monday afternoon.

They lost control of the watercraft and become separated from it about five nautical miles from the mainland.  Only one of the men had a life jacket.

No one was waiting for the men on shore. Their dire situation went unnoticed until the MV Jiimaan of the Pelee Island Ferry Service spotted the seemingly abandoned wat...

June 16th, 2017
June 16th, 2017

CCGA expands into the Polar Bear Capital of the World

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Living in Churchill has its advantages.  Nestled on the Churchill River as it opens into the Hudson Bay, our community is fortunate to be the home of rare migratory birds, iconic marine wildlife including beluga whales, seals, and of course polar bears.  With small bursts of visitors arriving to our town that resemble the ebb and flow of tides, tour companies rally to accommodate the influx of people, and provide them with the rare opportunity to see the arctic wildlife in th...
May 30th, 2017
May 30th, 2017
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Congratulations to QSAR

Very Proud new owners of the Custom Built ”Stu Meeks”

Quinte Search and Rescue (QSAR) were very proud to acquire a brand new custom built SAR vessel in the past week.

The aluminum 19'9" Henley centre console was built to spec for QSAR by Henley Boats and has state of the art Raymarine GPS/Chartplotter/Nav, Whelan search lights and blue light; and all the goodies a SAR vessel could want.

She is powered by a new Evinrude 115 H.O. with hydraulic steering and is an exceptionally agile and stable vessel.

After many months of hard work, f...

May 26th, 2017
May 26th, 2017

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, partners to participate in Maritime Search and Rescue Exercises on Lake Erie May 27, Lake Ontario May 28 2017

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The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA) with its Search and Rescue partners will exercise their search and rescue skills in the waters of eastern Lake Erie Saturday May 27, and on western Lake Ontario May 28 2017.  

These exercises are being conducted as part of regular ongoing training between the CCGA, the Canadian Coast Guard, the Department of National Defence and the Niagara CARES unit of the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA).

These exercises will test the...

May 26th, 2017
May 26th, 2017

Shipmate Newsletter is back!

We are pleased to announce the return of the monthly Shipmate Newsletter.

You can find it by clicking Document Library on your Home Page, then scrolling down to Newsletters and then Shipmate.

Please follow the link below to download the latest edition.

http://ccga-ca.com/xde/getfile.php?fid=590

March 30th, 2017
March 30th, 2017
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QSAR JOINT TRAINING SESSION FOR SMS

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Members from QSAR, BARU & Wellington Rescue
QSAR was proud and pleased to welcome its extended family in Search and Rescue to a joint training session, hosted by Shannon Laird and Jennifer Stone from the CCGA C&A.

 Unit leaders, members from Brighton and Wellington Rescue, the vice President of CCGA C&A along with QSAR members were in attendance.

 It was a very informative and positive training night and all the members thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

We at QSAR wish to think Shannon and Jennifer for their contin...

March 25th, 2017
March 25th, 2017

2017 Arctic District Meeting

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March 25th 2017 CCGA C&Aīs Arctic District held its Annual District meeting in Yellowknife NWT at the Explorer Hotel.  The meeting focused setting up a training calendar for the upcoming SAR season and other District related business. Members from units in Yellowknife (NWT), Hay River (NWT), Inuvik (NWT), Rankin Inlet (NU), Cambridge Bay (NU), Kugluktuk (NU), Tuktoyaktuk (NWT), Churchill (MB), Gjoa Haven (NU), and Ulukhaktok (NWT) attended the meeting. On Sunday March 26th the grou...
March 18th, 2017
March 18th, 2017

District 3 Colchester Guardian Team ”Slices” it up

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Team Members Herb Ruthven & Jim Oakley
Congratulations to The Team from Colchester Guardian Rescue who had some fun participating in the Sliced Competition on Saturday March 18 at the Devonshire Mall in Windsor.

The competition was organized by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, to celebrate Nutrition Month 2017. The goal was to inspire the audience members to prepare healthy meals for themselves and their families every day.

Three teams, from CCGA, Windsor Police Services & Essex-Windsor EMS,  battled it out ...

February 28th, 2017
February 28th, 2017

New Issue of the Auxiliarist

The March 2017 issue of the Auxiliarist is now available to be downloaded through the following link.

http://ccga-ca.com/library/?action=collection&lcoid=75

February 23rd, 2017
February 23rd, 2017

CCGA C&A - Arctic Winter Training

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During February 18th- 23rd 2017 members of two new CCGA C&A Arctic units; Gjoa Haven, Nunavut and Ulukhaktok NWT together with some members from Yellowknife and Inuvik gathered in Yellowknife to take part in multiple training sessions. The training included the classroom sections of both our Phase 1 and Phase 2 Courses as well as a First Aid and CPR Course.
April 6th, 2016
April 6th, 2016

North American Safe Boating Awareness Week 2016

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Itīs time to start your engines, hoist your sails and grab your paddles!  North American Safe Boating Awareness Week 2016 is on the horizon and itīs time to get busy!  Once again, we need you to join the crew.

The May long weekend has traditionally been considered by many as the unofficial start of the Canadian boating season.  Since 1992, the Canadian Safe Boating Council has been striving to remind boaters before they head out on the water of the fo...

May 21st, 2015
May 21st, 2015

Search and Rescue exercises on Lake Ontario, Lake Erie

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Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, partners to participate in maritime Search and Rescue exercises on Lake Ontario, Lake Erie

May 21, 2015

Toronto, ON -   The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA) with its Search and Rescue partners will conduct maritime emergency exercises in the waters of western Lake Ontario and eastern Lake Erie May 23 and 24 2015.   These exercises are being conducted as part of regular ongoing training between the CCGA, the Canadian Coast Guard, the ...

April 9th, 2015
April 9th, 2015

North American Safe Boating Awareness Week - May 16th-22nd.

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Itīs time to start your engines, hoist your sails and grab your paddles!  North American Safe Boating Awareness Week 2015 is on the horizon and itīs time to get busy!  Once again, we need you to join the crew.
March 13th, 2015
March 13th, 2015

District 2 SAREX 2015

Western Lake Ontario

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2015 District 2 SAREX being held on May 24th, 2015.

Following units are preparing for the upcoming SAR season:
TOWARF #008
HBRU #161
GAMRU #240

January 22nd, 2015
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Harper Government Continues its Important Investment in the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

MP Davidson announces over $5 million investment in the CCG Auxiliary to ensure safety and security of mariners

January 21, 2015 - Sarnia, Ontario

Today at the Canadian Coast Guardīs office in Sarnia, Member of Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton Patricia Davidson, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, highlighted the Governmentīs continued investment in the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA) to ensure safety and security of mariners.

MP David...

January 21st, 2015
January 21st, 2015

Work of coast guard auxiliary highlighted at Sarnia event

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Sarnia-Lambton MP Pat Davidson says more Canadians should be aware of the contribution made by the volunteers with the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary.
She spoke Wednesday during an event held at the Fisheries and Oceans Canada office on Exmouth Street in Sarnia to highlight the auxiliary and the financial support it receives from the federal government.
"You do fantastic work," Davidson told members of the auxiliary.
"I don't know what the community would do without you."
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January 21st, 2015
January 21st, 2015

Feds commit $5M to Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

CTV London Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015 2:23PM EST

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The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary conducting search and rescue exercises in Central and Arctic region. (Courtesy Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Sarnia-Lambton MP Patricia Davidson announced over $5 million in funding for the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA).

The auxiliary, which is a volunteer maritime rescue and safety organization, helps ensure the safety and security of mariners by helping with search and rescue exercises and responses across Canada.

Davidson said in a statement, “Here in Southern Ontario, the Great Lakes are at the core of our economic and social fabric. That is why volunteers like our Canadian Coas...

November 26th, 2014
November 26th, 2014

Passing of Raymond (Ray) Charrier

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We regret to announce the passing of RAYMOND (RAY) CHARRIER at his home on Monday November 24, 2014 at the age of 63 yrs. Beloved husband of Cathie James of Sarnia. Adored father of Chris (Jessica) Charrier, Chantel (Steve) Charrier, Troy Charrier and Brandy Charrier. Loving step father of Matthew James and Devon James. Cherished grandfather of Emma, Aidan and Landon. Predeceased by his parents Leo and Madeleine Charrier. Ray will be missed by his many friends whoīs lives heīs touche...
November 8th, 2014
November 8th, 2014

SARSCENE 2014 held in our Region

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Phil Unger from Arctic District
Members from GAMRU and COMRA took part in on water activities on Nov.1.  The weather was typical for SAR activities - awful!

Members of the CCGA (C&A) management Board held concurrent meetings.

August 1st, 2014
August 1st, 2014

Yellowknife Unit Saves 4 People from Sinking Vessel

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Approaching the sinking vessel
On July 31th 2014 CCGA Unit Yellowknife Marine Rescue approach a vessel that was sinking. CCGA members were able to recover all 4 people on board the distress vessel.
July 24th, 2014
July 24th, 2014

Volunteer rescue crew recovers 9 passengers from sinking vessel on Lake Erie

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Passengers aboard a small boat on Lake Erie had quite the harrowing experience when their vessel started taking on water Friday night.

Nine people were on-board in the black of night, when the pontoon boat started filling up with water.  It happened just off the coast of the Colchester Marina.

The Canadian Coast Guard was contacted, and dispatched its auxiliary unit, the Colchester Guardian. Within 12 minutes, the team was on scene and was able to rescue all the passengers withou...

June 23rd, 2014
June 23rd, 2014

Missing Aklavik Boaters Found Safe

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Two boaters who went missing en route from Aklavik to Inuvik, N.W.T have been found, the head of Civil Air Search and Rescue Association team in Inuvik has confirmed.

Angus Edwards, 30, and Walter Malegana, 63, left Aklavik Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in a 16-foot blue Lund fishing boat.

Friends reported them overdue five hours later when they failed to arrive in Inuvik.

Local search and rescue volunteers searched the Mackenzie River delta by boat, as well as RCMP, the Canadian Coast Guard A...

March 2nd, 2014
March 2nd, 2014

Annual Mariners' Service - 2014

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The annual Mariners' Service was held in Point Edward (Sarnia area) on March 2, 2014.
December 4th, 2013
December 4th, 2013

Happy Holidays

From The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Central & Arctic Inc.

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August 14th, 2013
August 14th, 2013

THE CANADIAN SAFE BOATING COUNCIL REMINDS YOU TO NOMINATE YOUR LOCAL BOATING HEROES TODAY

Ah, summer.  This is the time that we, as Canadian boaters, enjoy the most.   Early morning forays onto the water in search of that elusive catch; afternoons spent carving a perfect wake and quiet evenings spent cruising pristine shorelines.

Itīs also the perfect time to think about recognizing the efforts of those who do so much to make our favourite on-water activities both safer and environmentally sustainable...and itīs through the Canadian Safe Boating Awards that you can do just that.
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