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The Small craft training in Hay River
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The Small craft training in Hay River
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The Small craft training in Hay River
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Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary - Central and Arctic News

March 4th, 2021
March 4th, 2021

Virtual Mariners Service

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Thank you to Irene Jardine for sharing this with us:

It is once again time for the Annual Mariners´ Service.  As in other years, it will be held on the first Sunday in March. However, this year we will be conducting our service in a virtual manner.  Our Mariners´ Service will be available on our Facebook page and can be accessed at your leisure.
Attached is the invitation with all the details.

The link to our Facebook page is:  facebook.com/stpaulspointedward...

November 16th, 2020
November 16th, 2020

Changes Under Consideration to Pleasure Craft Licensing Program and the Pleasure Craft Operator Competency Program

From: CMAC Secretariat
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2020
Subject: Transport Canada´s Office of Boating Safety launches public consultation for pleasure craft
 
Transport Canada (TC) Office of Boating Safety (OBS) wants to hear from stakeholders, especially those with a particular interest in pleasure craft, on the changes under consideration to the Pleasure Craft Licensing Program and the Pleasure Craft Operator Competency Program.
 
How can you participate?
 
TC is inviting membe...

May 15th, 2020
May 15th, 2020

COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR CANADIANS USING MARINAS AND BOAT LAUNCHES

TC: Guidelines for Pleasure Craft during the COVID-19 pandemic

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From Transport Canada:
 

The webpage containing the Guidelines for Pleasure Craft during the COVID-19 Pandemic has been updated with links to information sheets which can be found at the bottom of the page.

https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/initiatives/covid-19-measures-updates-guidance-tc/guidelines-pleasure-craft-covid-19-pandemic.html

For ease of reference, the information sheets are below:

·       COVID-19: Physical distancing and safe boating for Cana...

May 15th, 2020
May 15th, 2020

COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND SAFE BOATING FOR CANADIANS

TC: Guidelines for Pleasure Craft during the COVID-19 pandemic

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From Transport Canada:
 

The webpage containing the Guidelines for Pleasure Craft during the COVID-19 Pandemic has been updated with links to information sheets which can be found at the bottom of the page.

https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/initiatives/covid-19-measures-updates-guidance-tc/guidelines-pleasure-craft-covid-19-pandemic.html

For ease of reference, the information sheets are below:

·       COVID-19: Physical distancing and safe boating for Cana...

May 15th, 2020
May 15th, 2020

COVID-19 SAFE BOATING FOR CANADIANS TO REDUCE THE BURDEN ON EMERGENCY RESPONDERS

TC: Guidelines for Pleasure Craft during the COVID-19 pandemic

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From Transport Canada:
 

The webpage containing the Guidelines for Pleasure Craft during the COVID-19 Pandemic has been updated with links to information sheets which can be found at the bottom of the page.

https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/initiatives/covid-19-measures-updates-guidance-tc/guidelines-pleasure-craft-covid-19-pandemic.html

 For ease of reference, the information sheets are below:

·       COVID-19: Physical distancing and safe boating fo...

May 6th, 2020
May 6th, 2020

COVID-19 Virus - Cleaning and Storing of Mustang Survival Product

Quality Bulletin

Please see link to Document Library for a Quality Bulletin from Mustang Survival regarding COVID-19 Virus - Cleaning and Storing of Mustang Survival Products

https://ccga-ca.com/library/?action=item&liid=784

April 21st, 2020
April 21st, 2020

National Volunteer Week 2020

IT'S TIME TO APPLAUD CANADA'S VOLUNTEERS

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A Thank You letter from CCG
Thank you to all of our Volunteers!
March 17th, 2020
March 17th, 2020

COVID-19 Update from Transport Canada

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Please find attached the update we received today from Transport Canada.
December 16th, 2019
December 16th, 2019

Fatigue Management Training & Safe Manning Info Sessions

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FROM THE CMAC (Canadian Marine Advisory Council)....

Transport Canada will be holding training sessions on fatigue management across Canada, as well as info sessions on the proposed new tools for the determination of safe manning levels.

Please see the  2 pages below for the dates/times of these sessions
 
Morning Session:  Fatigue Management Training (9:00 am  - 12:00 noon). Those attending will receive a Training Certificate upon completion.
Afternoo...

November 22nd, 2019
November 22nd, 2019

Transport Canada New Ship Safety Bulletin - Inspection and Maintenance of Inflatable Life jackets and Personal Flotation Devices

Revised Bulletin

Further to the bulletin issued earlier this month, posted Nov 7, 2019, Transport Canada has issued a revised Ship Safety Bulletin for Inspection and Maintenance of Inflatable Lifejackets and Personal Flotation Devices

Details can be found by downloading the PDF from our Document Library through the following link.

https://ccga-ca.com/library/?action=category&lcid=29

November 18th, 2019
November 18th, 2019

Toronto International Boat Show 2020

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It's almost that time of year again!
Come by and say HI to some of our wonderful Volunteers!

Find us at Booth G156

November 7th, 2019
November 7th, 2019

Transport Canada New Ship Safety Bulletin - Inspection and Maintenance of Inflatable Lifejackets and Personal Flotation Devices

Transport Canada has issued a new Ship Safety Bulletin for Inspection and Maintenance of Inflatable Lifejackets and Personal Flotation Devices

Details can be found by downloading the PDF from our Document Library through the following link.

https://ccga-ca.com/library/?action=category&lcid=29

October 5th, 2019
October 5th, 2019

CCGA C&A Members take part in Mock Disaster Scenarios in Ottawa Area

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Some Members participate in Mock Disaster Exercises
Oct 5, 2019 Dunrobin, ON

More than 600 Volunteers Partners from various Emergency Service Agencies participated in mock disaster scenarios in the West Ottawa area on Saturday Oct 5, 2019.

Members from CCGA C&A Units, Brighton, PARA, QSAR, Hamilton Beach and Sault SAR were among the participants.

Read the news article from CBC and see the video from CTV News by following the link below; some of our Members are featured in both.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/preparing-for-t...

July 11th, 2019
July 11th, 2019

Congratulations to Auxiliary Unit # 37, Thunder Spirit

Penetanguishene couple honoured for 40 years of volunteering with Canadian Coast Guard

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Congratulations to the Limoges Family & Thunder Spirit Crew!
https://www.simcoe.com/community-story/9483344-penetanguishene-couple-honoured-for-40-years-of-volunteering-with-canadian-coast-guard/
June 21st, 2019
June 21st, 2019

We need Volunteers

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We are always looking for Volunteers throughout our Region.
June 5th, 2019
June 5th, 2019

Have you lost your Pleasure Craft Operator's Card (PCOC)?

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Did you know?
Do you know where to go to replace your PCOC?
May 24th, 2018
May 24th, 2018

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, partners to participate in Maritime Search and Rescue Exercises on Lake Erie May 26, Lake Ontario May 27 2018

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Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, partners to participate in Maritime Search and Rescue Exercises on Lake Erie May 26, Lake Ontario May 27 2018
December 20th, 2017
December 20th, 2017

Way to Go Colchester Guardian Rescue Crew!

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Congratulations to District 3's Colchester Guardian Rescue Crew who were awarded the Canada 150 Sesquicentennial Pin, by Tracey Ramsey, MP, Essex.

Presented to Members Jim Oakley, Mike Drexler, Victor Affleck, Herb Ruthven, Dan Sauve and Darlene Rojeck, for their Contributions in continuing to help make Essex County a better place to live.

August 31st, 2017
August 31st, 2017

PARA Teams up with local Emergency Services for a Successful Rescue!

PARA Teamed up with DRPS and Oshawa Fire Services for a successful rescue of two teenagers caught 2km off shore.


https://twitter.com/ColinWxchaser/status/903399915480604672

http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1199745

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

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&A´s 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...

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