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A Winter From Hell: P.E.I. Shellfish Industry Back to Full Production Following Worst Winter Ever

There is a now famous NASA photograph, taken in March of 2015, of Prince Edward Island from space. More than 520 centimetres of snow fell on P.E.I. this winter, one of the worst in recorded history. In the photograph, the outline of Canada’s smallest province is so completely covered in snow that its outline is barely distinguishable from the ice surrounding it. Somewhere amongst all that, James Power was trying to reach his oyster cages, buried under more than four feet of snow, ice ...

Lucrative Spring Fisheries Finally Underway

Weather Created Major Delays in Starting Lobster and Crab Seasons In the week leading up to Mother’s Day on Prince Edward Island, there seemed to be one overarching topic of conversation around the coffee shops. Was mom going to get her traditional feed of fresh lobster? In this part of the country, May 10 is the first big sales day of the year for fish markets. But with copious amounts of ice still clogging the North Shore, setting day kept being pushed back from its original May 1 ...

Harsh Ice Conditions off NL’s Northeast Coast

Ice conditions off Newfoundland are getting worse this week — aided by strong northerly winds. The strengthening ice is creating problems for fishing vessels in the area, including the recognizable Midnight Shadow of Cold Water Cowboys fame. These photos, taken from a Coast Guard helicopter May 8, show the Midnight Shadow navigating heavy, ice-infested water. The Midnight Shadow is being assisted by the CCGS George R Pearkes.

In the Thick of it

Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaking Operations This time of year it’s common to look out your window to see a field of packed ice and snow covering your beautiful harbour. Living in a region of Canada that relies heavily on marine transportation for work, commerce and travel, ice conditions play a major role in whether schedules are met, property is damaged and people’s safety. It’s easy to see why the Canadian Coast Guard’s (CCG) icebreaking operations are such an important part of ...