Hunter Tootoo Named Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
Rookie Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo has been named minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new cabinet.
Tootoo served in Nunavut's legislative assembly from 1999 until 2013. He defeated Conservative MP Leona Aglukkaq in the federal election last month.
Rumours were widespread that Newfoundland and Labrador veteran MP Judy Foote might be in line for the fisheries portfolio, but she was appointed Minister of Public Services and ...
Mariners Advised of Closure of Placentia Lift Bridge
To facilitate the ongoing construction of the new Placentia lift bridge, the Department of Transportation and Works advises of the closure of the current bridge to marine traffic for the period from 7:00 a.m., Monday, November 16 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 11.
The closure is necessary as the positioning of construction equipment in the channel immediately adjacent to the existing bridge will obstruct and prevent navigation by all vessels, including small vessels, which would not typica...