St. John’s Maritime Rescue Sub-centre to Reopen, CBC reporting
CBC is reporting that federal Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo and the new federal Liberal government will reopen the Maritime Rescue Sub-centre in St. John's.
The Nunavut MP signed the mandate given to him by new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a letter nine days after he was sworn in as the minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
The sub-centre was closed in 2012 despite numerous protests from fishermen’s groups, the FFAW and the Newfoundland and Labrador government.
Seal Processing Facility Files Expansion Plans
The Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation recently announced that PhocaLux International Inc.’s Fleur de Lys Seal Processing and Tannery expansion plans have been filed relative to Part 10 Environmental Assessment of the Environmental Protection Act.
PhocaLux International Inc.has submitted a proposal to expand an existing seal processing facility at Fleur de Lys to include seal skin tanning. All tanning operations will take place on the first floor of an ...
Update to Mariners Regarding Closure of Placentia Lift Bridge
The Department of Transportation and Works advises mariners of a change in dates for the planned closure of the Placentia Lift Bridge.
The channel at the Placentia Lift Bridge is now scheduled to be closed to navigation by marine vessels which require the bridge to be lifted, for a period of four weeks starting November 18 at 7 a.m. until December 16 at 7 p.m.
During the three-day period at the start of the closure, the channel will be closed to ALL marine vessels. After the first three ...