Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

July 21, 2015 15:07 ET

The Government of Canada Invests in Green Technology to Upgrade Infrastructure at the Canadian Coast Guard College

Investments highlight the College's 50th anniversary in 2015

SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - July 21, 2015) - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced today that the Government of Canada has invested close to $11 million to date for improvements and repairs to the Canadian Coast Guard College.

The Government of Canada is investing $8.6 million to replace the College's roof, addition to $2.3 million already devoted to upgrading the emergency electrical system. These investments will further reduce the College's annual energy consumption and ensure that it continues to provide the highest international standards of training in marine safety and environmental response.

Since 2013, significant lighting upgrades have reduced the College's annual energy consumption by 45,000 watts, provided brighter lighting and improved safety and security on campus. The installation of a solar wall on the campus in February is also expected to save 4,000 - 6,000 litres of oil fuel annually.

Proudly celebrating its 50th year anniversary in 2015, the Canadian Coast Guard College offers unique learning opportunities for new recruits, Officer Cadets and other Canadian Public Service employees involved in marine safety and environmental protection. The combination of a state of the art training facility, a committed and professional staff, along with a beautiful setting creates an ideal marine training environment.

Quick Facts

  • The Canadian Coast Guard College, located in Sydney, Nova Scotia, is Canada's national center of excellence for maritime training.
  • The Coast Guard College trains men and women mainly for service in the Canadian Coast Guard, as well as foreign cadets and officers for other departments for the federal government.
  • The College is located on a 110 acre property and encompasses 36 000 m2 of mixed-use space consisting of an academic complex, simulator areas, residential wings, a waterfront training complex and a marine engineering training complex.
  • This year is the College's 50th anniversary, marking half a century of training CCG officers to the highest international standards of marine safety and environmental response.

Quotes

"In celebration of the Coast Guard College's golden anniversary, these investments will ensure it continues to provide highly recognized education and training programs in the ideal setting of Cape Breton, developing and supporting mariners in Canada and throughout the world."

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport

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Contact Information

  • Frank Stanek
    Media Relations
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Ottawa
    613-990-7537

    Sophie Doucet
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    613-992-3474