Canadian icebreaking capabilities not up to snuff, experts say
By Aidan Chamandy Feb. 25, 2019
Experts say the Canadian icebreaking fleet isn't sufficient for current or future needs. As climate change breaks Arctic ice, the ships will become more important for the security of communities and marine shipping routes.
The Louis S. St-Laurent, first deployed in 1969, is the oldest ship in the Canadian Coast Guard's icebreaker fleet at 50 years old. Here it is seen conducting research in the Arctic Ocean during a joint project with the U.S. Navy in September 2014. Photograph courtesy of the John F. Williams and the U.S. Navy
The town of L’Anse-au-Loup, N.L., sits on north shore of the Strait of Belle Isle, just over 20 km east of the lower north shore of Quebec. The 600-person community relies on a ferry service to provide them with everything from groceries to propane.
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