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10/08/2015 - 15:40
October 8, 2015 The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) was notified late October 7 and immediately responded to a fuel spill near the community of Salluit, West of Ungava Bay, in Northern Québec. The M/T Sarah Desgagnés was transferring fuel to the community of Salluit in preparation for the winter months ahead. Strong winds and snow required the transfer be stopped for safety reasons. Following the standard emergency disconnect process, the fuel line was severed by the vessel's propeller. At that time, the fuel transfer had already stopped. Current estimates are around 3,000 litres of fuel spilled.
10/08/2015 - 12:55
Citizenship and Immigration Canada today issued the following statement:
10/08/2015 - 12:15
October 8, 2015 - Salluit, Quebec The Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Terry Fox is on scene in the northern Quebec community of Salluit responding to a fuel spill. The spill occurred during a routine generator fuel re-supply of the community by M/T Sarah Desgagnés late on October 7th. 
10/08/2015 - 10:48
As the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) meets with the global audiovisual community at MIPCOM, it's already tied up deals for some of its high-profile documentary features, with sales to Al Jazeera Satellite and TF1's Histoire.

More travellers to enjoy expedited border processing


Chilliwack- More pre-screened travellers will enjoy expedited processing at the border now that the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) has lifted the three-year residency requirement for Canadian and United States citizens who apply to NEXUS.

"In a time of heightened security concerns, we have worked closely with our American partners to keep the border open to legitimate trade. The expansion of the NEXUS program will facilitate lawful trade and travel bringing economic benefits to both countries," said Strahl.

As part of the Beyond the Border Action Plan, effective June 30, 2012, the CBSA lifted the three-year residency requirement for Canadian and United States citizens to apply to NEXUS.

By amending the three-year residency requirement, the CBSA is extending NEXUS membership eligibility to citizens of Canada or the United States currently residing abroad, or who have recently returned to Canada or the United States.

As pre-approved travellers, NEXUS members can expedite their travel across the Canada-U.S. border at designated air, land and marine locations. The NEXUS program allows border services officers to concentrate their efforts on unknown or higher-risk travellers and goods.

The CBSA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection also recently announced that they have begun enrolment blitzes to assist with increasing application volumes. Three successful blitzes took place over May and June 2012 which enrolled over 1,000 new members of the NEXUS program. Future blitzes will be considered based on application volumes.

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