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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.

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Congratulations Dr. Gwen Point


Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons today to congratulate Dr. Gwen Point on her appointment as new Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley:

"Mr. Speaker, I rise in the house today to honour a constituent of mine, Dr. Gwen Point.

"On February 4, Dr. Gwen Point was installed as Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley at a ceremony in Chilliwack.

Strahl announces funds for area recreational trails


Ottawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, announced on behalf of the Minister of Infrastructure, the Honourable Denis Lebel, federal investments in a number of area recreational trails.

Strahl highlights new measures to protect Canadians from terrorism


Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl today highlighted proposed new measures contained in the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 that will provide law enforcement agencies with additional tools and flexibility to keep pace with evolving threats and better protect Canadians here at home.

Local students invited to submit designs for Canada 150 Logo


Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is encouraging area post-secondary students over the age of 18 to take part in the Canada 150 Logo Design Contest.

"This is an opportunity for a young aspiring graphic designer to be part of Canadian history by designing a national logo that celebrates our country's 150th birthday," said Strahl.

Strahl highlights new measures to improve pipeline safety


Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl today highlighted proposed enhancements to Canada's world-class pipeline safety system announced by the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Greg Rickford.

"Natural resource projects will not proceed unless they can be demonstrated to be safe for Canadians and for the environment," said Strahl. "The proposed changes the minister has announced will take an incredibly reliable and safe system and make it even better."

Chilliwack “food mob”


Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons to bring attention to the first ever “food mob” in Chilliwack:

“Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to highlight an important event taking place in my riding: Chilliwack's first ever food mob.

Strahl Commends Further Action on Veterans’ Mental Health


Ottawa – Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, Mark Strahl, is pleased to see new action on mental health support for Canadian Armed Forces personnel, Veterans, and their families.

"Our Government has consistently increased support for our men and women who serve or served our country," Strahl stated in a press release. "We have continued that by increasing mental health support for those in the Canadian Armed Forces, veterans, and their families."

Strahl announces Gas Tax Funds for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon


Ottawa- Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, announced today the second installment of the federal Gas Tax Fund for 2014 is being released for municipalities in the Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon.

Cultural practices that harm women and girls targeted under new bill


Ottawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon highlighted today legislation introduced by Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander designed to stop such cultural practices as early and forced marriage; polygamous marriage; "honour"-based violence; and female genital mutilation.

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