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  1. On September 15, 2021, Loren Rudd, an inmate from the Regional Reception Centre, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.
  2. Media are invited to view, with the option for pooled media coverage to attend, the ceremony marking the 81st anniversary of the Battle of Britain at Beechwood National Military Cemetery in Ottawa, Ontario on September 19, 2021.
  3. On September 15, 2021, Canadian National Railway Company (CN Rail) pleaded guilty in Prince Rupert Provincial Court to a charge of violating subsection 36(3) of the Fisheries Act in relation to the deposit of pesticides in or around waters frequented by fish. The company was fined $2.5 million, which will be directed to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund.
  4. The Canadian Coast Guard is past the mid-way point of its 2021 Arctic operational season, which runs annually from June to November and ensures safe and efficient movement of vessels in Canada's northern waters.
  5. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise cyclists and pedestrians that the boardwalk on the Alexandra Bridge will be reduced for tests and inspections.
  6. On September 7, 2021, correctional officers at the Regional Reception Centre, a federal multi-level security institution, intercepted an inmate who was attempting to bring contraband and unauthorized items into the institution.
  7. To protect Canadians from possible health risks, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is implementing a temporary import licence condition for romaine lettuce from the Salinas Valley in California for the 2021 growing season.
  8. The Canada Employment Insurance Commission (CEIC) today made available the Actuarial Report and its summary for the 2022 Employment Insurance (EI) premium rate. The rate is set at $1.58 per $100 of insurable earnings for employees and $2.21 for employers who pay 1.4 times the employee rate, which is unchanged from the 2020 and 2021 premium rate.
  9. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that the Alexandra Bridge will remain open to vehicular traffic from September 13th to September 19th from 7 pm to 6 am following the cancellation of a planned closure as part of the structural steel replacement project.
  10. Three National Film Board of Canada produced and co-produced short films are being featured at the Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF), with in-person screenings October 1 through 10, and virtual screenings available across Alberta from October 4 at 9 a.m. to October 31 at 9 p.m.
  11. The 2021 Vancouver International Film Festival (October 1–11) will feature six B.C. premieres of National Film Board of Canada documentary and animated works.
  12. The 2021 Calgary International Film Festival (September 23–October 3) will present a powerful story of hope and change from the Kainai First Nation in southern Alberta, as Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers’ award-winning feature documentary Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy (Seen Through Woman Productions/National Film Board of Canada) has its Alberta premiere as part of the DGC Canadian Doc Competition.
  13. On September 8, 2021, Jacques Bolduc, an inmate from Archambault Institution, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.
  14. North America’s largest animation event, the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) will feature five National Film Board of Canada (NFB) animated shorts—including the world premiere of a Poland/Canada co-production from an acclaimed animation trilogy.
  15. The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has announced that Annette Clarke is stepping down as Executive Producer of the NFB’s Quebec and Atlantic Studiov.
  16. The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and Rezolution Pictures International have announced that the NFB has acquired international distribution rights for their acclaimed 2009 co-produced feature documentary, the Gemini and Peabody Award-winning Reel Injun, directed by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond and Catherine Bainbridge.
  17. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users of lane reductions on the Des Joachims Bridge for maintenance work
  18. We can confirm that today 43 Canadian citizens were on board a special flight organized by the Government of Qatar, which departed from Kabul, Afghanistan, for Doha. They will be repatriated to Canada in the coming days.
  19. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of an alternating lane reduction on the Des Allumettes Bridge for maintenance work.
  20. The safety of Canada’s Arctic waters and those who use them is a top priority for the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG). As traffic increases in this vast region, so does the demand for essential coast guard services, including search and rescue.
  21. On September 3, 2021 at approximately 9:25 pm, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Bath Institution, a medium-security facility.
  22. On September 1, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Donnacona Institution, a federal maximum-security institution.
  23. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that the Alexandra Bridge will remain open to vehicular traffic from September 8th to September 12th from 7 pm to 6 am following the cancellation of a planned closure as part of the structural steel replacement project.
  24. On September 5, 2021, Jean-François Roy, an inmate from the Regional Reception Centre, died while in our custody.
  25. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today determined that there is a reasonable indication that the dumping of oil country tubular goods, originating in or exported from the Republic of Austria, has caused injury to the domestic industry.
  26. The Canadian Coast Guard’s Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) stations in Ontario are wrapping up their seasonal maritime search and rescue service.
  27. On September 5, 2021, Raymond Crookedneck, an inmate from Saskatchewan Penitentiary died while in our custody.
  28. Today marks 1,000 days since Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were arbitrarily detained in China. Both men are being arbitrarily detained. We strongly condemn the lack of a transparent legal process.
  29. On September 3, 2021, Pascal Therrien, an inmate from Archambault Institution, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.
  30. During the 10:30 p.m. count on September 2, 2021, staff members at Willow Cree Healing Lodge, a minimum-security federal institution, discovered that Lucas Paintednose was not accounted for.
  31. As was announced on July 19, the Government of Canada will allow fully vaccinated foreign nationals meeting the conditions to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) purposes starting on September 7, 2021
  32. On September 2, 2021, Wilson Arthur Brown, Wilson Pleman Frank Brown, and Carl Arthur Brown, of Summerford, Newfoundland and Labrador, were sentenced to pay a total of $32,000 in penalties for having each committed two offences under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994.
  33. The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement
  34. As a result of the vigilance of staff members, two separate packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Cowansville Institution, a federal medium-security facility.
  35. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today found that the dumping and subsidizing of certain upholstered domestic seating, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, have caused injury to the domestic industry. Anti-dumping and countervailing duties will therefore be collected by the Canada Border Services Agency. The complainant in this case was Palliser Furniture Ltd., of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  36. On August 31, 2021, S L Dried Seafood Co. Ltd. and Wang Cheung, store manager, were sentenced to pay fines of $60,000 and $5,000 respectively after pleading guilty in the Newmarket Ontario Court of Justice to unlawfully importing protected shark species without a permit from the country of export.
  37. The National Film Board of Canada is grieved to learn of the death of filmmaker Jacques Drouin, an outstanding animator and skilled picture editor. Over the course of his 30-plus years with the NFB, he created six unique and poetic films, including the now classic Mindscape (1976). Drouin’s work is inextricably linked to the Alexeieff–Parker pinscreen, a legendary tool in the history of animated film.
  38. On August 17, 2021, Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO, delivered remarks at the Palo Verde Women in Nuclear Leadership Symposium. In her remarks, she discussed the essential role that leaders play in the success of diversity and inclusion efforts. The fundamentals of nuclear safety – including safety culture and emergency preparedness – are better achieved by diverse teams who bring forward a variety of perspectives.
  39. The Government of Canada continues to exhaust every option to get as many Afghans to safety as possible, in partnership with our allies around the world. In the first phase of our operation, Canada evacuated roughly 3,700 people from Afghanistan—the majority of whom are refugees who supported Canada’s mission, and will soon begin new lives in this country.
  40. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that the Alexandra Bridge will remain open to vehicular traffic from August 30 to September 5 from 7 pm to 6 am following the cancellation of a planned closure as part of the structural steel replacement project.
  41. The Canadian Coast Guard advises the public that the seasonal Inshore Rescue Boat stations in Quebec will complete their activities in the coming weeks.
  42. On August 29 2021, Danny Brochu, an inmate from Donnacona Institution, died while in our custody.
  43. We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Mr. Rock Demers, a highly respected figure who inspired the young and young-at-heart and fuelled the imaginations of audiences far and wide—both in Canada and around the world.
  44. The Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS strongly condemns the attacks that occurred in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26, 2021. We grieve for the loss of Afghan civilians and British civilians, and American service members at the hands of Daesh/ISIS terrorists. The tragic loss of life is only compounded by the fact that those killed were endeavoring to evacuate or working to conduct that humanitarian mission.
  45. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today determined that there is a reasonable indication that the dumping of oil country tubular goods, originating in or exported from the United Mexican States, has caused injury to the domestic industry.
  46. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today initiated an inquiry to determine whether the dumping of certain small power transformers, originating in or exported from the Republic of Austria, the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), and the Republic of Korea, has caused injury or is threatening to cause injury. This final injury inquiry was initiated further to a notice received from the Canada Border Services Agency stating that a preliminary determination had been made respecting the dumping of the above-mentioned goods.
  47. Seven acclaimed National Film Board of Canada (NFB) documentary and animated works from across the country will screen at the Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival (September 18 to 26)—including Canadian and Ontario premieres.
  48. On August 28, 2021, David Midouin, an inmate from Stony Mountain Institution died while in our custody.
  49. We are all committed to ensuring that our citizens, nationals and residents, employees, Afghans who have worked with us and those who are at risk can continue to travel freely to destinations outside Afghanistan.
  50. Canada has some of the strictest travel and border measures in the world, and is prioritizing the health and safety of Canadians by continuing to take a risk-based and measured approach to re-opening its borders.