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New Oceans Protection Plan funding will bolster Canadian Coast Guard and Canadian Hydrographic Service in the Arctic

RANKIN INLET, NU,  The Arctic Ocean provides critical resources for northern communities across Canada. It is a key transportation corridor for community resupply, provides food resources, and is a part of northern cultural identity. Ensuring these waters are safe is crucial. This is why the Government of Canada is making significant investments to improve marine safety across Canada's North under the next phase of the Oceans Protection Plan.

Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, announced funding for two separate Arctic initiatives:

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Dr. Andreia Arruda: Biosecurity for all: From show pigs to large producers

Video: Dr. Andreia Arruda: Biosecurity for all: From show pigs to large producers

Having effective biosecurity protocols is critical, especially with ASF not too far away from our borders. While they may be commonly found on large scale facilities, many small farmers may not have many practices in place. In this episode, I talk with Dr. Andréia Arruda about some of the work she has been doing teaching proper biosecurity practices to producers, show pig breeders, and even children.