championship is conducted at stroke play over 54 holes. This year’s field will feature 156 players with a cut to the low 70 and ties after 36 holes.Championship play will be conducted Tuesday, September 20 through Thursday, September 22, with 18 holes of stroke play each day.The Royal Canadian Golf Association is the governing body of golf in Canada, representing close to 400,000 members nationwide. In addition to providing core services such as the Rules of Golf, handicapping, support of turfgrass and environmental research, and BMO Financial Group Future Links, Canada’s national junior golf program and supporting the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, the RCGA also conducts Canada’s most prestigious golf championships. The Bell Canadian Open and BMO Financial Group Canadian Women’s Open attract the best professional golfers in the world, while six regional junior championships, 10 national amateur championships and the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women’s Tour showcase the best of Canadian golf.

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, announced $300-million in funding today for the 5 Wing Goose Bay Remediation Project. This funding demonstrates the Government’s commitment to environmental clean-up, and to generating economic opportunities for the local economy.”This project allows the Department of National Defence to address contamination at 5 Wing Goose Bay and reduce potential risks,” said Minister MacKay. “This significant investment benefits the Wing, contributes to the economic foundation of the community and mitigates risk to human health and the environment.”With this project, the Government will examine all of the contaminated sites at the Wing to understand the environmental challenges and then proceed with efforts to remediate the sites, manage risk to human health and protect the environment.

The Goose Bay Remediation Project will deliver important economic benefits to the region’s economy now and in future years as the project gets fully underway. For example, as part of the $300-million in funding, a $4.5-million contract was recently awarded to AMEC, a large, multidisciplinary environment service firm with a local office in Happy Valley-Goose Bay that employs four full-time project staff who will provide consulting services to DND.Project work involves assessments to confirm the extent of contamination, followed by appropriate remedial action, such as removal of free-phase fuel product from the subsurface, treatment or risk management of contaminated soil and groundwater, and removal of waste material. This work will be implemented in phases.