The new minister of Fisheries and Oceans was mandated by the Prime Minister to re-open the Kitsilano Coast Guard station and the Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre in St. John’s.
November 17, 2015
June 10, 2015
BC’s fishing, tug boat and pleasure boat community are protesting the government’s decision to shut down the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station in Vancouver, meaning calls for help from Vancouver harbour now go to the Sea Island Station in Richmond, 17 nautical miles and 35 minutes away. A July 2012 report by the Maritime Coordinators of the Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Victoria says the closure will put lives at risk.
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