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Lay off notices go out at Kits Coast Guard base

December 29, 2012
Lay off notices go out at Kits Coast Guard base

Lay off notices have been handed out to some of the staff at Kitsilano Coast Guard base ahead of the federal government closing it down this spring.  Retired base commander Fred Moxey says some senior staff have either recieved 120-day lay off notice or already been transferred out. “Some of the crew have been given [...]

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Vancouver police and fire chiefs write letters to PM opposing Kits base closure

December 5, 2012
Vancouver police and fire chiefs write letters to PM opposing Kits base closure

The chiefs of the Vancouver Police and fire departments have written letters to Prime Minister Stephen Harper urging him to overturn the government’s decision to close a Vancouver Coast Guard base. Global TV BC News

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Earthquake fears prompt more warnings against closing Kits base

November 6, 2012

After last week’s strong earthquake in the Haida Gwaii a former Commander of the Kitsilano Coast Guard base is, again, warning the federal government against shutting the facility down.  Fred Moxey says Kits base would be one of the only structures in the area to survive if the “big one” ever strikes Vancouver.  “Kitsilano was [...]

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Protesters gather outside Conservative convention, in opposition of Kits Base closure

October 13, 2012

It was an opposition blackout as supporters of the Kitsilano Coast Guard station rallied outside a gathering of federal conservatives. While the dozen or so demonstrators carried signs and held placards outside, those inside the Richmond Sheraton Hotel would hardly have noticed. That’s because a makeshift barrier was set up at an entrance with a [...]

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Dozens of people gather outside Kitsilano Coast Guard base to protest the closure

September 29, 2012
Dozens of people gather outside Kitsilano Coast Guard base to protest the closure

Dozens of people gather outside Kitsilano Coast Guard base to protest the closure The Kitsilano Coast Guard base is the scene of another rally today. About thirty people gathered outside the station this morning to protest the federal government’s decision to shut down the base. It’s slated to close in Ma Global TV BC News

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