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Coast Guard: absence of Kits Base won’t affect safety at fireworks shows

July 27, 2013

The mayor of Vancouver says he is on pins and needles hoping tragedy on the water is avoided at this year’s fireworks shows. Gregor Robertson says this will be the first Celebration of Light since the Kits Coast Guard base was closed by Ottawa. “Well it is unfortunate that we won’t have the Kits Coast [...]

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Trudeau backs Clark’s opposition to Northern Gateway Pipeline

June 3, 2013
Trudeau backs Clark’s opposition to Northern Gateway Pipeline

Another high profile politician is speaking out against the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline. Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he applauds the BC government’s stand on turning down the latest proposal for the 5.5 billion dollar pipeline. Trudeau gave his approval while speaking at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference in Vancouver today. “The economic [...]

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Safe Boating Awareness Week kicks off

May 18, 2013

The May long weekend marks the unofficial kick-off to recreational boating season in BC. And to help keep the waters safe, today is also the start of National Safe Boating Awareness Week.  Over a hundred people turned up on a rainy afternoon at the Vanier Park boat ramp to hear the latest on boat safety. [...]

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Did the Feds save money by closing the Kits CG Base?

May 3, 2013
Did the Feds save money by closing the Kits CG Base?

The Federal Government’s claims there is money to be saved by closing Kitsilano Coast Guard Base are being questioned by the NDP. West Coast Fisheries critic Fin Donnelly says a series of costs seem to exceed the  700-thousand dollars in savings touted by the Feds.   Donnelly says on top of the cost of dismantling [...]

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DFO building new facility not far from old Kits Coast Guard base

May 2, 2013

After closing Kitsilano Coast Guard Base to save money, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is building a new facility in Stanley Park.   A DFO spokesperson says the inshore rescue boat station at the HMCS Discovery facility will be modest, an office, some washrooms, and lockers.   But the ministry won’t release how much [...]

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