Posts Tagged ‘ Coast Guard Station ’

Olympic hangover costs linked to security equipment kept in storage

June 4, 2013

More than three years after Vancouver hosted the Olympics, 10 portable screening units used by the security team are still being stored in Richmond. CKNW contributor Bob Mackin says the units are collectively worth $ 4-million, but Mathieu Larocque with the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority says they can’t be sold because they may be needed [...]

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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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Kits coast guard closure linked to heart attack death by union

April 12, 2013
Kits coast guard closure linked to heart attack death by union

Union members are once again raising questions about the closure of the Kitsilano Coast Guard station after a crewmember of a cargo ship in English Bay died from a heart attack yesterday. CBC | British Columbia News

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Clark tells feds to “sharpen its pencils” on pipeline proposals

March 20, 2013

Premier Christy Clark says Ottawa must re-open the Kitsilano Coast Guard station if it wants to see pipelines built across BC. Clark denies she’s issued an “ultimatum” but at the same time says the federal government must “sharpen its pencils” to win over British Columbians. “If they wanna convince the people of our province that [...]

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Undecided in B.C. reader panel

March 16, 2013

This week, our panel of undecided voters has been discussing how the province’s next government can be expected to get along with other levels of government, especially in light of the dispute with Ottawa over the closing of the Kitsilano Coast Guard station. What follows are edited excerpts from that online conversation. globeandmail – British [...]

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