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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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Liberal MP to head weekend rally at Kits Coast Guard Base

September 29, 2012
Liberal MP to head weekend rally at Kits Coast Guard Base

There will be another rally to try and save the Kitsilano Coast Guard base Saturday morning.  The Rally is being organized by Vancouver Liberal MP Hedy Fry.  She says it is time the federal government listened to the overwhelming chorus of voices opposing the move and warning of the consequences.  “C’mon this is…we are not [...]

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Fatal freight train incident causes West Coast Express delays

September 28, 2012
Fatal freight train incident causes West Coast Express delays

A fatal train incident delayed West Coast Express trains by 20 minutes this morning. CP Rail’s Ed Greenburg says a freight train struck and killed a middle-aged woman who was on the tracks between Maple Ridge and Haney at 4:30 a.m. “An investigation is being conducted to determine what led the person to being on [...]

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Port Haney West Coast Express station closed in Maple Ridge due to major police incident

September 28, 2012

Commuters on the West Coast Express are experiencing delays this morning following a major police incident involving a CP freight train in Maple Ridge. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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Mayor of Vancouver hails UBCM vote on Coast Guard cuts

September 27, 2012

BC’s civic politicians have voted at the Union of BC Municipalities convention to ask the federal government to talk to local governments over Coast Guard cuts.  The vote echoes a similar motion passed recently in Vancouver city council.  Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson “Today was a great statement from everyone across the province opposing the cuts [...]

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