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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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Unions plan to protest Tory convention over Kits Coast Guard closure

October 13, 2012
Unions plan to protest Tory convention over Kits Coast Guard closure

Three unions representing Canadian Coast Guard workers are planning a protest outside the Conservative Convention in Richmond today. 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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Volunteer search-and-rescue president upset over Kits base letter

September 25, 2012
Volunteer search-and-rescue president upset over Kits base letter

The president of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue said he’s “truly disappointed” and upset after a report stating the Kitsilano coast guard base closure would endanger lives also called into question the abilities of his volunteer members. Global TV BC News

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