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Re-open the Kitsilano Coast Guard Base in Vancouver.

Liberal Platform Page 60 October 5, 2015
May 2016

Kitsilano Coast Guard Station reopening with new boats

Vancouver Sun May 01, 2016

With little fanfare, the Canadian Coast Guard base in Kitsilano reopened on Sunday, three years after the controversial closure of the facility by the federal government.

A simple “We’re Back” sign hung from the tower of the Vanier Park facility as staff began the process of getting the base up and running after it was closed due to federal cutbacks by the Stephen Harper government.

The Kitsilano base has three crew members on duty right now and within weeks [Kitsilano Coast Guard base officer Simon] Jesshope said they will have four shifts of three crew members working around the clock.