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Re-open the Maritime Rescue Sub-centre in St. John’s.

Liberal Platform Page 60 October 5, 2015
May 2018

St. John's Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre reopens amid applause

CBC News May 18, 2018

It's been six years, but the Canadian Coast Guard's Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre in St. John's has officially reopened.

The centre was shut down in 2012, as part of $56 million in Department of Fisheries and Oceans cuts in Newfoundland and Labrador, but the federal Liberals made reopening the centre a campaign promise in the 2015 federal election.

"This facility plays a vital role in one of the world's safest marine rescue systems, and every day its members go to work to ensure the safety of mariners and our marine environment, and we simply can't thank them enough for their service," said St. John's East MP Nick Whalen to applause at a ceremony in the centre's Southside Road location.

Nov 2016

St. John's search and rescue centre to reopen by 2018

CBC News November 07, 2016

The St. John's Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre will reopen within 18 months.

Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc said Monday night that the federal government would restore the closed centre by 2018. The Coast Guard will also construct two new lifeboat stations in the province, and two new radars in Atlantic Canada.

"This is a promise our government made to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, and we are honouring that commitment here this evening," LeBlanc said.