Canadian Coast Guard

Hunter Tootoo, Christy Clark, Gregor Robertson, Kitsilano Coast Guard

Feds deliver on promise to re-open Kitsilano Coast Guard

Fisheries and Oceans Canada hasn't announcement a timeline just yet, but promised to restore the facility "as soon as possible."
English Bay, English Bay spill, Canadian Coast Guard, WCMRC, Marine response

Canada's oil spill response needs a review, Master Mariner says

Editor's Note: Captain Mal Walsh is a Master Mariner from Comox, B.C. He has over 40 years of experience in the international oil exploration and shipping industry—both commanding...
Canadian Coast Guard, Canadian politics, English Bay oil spill, environment

Daughter of former Coast Guard captain pens open letter to PM about closure of Kitsilano station

In an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Sara Kalis Gilbert, daughter of the late Coast Guard Captain Pieter Kalis, vowed she is "taking up the torch of her father" to see the Coast Guard...

Former Coast Guard commander casts doubt on 'excellent' spill cleanup claim

Retired Commander Frederick E. Moxey said based on his experience, government claims of having contained "80 per cent" of the English Bay spill were likely false. “I’ve been in hundreds of spills and...

Emergency vigil at Kits Coast Guard station

Despite heavy opposition, the Canadian Coast Guard has closed the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station for good, Deputy Coast Guard Commissioner Jody Thomas informed the national office of the Union of...

Northern BC oil spill: Coast Guard's alleged 'gone fishing' response sparks outrage

Coast Guard staff sent to assess a Northern BC oil spill were caught on video fishing from their boat—a response the Gitga'at Nation says is "disgraceful".