Outrage is building over the decision by Ottawa to close the busiest Coast Guard station in Canada and public campaigns are being launched all over the place to save it.
Vancouver councillors, Park Board Commissioners, NDP MP’s and Coast Guard workers are urging people speak out and there seems to be no shortage of support. Unfortunately the message is getting spread out across a handful of outlets.
- Save Kits Base Facebook page – 587 likes
- Change.org petition – 498 signatures
- GoPetition.com petition – 121 signatures
- Plywood boards covered in messages of support outside the base
Photo: Dave White, News1130
The Coast Guard’s union claims 55 lives have been saved by the Kits team this year, nine this past long weekend alone. At a cost of $900,000 annually to carry out 300 rescues per year, it is hard to argue with the supporters. Now if only they can come together in one rescue effort themselves.
Have you pledged your support? And where did you do it?