Petition to Save Coast Guard Station Kitsilano
  • Petitioned The Government of Canada

This petition was delivered to:

The Government of Canada

Petition to Save Coast Guard Station Kitsilano

    1. Petition by

      UCTE Local 20223

As one of the busiest Search and Rescue stations in Canada, the highly trained crews at Canadian Coast Guard Station Kitsilano conduct an average of 300 professional rescues each year, saving hundreds of lives. In addition, these crews prevent many more emergencies through such activities as boater education, pollution response, aid to navigation maintenance, and escorting large ships through congested port waters.

Whereas the recent decision by the federal government to close Station Kitsilano is a grave mistake that will undoubtedly cost the lives of those in peril on the shores and waters near Vancouver Harbour, we the undersigned petition the Government of Canada to rescind this decision and reinstate full funding to maintain Coast Guard Station Kitsilano.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Donna Haga VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      For the safety of all visitors to the beach.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Tim Reiche VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      Beeing a sailor and having two kids it is essential for us to have a short rescue response time especially in English Bay where so many water sports enthusiasts and commercial sailors are out there. For everyones safety, please leave the Kits Coast Guard Station. Thanks.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • iva zovko VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      And especially as traffic from Asia and world commerce continues this route will only increase in traffic and hence the need to keep the guard! What close now and re-open in 5 years at higher cost and re-train everyone?

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • iva zovko VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      And especially given all the cargo and world commerce that comes through, the traffic is only going to continue and the need will be even greater!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Carla Rud LANGLEY, B.C., CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      I have many friends and family members who ply the waters of and near Vancouver Harbour and would hate to have any of them be in distress and there is no Coast Guard close by to rescue them. The Kitsilano Coast Guard station is vital to Vancouver, KEEP IT OPEN!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.