Feds Change Mind On Kenora Coast Guard Base Closure

Posted on Friday, June 16, 2017 09:32 AM

An about-face for the federal government.

The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans says there is now no plan to close the
Coast Guard bases in Kenora, Gimli and Selkirk.

Kenora M.P. Bob Nault confirms the government was going to review their operations, but
closure wasn't necessarily part of the equation.

Nault says the federal government had just announced a 1.5 billion dollar enhancement for marine safety,
so it doesn't make sense that they would turn around and cut services on inland waterways.