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


May 22nd, 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.

Construction of a new building for the centre continues.


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Posted on May 22nd, 2018