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Vancouver's Mayor says the sudden closure of the Kitsilano Coast Guard Base has left the city's harbour vulnerable.
Gregor Robertson says he was shocked and disappointed with Ottawa's decision.
He says now he has huge concerns for life and safety risks, adding "We have Police and Fire boats that are now basically the default here, don't have the equipment, don't have the training to deal the kind of the work that the Coast Guard is responsible for."
Robertson says now they need to figure out what the backup plan is if something goes wrong.
The Feds announced the base's immediate closure yesterday with no advance warning.