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New Coast Guard SAR base

A new Coast Guard search and rescue station will be built on Victoria's Ogden Point.

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced the $3.4-million project Wednesday, to be built on the site of the current Coast Guard base.

Construction will begin this month and is expected to be complete by 2020, CTV News reports.

Garneau also announced delivery of new emergency tow kits for 25 larger Coast Guard vessels across Canada, including two in Victoria.

The Victoria base also received two new sweep systems that can be used to help clean up oil spills.

– with files from CTV Vancouver Island



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