The North Coast is getting added marine rescue capabilities.
The Canadian Coast Guard is opening four new search and rescue stations, including one in Hartley Bay.
The new stations are part of Ottawa’s $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Program to protect the marine environment, coastal communities and support economic growth.
The other new search and rescue stations will be established around Nootka Sound, Port Renfrew, and Victoria.
The Coast Guard will also deploy two new search and rescue life boats in 2019, including one on the North Coast.
The CCGS McIntyre Bay will be stationed at Prince Rupert and will operate up to 100 nautical miles from shore, delivering modern search and rescue capability.