VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Premier Christy Clark hopes a letter will help convince the Harper government not to close the Kitsilano Coast Guard station.

The move comes as the NDP calls for “united action” against the closure.

“I think you want to make sure when you’re balancing your budget, you minimize the impact on regions, and you try and find as many as the savings as can in central government,” she explains. “I think a lot of us who use the ocean, and I’m one of them, want to know that no lives will be impaireled (sic) as a result of this budget balancing exercise.”

Opposition leader Adrian Dix has asked Clark to go with him to Ottawa to press the feds not to shut down the station, which is slated to close next spring.

Clark says they’re way ahead of him now that Justice Minister Shirley Bond has penned a letter to the federal government asking it to reconsider the closure.

The Coast Guard admits it only spoke with the department of National Defence before it decided close the Kits station, not the province or the city of Vancouver.