BC News 6th August 1914 – Canadian Coast defences to be strengthened

Kelowna Record – 6th August 1914 *

Canadian Coast defences to be strengthened

Dispatches from great Britain to the Canadian government have been received urging that steps be taken at once to place the coast defences of Canada on a war basis. On the Atlantic the two strategic points are Halifax and Quebec. Halifax is heavily fortified and is a British naval station. Its fortification and splendid harbour make it an excellent naval base for British cruisers. The harbour defences are now garrisoned by the Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery and the citadel by the Royal Canadian Regiment.   The garrison will be brought up to full strength and other precautions taken to ensure the defence of this port.

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