• Lead PCOC Boating Safety Photo Petty Officer 2nd Class Zac Crawford.jpg

    Petty Officer 2nd Class Zac Crawford

    Understanding the PCOC and Canadian Boating Law

    Boating is a great way to spend your summer months, but before you hit the water for exhilarating experiences, it’s important to understand the basic, lawful boating regulations and safety protocols under Transport Canada guidelines. One of the... Read more

    Oct 11, 2021

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    Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society

    Keep the Shuswap Free of Aquatic Invasive Species

    There’s so much to love about the Shuswap, but the clean water, beaches, and even enjoying leisure time on a boat or dock is at potential risk due to the small, invasive freshwater mussels called zebra and quagga mussels. While they originated in... Read more

    Oct 8, 2021

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    National Boat Safety Council

    Have a VHF Radio? Get Your Required Restricted Operator Certificate

    When it comes to making a distress call on the water, it’s hard to match the function and efficiency of a VHF marine radio. The Canadian Coast Guard stresses that recreational boaters have one onboard and resort to it in the event of an emergency... Read more

    Oct 3, 2021

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    Darren Robinson Shuswap Tourism

    Discover East Shuswap

    One of the most appealing aspects of a region like the Shuswap is there is always a pastime to take pleasure in. Fish one day, lounge on a sandy beach the next and then take off to a quiet anchorage for an afternoon on the weekend. You can also... Read more

    Sep 30, 2021

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    Don Weixl Twin Anchors

    Houseboat Rentals in the Shu

    You can envision the open water. You can feel the warm summer sun. You can hear the sound of the crackling campfire along the shore after night falls. Houseboating in the Shu is just one of the pastimes to enjoy in the area. It’s also a popular... Read more

    Sep 27, 2021

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    Courtesy the Boating BC Association

    Dereliction of Duty

    You’ll see fewer abandoned boats these days, thanks to Transport Canada’s national Abandoned Boats Program. Intent on addressing the issue of abandoned and derelict boats across the country, the program successfully brought into force Bill C-64... Read more

    Jul 23, 2020

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    Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society

    What You Can Do to Prevent Mussels from Invading BC’s Waterways

    So much of what we love about the Shuswap – the clean water, enjoying leisure time on a boat or paddleboard, and just spending moments along the water’s edge – is at risk because of small invasive fresh-water mussels called zebra and quagga mussels.. Read more

    Jul 6, 2020


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