Boating

Dorothy bound for Salt Spring Island in 1910.
(Photo submitted)

125-year-old sailboat being ferried to new home berth on Vancouver Island

Ladysmith Maritime Society will care for Dorothy until Maritime Museum of B.C. finds permanent home

 

Emergency crews out on Okanagan Lake. (Image: Dave Ogilvie)

Man rescued from Okanagan Lake after wind flips boat

Strong winds flipped an inflatable zodiac Wednesday afternoon

 

Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo

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John Gates, (second from left ) helps train new volunteers Roy Wilmin (Toque) and Diane Craig. Meanwhile, OLWQS President Birgit Arnstein (Pale Blue Jacket) chats with Brian Faltinson (red jacket), Iain Fraser and Dan Bichel. (Image: Neil Bousquet)

Osoyoos-based research organization’s boat secures a home

The Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society found moorage for its pontoon boat

John Gates, (second from left ) helps train new volunteers Roy Wilmin (Toque) and Diane Craig. Meanwhile, OLWQS President Birgit Arnstein (Pale Blue Jacket) chats with Brian Faltinson (red jacket), Iain Fraser and Dan Bichel. (Image: Neil Bousquet)
Last year, RCMSAR volunteers from 31 marine rescue stations across coastal and inland B.C. responded to 515 calls for help on the water, assisting and saving 455 people’s lives.

RCMSAR reminds you to ‘call for help immediately’ when facing a marine emergency

If you experience an emergency on the water, call for help immediately.…

  • May 23, 2022
Last year, RCMSAR volunteers from 31 marine rescue stations across coastal and inland B.C. responded to 515 calls for help on the water, assisting and saving 455 people’s lives.
(Pixabay photo)

Duo rescued from Wood Lake after boat flips

Wind and waves caused the boat to lose balance

  • May 17, 2022
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Late on May 2, volunteers Allen Langworth and Rob Sutherland, captain, with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station #106 Shuswap on rescue boat Tolonen remove a boat on a log boom in Shuswap Lake near Copper Island without any further damage. Other crew members not pictured were Tamara Lansing and Dave Harvey. (Marine Search and Rescue photo)

Shuswap marine search and rescue helps couple after boat collides with log boom

Boat operator misreads lights marking the tug and log boom, no one injured

Late on May 2, volunteers Allen Langworth and Rob Sutherland, captain, with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station #106 Shuswap on rescue boat Tolonen remove a boat on a log boom in Shuswap Lake near Copper Island without any further damage. Other crew members not pictured were Tamara Lansing and Dave Harvey. (Marine Search and Rescue photo)
A Canadian coalition is calling for restrictions on boating noise as Transport Canada asks for public feedback on the issue. (Pixabay photo)

B.C. groups want to restrict noisy boats as Transport Canada looks at options

Decibel Coalition members advocating for limits for boat manufacturers and users

A Canadian coalition is calling for restrictions on boating noise as Transport Canada asks for public feedback on the issue. (Pixabay photo)
Penticton’s Golden Dragons practice on the waters of Skaha Lake. The team is looking for new members to join them. (Submitted)

Penticton’s Golden Dragons dragon boat team looking for new members

The team is looking for anyone interested who is 55 or older

Penticton’s Golden Dragons practice on the waters of Skaha Lake. The team is looking for new members to join them. (Submitted)
The District of Sicamous will be drafting a letter to the federal government in opposition to a proposed luxury tax on cars, aircraft and boats. (Scottslm/Pixabay photo)

Sicamous council speaks out against proposed federal luxury tax on new boats

Tax would apply to new boats over $250,000, cars and aircraft over $100,000

The District of Sicamous will be drafting a letter to the federal government in opposition to a proposed luxury tax on cars, aircraft and boats. (Scottslm/Pixabay photo)
The Okanagan Basin Water Board makes six recommendations to fight invasive mussels. (File photo/Cap News)

Okanagan Basin Water Board pushes province for action on invasive mussels

‘If we are B.C.’s number one destination for mussel-infested watercraft, we need to be better prepared’

The Okanagan Basin Water Board makes six recommendations to fight invasive mussels. (File photo/Cap News)
Paddlers are gettting ready for the return of the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival. The festival was put on hold for 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19. (Submitted)

Penticton Dragon Boat Festival ready to roar back in 2022

Local teams will also be competing in the Okanagan Super Sprints in June

Paddlers are gettting ready for the return of the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival. The festival was put on hold for 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19. (Submitted)
After two years in dry dock due to COVID, the Okanagan Quality Life Society will again take out adults with disabilities, seniors in care residences and seniors facilities members for hour-long boat rides on Okanagan Lake starting June 1. (Morning Star - file photo)

Heaven Can Wait to sail again on Vernon arm of Okanagan Lake

Programs offers boat rides to seniors, shut-ins and seniors with disabilities on Okanagan Lake

After two years in dry dock due to COVID, the Okanagan Quality Life Society will again take out adults with disabilities, seniors in care residences and seniors facilities members for hour-long boat rides on Okanagan Lake starting June 1. (Morning Star - file photo)
Repairs on Penticton’s CN Tug on Okanagan Lake will take place starting on March 2 and run until the end of the week, according to the city. (City of Penticton Facebook photo)

Penticton’s CN Tug Boat to undergo repairs after cold-snap leak

About 75,000 litres of water will need to be removed during the repairs

Repairs on Penticton’s CN Tug on Okanagan Lake will take place starting on March 2 and run until the end of the week, according to the city. (City of Penticton Facebook photo)
The Bulk Pangaea, a 225-metre bulk carrier, picked up Shuswap resident Don Cavers (at back with white hair) in a life raft in the Caribbean Sea in mid-December 2021 and took him to Jamaica after his disabled sailboat crashed on a reef. (Photo contributed)

VIDEO: Shuswap man defies odds when his tiny life raft found in Caribbean Sea

Blind Bay resident floats for six days, consuming only nacho chips, crackers and tiny fish

The Bulk Pangaea, a 225-metre bulk carrier, picked up Shuswap resident Don Cavers (at back with white hair) in a life raft in the Caribbean Sea in mid-December 2021 and took him to Jamaica after his disabled sailboat crashed on a reef. (Photo contributed)
The Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society (OLWQS) is in need of a safe and secure location for its 19-foot research boat. Boat captain Iain Fraser is fully trained at collecting water samples at four distinct spots on the Canadian side of Osoyoos lake for the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. (Photo: Neil Bousquet)

Osoyoos-based organization ‘scrambling’ to find location for research boat

The Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society needs to find a safe and secure moorage from May to October

The Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society (OLWQS) is in need of a safe and secure location for its 19-foot research boat. Boat captain Iain Fraser is fully trained at collecting water samples at four distinct spots on the Canadian side of Osoyoos lake for the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. (Photo: Neil Bousquet)
MV Sea Lion, which was built in 1905 and was B.C.'s oldest wooden tugboat, is being scrapped at a shipyard in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C.’s oldest wooden tugboat being scrapped at shipyard in Nanaimo

MV Sea Lion, built in 1905, had a part in 1914 SS Komagata Maru incident

MV Sea Lion, which was built in 1905 and was B.C.'s oldest wooden tugboat, is being scrapped at a shipyard in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.

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Penticton’s local teams in Heat #1 of the mini-Penticton Dragon Boat Festival on Sat. 11. From left to right, the Penticton Golden Dragons, 22 In Sync and Survivorship. (Submitted)

Mini-Penticton Dragon Boat Festival stays COVID-19 safe on Skaha Lake

Despite not having their usual crowds, the paddlers were happy to hit the waves

Penticton’s local teams in Heat #1 of the mini-Penticton Dragon Boat Festival on Sat. 11. From left to right, the Penticton Golden Dragons, 22 In Sync and Survivorship. (Submitted)
An off-duty Revelstoke RCMP officer and his 11-year-old son saved capsized canoers Sept. 6. (Pixabay photo)

Off-duty Revelstoke Mountie and son, 11, rescue capsized canoers

The two men tipped their canoe in Griffin Lake over the weekend

An off-duty Revelstoke RCMP officer and his 11-year-old son saved capsized canoers Sept. 6. (Pixabay photo)