A pile of non-compliant buoys were pulled from Mara Lake by Transport Canada in May 2019. (Chris Smit/CSRD photo)

Illegal buoys to be removed from Shuswap, Mara lakes

Transport Canada enforcement action to occur Oct. 21 to 25

Transport Canada will be removing non-compliant buoys from Shuswap and Mara lakes.

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District says Transport Canada will be in the region between Oct. 21 and 25, targeting buoys tagged as non-compliant earlier this year in the Scotch Creek and Sicamous areas of Shuswap Lake, as well as on Mara Lake.

This enforcement action is part of an effort to clean up the spread of non-compliant buoys in the area.

“Tagging notifies the owners of the violations and gives them an opportunity to ensure their buoy is brought into line with Transport Canada regulations,” explains the CSRD. “Buoys can be removed if they are not following the regulations regarding the correct size, colour and identification. This can be hazardous for boaters or other users of the lake.

Read more: Transport Canada pulls non-compliant buoys from Mara Lake

Read more: Non-compliant buoys, dock removed from Shuswap Lake

“Buoys must also be affixed properly so they are anchored in place with appropriate materials.”

CSRD bylaw enforcement staff will be supporting Transport Canada with the removal effort.

Fifty-nine buoys have already been removed from Shuswap and Mara lakes since November 2018. The CSRD has additional information for waterfront property owners regarding docks and buoys on its website under Dock & Buoy Regulations.


@SalmonArm
marthawickett@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Plan in works to keep Salmon Arm’s homeless people warm in extreme weather

Advocate aims higher, wants a 24/7 friendship centre operating in city

CSRD’s plan to create economic development society meets resistance

Electoral Area E director wants to withdraw area from the proposal

A Salmon Arm mortgage investment corporation faces BC Securities hearing

Securities commission alleges misrepresentations and false or misleading statements in documents

Salmon Arm prepares for Rogers Hometown Hockey

Businesses and residents encouraged to wear jerseys, show their hockey spirit

UBCO students raise funds for those affected by Philippine volcano eruption

All proceeds will be donated to the Philippine Red Cross

B.C.-based Coulson Aviation C-130 crashes in Australia

Three people are confirmed dead in the crash in New South Wales

New nasal spray launched in Canada to combat hypoglycemic shock in diabetics

Baqsimi is a nasal spray contains three milligrams of glucagon

Prices for recreational marijuana in B.C. down from a year ago

New inflation figures show gasoline, housing and certain kinds of food cost more

B.C. RCMP spent roughly $750K on massive manhunt for Port Alberni men

Manitoba RCMP helped with 17-day search through the province’s northern terrain

Future space homes could be made of mushrooms

NASA explores use of fungi to build structures in space

Empty speedboat sinks off Kelowna shore on Okanagan Lake

This is the third report of a boat found in the lake in the past two weeks

Most Read