Boating

Commercial fishing boat the Arctic Fox II sunk off the coast of Vancouver Island in August of 2020, killing two crew members. (Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission)

Insufficient maintenance contributed to fatal sinking of B.C.’s Arctic Fox II: report

Skipper and one crew member died as a result of the incident, one crew member survived

 

Kris Cudmore shared this photo on Shuswap Everything Friendly Thursday evening, Aug. 11, which he took while trying to help out on his Sea-Doo after he learned the boat had capsized and people were calling for help. (Kris Cudmore/Facebook)

RCMP issue warning after boat capsizes on Shuswap Lake during big storm

Two people rescued, police urge boaters to check weather conditions before heading out

 

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP conducting vessel checks on Okanagan Lake. (Photo/RCMP)

Kelowna boater bounced from Okanagan Lake after refusing breath sample

RCMP was conducting patrols, checking vessels for safety compliance

 

Options for Kelowna non-boat owner residents and tourists to have fun on Okanagan Lake have expanded with the GetMyBoat service app. (Contributed)

Have fun, but stay safe on Okanagan Lake this weekend: Kelowna RCMP

More RCMP resources brought in for B.C. Day long weekend

Options for Kelowna non-boat owner residents and tourists to have fun on Okanagan Lake have expanded with the GetMyBoat service app. (Contributed)
Boat flips on Okanagan Lake. (Instagram)

11 men tossed into Okanagan Lake after pontoon boat flips

The incident happened Saturday afternoon

Boat flips on Okanagan Lake. (Instagram)
Lake Country RCMP Detachment (Brittany Webster)

Man drowns while helping another person on Okanagan’s Wood Lake

B.C. Coroner Service attended the scene

  • Jul 18, 2022
Lake Country RCMP Detachment (Brittany Webster)
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

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

Emergency crews out on Okanagan Lake. (Image: Dave Ogilvie)
Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo

Let Outdoors West be your guide to the great outdoors this summer!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo
More than 40 people gathered in Salmon Arm’s Marine Peace Park on May 26 to celebrate 20 years of paddling for the Shuswap Dragon Boat Society and Friends Abreast dragon boat team. (Photo contributed)

Shuswap dragon boaters celebrate 20 years of paddling, camaraderie

Friends Abreast team raises awareness, funds for breast cancer research and early detection

  • May 31, 2022
More than 40 people gathered in Salmon Arm’s Marine Peace Park on May 26 to celebrate 20 years of paddling for the Shuswap Dragon Boat Society and Friends Abreast dragon boat team. (Photo contributed)
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
(Pixabay photo)
The Friends Abreast Dragon Boat Team was born 20 years ago and has been providing support, camaraderie and exercise for dragon boaters since, as well as supporting charities and raising awareness of breast cancer and mammograms. (Contributed)

Shuswap’s Friends Abreast celebrates 20 years of paddling, supporting women’s health

Other teams followed in its wake, with several dragon boat festivals held in Salmon Arm

  • May 16, 2022
The Friends Abreast Dragon Boat Team was born 20 years ago and has been providing support, camaraderie and exercise for dragon boaters since, as well as supporting charities and raising awareness of breast cancer and mammograms. (Contributed)
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)
Travellers into British Columbia with a watercraft of any kind are required to stop for inspection, and decontamination if necessary, which is provided free of charge by the BC Conservation Officer Service. BC Conservation Officer Service photo

Prevent aquatic invasive species with these steps: Clean-Drain-Dry and stop for watercraft inspection

Invasive Species Action Month offers timely reminder for Shuswap boaters and watercraft users

  • May 2, 2022
Travellers into British Columbia with a watercraft of any kind are required to stop for inspection, and decontamination if necessary, which is provided free of charge by the BC Conservation Officer Service. BC Conservation Officer Service photo
Salmon Arm RCMP provide several safety tips for boaters to follow before heading out on the lakes in the Shuswap this spring or summer. (Metro Stock photo)

‘Don’t let a fun day on the lake end in tragedy’: Salmon Arm RCMP

Along with personal flotation devices for everyone, tips include informing someone of trip plan

Salmon Arm RCMP provide several safety tips for boaters to follow before heading out on the lakes in the Shuswap this spring or summer. (Metro Stock 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)
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)
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)