Kerry Hann

Kerry Hann

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Weed on the Water?

On October 17 of last year, the federal government’s much publicized Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) legalized, regulated and restricted access to cannabis in Canada. Government stated that this Act is a strict legal framework for controlling the production, distribution, sale, possession and use of cannabis in Canada. It allows adults to possess and use small amounts of cannabis. This will no longer be a criminal offence in Canada. In addition, an Act to amend the Criminal Code (Bill C-46) ...

Your Most Important Piece of Equipment

The winter season is an ideal time for Atlantic Canadian recreational boaters to check and review their vessel’s equipment. While most boatowners will take this downtime to inspect hulls, sails and engines, the most important pieces of equipment that should be carefully checked are sometimes taken for granted — lifejackets and personal flotation devices (PFDs). You are required by law to have a lifejacket or PFD on board for each person on a watercraft. This even includes human-powe...

Vessel Tariff Could Prove Costly for Industry

Canada’s $10-billion recreational boating industry is caught in the middle of a trade war with its powerful neighbour to the south. As trade talks between Canada and the United States continued on a downward spiral this past spring, U.S. President Donald Trump lived up to an earlier threat and slapped a 25 per cent tariff on steel and a 10 per cent tariff on aluminum from Canada. While it is more than reasonable for Canada to retaliate to these tariffs, what is questionable and seemin...

A New Course for Atlantic Boating

Welcome to the winter 2018 issue of Atlantic Boating Magazine — the first published under the Navigator Publishing brand. Navigator Publishing has been covering the commercial marine industry in Atlantic Canada for more than two decades and we are now excited about the opportunity to broaden our scope to include recreational sail and power boats. According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, the recreational boating industry in Canada had an estimated 2016 revenue of $10 ...