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Recreational Boating Safety Basics

According to the Drowning Prevention Research Centre, there are around 100 recreational boating-related deaths in Canada every year. To combat these accidents — most of which are preventable — Transport Canada (TC) has doubled down on its resolve to make boaters aware of the dangers of recreational boating, and how to avoid them. This mission, according to TC, has become more pressing in recent years, as recreational boating has surged in popularity since 2020. According to TC, in 80 ...

Boating & Booze: A Dangerous Mix Better Avoided

Picture this: You’re spending a day out on the water, the sun is beating down on you and as the temperatures soar, an ice-cold beer or a mixed drink might seem tempting. While this may sound like a great way to spend a weekend, it carries with it a considerable risk. Statistics show around 40 per cent of deaths and 65 per cent of all boating-related accidents occur under the influence of alcohol. Given that there are around 6,000 accidents that happen on the water per year, 3,900 of these ...