January 29, 2018
On October 13th, 2017, the BC Ministry of Environment launched “world leading” new spill preparedness, response and recovery requirements to address public concerns regarding the impact of spills of regulated substances on the environment and the general public.
ICBC welcomes and plans to work with its insureds in the event of a spill.
Below are amendments to the Environmental Management Act:
1. Environmental Management Act...
January 19, 2018
Many regions in Canada have experienced a surge in cargo theft for 2017. According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, there were calculated losses of $181 million in stolen cargo and equipment between 2014 and 2017. In the first quarter of 2017 alone, over $20 million in stolen cargo and equipment was reported; keeping in mind that there are many other thefts that go unreported so this total could actually be much higher.
Top Target Products...
July 19, 2017
It is important to be familiar with the rules of the water (and the sky) while efforts are being made to fight the devastating fires in BC and Alberta. Keep your distance and avoid jeopardizing any firefighting aircrafts that you see skimming the water.
Any wild fires or activities causing danger should be reported immediately. Residents of BC are asked to call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on mobile devices. If in Alberta, call 310-FIRE (3473)....
June 06, 2017
Stolen Boats Canada has released a list of safe fueling procedures. Please find them below. 1. Moor your boat securely to prevent spillage.2. Shut off all engines.3. Send all guests ashore.4. Extinguish all open flames.5. Do not smoke while refueling.6. Turn off electrical switches, power supplies and avoid using electrical devices such as portable radios.7. Close all windows, portholes, hatches and cabin doors.8. Portable tanks must come...
May 29, 2017
Cowichan Bay’s 32nd Annual Wooden Boat Festival
The 32nd annual Wooden Boat Festival will be taking place at the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre in a few short weeks. The festival will be held over June 17th and 18th, 2017 with lots to see and do. Some of the activities include knot tying workshops, demonstration racing and a rowing competition. Additionally, the famous Fast & Furious Boatbuilding Challenge will be held on June 18th. For...
April 19, 2017
It is estimated that 60 to 80 entrants and their families will be visiting Victoria, BC in June 2018, to participate in the Melges 24 World Championship Regatta. It will be held at the Victoria International Marina, who has partnered with the Royal Victoria Yacht Club to host the event. This annual event has not been in Victoria since 2014 and is expected to draw in an audience worldwide.
For additional race information see the Canadian...