Category Archives: drowning

July .8 .2016

Anchors Away on Boating Safety

Feeling the mist and breeze on your face can be one of life’s great pleasures. We are naturally drawn to the water and boating is one of our favourite summer pastimes. Here in BC, we’re especially...
August .24 .2015

Cold Water Kills

There is nothing like a nice swim in BC’s beautiful clear lakes, rivers and seashores to cool off from the summer heat. But there can be a danger lurking in even the most pristine waters.
July .18 .2013

BC Water-Related Fatalities on the Rise

Did you know that nearly 500 Canadians die every year in water-related incidents? And this year the numbers are climbing with an alarming 37 water-related fatalities reported in BC waters. This time...
August .14 .2012

Drowning is Preventable Say RCMP

Look before you leap! That's what the RCMP is asking from vacationers spending time on the water this summer. Why? Because, there have been 39 drownings in B.C. so far in 2012, three of which...
June .28 .2012

Safety on the River

We recently blogged about staying safe while boating on the ocean or a lake this summer. But what about the dangers of boating on a river? Are you prepared for bad weather, accidents, or floods?...
May .31 .2012

Boaters: New Regulations in Force this Summer

Summer is just around the corner, and for many that means it's time to put their boat back in the open water. But as of April 2011, B.C. now has stricter regulations for pleasure craft operators....


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