Boating

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

 

Penticton’s Skaha Thunder, left, and the Peach City Dragons dragon boat teams celebrate their victories at the Vernon Dragonboat Festival on the July 23 weekend. (Submitted)

Penticton dragon boaters dominate Vernon festival

Local teams took multiple fastest team titles

 

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

 

The structure, proposed to be built in front of the Lakeshore Racquets Centre, drew plenty of public opposition. (Photo/District of Summerland)

Summerland council sinks private dock proposal for lake shore

‘Historically that area has been a water playground for everyone, not just a fortunate few’

The structure, proposed to be built in front of the Lakeshore Racquets Centre, drew plenty of public opposition. (Photo/District of Summerland)
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

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
John Gates, (second from left ) helps train new volunteers Roy Wilmin (Toque) and Diane Craig. Meanwhile, OLWQS President Birgit Arnstein (Pale Blue Jacket) chats with Brian Faltinson (red jacket), Iain Fraser and Dan Bichel. (Image: Neil Bousquet)

Osoyoos-based research organization’s boat secures a home

The Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society found moorage for its pontoon boat

John Gates, (second from left ) helps train new volunteers Roy Wilmin (Toque) and Diane Craig. Meanwhile, OLWQS President Birgit Arnstein (Pale Blue Jacket) chats with Brian Faltinson (red jacket), Iain Fraser and Dan Bichel. (Image: Neil Bousquet)
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

(Pixabay photo)
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)
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)
Penticton’s Golden Dragons practice on the waters of Skaha Lake. The team is looking for new members to join them. (Submitted)

Penticton’s Golden Dragons dragon boat team looking for new members

The team is looking for anyone interested who is 55 or older

Penticton’s Golden Dragons practice on the waters of Skaha Lake. The team is looking for new members to join them. (Submitted)
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)
Paddlers are gettting ready for the return of the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival. The festival was put on hold for 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19. (Submitted)

Penticton Dragon Boat Festival ready to roar back in 2022

Local teams will also be competing in the Okanagan Super Sprints in June

Paddlers are gettting ready for the return of the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival. The festival was put on hold for 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19. (Submitted)
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)
Repairs on Penticton’s CN Tug on Okanagan Lake will take place starting on March 2 and run until the end of the week, according to the city. (City of Penticton Facebook photo)

Penticton’s CN Tug Boat to undergo repairs after cold-snap leak

About 75,000 litres of water will need to be removed during the repairs

Repairs on Penticton’s CN Tug on Okanagan Lake will take place starting on March 2 and run until the end of the week, according to the city. (City of Penticton Facebook photo)