Cole Island to be Preserved through Upgrade
Dec 14, 2016
A new $160,000 grant shared equally by B.C.’s Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Parks Canada will be used to shore up and improve the remaining structures on Cole Island, located in the north end of Esquimalt...
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Ancient Clam Gardens
Jan 27, 2017
Something old, something new, Something hidden in plain view. —Anon.
50 Percent Savings on Vehicle Fares Starts Today on BC Ferries
Nov 14, 2016
BC Ferries customers travelling on select sailings will receive 50 percent off the standard vehicle fare. This year there are more than 3,100 promotional sailings to choose from, including select Sunday morning sailings. For North Coast routes servicing Port Hardy, Prince...
Raise Your Spirits at Sidney's Seaport Place
Nov 14, 2016
The town of Sidney is a great destination for boaters. Two large local marinas provide access to provisions, the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, a sculpture walk along the ocean and a horde of restaurants and enticing shops. It’s also home...
Philbrook's Boatyard: 60+ Years of Excellence
Nov 14, 2016
This Sidney-based boatyard has been building new boats and repairing old ones for over 60 years
Washington state asking the EPA to forbid boat sewage discharges into Puget Sound
Nov 14, 2016
Puget Sound up to the Canadian border would become a “no-discharge zone” for treated and untreated sewage from private boats and commercial vessels under a Washington petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The zone’s northern boundaries would be the Juan...
Marina Updates November 2016
Nov 4, 2016
Changes at ShearwaterShearwater Fishing Resort, Lodge & Marina’s store, Hodge Podge, has expanded into the space previously occupied by Rosie’s. Not to miss the coffee service at Rosie’s, the expansion includes the addition of a coffee bar. Shearwater has added...
Motivations and Advice from a Bluewater Sailor
Oct 11, 2016
According to the Guinness Book of World Records Jeanne Socrates holds the record as the oldest woman to sail single-handedly around the world. She already holds the record so why is she setting off on an around-the-world adventure again?
Prince Rupert's Cow Bay Marina Is Open for Business
Oct 11, 2016
In July 2015, PY reported that Prince Rupert was adding a new marina to replace and supplement the existing Prince Rupert Rowing and Yacht Club (PRRYC). The latter facility primarily served a few local yachts and many fishboats. Transient moorage...
Removal of Viki Lyne II from Ladysmith Harbour gets underway
Oct 6, 2016
The abandoned and decaying Viki Lyne II is currently being removed from Ladysmith Harbour as part of the execution of a contract tendered by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and it will be dismantled in the following weeks. “We are pleased...
Concern over Aquaculture Application for The Cut
Sep 21, 2016
Penelakut Seafoods Ltd., a Gulf Islands clam and oyster farming company based on Penelakut Island, has applied to establish an extended aquaculture farm in the waters of The Cut: the waterway separating the former Kuper Island from Thetis Island. The...
Mandarin-Language Boating Courses Offered in B.C.
Sep 14, 2016
Training in boat operation for local Mandarin-speaking residents has moved into high gear. Jack Tang, founder of the Continental Yachting Academy in Richmond, says the academy’s training program has a large enrollment of students and is designed to maximize boater...


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