Boating

Boating (Stu Salkled/Black Press Media)

Amid summer sun, officials remind public to take water safety seriously

RCMP, Search and Rescue and BC branch of Lifesaving Society offer recommendations to those water-bound

Boating (Stu Salkled/Black Press Media)
American pleasure crafts unwelcome in B.C. this year. (BP File Photo, Susan Quinn)

B.C. boaters on lookout for unwanted American travellers

Ad hoc group scanning boat data to catch boaters violating border rules during COVID-19

American pleasure crafts unwelcome in B.C. this year. (BP File Photo, Susan Quinn)
BOATING WITH BARB: Rules and regulations for stand up paddleboarders

BOATING WITH BARB: Rules and regulations for stand up paddleboarders

Barb Thomson Special to The Record Imagine this scenario: We were motoring…

  • Jun 24, 2020
BOATING WITH BARB: Rules and regulations for stand up paddleboarders
Rob Winder took a video of some unconventional boat travel as this boater appears to have taken to the water with his trailer still attached. (Rob Winder/Facebook)

VIDEO: Boat crosses lake in Okanagan with trailer still attached

Local resident films bizarre boat. Clip viewed over 6 million times.

Rob Winder took a video of some unconventional boat travel as this boater appears to have taken to the water with his trailer still attached. (Rob Winder/Facebook)
Experienced mariners know that over-land and over-ocean are two very different forecasts. Photo by Barbara Thomson

BOATING WITH BARB: Weather on the water

BOATING WITH BARB: Weather on the water

  • May 20, 2020
Experienced mariners know that over-land and over-ocean are two very different forecasts. Photo by Barbara Thomson
Rescue crews discovered an individual unresponsive on Norris Rock (red pin) following a boating accident Tuesday night off of Hornby Island. Google Maps

One person dead in boating accident off Hornby Island

Two people involved, one man recovered with hypothermia

Rescue crews discovered an individual unresponsive on Norris Rock (red pin) following a boating accident Tuesday night off of Hornby Island. Google Maps
Comox marina. Photo by Mike Chouinard

BOATING WITH BARB: How COVID-19 has affected pleasure boating

Many marinas are closed to transient boaters due to pandemic

  • May 4, 2020
Comox marina. Photo by Mike Chouinard
BOATING WITH BARB: Tides and Currents - the motion of the ocean

BOATING WITH BARB: Tides and Currents – the motion of the ocean

Barbara Thompson Special to The Record Just imagine this: I was lazing…

  • May 3, 2020
BOATING WITH BARB: Tides and Currents - the motion of the ocean
A humpback whale breaches off the south end of Cortes Island. Photo by Jos Krynen/Eagle Eye Adventures

Quadra & Cortes Islands

Breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife and outdoor adventure await

  • Apr 24, 2020
A humpback whale breaches off the south end of Cortes Island. Photo by Jos Krynen/Eagle Eye Adventures