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Boating and Cannabis: What You Need to Know

In Boating Tips, Regulations by Kristen

How will the new regulations regarding the possession and use of cannabis affect the operation of vessels? Quoteed the following information received from Transport Canada: Since October 17, 2018, the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) has legalized, regulated and restricted access to cannabis. This Act is a strict legal framework for controlling the production, distribution, sale, possession and use of cannabis …

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Why Should I Take A Boating Course?

In Regulations by Kristen

Let us start by asking you the following question: Would you start driving a car before taking a course and/or driving lessons? The answer is probably no and for good reason. When it comes to operating a boat, especially a power boat, personal watercraft or sailboat, we often ask the same question and the answer we get is usually very …

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Replacement Cards

In Regulations by Kristen

Now is the time of year when many members need to replace a lost Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), an ROC(M) card or a membership card. Getting a replacement card online is very simple and easy. Members also have the benefit of paying 40% less for a single replacement PCOC or an ROC(M) card as compared to non-members. With the …

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Amendments to the Small Vessel Regulations

In Regulations by Kristen

Effective May 16. 2018, the following amendments have been made to the Small Vessel Regulations: SOR/2018-102 of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001. Regarding Pleasure Craft Licenses: A Pleasure Craft License is valid for a period of ten (10) years beginning on the day on which it is issued,¬†transferred or renewed. To clarify, this is not your Pleasure Craft Operator Card …