Open water again on Stuart Lake

With boating season back on, Boating Safety Week is just in time to remind everyone going out on the water to do what they can to stay safe.

  • May. 25, 2012 4:00 p.m.

Boats are appearing back on Stuart Lake.

With boating season, there are some very real risks, and Boating Safety Week is just in time to remind everyone going out on the water to do what they can to stay safe.

May 19-25 is the week designated Boating Safety Week for Canadians.

In the past 20 years, boating fatalities have gone down, however, in over 80 per cent of drownings, not wearing a life jacket remains a factor.

Alcohol and boating is also a very dangerous mix.

Visit www.smartboater.ca and www.csbc.ca for further information.