Shuswap boaters a concern

The Enderby and District Services Commission is investigating whether no-wake buoys should be installed

The brakes may be put on speeding boaters on the Shuswap River.

The Enderby and District Services Commission is investigating whether no-wake buoys should be installed along portions of the Shuswap River.

“They would be markers urging boaters to slow down,” said Brad Case, commission director.

There have been long-standing concerns that speeding boats may pose a risk to tubers while the wake created by the boats could erode the river bank.

The commission has the ability to install buoys but it has no enforcement ability as the Shuswap River is the jurisdiction of various federal and provincial agencies.

The next step is to consider the possible expenditure during the development of the 2015 budget.

“Staff will make further inquiries to responsible provincial and federal entities to ensure the information received thus far is consistent with regulatory requirements and fulfills, at least in part, the requirement to demonstrate a local effort to achieve voluntary compliance,” said Tate Bengtson, Enderby’s chief administrative officer.

The preliminary cost is $2,500 per buoy.

As part of the budget process, commission members will also look at the hand-launches on the river to see if upgrades are needed for the sites used by kayakers and others.



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