Boating

Lake Country Fire Department assisted with the rescue of a pair of boaters May 16 on Wood Lake. (Pixabay photo)

Duo rescued from Wood Lake after boat flips

Wind and waves caused the boat to lose balance

  • May 17, 2022

 

The Kalavista Boat Launch in the District of Coldstream has officially re-opened on Monday, May 9, following construction. Users are advised, however, the water in Kalamalka Lake is quite shallow and to use at own risk. (File photo)

Kalavista Boat Launch in Coldstream re-opens

Construction completed; water in Kal Lake quite shallow; use at own risk says district

 

The District of Coldstream says the Kinloch Boat Launch has reopened after a temporary shutdown. (Gyula Kiss photo)

Coldstream boat launch re-opens

Kinloch and Kekuli Bay launches open to access Kal Lake; Kalavista still closed due to construction

 

Late on May 2, volunteers Allen Langworth and Rob Sutherland, captain, with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station #106 Shuswap on rescue boat Tolonen remove a boat on a log boom in Shuswap Lake near Copper Island without any further damage. Other crew members not pictured were Tamara Lansing and Dave Harvey. (Marine Search and Rescue photo)

Shuswap marine search and rescue helps couple after boat collides with log boom

Boat operator misreads lights marking the tug and log boom, no one injured

Late on May 2, volunteers Allen Langworth and Rob Sutherland, captain, with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station #106 Shuswap on rescue boat Tolonen remove a boat on a log boom in Shuswap Lake near Copper Island without any further damage. Other crew members not pictured were Tamara Lansing and Dave Harvey. (Marine Search and Rescue photo)
(Kingfisher Boats photo)

KingFisher Boats expands manufacturing plant in Vernon

The boat manufacturer is constructing two new buildings at its property at north end of Swan Lake

(Kingfisher Boats photo)
Coldstrea’s Kinloch Boat Launch will be closed May 2-6 as Telus completes upgrade on Kinloch Drive. (Gyula Kiss photo)

Temporary closure for Coldstream boat launch

Kinloch Boat Launch closed May 2-6 as Telus does upgrade work

  • Apr 29, 2022
Coldstrea’s Kinloch Boat Launch will be closed May 2-6 as Telus completes upgrade on Kinloch Drive. (Gyula Kiss photo)
The Vernon Rowing and Dragon Boat Club is inviting people to get involved as it prepares to start its 26th season May 3, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Vernon rowing club paddles to Swan Lake for 26th season

New paddlers are invited to get involved in a sport that benefits body and mind

The Vernon Rowing and Dragon Boat Club is inviting people to get involved as it prepares to start its 26th season May 3, 2022. (Submitted photo)
The City of Vernon is looking at more parking options for Paddlewheel Park on Okanagan Lake. (Morning Star - file photo)

More parking options ‘paramount’ for popular Vernon boat launch

City trying to create more parking at and for Paddlewheel Park but staffing issues have stalled the plan

The City of Vernon is looking at more parking options for Paddlewheel Park on Okanagan Lake. (Morning Star - file photo)
A Canadian coalition is calling for restrictions on boating noise as Transport Canada asks for public feedback on the issue. (Pixabay photo)

B.C. groups want to restrict noisy boats as Transport Canada looks at options

Decibel Coalition members advocating for limits for boat manufacturers and users

A Canadian coalition is calling for restrictions on boating noise as Transport Canada asks for public feedback on the issue. (Pixabay photo)
The District of Sicamous will be drafting a letter to the federal government in opposition to a proposed luxury tax on cars, aircraft and boats. (Scottslm/Pixabay photo)

Sicamous council speaks out against proposed federal luxury tax on new boats

Tax would apply to new boats over $250,000, cars and aircraft over $100,000

The District of Sicamous will be drafting a letter to the federal government in opposition to a proposed luxury tax on cars, aircraft and boats. (Scottslm/Pixabay photo)
The Okanagan Basin Water Board makes six recommendations to fight invasive mussels. (File photo/Cap News)

Okanagan Basin Water Board pushes province for action on invasive mussels

‘If we are B.C.’s number one destination for mussel-infested watercraft, we need to be better prepared’

The Okanagan Basin Water Board makes six recommendations to fight invasive mussels. (File photo/Cap News)
The Oyama boat launch, and other Lake Country launches, could soon charge fees to commercial users. (Jennifer Smith - Calendar Staff)

Lake Country on board with commercial boat launch fees

All Okanagan communities urged to implement fees

The Oyama boat launch, and other Lake Country launches, could soon charge fees to commercial users. (Jennifer Smith - Calendar Staff)
After two years in dry dock due to COVID, the Okanagan Quality Life Society will again take out adults with disabilities, seniors in care residences and seniors facilities members for hour-long boat rides on Okanagan Lake starting June 1. (Morning Star - file photo)

Heaven Can Wait to sail again on Vernon arm of Okanagan Lake

Programs offers boat rides to seniors, shut-ins and seniors with disabilities on Okanagan Lake

After two years in dry dock due to COVID, the Okanagan Quality Life Society will again take out adults with disabilities, seniors in care residences and seniors facilities members for hour-long boat rides on Okanagan Lake starting June 1. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Bulk Pangaea, a 225-metre bulk carrier, picked up Shuswap resident Don Cavers (at back with white hair) in a life raft in the Caribbean Sea in mid-December 2021 and took him to Jamaica after his disabled sailboat crashed on a reef. (Photo contributed)

VIDEO: Shuswap man defies odds when his tiny life raft found in Caribbean Sea

Blind Bay resident floats for six days, consuming only nacho chips, crackers and tiny fish

The Bulk Pangaea, a 225-metre bulk carrier, picked up Shuswap resident Don Cavers (at back with white hair) in a life raft in the Caribbean Sea in mid-December 2021 and took him to Jamaica after his disabled sailboat crashed on a reef. (Photo contributed)
MV Sea Lion, which was built in 1905 and was B.C.'s oldest wooden tugboat, is being scrapped at a shipyard in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C.’s oldest wooden tugboat being scrapped at shipyard in Nanaimo

MV Sea Lion, built in 1905, had a part in 1914 SS Komagata Maru incident

MV Sea Lion, which was built in 1905 and was B.C.'s oldest wooden tugboat, is being scrapped at a shipyard in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.

Enjoy the great outdoors this winter with Outdoors West!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.
The City of Vernon is moving forward with amendments to its parks and public spaces bylaw to help regulate boat moorage at the public Paddlewheel Park boat launch, which includes the maximum time signage. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Bylaw changes shored up to deal with Vernon boats

Paddlewheel Park has a busy public launch but the city has noticed boats moored there for extended periods

The City of Vernon is moving forward with amendments to its parks and public spaces bylaw to help regulate boat moorage at the public Paddlewheel Park boat launch, which includes the maximum time signage. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The boat launch on Okanagan Lake at 8130 Tronson Road will be temporarily closed from Oct. 4 to Nov. 17 to facilitate a neighbouring City of Vernon project. (City of Vernon photo)

Vernon boat launch to temporarily close

City closing Tronson Road launch on Okanagan Lake for more than a month to facilitate neighbouring project

The boat launch on Okanagan Lake at 8130 Tronson Road will be temporarily closed from Oct. 4 to Nov. 17 to facilitate a neighbouring City of Vernon project. (City of Vernon photo)
An off-duty Revelstoke RCMP officer and his 11-year-old son saved capsized canoers Sept. 6. (Pixabay photo)

Off-duty Revelstoke Mountie and son, 11, rescue capsized canoers

The two men tipped their canoe in Griffin Lake over the weekend

An off-duty Revelstoke RCMP officer and his 11-year-old son saved capsized canoers Sept. 6. (Pixabay photo)
The Kalavista Boat Launch in the District of Coldstream will be closed as of Sept. 13, 2021 until March 31, 2022. (Morning Star file)

Coldstream boat launch closes for 6 months

Last chance to launch this weekend before sewer work begins Monday, Sept. 13

The Kalavista Boat Launch in the District of Coldstream will be closed as of Sept. 13, 2021 until March 31, 2022. (Morning Star file)