This is an excellent article written by Will Amos (Ecojustice), a friend of PC Patron Becky Mason, explaining how Bill C-45 affects paddlers and cottagers referencing how the Navigable Waters Protection Act has been changed by the Bill C-45. He also explains how these changes to the law could potentially affect our waters this coming paddling season.
Common law will be the new regulation as private citizens or cottage associations, or paddling associations or clubs, have to mount their own fight to uphold their navigation rights. These new rules affect about 99% of Canada's rivers and lakes.
Internship: Editor for Kanawa - Paddle Canada News
PC is seeking an assitant to Kanawa Editor Adrian Camara with stories, editing, content of 3 page Kanawa section in each issue of Rapid Media's magazines - 4 times a year
The redevelopment of the Chaudiere District in Ottawa and Gatineau inches closer to reality with the recent news of the final sale of the Domtar lands by Windmill Development. See recent article in Ottawa Citizen, where Windmill is working closely with National Capital Commission and two cities towards a unique unified approval process for the rezoning of the industrial site. The broad sketch, presented by Windmill, would see the opening of the waterfront with restaurants, cafes and public spaces with views of the water along with a mix of affordable and high end housing plus redevelopment of many heritage buildings on the site.
The Bay of Fundy Sea Kayak Symposium Board of Directors presented a cheque in support of the Bill Mason Memorial Scholarship Fund on Dec 5th, Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia AGM to Paddle Canada Past President, Blair Doyle.
The PC Bill Mason Scholarship Committee would like to thank the BOFSKS event for this contribution.
BOFSKS Directors at CKNS AGM presenting Blair the cheque for $650 on behalf of the Bay of Fundy Sea Kayak Symposium
Lindsey Haist is the 2013/14 Bill Mason Memorial Scholarship Winner.
The Paddle Canada scholarship committee announced earlier this week of their decision to award Lindsay Haist, a student in Environmental Studies at University of Waterloo as the 2013/14 Bill Mason Memorial Scholarship Winner. Lindsey was one of seven applicants for the scholarship this year.
Lindsey's is currently studying at the University of Waterloo, in Kitchener, ON but calls Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island, home. Water based adventure have always been an important part of her life with avid paddling parents. They taught her how to canoe in a beautiful cedar strip canvas canoe. She has paddled by canoe and kayak on many coastal waterways near Tofino and Nanaimo, BC.
The domain crca.ca (the old website for Canadian Recreational Canoeing Associatino) has now been sold to Catarqui Region Conservation Authority (Kingston, Ontario).
Please update your links accordingly if you had linked to our website using http://www.crca.ca/page_you_want_to_link_to
The domains PaddleCanada.com PaddleCanada.org are the only valid sites now for Paddle Canada organization.
We are looking at the Creation of a Fundraising Committee to be chaired by Mike Gilbert, Regional Director for BC
The goal of this committee would be to work on specific campaigns to raise funding for key projects for Paddle Canada such as PaddleSmart, National Paddling Week, French translation of our program manuals, etc. All of these need support and long term sustainability