Aug 23, 2017

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CPS-ECP is offering INTRODUCTION TO WEATHER for Recreational Boaters, as an online pilot course, beginning September 25th, 2017. Consisting of online self-study components and facilitator supported learning activities, weekly topics and activities will be offered for a ten-week period. These will be enhanced by multimedia presentations like YouTube videos and valuable links to other meteorological websites. An online facilitator will support your learning throughout the course.

Online, you will be able to communicate with your facilitator as well as share experiences and connect with boaters in different parts of the country.

The cost is $125 which includes all materials. Your only requirement is an Internet connection and a willingness to try something different.

For more information or to register for the course, contact DoritGirash at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Middens of Galiano Island

By Catherine Dook

We motored our way into Montague Harbour along a twisted channel with our engine muffled by the leaning trees.

“This is peaceful,” I told my husband, John.

“Look,” I pointed to an eagle sitting on the top of a tree overlooking the channel entrance like a sentinel giving permission for us to pass. Dignified, unruffled, his impassioned gaze noted and then dismissed us, as uninteresting and perhaps unworthy. I was tired. We’d pulled up anchor at Portland Island that morning, and the grind of the diesel engine had worn me down.

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This brief history of the early days of the LaHave River Yacht Club (LRYC) gives an idea of the DIY enthusiasm of the club’s founders and the unpretentious love of boating motivated them.

The LaHave River Yacht Club is located on the West side of the LaHave River, 12 kilometers south of the town of Bridgewater. Founded with 50 members who held their early get-togethers at the old Drill Hall in Bridgewater, since many of them were also in the Reserves. The first slate of officers was: Commodore - Ed Goudey, Vice Commodore - Fred Surbeck, Rear Commodore - Captain Malcolm Wilkie, Treasurer - Macgregor Miller, Secretary - Victor Killam.

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Covey Island Boatworks

Covey Island Boatworks It could be said that Covey Island Boatworks put Canada on the map during the early days of wood/epoxy composite boatbuilding. Today the company has diversified into fiberglass commercial fishing vessels, selling inflatable boats and hybrid and electric propulsion systems from facilities in Lunenburg, Riverport and Liverpool. Things were pretty basic back in 1979 when the yard was established on Covey Island, one of the LaHave Islands in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, by John Steele and two partners.

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