Invasive Species Awareness Week February 22 – 28 2015

Invasive Species


You can help prevent the spread.   Learn, Talk, and Take Action.

Invasive Species Awareness Week is an annual event to encourage education about invasive species and inspire people to take an active role in preventing their spread.

This year, the Invasive Species Centre will be celebrating Canadian invasive species achievements, ground breaking research, innovative management efforts and brand new resources.

What are Invasive Species?

Invasive species threaten and transform the wildlife, woodlands, urban forests and waterways that Canadians depend on, costing this country billions of dollars in losses to forestry, agriculture, fisheries and other industries affected by their impact.

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Neptunus 650F Review

Neptunus 650F 400

By Andy Adams

Over the years Canadian Yachting has had the pleasure of doing several boat review articles on new Neptunus models and we are familiar with the qualities that Neptunus is famous for. They have all been exceptional yachts, but this is the one I would most want to own myself. It’s a personal choice and a matter of taste as to whether you would prefer to have a sedan express model or a flybridge but in my opinion, the flybridge layout offers some wonderful attributes.

We met with Neptunus Managing Director Jan Willem De Jong this past fall to take the new Neptunus 650F out in Lake Ontario. 

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The Other Virgin Islands

Sunset off St John

By Mark Stevens

I was first seduced by the United States Virgin Islands during a ferry ride from St. Thomas to Tortola to begin one of our earliest British Virgin Islands charters nearly twenty years ago.

A perfect sunset off St. John with St. Thomas views for backdrop.

Clearing Pillsbury Sound, surrounded by voluptuous emerald mountains as the ferry sliced through royal blue waters, I was struck by the unspoiled ambiance of St. John, the island gliding past our starboard beam and the irresistible charm of a village called Cruz Bay visible from our quarter stern.

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