Oil Spills in Your Backyard

Oil Spills

May 9, 2016

Vancouver hosted the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference this month, the Province’s new spill legislation was debated on the floor of the legislature, and Georgia Strait Alliance published an eye-opening report about the health and economic consequences of major oil spills on coastal communities.

Shipping traffic that passes through the Salish Sea is set to rise significantly, with more than a dozen major new export projects currently proposed on both sides of the Canada-US border. And with that comes a dramatic increase in the risk of oil spills.

What if a major oil spill happened here in BC – in your community? What would it mean to you and your family?

Our new report reveals the predicted impacts of a major spill in the Salish Sea, and tells the stories of people and places that have suffered devastating spills in the past.

Get the facts about how an oil spill could impact your health, your community and the local environment.



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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