Ontario Government Considering Increasing Renewable Content (Ethanol) In Fuels


Apr 11, 2019

Earlier this month, NMMA Canada participated in a stakeholder consultation with the Ministry of Environment to discuss the government’s proposal to increase the renewable content (e.g. ethanol) in gasoline to 15% as early as 2025 in Ontario. 

NMMA Canada made a submission to the Ontario government asking that blends above E10 not be considered. This message was reiterated at an in-person stakeholder session. It is likely that E15 will proceed in Ontario, so NMMA Canada is asking for proper labelling and extensive education to consumers. Officials from the Ministry of Environment have invited the industry to sit down with the government to provide input into the education campaign. 

To read NMMA Canada’s submission please click here

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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Sunset off St John

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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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