Michael Simmons with CBC's Lyndsay Duncombe

Abandoned Boats in Saanich Inlet & B.C.

Hundreds of abandoned watercraft are in B.C. oceans and rivers, posing an ecological risk. CBC News reporter Lyndsay Duncombe meets some of the people working for change including the Saanich Inlet Protection Society. SIPS Director Michael Simmons met with the CBC reporter to discuss and present the problem.

While the CBC refers to Derelict Boats we prefer to use the terms used in the Wrecked, Abandoned and Hazardous Vessels Act (WAHVA). They are "DILAPIDATED" and "ABANDONED".

CBC's Stephen Quinn also highlighted the issue on The Early Edition radio program. You can listen to the broadcast here.

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