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Halfmoon Happenings: SAR offering free vessel fire safety checks Saturday

Also, 300 letters sent to warn of possible water leaks
Life jacket against deck

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week and enjoyed some of the beautiful sunny weather. Temperatures are creeping up ever so slowly, and summer will be here before we know it so enjoy this pleasant weather while we can. 

Boating enthusiasts! Are you ready for another great summer on the water? Do you have what it takes to stay safe? Well the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 12 team (RCM SAR12) has the answer for you. On Saturday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., certified safety volunteers from the Halfmoon Bay RCMSAR team will be available at the government docks and nearby marinas in Porpoise Bay and Secret Cove to do a free safety check on your vessel. Register in advance or on the day of to have your vessel checked for essential safety equipment and to learn more about keeping you, your passengers and your boat safe on the water. It only takes a few minutes and is well worth your time. To register or for more information send an email to stationleader@rcmsar12.org or check out the boating safety section on their website at rcmsar12.org. If any boat owner is unable to attend on Saturday and would like to participate in this free safety inspection, please send contact information to info@rcmsar12.org. Thank-you to all the volunteers for offering their time and expertise to help all of us stay safe on the water! 

Speaking of water. Recently, the SCRD – water services division sent out 300 letters advising property owners of possible water leaks on their property. These letters are sent quarterly in an effort to conserve our water supply as well as help prevent property damage should the leak be severe. We have reported to the SCRD that some areas along Redrooffs Road have puddles or traces of water long after there has been precipitation so it’s assumed there may be a problem. If you notice excess water and believe there may be a leak on your property or neighbouring property, please contact the Water Services division of the SCRD at 604 885-6895 or emergency answering service at 1-866-291-4645. There is also some information on their website at scrd.ca/water. Thankfully we are only in Stage 1 water restrictions at this time but that could change quickly so conserve when and wherever you can and report any issues as soon as possible.  

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Be safe, be gentle, and always be kind.