lundi 28 juillet 2008

Transport Canada: 70 km/h Speed Limits on Lac Simon

Merci a / Thanks to
Bureau de la sécurité nautique / Office of boating safety
Transports Canada - Sécurité maritime / Transport Canada - Marine Safety

Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations
Canada Shipping Act, 2001

Transport Canada "speed limits" & "permits"
...include Lake Simon


SCHEDULE 6: WATERS ON WHICH POWER-DRIVEN VESSELS AND VESSELS DRIVEN BY ELECTRICAL PROPULSION ARE SUBJECT TO A SPEED LIMIT (Part 3) Article 191.

(a) within 70 m of the high water mark; and 25 km/h
(b) at more than 70 m from the high water mark 70 km/h

SCHEDULE 8: WATERS FOR WHICH A PERMIT IS REQUIRED TO HOLD A SPORTING, RECREATIONAL OR PUBLIC EVENT OR ACTIVITY (Part 3) Article 78.

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As written in Section 12(1)an 12(2) of the Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations (VORR), Transport Canada gives out the permit:

"12(1) The Minister may issue a permit that authorizes a person to hold a sporting, recreational or public event or activity in the waters described in Schedule 8 and that sets out conditions

(a) to minimize risk to the safety of persons and interference with the safe and efficient navigation of vessels; and

(b) to protect the public interest


"12(2) The Minister may issue a permit authorizing a person to hold, in the waters described in subsection 2(7) or in Schedule 5 or 6, a sporting, recreational or public event or activity during which vessels will be operated at a speed that exceeds the maximum speed prescribed by these Regulations in respect of those waters, and that sets out conditions

(a) to minimize risk to the safety of persons and interference with the safe navigation of vessels; and

(b) to protect the public interest.

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See previous letter/photo gallery:
"Poker Run": A Fun Time with Obvious Safety Concerns?

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Questions
Is the Municipality of Lac Simon, Maire Serge Thivierge and its councillors Michel David, Don Saliba, Jean Guy Maillé, Jocelyn Boisvert, Nelson Barnes, Reina Laniel supporting an inherently illegal activity by passing an exemption for the "poker run " that contravenes previous bylaw(s) enacted by the municipality and recognized by Transport Canada in the Canada Shipping Act, 2001?

Why does the Sûreté du Québec not enforce Transport Canada's recognized 70 km/h speed limit?

Do event organizers and/or municipality need event insurance?

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And from the Municipality de Lac Simon web site
Règlement concernant les limites de vitesse sur les lacs


1 commentaire:

Michel a dit...

Je suis propriétaire d'un chalet sur l'ile du Canard Blanc et je tiens à vous appuyez dans vos démarches.

Je tiens également à dénoncer férocement l'activité nautique qui c'est produit sur le lac simon il y a quelques semaines. Le poker rally. Si les rèlements et les lois s,appliquent au cours de l'année, il en devrait être ainsi toujours. Cette journée là c'était incroyable de voir nos embarcations se faire malmener sur nos rives.Je me suis plaint à la SQ ainsi qu'un message au maire.