July 3, 2018

York Regional Police York Regional Police held a public meeting at the Ramada Jackson’s Point Resort on June 25, 2018 discussing the construction of their new marine facility. The police Marine Unit will be moving from Krate’s Marina where they have been located for several years, to Jackson’s Point when the new facilities are completed. The new Jackson’s Point location will reduce the travel time for police and rescue operations when responding to calls from across Lake Simcoe to the Trent Severn Waterway and as far as Barrie and the Narrows. The three larger police vessels will be stored in the water in a new boathouse while other smaller boats, ATV’s and snowmobiles on trailers will be stored outdoors at the same location. This includes their air boat used for winter rescues when ice conditions are uncertain.

Ramada Jacksons Point ConstructionThe Naawij one of the YRP Marine Unit vessels was showcased for the attendees of the meeting. The boat had just returned from a rescue call that occurred during the meeting.

The Marine Unit serves a large area on a 12-month basis and is busy year-round. The total cost of the building’s construction was stated to be $4.6 million in addition to the land acquisition cost and is estimated to be complete and operational by the spring of 2019.

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The International Marina Institute (IMI), a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), is working with their affiliate partner Boating BC Association to bring our much sought-after Intermediate Marina Management (IMM) Course to Nanaimo, British Columbia, December 2-6, 2018.

“I am delighted to not only be bringing the IMM course back to the West Coast but to also be bringing it to our neighbors in Canada. Education is the key to success of any business and IMI is always looking for new regions to train marina industry professionals,” said Merritt Alves, IMI training coordinator. READ MORE

 

 

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“Developing the AIS technical report was a great collaborative effort between the boating industry and the resource management community,” said Brian Goodwin ABYC technical director. READ MORE

 

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