Apr 1, 2019

NMMA LogoEarlier 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.

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LIONS GATE MARINA IS FIRST NORTH VANCOUVER FACILITY TO EARN ECO-CERTIFICATION WITH 4-ANCHOR RATING

Lions Gate MarinaNorth Vancouver’s Lions Gate Marina has achieved eco-certification by Georgia Strait Alliance’s Clean Marine BC program, which helps boating facilities to reduce the impact of recreational boating on the Strait of Georgia and beyond by implementing environmental best practices.

Clean Marine BC (CMBC) is a voluntary environmental recognition program for marinas, harbour authorities, yacht clubs, and boatyards. Participating facilities are awarded an anchor rating from one to five, which is based on the results of an independent audit. Lions Gate Marina has achieved a four-anchor rating. 

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BOATING ONTARIO LAUNCHES THEIR ABANDONED BOATS PROJECT

Boating Ontario LogoBoating Ontario announces the official launch of the Abandoned Boats Project Awareness Campaign aiming to increase boat owners’ awareness of their responsibilities, including proper management of their boat at the end of its life.

Boating Ontario was the recipient of a grant under Transport Canada’s Abandoned Boats Program assisting in the removal of abandoned or wrecked small boats posing a risk to Canadian Waters.  The program will help to educate small boat owners about how to responsibly manage their boats and support research on boat recycling.

 

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