Anatomy of a Boating Accident

Every year around 500 people lose their life in the water in Canada. Most of these deaths happen doing recreational activities involving boats. Learn the make up of boating fatalities in Canada and what you can do to help prevent them.

You and a few buddies get together for a day of fishing on a local lake. It is a beautiful morning and you motor out to your favorite spot, drop the anchor and bait your hooks. As the morning dwindles on, the fishing is not that great but hey, you’re fishing with friends so how bad can it be?

Written by Neil Gagne


Night Sailing Hazards

It was a wonderful night sail. We were just approaching the bay where we had planned to set the anchor and call it a night. Then, out of no where about 25 yards to starbord was a big object. Problem was that until it went past us, we never seen it. I asked my instructor what it was. He said, "I dunno. Whatever it was, it was a hull splitter!"

I recently read an article that tracked airline incidents and it made an interesting discovery. A significant number of aircraft incidents happened while the aircraft was taxiing in to the gate after the flight was completed. One of the main reasons the article cited was that the Pilots had considered the flight over as well and although they were still moving, many had let down their guard in anticipationn of wraping up the flight. In other words, they were mentally already in their car and half way home even though they hadn't finished the flight yet. 


Lake Watch

Calling all Alberta boaters... ALMS needs your help this summer. Alberta Lake Management Societies Lakewatch program is a volunteer program which collects improtant information such as water tempreture, clarity and Ph. This information is used for education, monitoring and managment of our pristine Alberta lakes.



What is the Program?


Alberta’s volunteer lake monitoring program, known as Lakewatch, has been an important source of water quality data for lake & watershed stewardship groups, local government, provincial government, lake users, and cottage owners. Lakewatch strives to accomplish four primary objectives:


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