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Check out this amazing event – fun for everyone from the avid angler to the whole family. It’s for a great cause too! The 24th annual Owen Sound Salmon Spectcular kicks off August 26th and runs until September 4th with 10 days of fishing, food, games, prizes and entertainment. The derby is the main fundraising event Read More

Photo provided by Chris Meyer of Crates Lake Country  Jared finishes off his weekend at the 2011 Orillia Boat Show visiting with Northstar clients by the glow of a 2011 Regal 42 SC. Now that’s camping!

There are two main parts to marine insurance policies – the physical damage coverage and the liability coverage. These two parts are really important when discussing coverage for trailering your boat. Generally, marine policies will cover physical damage to the boat while trailering, but not liability because liability comes from the auto policy. Why? The Read More

The answer to this question is no, it’s not mandatory to have boat insurance. That being said, it’s not mandatory to have it on your home either but who wants to risk it? I could say the usual things like ‘insurance gives you peace of mind’ or ‘insurance protects your investment’ but we’ve all heard these. I Read More

Last weekend’s Boating for Cure in Muskoka was a success, raising almost $91,000 for Prostate and Breast Cancer Research. Participants donned their pinks and blues with a spirit the wet weather couldn’t dampen, enjoying the day and showing their support for a great cause.

On June 25, the third annual Boating for the Cure will kick off from the Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst, Muskoka. Since 2009, this great fundrasing event has raised over $105,000 for Prostate Cancer Canada and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. This year’s goal is to raise a staggering $100,000, well within reach when you consider Read More

The Canadian Hydrographic Service, Fisheries and Oceans Canada has issued a water level advisory due to lower than average water levels on Lakes Superior, Michigan-Huron, Lake St. Clair and Montreal Harbour. They have advised that boater’s should exercise caution, particularly in high wind conditions. Please see the following link for detailed information. Canadian Hydrographic Service

According to Environment Canada, it’s likely that water levels on lakes Erie and Ontario are going to be below average throughout the spring and summer but as of the April publication of LEVELnews there had been an increase in levels during March, making the chance of reaching average or higher levels a little more probable. Read More

The annual Orillia Perch Festival kicked off on April 16th and runs to May 7th, hosted by the Orillia Chamber of Commerce and the Orillia Fish & Game Conservation Club.  Particpants head out on Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching to test their skill in the pursuit of over 60 tagged perch worth $500 each and two bonus Read More

Starting tomorrow, it going to be tougher to get your Operator’s Card. If you’re going to take your exam online you will have to work through a 3 hour online study course, including practice questions before you can write the open book exam which itself has increased from 36 to 50 questions. Opinions vary on whether or Read More

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