March 1, 2013
It is safe to say that Islands Trust is not very pleased with the results of this report just released by Transport Canada on the extent of the problem regarding Derelict Boats across Canada Transport Canada Derelict Vessel Report 2012. Islands Trust has been very active on this issue and a committee was struck by the Unions of B.C. Municipalities to try and get some action on behalf of all coastal communities.
There is some question as to the validity of the inventory on the BC coast and an audit of what information was used is likely to be pursued. The conclusions are disappointing as no solution is in sight but a recommendation to form yet more committees.
Councillor Alison Morse of Bowen Island will be collecting data from Howe Sound to report to Islands Trust. You can help by sending photos and location of a derelict vessel to email@example.com.