Has your buoy been tagged?
As we had reported earlier, approximately 600 mooring buoys were tagged by Transport Canada for noncompliance. Just under 400 buoys were tagged on Mara Lake and just over 200 along the North Shuswap. Because of the large number of buoys that will need to be replaced, the manufacturers have not been able to meet the demand and many replacement buoys are on back order.
SWOA has been informed that should any of our members have a buoy that has been tagged and their new buoy has been back ordered, that they are advised to contact Transport Canada using the phone number on the tag, the number on the tag, and the name of the dealer who is holding the back order and the expected delivery date. Transport Canada is aware of the backlog of buoys and will consider this when they start their enforcement in late September and October.