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#521 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 12:25 PM

Aren't the high seas beyond Canada's territorial jurisdiction?

 

 
  1. high seas - the open ocean, especially that not within any country's jurisdiction.

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#522 todd

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 12:46 PM

This YouTube video is pretty step-by-step on establishing a micronation: https://youtu.be/ZpblP61AYAc

#523 Torrontes

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 12:54 PM

Yes, but these guys are in the foreshore, which is leased by the municipality, and over which they have regulatory rights in any event. If the liveaboards moved to a location more than 300 m. from the tidal high water point, then Saanich couldn't touch them. However, given they are a raft-up, likely a navigation hazard if they move farther off the shore, so the Coast Guard would be after them. What do you bet they don't have any holding tanks?


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#524 Urbanpioneer

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 09:07 AM

Yes, but these guys are in the foreshore, which is leased by the municipality, and over which they have regulatory rights in any event. If the liveaboards moved to a location more than 300 m. from the tidal high water point, then Saanich couldn't touch them. However, given they are a raft-up, likely a navigation hazard if they move farther off the shore, so the Coast Guard would be after them. What do you bet they don't have any holding tanks?

Your not wrong I'm sure the goal is to push the housing challenged "riff raff" out into open waters where they would be at the mercy of the seas and likely subject to torpedo practice from the navy. 

And if you don't think any of the aging properties along the waterfront aren't leaking sewage from old septic fields right into the tidal zone I have a nice non windy tent site on clover point to sell you



#525 Mike K.

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 10:01 AM

You’re probably not wrong about the septic leaks, UP.
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Posted 14 April 2021 - 10:00 PM

The Dead Boat Removal Society must have got more grant money, they were back in Fulford harbour last week clearing out yet more junk. They spent some serious time out there last year getting rid of old junk too.

https://www.abandoneddreams.ca/

Last week they took this beauty and some smaller boats out as well. Nice to clean things up a little.6E0DC3C6-FCB3-4CB9-B3F8-CFA184B52E72.jpeg

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#527 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 May 2021 - 07:29 AM

The woman living on board a floating structure consisting of several boats in violation of a North Saanich order to lift anchors says she plans to leave the water off Lillian Hoffar Park but probably not until the end of May.

 

“We are trying to move them, but my husband (Stewart Jackson) is in the hospital,” said Diana Junus Thursday morning, a day after the deadline imposed by the District of North Saanich for the couple to vacate the waters.

 

Speaking from one of the boats, Junus said her husband has been in hospital since February and recovering after having “almost died” of sepsis. She said it is not clear when he would return. (In an interview last year, Jackson revealed that he has been suffering from a number of health issues, having also undergone an amputation of one of his legs).

 

“We are going to be moving them, but I can’t do it by myself,” said Junus, who expects to leave the waters by the end of May but doesn’t know where she will be going to.

 

“If I lose this, I’m out of a house. I don’t have anywhere to go.”

 

 

 

 

https://www.vicnews....-north-saanich/


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#528 Redd42

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 09:21 AM

Love that little park. The entrance is kind of hidden, with only a few parking spots. From there is a lovely walk through a forested area, out to more of an expansive few of the water in the east. Lots of places to sit and enjoy the view. And yup these folks were there last time I was there. Slightly more modest boat than the ones the marinas you can see from the shore line there.


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Posted 09 May 2021 - 04:54 AM

The Songhees First Nation is spearheading a drive to take more derelict boats out of the water while providing jobs and training for other nations on the South Island.

 

About 100 abandoned and sunken vessels are expected to be removed over the next nine months through the Salish Sea Marine Stewardship Project.

 

The province has provided $2 million through its Clean Coast, Clean Water Initiative to fund the project, led by the Songhees Development Corporation, Salish Sea Industrial Services and the Dead Boats Disposal Society.

 

Salish Sea Industrial Services is a marine construction business jointly owned by the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations in partnership with the Ralmax Group.

 

It operates a 145-foot barge and 150-tonne crawler crane that lifts boats out of the water and hauls them to home base at Point Hope Maritime on the Upper Harbour, where they are broken down in a containment area. Stainless steel pieces, batteries, hull windows, engines, wood, plastics and hydrocarbons are recycled, and the rest — the bulk of it fibreglass — is hauled to the landfill.

 

https://www.timescol...oats-1.24316881


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 09 May 2021 - 04:54 AM.


 



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