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The many myths of impaired boating

Thursday, June 01, 2017 @ 8:52 AM | By Nathan Baker

Warmer weather is here and with it the opening of cottages and the putting of boats back into the lake. With these cottage weekends comes drinking and, sometimes, poor or uninformed decisions.

Impaired boating is not as well understood as impaired driving. There seems to be a general belief that there is less culpability in drinking and boating than in drinking and driving. This is far from the truth.

Impaired boating is dealt with under the same section of the Criminal Code as impaired driving. A...