Council supports Trenton Power Squadron initiative

By Cecilia Nasmith

Cobourg council voted this week to waive the $50 permit fee that would normally be charged for the RCAF Trenton Power Squadron to hold its Recreational Vehicle Courtesy Check July 13.

“We are a member of the Canadian Power/Sail Squadron, a national volunteer organization focuesd on promotion of safe boating in Canada through teaching safe boating courses and promoting boating safety,” said the letter from coordinator Phyllis Durnford.

The checks they will be offering will involve free non-punitive inspections for compliance with Transport Canada's minimum safety requirements by boat type and length, and they will be available for virtually any watercraft – from kayaks and stand-up paddleboards to sail and power boats up to 24 metres in length.

Other waterfront news was shared by Councillor Emily Chorley, including the hydro upgrades at Victoria Park being completed along with the dredging of the harbour. The sand collected will soon be spread out on the beach.