October 12th, 2017
A revised version of the Commercial Transport Procedures Manual is now available through the Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement website.
While most changes are administrative in nature, a few changes of note include:
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Operation Safe Driver Week takes place this year from October 15 to 21, 2017. During this time, law enforcement will be identifying and issuing warnings or citations to commercial motor vehicle and passenger vehicle drivers who show unsafe driving behaviors. Some of the dangerous driver behaviours that will be on law enforcement radar include:
This Sunday is October 1, marking the first day of BC's requirement to carry chains between the months of October through March. Commercial trucks over 27,000 kg GVW must carry chains during these months.
Road conditions themselves will dictate whether or not the chains must be attached. To find out which sections of highway have chain up conditions in effect, visit https://www.th.gov.bc.ca/roadreports/Chains/chains.asp
It is important to be familiar with the rules of the water (and the sky) while efforts are being made to fight the devastating fires in BC and Alberta. Keep your distance and avoid jeopardizing any firefighting aircrafts that you see skimming the water.
Any wild fires or activities causing danger should be reported immediately. Residents of BC are asked to call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on mobile devices. If in Alberta, call 310-FIRE (3473). Additional provinces can visit their provincial government website to view the correct emergency contact information.
Cowichan Bay’s 32nd Annual Wooden Boat Festival
It is estimated that 60 to 80 entrants and their families will be visiting Victoria, BC in June 2018, to participate in the Melges 24 World Championship Regatta. It will be held at the Victoria International Marina, who has partnered with the Royal Victoria Yacht Club to host the event. This annual event has not been in Victoria since 2014 and is expected to draw in an audience worldwide.
Stolen Boats Canada has issued a reminder to know the rules of the water and the safe operating procedures before heading out to enjoy this year’s boating season on the West Coast. You can review these operating procedures by viewing the Canada Shipping Act – Collision Regulations.
The Winter 2017 edition of CCI Vancouver Condo News is now available. The quarterly publication is an informative piece featuring educational articles to benefit strata councils in BC. A new section has just been introduced that allows members to share their challenges and successes as inspiration to others. This issue’s topics also include:
-Civil Resolution Tribunal Updates
-Strata Case Law in BC
-Condo Cases Across Canada
-From the Strata Experts
Oversize single trip permits and term permits (30 days) can be purchased online once again through BC's onRouteBC permitting system. Additional permit types should become available on the system in the months ahead, with all permit types expected to be available by May 2017.