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Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations Committee 

Public Input Collection Process

Participate between June 1 and July 25, 2020

There have been growing community concerns about waterway safety along the Pinawa Channel and the Lee River. To address these issues, the Rural Municipality of Lac du Bonnet has established the, Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations Committee (VORR), to gather information, receive public input, and report recommendations to the Rural Municipality of Lac du Bonnet. 

The recommendations made by the VORR Committee will be reviewed by the Rural Municipality Council, with the goal of submitting an application to Transport Canada to have safety regulations put in place.

For more information regarding the VORR and Transport Canada's process please see: How Transport Canada's Vessel Operator Regulation Restriction (VORR) Process Works

Or contact Scott Jones, Chairperson, joness@lacdubonnet.com

Between June 1 and August 11, 2020, the Committee will:

1 Conduct a Community Survey;
2. Host 3 Public Forums:
a. Wednesday, June 24th, at the Rural Municipality Office 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
b. Friday, July 10th at Granite Hills (Osprey Boat Launch) 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
c. Saturday, July 25th at Fernwood Picnic Shelter 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
3. Research efforts made in other similar communities;
4. Work with partners and stakeholders to make recommendations to improve waterway safety; and,
5. Present the VORR Recommendations Report to the Rural Municipality of Lac du Bonnet.

Community Waterway Safety Survey Results 

The Community Waterway Safety Survey is now completed. From June 1, 2020 to July 30, 2020, 517 people filled out a survey, which is many more than the Committee expected. The Committee thanks all those who participated and expressed their opinions. 

The survey results are presented in a 7 page recap and a full 148 page report. 

Vessel Operation Restrictions Regulation Committee Survey Results Recap

VORR Committee Waterways Safety Recommendations Report 

Vessel Operation Restrictions Regulation Committee Final Report 

The Vessel Operation Restrictions Regulation Committee has completed its final report. 

VORR Report: Waterway Safety Along the Pinawa Channel and Lee River, August 2020

Vessel Operations Regulations Committee

If you are passionate about boating and want to make a positive impact on our area's waterway safety, please consider applying to be a Good Boating Ambassador for the Rural Municipality of Lac du Bonnet with the Vessel Operations Regulations Committee.

Serving on this Standing Committee of Council is one way to play an active role in your community and assist in making meaningful decisions.  

Applications are now being accepted for vacancies to serve two- or three-year terms.  

The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 with the successful candidates appointed by the Rural Municipality of Lac du Bonnet Council on or before Dec. 14, 2021.

See here for the Committee Terms of Reference. 

See here for an application form.