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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