Outaouais boaters must now wash hulls or face hefty fine - Ottawa - CBC News

By CBC News Ottawa, July 25, 2017

Boaters who want to glide along the lakes near Maniwaki, Que. will have to wash their vessels in hot water — or face a $300 fine.

The municipalities of Blue Sea and Messines are making it mandatory to clean any boats entering 50 lakes in the area to keep an invasive species of mussels at bay. This is the first time two Quebec municipalities have worked together to pass legislation, according to the Blue Sea Watershed Association.


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