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Boating week highlights dangerous trends - Winnipeg Sun

To combat the growing issue, the Lifesaving Society’s Manitoba branch is teaming up with Canadian Safe Boating Council to launch ‘Operation Dry Water,’ an initiative they hope will help stem the dangerous practice ahead of the August long weekend. Drinking and boating in Manitoba accounts for nearly two-times more deaths on the province’s waterways than numbers seen across Canada. This is according to the Lifesaving Society-Manitoba, who say that 70% of boating-related deaths in the province stem from drinking and boating. “70% of boating fatalities are associated with impaired boating, and alcohol contributes to boating fatalities at more than three times the rate it does for driving fatalities in Manitoba,” Lifesaving Society–Manitoba operations manager Kevin... Source: www.winnipegsun.com

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