Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations

Version of section 9 from 2010-02-23 to 2015-05-28:

  •  (1) Where it appears on a sign referred to in section 8,

    • (a) the diagonal bar shown under letter B of Table 1 to Schedule 9 crossing behind one of the other symbols shown in that Table indicates a prohibition of the usage or activity indicated by the symbol being crossed by the diagonal bar;

    • (b) the propeller symbol shown under letter D of Table 1 to Schedule 9 in conjunction with the diagonal bar shown under letter B of that Table indicates that no power-driven vessel or vessel driven by electrical propulsion shall be operated on the waters in respect of which the sign has been placed;

    • (c) the symbol shown under letter E of Table 1 to Schedule 9, consisting of a propeller superimposed by a gas pump in conjunction with the diagonal bar shown under letter B of that Table, indicates that no power-driven vessel shall be operated on the waters in respect of which the sign has been placed;

    • (d) the symbol consisting of a number shown under letter A of Table 1 to Schedule 9 above the expression “MAX kW” shown under letter F of that Table indicates that no power-driven vessel with an engine whose power exceeds the power in kilowatts represented by that number shall be operated on the waters in respect of which the sign has been placed;

    • (e) the symbol consisting of a number shown under letter A of Table 1 to Schedule 9 above the expression “MAX km/h” shown under letter G of that Table indicates that no power-driven vessel shall be operated at a speed in excess of the speed over the ground, in kilometres per hour, represented by that number on the waters in respect of which the sign has been placed; and

    • (f) the symbol consisting of the word “SKI” shown under letter H of Table 1 to Schedule 9 in conjunction with the diagonal bar shown under letter B of that Table indicates that no power-driven vessel shall be operated for the purpose of towing a person on water skis or on any other sporting or recreational equipment, or for the purpose of allowing a person to wake surf, on the waters in respect of which the sign has been placed.

  • (2) If a prohibition referred to in subsection (1) applies only during specified periods, the following symbols shall appear on a sign referred to in section 8:

    • (a) if the prohibition applies to certain hours of the day, the clock shown under letter A of Table 2 to Schedule 9, to indicate, in red, the hours during which the prohibition applies and, in green, the hours during which it is permitted to practise the activity otherwise prohibited by the sign;

    • (b) if the prohibition applies to certain days of the week, the series of seven squares shown under letter B of Table 2 to Schedule 9 in which appears in English and in French the first letter in white of each day of the week, to indicate, in red, the days on which the prohibition applies and, in green, the days on which it is permitted to practise the activity otherwise prohibited by the sign; and

    • (c) if the prohibition applies to certain months of the year, the series of eight squares shown under letter C of Table 2 to Schedule 9 in which appears the first letter in white of the months of April to November inclusive, to indicate, in red, the months during which the prohibition applies and, in green, the months during which it is permitted to practise the activity otherwise prohibited by the sign.

  • (3) If a prohibition referred to in subsection (1) applies only to a sector of a body of water from a marked geographical point or line in the cardinal direction of that sector, the person authorized by the Minister to place a sign shall place it at that point or line together with an additional sign bearing the black compass rose shown under letter D of Table 2 to Schedule 9 within a square, with one or more sections coloured international orange.

  • (4) For the purpose of subsection (3), the following sections of the compass rose, coloured international orange, indicate the cardinal directions of the sector to which the prohibition applies:

    • (a) upper right and left corners, north;

    • (b) upper right corner, northeast;

    • (c) upper and lower right corners, east;

    • (d) lower right corner, southeast;

    • (e) lower left and right corners, south;

    • (f) lower left corner, southwest;

    • (g) upper and lower left corners, west; and

    • (h) upper left corner, northwest.

  • (5) If a sign authorized by the Minister is placed directly on a buoy, a horizontal band shall be marked immediately above and immediately below the sign such that each band

    • (a) is one twelfth of the sign width;

    • (b) is coloured international orange; and

    • (c) extends all around the buoy.

  • SOR/2010-34, s. 4
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