Historic Canals Regulations (SOR/93-220)

Regulations are current to 2019-07-01 and last amended on 2017-02-13. Previous Versions

PART IIControlled Activities and Areas (continued)

Signs and Structures

  •  (1) No person shall erect a sign, structure or object over or in a historic canal, except in accordance with a permit issued under subsection (2).

  • (2) The superintendent may, on receipt of an application, issue a permit authorizing the applicant to erect a sign, structure or object over or in a historic canal.

  • (3) A permit issued under subsection (2) shall specify

    • (a) the location at which the sign, structure or object may be erected; and

    • (b) the date before which the sign, structure or object must be removed.

  • (4) Every person who erects a sign, structure or object under this section shall

    • (a) erect it at the person’s risk and expense; and

    • (b) remove it at the person’s risk and expense before the date specified in the permit.

  • SOR/2002-191, s. 5(E)

Organized Events

  •  (1) No person shall convene an organized race, competition, regatta, fair, exhibition, demonstration or any other such organized event or activity in a historic canal, except in accordance with a permit issued under subsection (2).

  • (2) The superintendent may, on receipt of an application, issue a permit authorizing the applicant to convene an organized race, competition, regatta, fair, exhibition, demonstration or other such organized event or activity in a historic canal.

  • (3) A permit issued under subsection (2) shall specify

    • (a) the type of race, competition, regatta, fair, exhibition, demonstration or other such organized event or activity that may be convened and the dates and times when, and the location at which, it may be convened; and

    • (b) the period for which the permit is valid.

  • SOR/94-580, s. 3
  • SOR/2002-191, s. 5(E)
  • SOR/2015-134, s. 8(E)

Aircraft Operations

  •  (1) Except in the case of an emergency, no person shall take off, land or moor an aircraft

    • (a) on the navigation channel of a historic canal;

    • (b) on historic canal waters within 100 m of a lock, bridge or dam; or

    • (c) except in accordance with a permit issued under subsection (2), on historic canal waters at a point where the waters are 150 m wide or less.

  • (2) The superintendent may, on receipt of an application, issue a permit authorizing the applicant to take off, land or moor an aircraft on historic canal waters referred to in paragraph (1)(c).

  • (3) A permit issued under subsection (2) shall specify

    • (a) the dates and times when, and the location at which, the applicant may take off, land or moor an aircraft; and

    • (b) the period for which the permit is valid.

  • SOR/94-580, s. 4
  • SOR/2002-191, s. 5(E)
  • SOR/2015-134, s. 9(E)

Camping

 No person shall camp on historic canal lands, except at a campground.

  • SOR/2015-134, s. 21
  •  (1) Subject to section 21, it is prohibited for any person to camp at a campground unless the person

    • (a) holds a permit issued under subsection (2); or

    • (b) is a member of a group in respect of which a permit has been issued under subsection (2).

  • (2) The superintendent may, on receipt of an application, issue a permit authorizing the applicant to camp at a campground if

    • (a) there is sufficient space available at the campground; and

    • (b) there are sufficient washroom facilities for the number of campers.

  • (3) The permit shall specify the campground’s location and the period for which the permit is valid.

  • SOR/94-580, s. 5
  • SOR/2002-191, s. 5(E)
  • SOR/2015-134, s. 10

 [Repealed, SOR/2015-134, s. 10]

 Where a person holds a permit to moor overnight that is issued under subsection 40(5), the person may camp that night at a campground without holding a permit issued under subsection 19(2).

  • SOR/2015-134, s. 21

Fireworks

  •  (1) No person shall discharge fireworks in a historic canal, except in accordance with a permit issued under subsection (2).

  • (2) The superintendent may, on receipt of an application, issue a permit authorizing the applicant to discharge fireworks in a historic canal.

  • (3) A permit issued under subsection (2) shall specify

    • (a) the dates and times when, and the location at which, the applicant may discharge fireworks; and

    • (b) the period for which the permit is valid.

  • SOR/94-580, s. 6
  • SOR/2002-191, s. 5(E)
  • SOR/2015-134, s. 11(E)

Fire

  •  (1) No person shall light or maintain a fire on historic canal lands except

    • (a) in a stove, fireplace or other receptacle or place designated for that purpose; or

    • (b) in a portable stove or other similar device in a place designated, by means of a sign or notice, for that purpose.

  • (2) No person who lights or maintains a fire on historic canal lands shall leave the fire unattended.

  • (3) Every person who lights or maintains a fire on historic canal lands shall extinguish the fire when it is no longer required.

Domestic Animals

  •  (1) Every person who brings a pet onto historic canal lands shall ensure that the pet is

    • (a) restrained by a harness or a leash that is no longer than 3 m; or

    • (b) confined in a container or enclosure.

  • (2) Every person who is in charge of a pet on historic canal lands shall ensure that any excrement or other solid waste that originates from the pet is disposed of in a receptacle or removed from the historic canal lands.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2) and section 47, no person shall bring livestock onto historic canal lands.

  • (2) The superintendent may, on receipt of an application, issue a permit authorizing the applicant to bring a horse onto historic canal lands.

  • SOR/2002-191, s. 5(E)

 [Repealed, SOR/2015-134, s. 12]

PART IIINavigation

Fitting of Vessels

 Every owner of a vessel that is in historic canal waters shall ensure that

  • (a) the vessel is fitted with good and sufficient mooring lines; and

  • (b) any fender attached to the vessel is securely fastened to the vessel and made of material that will float.

Condition and Operation of Vessels

 No person in charge of a vessel shall operate the vessel in a historic canal where the dimensions, configuration, draught or condition of the vessel or the goods or equipment on the vessel may

  • (a) damage the historic canal;

  • (b) endanger the safety of persons using the historic canal; or

  • (c) delay or obstruct navigation.

 Every person in charge of a vessel that is in a historic canal shall

  • (a) obey all traffic control devices; and

  • (b) comply with the instructions of employees and peace officers in respect of the safe and orderly use of locks and navigation channels.

 
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