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Expired Flares Disposal Opportunities

Rosario Passos

Counting Stars
Whitby 42 Ketch
March 20th, 2022

What can you do with your expired flares?

Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons, in cooperation with Transport Canada and CIL Dealers, are providing some opportunities for boaters to drop off their expired flares at no charge.

March 26, 2022 – Vancouver Island (Victoria)

Flares can be dropped off at Trotac Marine: 370 Gorge Rd E, Victoria, BC V8T 2W2

April 30, 2022

Flares can be dropped off at the following Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island locations:

Lower Mainland

Vancouver Island (Nanaimo)

May 14, 2022 – Lower Mainland

Flares can be dropped off at the following Steveston Marine and Hardware locations:

May 21, 2022 – Vancouver Island (Duncan)

Flares can be dropped off at Lakes Marine Supply: 5968 Trans Canada Hwy Duncan, BC, V9L 6C8

May 28, 2022 – Sunshine Coast

Flares can be dropped off at Bitter End Boat Exchange: 1044 Seamount Way, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V7

Please check your current flares, make sure you have the correct ones for your boat size, and bring any which have expired. They expire four years from the date of manufacture, which is stamped on each flare.

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