The government’s revised boating regulations affecting canoes, kayaks and other human-powered vessels where met with such a tide of public protest, that they pulled anchor on the required registration.

Confusion, red-tape and need to ‘guess the weight’ of your vessel, had many avid paddlers ready to abandon ship.

The Paddling Instructor blog author said, according to a blog buddy who attended the minister’s announcement made in Calgary yesterday, that the power of sensible emails protesting the regulation helped turn the tide.

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