Expired Flares? Here’s what to do.

CPS-ECP is excited to announce their partnership with Transport Canada and CIL Dealers to undertake a project on education and awareness of safety equipment, the care and maintenance of that equipment and how to safely and effectively use and dispose of flares.
Have Your Flares Expired?
For the boating season of 2016, if your flares have a manufacture date of 2012 or earlier they have or will expire this year. You can’t light them, throw them in the water or in your household garbage to dispose of them.  In fact, in Canada there is no formal solution to the issue of date expired flares and it’s been an ongoing topic of discussion for years.
Disposing of expired flares has been an ongoing dilemma for boaters across the country. To help boaters dispose of expired flares in a safe and environmentally responsible manner CPS-ECP and selected CIL Dealers are hosting Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Days. On these days, you will be offered the opportunity to learn about required safety equipment and you can bring your outdated flares to be properly disposed of, free of charge.
The following list of locations will host safety equipment days and accept expired flares on the dates noted below.
Date
Retailer
Location
April 9
Trotac Marine
370 Gorge Rd E, Victoria, BC V8T 2W2
April 16 Xtreme Marine 1978 Westchester Bourne, Nilestown, ON, N6M 1H6
April 22-24 The Rigging Shoppe 44 Midwest Rd, Scarborough, ON M1P 3A9
April 23 All Bay Marine 2240 Harbour Rd, Sidney, BC V8L 2P6
April 23 Lake’s Marine Supply 5968 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC V9L 6C8
April 23 Driftwood Auto and Marine 4605 Bedwell Harbour Rd, Pender Island, BC V0N 2M1
April 23 C.A.S. Power Marine 2564 Cedar Creek Road, Ayr, ON, N0B 1E0
April 23-24 Marina Gosselin 116, 1ere rue, Saint-Paul de l’Ile aux Noix, Qc, J0J 1G0
May 7 Steveston Marine and Hardware 3560 Moncton St, Richmond, BC, V7E 3A2
May 7 Steveston Marine and Hardware 1667 W 5th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V6J 1N5
May 14 Steveston Marine and Hardware 201-19700 Langley Bypass, Langley, BC, V3A 7B1
May 14 Wills Marine 1797 Comox Ave, Comox, BC V9M 3L9
May 21 The Bitter End Boaters Exchange 1044 Seamount Way, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V7
May 21 Mitchell’s Bay Marine Park 3 Allen St, Mitchell’s Bay, ON, N0P 1L0
May 21 Sandy Cove Marine 2858 25th Side Rd, Innisfil, ON L9S 3T6
May 21-22 Fogh Boat Supplies 1 Port St. East, Mississauga, Ontario L5G 4N1
May 28 Boulet et Lemelin Yacht 1125, boul Champlain, Ville de Québec, QC G1K 0A2
May 28 Nat’s Marine 590 Liverpool Rd, Pickering, ON L1W 1P9
May 28 Bridge Yachts 49 Harbour St, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0
May 28 L’entrepot Marine 379 Boul Harwood, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC, J7V 7W1
May 28 Port Whitby Marine Supplies 1636 Charles St, Whitby, ON L1N 1B9
May 28 Barry J’s Rainbow Marine 12340 142 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5L 2H1
May 28 Millidgeville Marine 1022 Millidge Ave, Saint John, NB, E2K 2P6
May 28-29 Fogh Boat Supplies 1 Port St. East, Mississauga, Ontario L5G 4N1
June 4 The Yacht Shop 3514 Joseph Howe Dr, Halifax, NS B3L 4H7
June 4 Inlet Marine 850 Barnett Hwy, Port Moody, BC V3H 1V6
June 4 Marine Source 22 McCarville St, Charlottetown, PE C1E 2A6
June 4 Fogh Marine 901 Oxford Street, Toronto, Ontario M8Z 5T1
June 4 Kincardine Canadian Tire 811 Durham St. Kincardine, ON N2Z 3B8
June 10-11 The Chandlery 367 Poulin Ave, Ottawa, ON K2B 5T8
June 11 Lefroy Harbour Marina Lefroy Harbour Resorts, 727 Harbour St, PO Box 1, Lefroy, ON, L0L 1W0
June 18 Marina del Ray 4130 Bayview Ave, Ramara, ON, L3V 0S2
June 24 Krate’s Marina 290 The Queensway S, Keswick, ON L4P 4H3
June 24-25 Paris Marine 2980 Lakefield Rd, Lakefield, ON K9J 6X5
July 9 Canadian Tire Baie Comeau 650 Parfondeval, Baie Comeau, QC, G5C 3R3
August 13 Marina Shores 520 Hwy 50 Port Rowan, ON, N0E 1M0
Check back often for more dates
Want to host a Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Day in 2016? Send John Gullick an email.
In accordance with Transport Canada requirements, flares are approved for four years from the date of manufacture. Typically, this means that you need to replace your flares every third or fourth boating season. If they have expired or will expire during this boating season, you must replace them… it’s the law!
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