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The Canadian Coast Guard is asking boaters in British Columbia to stay off the water this season in order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

In an open letter to Canada’s maritime community, Canadian Coast Guard assistant commissioner Roger Girouard appealed to mariners’ longstanding tradition of assisting others and saving lives at sea.

“Today, on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, I am asking all mariners to once again come to the aid of others by avoiding non-essential trips and consider staying close to home to save lives as our country works to reduce the spread of COVID-19,” Giroard wrote.  Read on.