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Bridgewater Canal, Manchester
Tell CaRT when to repair the locks
Thursday, 20 November 2014 19:43

IT IS most certainly a new approach, with Canal & River Trust actually asking boaters when it should repair two problem locks on the Rochdale Canal.

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Invasive species taking over
Thursday, 20 November 2014 11:11

WHILE we were out cruising our boat, enjoying the experience even if the weather was at times very changeable, there was however one very disturbing aspect that I have noticed more and more over the last few years, writes Mick Fitzgibbons.

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Canals as wildlife corriders
Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:28

A NEW project has been launched to created corridors along the canals and rivers in Cheshire 'to allow birds, mammals and insects to move more freely'.

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CaRT will have to control non-native plants
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 11:32

SUCH are the problems with people discarding invasive non-native plants into canals and rivers, that the government has brought in new rules whereby people could receive anti-social behaviour orders (Asbos), and companies be fined for failing to control their spread.

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An elightening AGM from NABO
Monday, 17 November 2014 09:26

OUR Mick Fitzgibbons, as a member of the National Association of Boat Owners (NABO), attended its AGM over the week-end, telling it was an enlightening meeting and reports its activities.

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A turning point for CaRT?
Monday, 17 November 2014 09:01

WHAT Canal & River Trust call its Operations & Asset Management Directorate, went 'live' recently, with it  heralding a restructuring of the Trust's operations and technical teams.

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Sunk boat removed
Saturday, 15 November 2014 09:22

THE Anglo-Welsh hire boat that was sunk by its all-male crew in a Kennet & Avon Canal lock in Bath (Drunk hirers sank boat) has now been removed after 12 days, and the waterway reopened.

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Volunteer group disbands
Friday, 14 November 2014 13:06

A VOLUNTEER group who have been operating the historic narrowboat, Barnet, have decided to disband with the boat to be sold because Canal & River Trust (CaRT) have failed to find sufficient work writes Allan Richards.

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CaRT prevent sunken boat removal
Friday, 14 November 2014 12:49

I FIND it amazing that a boat that has sunk in a lock (Drunk hirers sank boat) has been left to block navigation for so long, ten days and counting, particularly so when it could be putting boaters waiting on a flooding river at risk, writes Pam Pickett.

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David: A day out at Napton
Thursday, 13 November 2014 09:30

I SPENT Saturday morning, in the rain, touring CaRT's open day at Napton Locks. It has two jobs on there, replacing the top gate and the bottom cill of the bottom lock and fixing the major problem which arose at lock 10 back in the Spring.

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Welfare Officer appointed
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 11:07

WE ARE pleased to be able to announce that Canal & River Trust has appointed its first ever welfare officer to 'support vulnerable boaters who, due to any number of factors, may be finding it harder to cope with life afloat'.

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RCR still in operation
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 10:29

DESPITE the fire that destroyed its premises and its machinery and stock, River Canal Rescue (RCR) is still in business and attending to its customers who find themselves in difficulty and need its services.

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