Venice has to be a dream destination for many sailors, yet few realise there’s a modern 300-berth marina just 10 minutes from St Mark’s Square. It’s an ideal base for exploring the city, discovering the city’s labyrinthine lagoon, or cruising the Adriatic.
Venezia Certosa Marina is on the unspoilt 60-acre Certosa island, one mile from the open sea, yet just 15 minutes by public transport from the city centre and lagoon. You can also visit the lagoon aboard your own yacht, visiting the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello, as well as the lesser-known northern islands. Slovenia and Croatia are only 50 miles away and it’s little more than 200 miles to the Greek island of Corfu.
French sailing legend Bruno Troublé keeps his yacht at the marina: “What a discovery,” he says. “Peace and quiet, no tourists, only 10 miles from the centre a wonderful place to make the most of Venice and the Adriatic Sea.” Berth holders can use their boat as a pied-à-terre for short breaks and year-round holidays exploring the city, its monuments, museums and cultural events such as La Biennale and the film festival. Short and long term moorings are available, while live aboard crews are also welcome.
All facilities at the marina are new in the last few years. Fresh water, power and WiFi are all available, as is 24-hour security and regular boat checks when berth holders are away. Yachts of up to 60 metres length and 7 metres draught can be accommodated, although most berths are for more modest sized craft.
Amenities on shore include indoor or outdoor dry storage, hotel, a restaurant and bar, chandlery, laundry and dry cleaning facilities. The on-site boatyard, where craftsmen build traditional Venetian boats, is also available for general maintenance, refits and repairs. There’s a sailing school on site, while excursions into Venice on kayaks or traditional traditional Topetta or Bragozzo launches are also all available. Venice is easy to reach thanks to numerous low cost flights from across the Europe to Venice Marco Polo airport, which is only 20 minutes from the marina.
Proposed Contaminated Fill Site
Thank you for taking interest in the future of our community, it’s watershed, Shawnigan Creek, Shawnigan Lake and our childrens future.
South Island Aggregates (S.I.A.) is presently operating two mine sites (Lots 23 & 21 in Goldstream Heights)
The mine site is at 460 Stebbings Road with access via a gated bridge over Shawnigan Creek. They are located within the “Shawnigan Lake Watershed Protection Area” right along the west bank of Shawnigan Creek.
S.I.A. has applied for a license through the Ministry of Environment (MOE) to import and bury contaminatedwaste on this mine site.
This contaminated material will be trucked in from all over the island with most other municipalities using this facility to dispose of their unwanted contaminated material.
S.I.A. estimates a life span of 50 years and 100,000 tons per year of contaminated waste trucked to and dumped into our watershed. That’s “FIVE MILLION TONS” of contaminated waste dumped in our waters…
Typically, acquiring banks and processors have processes in place to ensure that rule changes are identified and the appropriate changes made, they note in an unpublished article. Confusion over whether the new rules were indeed rules or just ‘best practices’ has caught many in the industry off-guard. As a result, many processors may already be unknowingly in breach of the new rules.
One rule is that payment processors must now create a fee disclosure schedule to include with merchant applications and agreements. That includes fees such as the merchant discount rate, pass-through rates, interchange plus mark-up rates, bundled pricing plans, and fees for tiered, qualified, mid-qualified, and non-qualified rates, along with authorization and settlement fees.
While many processors might believe their current applications are in compliance with this rule, they likely are not, the attorneys note. The problem is that the fee disclosure must clearly and conspicuously detail the methodology …
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