New rules banning overnight moorage in the Gorge Waterway has some upset – calling the move gentrification.

Victoria is pushing ahead with bylaw changes to prohibit overnight anchoring in the Gorge waterway despite some councillors’ concerns that the move will eliminate recreational boating options. “This should not be about gentrifying this corner of the city — telling a moderate-income mariner: ‘No, you can’t come into Victoria Harbour to overnight unless you have sufficiently deep pockets to pay a very steep moorage fee on a dock,’ ” said Coun. Ben Isitt in arguing against the bylaw change on Thursday.

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Source: Times Colonist

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