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PARA Marine SAR Announcement

At the start of 2020 we announced a new organizational brand. We made this change to more accurately reflect our mandate to serve all our local communities. The success and…

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Our Future is in Good Hands

Its now 4 months into this very odd 2020 boating season and during that time we have seen a number of unique challenges to our regular practice of marine search…

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Its Takes a “Village”
*taken pre Covid-19 protocols in place

Its Takes a “Village”

As an “emergency service”, its easy to think solely on the first response, the launch, the rescue focused on bringing those in need safely home to shore. Isn’t it what…

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A Momentous Day Arrives

The engines rumble into life and a soothing ripple of energy reverberates down the vessel. She is alive once again. The familiar command of “release the lines” echos out on…

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A Difficult Decision

A familiar song breaks the morning silence as many of us reluctantly crack open an eyelid. Perhaps its a reflective retort to a mystical mental trigger or an internal rhythm…

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A World Turned Upside Down

Fixed green and a 4 second flash of red, so many emotions... joy, excitement, fear, relief The excitement of what the day might hold... Visions of a big catch out…

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The Seasons Turn

Perhaps only in Canada would you have captured the above image. A real juxtaposition of weekend recreational life in a northerly climate. Though only a mere 200 metres apart, both…

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2020 The Season Before the Season

It's early February and a light dusting of snow falls over the region. Out on the roads, salters liberally spread their precious cargo behind plows bustling the snow to the…

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A New Look to Start 2020

For over 50 years, the Pickering Auxiliary Rescue Association has served the local Durham Region boating community. From Pickering to Ajax to Whitby we have always answered the call, a…

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Responding to a Call Out

All of us are volunteers. None of us do this professionally. Does that mean we don't have the same level of commitment or passion? No it doesn't and that will…

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PARU Re-Dedication Ceremony 2014

Community helps put Pickering rescue boat back on the water PICKERING -- A Pickering rescue boat is back on the water thanks to the support of the community. On Saturday,...…

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