Voluntary boat inspections have been initiated on Shuswap Lake.  After a training session, crews are now offering free boat safety inspections.  These inspections are focused in helping boaters have all the necessary equipment on board as designated by Transport Canada.  Inspection stations have been set up in Sicamous, Downtown Salmon Arm boat launch, Blind Bay boat launch and Shuswap Lake Park boat launch.  This service is expected to grow next year with more dates and places for inspections.  The recently acquired and updated Guardian 1 vessel is used to assist in boat inspections.