Canadian Whitewater Nationals on The Chilliwack July 25-26

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Paddling on the Tamihi Rapids
Paddling on the Tamihi Rapids is meant to be watched!

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The New Face of North Water

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TA DAAA! New Logo. New Website.

Crisp, clean and refreshed. After more than 30 years in business, we are very proud to share with you our new Logo and website northwater.com

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DFO Conservation and Protection branch currently utilizes the North Water swift water PFD for PPE

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North Water is very proud of this and pleased to be part of helping keep officers safe and sound.

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RCMP Chooses North Water

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We are excited to announce that after months of trials and tests the RCMP have chosen us to provide them with the NW "Pro 30 Rescue PFD".  We have built systems for other police forces that use soft body armor, but the RCMP had a new set of challenges. We had to fit and float hard body armor. We are pleased to be working with officers in the field to fine tune and design external features to accommodate the environments and operations they encounter. <

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A Question For Lindsay Merchant - North Water: Why "NO" to China?

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Not long ago, we were granted inside access to the mind and inner-workings of Lindsay Merchant, founder, owner, and principal designer of North Water Paddle Sports Equipment. We asked him a few questions and were given permission to publish the answers here on the North Water Blog. Our first question for Lindsay was about the history of North Water (i.e. how it all started). Our next question (see below) is about Lindsay's total commitment to manufacturing North Water gear in North America.... NW Blog: One of the stand out issues that you advocate and support is for the manufacturing of N.W....

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