The Water Safety Project was initiated in 1995 as a result of a fatal boating accident. In 1996 a pilot project was implemented in Arisaig. To date, there are three communities participating in the Water Safety Project: Arisaig, Ballantyne’s Cove and Livingstone’s Cove. The communities involved are responsible for monitoring buoys which are placed in the water to designate safe swimming areas. The buoys are checked and logs are submitted to Antigonish County Recreation.