There’s a $5,000 fine for violating the Transport Canada order against operating a boat on the flooded Ottawa River. (CBC) Boat tour companies and campgrounds are having to push back their season due to high waters on the Ottawa River. The losses are beginning to mount for boat tour companies in Ottawa, who can’t venture onto the river in part because of a Transport Canada order restricting boating in flooded areas. Kurt Huck, president and owner of Capital Cruises, is expecting major losses from refunding reservations made for the May long weekend and Tulip Festival. "We’re probably looking at a $40,000 loss this weekend and that’s just us," he said. "There are other cruise companies as well … They’re our competitors, but it’s a small community. They’re losing too." Kurt Huck, president and owner of Capital Cruises, says his company is losing thousands of dollars as it refunds reservations because it cannot operate on the river. Their dock is under water. (CBC) The company is estimating its losses for the season will be about […]