THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police are ramping up for the long holiday weekend. Last night police dealt with thirty four quality of life calls, two involving drugs, and twenty involving alcohol. There were three weapons offences that required the assistance of police.
This morning, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue was on site at the Royal Edward Arms for an alarm call. Three units responded to the false alarm that happened just after 06:00EDT.
Heading into the holiday weekend, police will be out ensuring that the City is safer.
Police Ready for Long Weekend
On the highways, the Ontario Provincial Police will be working to enforce drinking and driving legislation, and keeping an eye on speeding.
Safe Boating an OPP Responsibility
When it comes to public safety, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) expects no less of boaters and paddlers navigating Ontario waterways than they do of motorists travelling on Ontario roads.
With Safe Boating Awareness Week getting underway next week (May 18-24,2013), the OPP is reminding all boaters and paddlers that being well-informed and focused on safe boating practices is a sure-fire way to enjoy a tragedy-free boating season.
This is the weekend that across the Great Lakes, many sailors and power boaters launch their season.
Responsible for policing more than 94,000 square kilometres of Ontario waterways, the OPP are highly familiar with the causes of boating fatalities every year. According to the OPP, the hard facts about how preventable they are lie in the statistics.