Marine units of the Ontario Provincial Police are ready for the 2022 boating season.
Marine units in Blind River and Manitoulin Island have begun patrolling the local area waters.
Constable John Robertson says this week is Safe Boating Awareness Week, so not only are they sharing the message of be prepared, wear life jackets, be cold water aware and sober, officers will also ensure that boaters have their proper licencing and equipment on board.
He adds taking a safe boating course is likely one of the best options for those people who want to boat or sail on the big water.
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