It’s the first long weekend in Muskoka and the OPP is asking drivers and boaters to be safe. Huntsville OPP Constable Lynda Cranney says with the nice weather expected in Muskoka, we’re going to see more people on our roads and in the water.
Cranney also says one of the things you have to remember is that the water level is a higher this year because of the flooding last month.
Cranney suggests you check all your safety gear before going out on the water and always wear a lifejacket. Last year, 22 people died in boating incidents, 18 of which weren’t wearing lifejackets.
This weekend is the kick-off to Safe Boating Awareness Week, which runs until May 24th.