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handicapped-regWith the addition of a power door to his office, local MPP Bill Walker has made his constituency office in Owen Sound a fully accessible space for people with mobility issues. The office building at 920 1st Avenue West already included a ramp and an elevator. The automated door brings the member's office into compliance with the provincial building code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

ice-regORILLIA – With two snowmobiles having fallen through the ice since the start of the new year, the OPP and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) are reminding snowmobilers that no ice can be considered 100 per cent safe to ride on when snowmobiling on frozen waterways.

Fortunately the two drivers and two passengers managed to get out of the water and make it to safety. This is a rare and fortunate outcome given that snowmobilers in these types of incidents often do not make it out alive.

opp-cuffs-regLUCKNOW – On January 2, 2015, a South Bruce OPP officer on patrol along Campbell Street in Lucknow recognized a man who was the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant. The man fought with police and managed to drive off in a White Oldsmobile. The vehicle was located and stopped in Perth County where the man was arrested without incident.

A 32-year-old resident of Huron-Kinloss Township has been charged with dangerous driving, drive while disqualified, assault peace officer, personation and two counts of breach probation.

coyote-regThe OPP would like to make residents, cottagers, hikers, cross country skiers and pedestrians aware that we do share our open spaces, bush areas and some residential neighborhoods with numerous members of the wildlife community.

One of those members is the coyote, which can be found in both rural and urban areas. Some key points for people who may encounter coyotes are as follows:

-Do not approach or feed coyotes.

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