It’s a long weekend so as expected the OPP is out in force both on the roads and on the water. Operation Dry Water is a joint venture between Canadian Safe Boating Council and the OPP. They are looking for boaters who have been drinking or have open alcohol in their vessel. The penalties for drinking and boating are the same as drinking and driving.
On the Roads the OPP will focusing on the Move over Law which requires drivers to slow down and use caution when passing emergency vehicles on the side of the road. If it’s a multiple lane, you must move over.
A violation comes with a fine up to 12-hundred $1200, as well as the loss of three demerit points.
The threat of a terror attack appears to have led to the closure of Canada’s embassy in Bangladesh. A spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says the mission in Dhaka will be closed Sunday as a security precaution, but offers no other details. The threat has prompted the United States to temporarily close 21 embassies and consulates, and to issue a global travel alert. Interpol has issued its own global security alert, warning that hundreds of terrorists and criminals have escaped from prisons in the past month.
It suspects al-Qaida involvement in prison escapes in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan.
Toronto’s 46th annual Caribbean Carnival has been marred by the death of a reveller. An 18-year-old man fell from a parade floats and was run over by the vehicle. The unidentified victim was rushed to hospital, where he died. The parade is the highlight of the Carnival, which is billed as the biggest cultural festival of its kind in North America.
A Canadian soldier is in jail in Ottawa after being charged with the first-degree murder of his wife. Howard Richmond, a 50-year-old warrant officer, appeared in court yesterday, and is due back in court on Tuesday.
The body of his 28-year-old wife, Melissa, was found a week ago in a ravine in an Ottawa suburb. Reports say she was stabbed several times.
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is probing a shooting in the Oneida First Nation territory. The police watchdog says a man was taken to hospital with gunshot wounds after a “police-involved” shooting.
The unit says the OPP had been investigating a robbery that happened on Friday before police and the man exchanged gunfire
Firefighters in British Columbia have their hands full this weekend battling 200 wild fires across the province.
A fire information officer says the fires are small and manageable, but the number of blazes is taxing resources. Hot weather has led to extremely dry conditions. Campfire bans are in effect in the coastal and southeastern parts of BC, as well as in Kamloops and in the Cariboo
Anti-smoking advocates in Quebec have new evidence as they push for a ban on puffing on outdoor patios.
Tests conducted on bar patios in Montreal found second-hand smoke produced air quality comparable to a smoggy day in Los Angeles or even a forest fire. The Quebec Anti-Tobacco Coalition says businesses must learn to adapt, just as they did after smoking was banned inside restaurants and bars.
The Guelph Silvercreeks continued their bid for the Provincial Championship yesterday splitting a pair of games. The Creeks squeaked out a victory over Etobicoke 6-5 but came up short against the Windsor Selects 10-6 in game 2. The Creeks next action is Thursday in Kitchener.
The Guelph Royals are trying to forget an ugly one last night. Tied at 7 in the 7th, Barrie put up 7 runs on their way to 19-9 shellacking. The Royals committed 7 errors on the night for their 30th loss of the season.
Jered Weaver improved to a 8-and-2 lifetime against Toronto, as the LA Angels beat the Blue Jays 7-3. The three-time all-star pitched into the eighth inning to win his third straight decision. Toronto has lost three straight, with manager John Gibbons getting only 11 innings combined from his starters through those games.
This time, Esmil Rogers gave up seven runs _ five earned _ and 10 hits over five innings.
Alex Rodriguez brushed aside worries about a pending suspension, saying he’s headed to Chicago and plans to play for the New York Yankees Monday night against the White Sox. Meanwhile, Major League
Baseball and the Yankees are said to have turned down requests to meet with Rodriguez’s camp and the union about his expected drug penalty. MLB is expected to hand A-Rod a lengthy suspension.
Detroit’s Max Scherzer equalled his career high in wins, and there’s still almost two months left in the season.
Scherzer is the majors first 16-game winner, pitching into the eighth inning in the Tigers’ 3-0 win over the Chicago White Sox. Scherzer allowed three hits over seven-plus innings while improving to 16-and-1.
Tiger Woods stands alone atop the leader board on the final day of Bridgestone Invitational. Tiger shot a 68 on day 3 but maintained his 7 stroke lead.