Snowmobile Showdown game highlights winter dangers
TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and the
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are warning people to take extra care
near lakes and rivers this winter. And to make a serious point in a fun
way, OPG has launched an interactive snowmobile game called "Snowmobile
Showdown" that allows people to test themselves against changing ice
"It's been an unusual winter. Some lakes don't have any ice cover and
have high water levels while others have very thin, dangerous ice
that's not safe for travel. We're advising people to check local
conditions before they set out on a trip." said OPP Chief
Superintendent Don Bell, Commander of the Highway Safety Division.
Snowmobile Showdown game is available at http://www.stayclearstaysafe.ca/.
OPG's water safety program is based on a simple concept: Stay clear.
Stay Safe. People need to stay clear of hydro dams and stations - all
year round. They're not places for recreational activities. Ice
forming near a dam or hydroelectric station can be thinner and less
consistent than ice in other locations because of changing water flows
beneath it. In many places this year the ice and water conditions are
not typical for January.
Visit opg.com to watch the OPP OPG public service announcement about winter
snowmobiling safety and other safety tips.
SOURCE Ontario Power Generation Inc.
For further information:
OPG Media relations 1-877-592-4008
Sgt Lise Grenier, Provincial Specialized Patrol Coordinator
Ontario Provincial Police, Highway Safety Division