TORONTO, Aug. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is urging
people to exercise extreme care around Ontario waterways this civic
holiday long weekend, particularly on rivers and lakes near
hydroelectric stations and dams.
"Holiday weekends are a popular time to enjoy Ontario's lakes and
rivers", says Mike Martelli, OPG Senior Vice President of Hydro-Thermal
Operations. "If you find yourself near a hydroelectric facility,
please obey all warning signs and do not cross fences, booms, and other
barriers meant for your protection."
Most hydroelectric facilities are remotely controlled by operators
located many kilometres away. Dams can be opened and stations can be
started throughout the day. This causes frequent and rapid changes to
water levels and flows. These changing conditions can create strong
undertows and sudden, powerful gushes of water in what were previously
Visit www.stayclearstaysafe.ca for information that will help keep you and your family safe this
summer. In addition to OPG online resources, the website links to OPG's
water safety partners - the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ontario
Federation of Anglers and Hunters' (OFAH) Tackleshare Program.
Please enjoy your summer and remember: "Stay Clear, Stay Safe!"
SOURCE: Ontario Power Generation Inc.
For further information:
Ontario Power Generation
416-592-4008 or 1-877-592-4008
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