Hunters face trespass charges for entering OPG property

Illegal access to hydro facilities puts hunters and OPG staff at risk

TORONTO, Oct. 28 /CNW/ Ontario hunters could face trespass charges if they enter Ontario Power Generation (OPG) property.

"We've had a few incidents recently at our Aguasabon and Hayes Lake facilities near Terrace Bay east of Thunder Bay. Hunters have ignored barriers and signs and entered the lands near our dams. People who do so are putting themselves and OPG staff at risk," said John Murphy, Executive Vice-President Hydro at OPG.

Murphy explained that water levels near hydro facilities can change dramatically, which puts the hunters at risk.

"As well, we have employees working at our stations. They aren't expecting hunting to take place on our sites and we're very concerned for their safety. People who are on our property are trespassing and we're working closely with the police to make sure our staff are protected. This could include trespass charges being laid."

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is celebrating its 10th year of serving the province. Building on a proud history, OPG provides the people and industry of Ontario with clean, safe and reliable electricity - just as it has always done.

SOURCE Ontario Power Generation Inc.

For further information: For further information: OPG MEDIA RELATIONS, 1-877-592-4008 or (416) 592-4008

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