Stay Clear, Stay Safe This Long Weekend

Evaluate Water Conditions and Be Prepared

TORONTO, Aug. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - There has been a number of drownings in Ontario this year, making safety even more critical this Civic Holiday weekend. Ontario Power Generation (OPG) wants to remind you to take extreme caution and exercise sound judgement when around water, especially around our hydroelectric stations and dams

"At OPG your safety is of the utmost importance," says Mike Martelli, President of Renewable Generation Power Marketing at OPG. "We ask that you take great care when enjoying yourselves in and around water this long weekend. Whether you are boating, swimming or fishing, conditions can change quickly and without warning."

There have been more than 60 reported drowning deaths in Ontario so far in 2017. These deaths call for an emphasis on safety. This means having life jackets or personal floatation devices available when boating and evaluating water conditions before swimming regardless of your age or ability.

Remember to obey all warning signs, fencing and safety booms when approaching hydroelectric facilities. Our dams and generating stations are not a safe place for recreation.

Despite the dangers, activities on the water can be lots of fun when proper precautions are taken. Enjoy the long weekend all the while Staying Clear and Staying Safe.

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OPG generates safe, clean, reliable, low-cost power for Ontario. More than 99 per cent of this power is free of smog and carbon emissions. OPG's power is priced 40 per cent lower than other generators, which helps moderate customer bills.

SOURCE Ontario Power Generation Inc.

For further information: Ontario Power Generation, 416-592-4008 or 1-877-592-4008, Follow us @opg


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