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Long weekend water watch by Ottawa Police and OPP will also check to make sure every boater has the proper navigation and safety equip- ment in working order on their vessel and that boats, canoes and other vessels are not overloaded. They will also check to make sure boaters are licensed for their vessels. Police onmarine patrol will also enforce the Criminal Code and provincial Liquor Act sections dealing with impaired boating, having care and control of a vessel while im- paired, and having alcohol aboard a vessel, along with dangerous boating infractions.


The August long weekend approaches and police departments in EasternOntario are all ready to enforce boating safety rules on the Ottawa River and other streams and lakes. The Ottawa Police Service and the OPP Marine Safety Units will both be on deck and on the water to do water safety checks for use of lifejackets for anyone on the water. They

Wanted: Escaped prisoner


Anyone who sees Pi- lon or knows where he might be can call the ROPE Squad at

Police and federal prison officials are asking the public to be on the lookout for a man wanted for breaching his parole. The Repeat Offender Parole Enforce- ment Squad (ROPE) has issued an alert for 52-year-old Daniel Pilon. He is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for breach of parole. Pilon was on a long-term supervision order after completing a five-year sentence for robbery, overcoming a person’s resis- tance by trying to choke them, and forcible confinement. He is known to frequent the Ottawa area. Pilon stands six-foot-three and weighs 282 pounds. He wears glasses and has tattoos on his entire left and right arms.

1-866-870- 7673, the CrimeStop- pers confi- dential tips line at 1-800-222-8477, or 911.

Les policiers demandent au public d’être à l’affût de Daniel Pilon, qui est recherché après avoir violé sa libération conditionnelle. —photo fournis

Des policiers arpenteront la rivière des Outaouais au cours du long weekend prochain pour vérifier que les plaisanciers respectent les règles de sécurité. —photo archives

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