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Police Advise Drone Operators to Steer Clear of Airports/Heliports
Friday, October 09, 2015 (4224 reads)

Yesterday, the West Parry Sound OPP responded to a call that a drone was flying over the harbour in Parry Sound. Police responded to the call and were unable to locate the dronte or the operator. 
The OPP is committed to ensuring the safety and security of the communities it serves. Flying a Unmanned Air Vehicle  (UAV) can be enjoyed safely by hobby or recreational enthusiasts. 
Police remind that you are responsible to fly your aircraft safely and legally and follow the rules set out in the Canadian Aviation Regulations. 
It's illegal to fly a UAV:
Closer than nine kilometres from an airport, heliport, or aerodrome.
Higher than 90 metres above the ground.
Closer than 150 metres from people, animals, buildings, structures, or vehicles. 
The Town of Parry Sound is home to three aerodrome/heliports. The hospital heliport on Albert Street, Coast Guard heliport on Prospect Street, and the harbour where the float planes take off from the dock on Bay Street. 
For more information and advice on UAV's please visit the Transport Canada website at 

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Police Provide Tips to Close Up Your Cottage
Friday, October 09, 2015 (1482 reads)

Cottage break-ins are crimes of opportunity and thieves will look for easy targets. With the end of cottage season approaching, owners of recreational properties need to make their cottage less attractive for thieves. 
One way to minimize the risk of a break-in is to avoid leaving valuables inside and outside your cottage. As with the house in the city, it is important to make sure the cottage looks like it is being maintained on a regular basis.  The OPP recommend installing a gate, making it more difficult for thieves to get in and get out quickly.
Using automatic timers on indoor cottage lights may be enough of a deterrent to keep potential thieves away if they are doing a drive-by in search of possible targets.
Exterior doors should be fitted with solid dead bolts. Windows can be boarded up for the off season. Sliding
If possible, have someone stop by and check the property on a regular basis. The sooner signs of damage or foul play can be reported the better it is for both the police and the property owner.
An alarm system is another way to help protect your cottage from thieves. It is one more factor that could make the thieves think twice about targeting your place.
It is important to properly document all of the items at the cottage. This includes taking photos or a video of the inside of the cottage, keeping purchase receipts and recording all serial numbers
For more tips on how to protect your cottage, visit

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Charges Laid After Woman Hits Rock Cut and Leaves the Scene
Thursday, October 08, 2015 (19383 reads)

Police report that on October 6, 2015, they received a call advising that a vehicle had collided with a rock cut at Lake Joseph Road and Hamer Bay Road in Seguin Township. 
The police determined that a vehicle left the roadway and hit a large rock. The female driver then left on foot travelling on Hamer Bay Road. An OPP K-9 Unit and members of the Emergency Response Team attended to assist with the finding the driver.
Erin Chisholm, 36 years of age from Walden, Ontario was arrested and charged with:
•         Fail to remain 
•         Careless Driving 
The accused will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on November 17, 2015 to answer to her charges.

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Speeding & Swerving Driver Charged with DUI
Thursday, October 08, 2015 (2018 reads)

On October 2, at 1:18 a.m., a member of the West Parry Sound OPP observed a northbound black car on Hwy 400 that was speeding.  While following the vehicle, police obsrved the car weaving and nearly hitting the guard wire posts. Police initiated a traffic stop and determined the driver had consumed alcohol.

As a result of the officer’s investigation, Garrett Piltman, 22 years of age from Kitchener, was arrested and charged with:

•         Driving while Ability Impaired

•         Driving with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in blood

•         Speeding

The accused will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on October 15, 2015 to answer to his charges.

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Orillia School Goes into Lockdown While Police Search for Weapons
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 (4171 reads)

Orillia OPP is investigating into the report of a possible weapon brought to the Orillia Secondary School this morning. 
At approximately 8:50 a.m., the Orillia OPP initiated a lock-down of the school while officers conducted a thorough search of the school and school occupants. No weapons were located in the school and it was deemed to be safe.
The lock-down was lifted at approximately 9:05 a.m., and lasted for 25 minutes.

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Thieves Steal 50 Inch TV
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 (8050 reads)

The Almaguin Highlands is investigating a break enter and theft to a Chetwynd Road residence in Armour Twp.

Police report that unknown person(s) entered the residence sometime between Thursday October 1, and Sunday October 4, 2015 and stole a Samsung 50 inch flat screen television and remote and several bottles of alcohol.

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