Jul 07, 2014
By Valerie Massie
11:15 AM ET | Sgt. Kerry Schmidt & Sgt. Lise Grenier
12:15 PM ET | Anne Dumbrille
GUESTS -Sgt Kerry Schmidt, Sgt. #10421, Media Relations, Highway Safety Division, Ontario Provincial Police
Sgt. Lise Grenier – Specialized Patrol Coordinator, Provincial Traffic Operations, Highway Safety Division
TOPIC – Motorcycle safety and the summer season.
INFO – Topic #1 – The OPP have investigated 10 motorcycle collisions involving 11 deaths to date this season. Last season at this time there were 7 fatalities however by the end of 2013, 29 people lost their lives in motorcycle collisions. Almost 40 % were driving properly and the remaining, lost control and speed related.
Topic #2 – Collision Trends – Victim Profile, Age, Day, time and Month of Occurrence, Environmental Condition
Topic #3 – Safety Tips – Pre-Ride Checks, Warm up / Spring Refresher, Proper Equipment, Group Riding
Sgt Lise Grenier is also the Ride Master for the OPP Golden Helmets Motorcycle Precision Riding Team, and will promote that program as well.
GUEST – Anne Dumbrille, Director, County Coalition for Safe Appropriate Green Energy
TOPIC – Golden Eagles Funnel Through Turbine Zone in Prince Edward County
INFO – A Prince Edward County citizens’ group, the County Coalition for Safe Appropriate Green Energy (CCSAGE Naturally Green, a Not For Profit Corporation) has documented the failure of the wind power developer and the Ontario government to reveal the truth about the impact of a proposed wind power project on migrating Golden Eagles. The Golden Eagles has been designated a “species at risk” in Ontario.
According to the CCSAGE document, prepared by Anne Dumbrille, although only six nesting pairs have been identified in Eastern Ontario, the fact is the majority of Golden Eagles migrating throughout Eastern North America, pass through the narrow area in Prince Edward County.
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