It's National Drowning Prevention Week
This is National Drowning Prevention Week and the focus is on life-jackets.
The Lifesaving Society urges beach goers and boaters to watch for the signs of drowning while on the water.
Instead of waving their arms and calling for help, drowning victims are silent, and involuntarily press down on the sides of the water. The society recommends anyone going out on a boat this summer take a water safety course to learn the specific signs.
Law enforcement are also focused on wearing life-jackets while aboard boats this summer.
RCMP are reminding boaters they could be fined $200 for not wearing the device while on the water.
Akil Thomas, Andrew Bruder and Justin MacPherson were all listed Monday by NHL Central Scouting in their final draft rankings. Among North American skaters for the June NHL draft in Dallas, Thomas was number 15, with Bruder at 114 and MacPherson ranked 201st.
The IceDogs successful 2017-2018 season came to an end in Hamilton in a 4-2 road loss Thursday night. Team Captain and 5 year Niagara forward Johnny Corneil scored the goal that started a late IceDogs comeback in the third.
The IceDogs had their way with visiting Hamilton for 40 minutes Wednesday night but couldn't hold a one goal lead, falling 4-2 in game four on home ice. It was Hamilton's first regulation win against the IceDogs in 10 tries this season.