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.
The CHL Import draft is underway and with the 13th overall pick the IceDogs have selected Swedish D-Man Timothy Liljegren. Liljegren stands 6'1" tall, weighing in at 191lbs and was Toronto's first round selection, 17th overall at last weekend's NHL entry draft.
The IceDogs pre-season schedule has been announced with four exhibition games beginning September 1st, featuring home games in both Thorold and Beamsville. Barrie and Kitchener will provide the opposition in preparation for the 2017-2018 regular season.
A second member of the IceDogs sees his NHL dream become a reality as Ben Jones is drafted by the Vegas Golden Knights. Jones was chosen in the 7th round, 189th overall by the expansion Golden Knights in the NHL entry draft.