Pottahawk party this weekend

Lake Erie will be seeing an increase in boaters this weekend for the annual Pottahawk party.Police are reminding boaters that impaired boating holds the same penalties as impaired driving. That means any consumption of alcohol, marijuana, or any other substances could lead to charges for the operator of a boat.The OPP will be out patrolling the area to ensure that all drivers are sober and have the mandatory safety equipment on board.Boaters are also asked to not give rides to people trying to get to the island unless they plan on taking them back from the party afterwards.People are asked to wear a lifejacket at all times, and to have a fully charged cell phone available. read more