An initiative involving several partnering agencies resulted in numerous motor vehicles, snowmobiles and off-road vehicles being checked for infractions; several charges were laid.
On March 3, 2023, members of the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), North Bay Police Service, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) participated in joint operation on South Bay of Lake Nipissing, and the surrounding area.
As a result of the operation, 12 charges were laid under several acts including the Motorized Snow Vehicle Act, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act and the Ontario Fishery Regulations.
In total, 10 fish were seized, 192 motor vehicles were checked, along with 40 off road vehicles and snowmobiles.
Police also conducted 78 Mandatory Alcohol Screening demands on drivers and operators, which resulted in no infractions.