As many people have already noticed this year, there has been an increased presence of police on the lake. This is not a means for concern, but it is a good reminder that if you have not done so to make sure you and your family have valid boating licenses and all the required safety equipment for your type of boat. This includes canoes, kayaks, Stand Up Paddle (SUP) boards, along with engine powered boats. Check the link below to review the boater exam, which can be taken online, and review the safety equipment for your boat in the Safe Boating Guide from the Transport Canada website. We all benefit when we are safe on the water!