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Two boaters charged with liquor infractions on local waterways

KAWARTHA LAKES-The City of Kawartha Lakes OPP Marine patrol were out on local waterways this weekend conducting vessels checks for safety equipment and other potential infractions.

On August 24, the officers stopped a vessel on the Burnt River and allegedly noted that there was liquor on board. As a result of the ensuing investigation, a passenger, Marjorie Batte, 66 years of age, of Brockton, was charged with having open liquor in the vessel, contrary to the Liquor Licence Act.

On August 25, the officers stopped a vessel on Canal Lake and observed liquor on board according to police. As a result of the ensuing investigation, the operator, Mark Horvat, 30 years of age, of Markham, was charged with having open liquor in the vessel, contrary to the Liquor Licence Act.

The Liquor Licence Act applies to vessels as well as vehicles. The above mentioned offence carries a $125.00 fine.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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