Mobile app helps rescue lost hikers

On January 10, 2020 at 6:06 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a pair of lost hikers near McCurdy Drive in Northern Bruce Peninsula.

The hikers had downloaded the mobile application What3Words and officers were able to locate the hikers a short time later. There were no injuries.

What3Words helps people in need when a caller cannot describe or does not know where they are located. Through its global mapping system, the app labels every three squared metres with a unique three word location string that can be converted into latitude and longitude coordinates, making it easy for the police to locate people in distress and the app can save valuable time and save lives!


On January 8, 2021 at 8:10 p.m., the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call regarding an impaired driver. Responding officers located the vehicle and found that the driver had been drinking alcohol.

A 30-year-old female, of Kincardine was charged with Impaired Operation and Operate over 80 milligrams. The accused is scheduled to appear in court on February 17, 2021 to answer to the charges.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.