The Red Hawks varsity soccer forward Daniel Rivard shoots at the Port Hope goal on Thursday Oct. 14 at the Gary G. Brohman Athletic Field in Haliburton. The Hawks were outmatched by the visiting side losing their final home game by a lopsided score./DARREN LUM Staff

OPP to hold gun amnesty during April

Ontario Provincial Police in collaboration with participating municipal police services are holding a gun amnesty during the month of April.

The gun amnesty is for any Ontario resident who wishes to voluntarily surrender unwanted or illegally-owned firearms weapons accessories or ammunition.

The amnesty is a way to provide citizens with a safe way to surrender weapons and enhance public safety. During the amnesty police will not recommend weapons-related Criminal Code charges that might otherwise apply to people who are turning in these items. Police note no amnesty is offered for people who turn in weapons that have been used in the commission of a crime. No anonymous submissions will be accepted.

Interested gun owners are strongly urged to call the OPP (or their local police service’s) non-emergency number at 1-888-310-1122 to arrange for officers to attend and safely retrieve the weapons. Gun owners can also use the OPP website button – – or the citizen self reporting tool to notify police. Under no circumstances should anyone deliver guns or ammunition directly to police facilities.