Bruce Peninsula OPP Report: Fatal Snowmobile Crash On Northern Bruce Peninsula

Media Release

(NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – On January 28, 2021 at 4:44 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a snowmobile crash on Forest Road, near Cape Chin Road North, in Northern Bruce Peninsula. An operator of a yellow and black snowmobile was involved in the collision. 

OPP officers were assisted at the scene by Bruce County Paramedics and Northern Bruce Peninsula Fire Department. OPP Technical Collision Investigators attended to assist with the investigation.

The 58 year old driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. The deceased has been identified as a male from Hamilton, ON. 

Grey Bruce OPP continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision.

Anyone with information that can assist Grey Bruce OPP can 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 $2,000.


(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have received several complaints from snowmobile clubs and landowners, regarding numerous snowmobiles riding off trails and trespassing on private property.

Anyone caught riding a snowmobile off of the designated trails and roadways may be charged with trespassing. This is also extremely dangerous as there could be farm implements, fences, open water and other dangers beneath the snow.

Please stay on the trails.

Please ride safe and sober.

Grey Bruce OPP will continue snowmobile patrols on the trails and roadways this winter in South Bruce Peninsula and throughout Grey and Bruce counties.


(CHATSWORTH, ON) – The Grey Bruce Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) welcomes Acting/Inspector Debra ANDERSON to her new role.

Grey Bruce OPP new Detachment Commander Debra ANDERSON.

On February 1, 2021, the Grey Bruce Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police welcomed a new Detachment Commander. Debra Anderson is a 34-year veteran of policing. She served with Canadian Armed Forces as a military police officer based in Halifax and Camp Borden. She also served at the municipal level with the Fergus Police Service and at the provincial level with Wellington County OPP before accepting a Staff Sergeant position in Grey Bruce in December of 2019.

Anderson is excited to continue working with the Police Service Boards, the Municipalities and the citizens of Grey and Bruce Peninsula.

“I’m happy to continue serving Grey County and the Bruce Peninsula communities in this new role. I am proud to be managing an amazing group of Officers and civilians at the Grey Bruce OPP. These people really care about the communities that we serve.”


(CHATSWORTH, ON) – In October of 2020, the Grey Bruce Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) welcomed a new recruit to the counties.

Provincial Constable Drew Bean.

Provincial Constable Drew Bean is originally from London, Ontario. He graduated from Humber College as a Funeral Director. Drew worked in funeral services for the past ten years, before transitioning to a career in policing. 

Drew has volunteered with Big Brothers & Big Sisters for many years and enjoys fishing, camping and spending time with his family. 

PC Bean looks forward to getting to know the residents in the various communities that we serve.