The Hamilton Police have confirmed that Canadian athlete and former NHL-goalie Ray Emery drowned in Lake Ontario on Sunday.
The hockey player went swimming off a boat early Sunday morning and police were called when his body did not resurface at around 6:00 AM. The police were looking in the lake all morning after his disappearance.
At 2:50 pm, HPS recovered the body of former @NHL player Ray Emery, 35. Emery was reported missing just after 6:00 am in #HamOnt harbour. His body was recovered in close proximity to where he was last seen. Family has been notified. Cause of death to be confirmed pending a PM.
Many Canadian hockey players have been quick to honour the player, who was on NHL teams like the Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers, and the Canadian team, Ottawa Senators.
Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk on Ray Emery: 'Ray was instrumental in our run to the 2007 Stanley Cup Final, and at his best he brought a competitive edge and combative mentality to the game.' pic.twitter.com/D2AipkPbT4
The City of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan declared a state of emergency on the evening of Monday, May 17 due to a wildfire just outside of the area.
Evacuation orders were issued and 28 evacuees spent the night in hotels last night, according to a news release on Tuesday. "There are no reported homes lost as of this morning. City of Prince Albert Fire Fighters are focusing on protecting structures within the City limits," said the release.
It outlined the status of the fire as "not contained," noting that "It is approximately the size of 40 square kilometers."
As for the imacted areas, "A SaskAlert was issued for residents to evacuate within the areas north of Highway 55, east of Cloverdale Road and west of the Honeymoon Road. Highway 55 East has been closed at the Prince Albert off ramp and Pulp Haul Road from Whitestar Road to Hwy 55 junction. Residents are urged to avoid the area."