Expect traffic slowdown on Hwy 17 at Serpent River tomorrow for demonstration

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(SERPENT RIVER FIRST NATION, ON) – On Thursday July 1st, 2021 between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be monitoring a peaceful demonstration involving members from Serpent River First Nation who will be sharing information to call attention to Residential Schools in Canada.

The demonstration will take place at Highway 17 and the west entrance to Serpent River Trading Post and Gas Bar and will involve a traffic slowdown in an effort to hand out literature. The highway will be open to vehicles in both directions.

Motorists are requested to use caution and slow speed when travelling is this area as there will be an increase in pedestrians.