A Northern Ontario family wants a maximum snowmobile speed of 80 kilometres per hour on frozen lakes and rivers.  The call follows the death of a French River woman who was hit by a speeding snowmobile while she was near an ice-fishing hut earlier this month.  The operator of the sled also died.  The victim’s family also wants sleds to slow down to 20km/h when they’re within 15 meters of people engaged in activities like ice-fishing.  The family will release a petition as soon as their MPP, John Vanthof of Timiskaming-Cochrane, looks at the wording.

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