Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is wrapping up and the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department wants you to know that alarms are now mandatory. Fire Prevention Officer Mike Vadlja says this law came into effect on October 15th.

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Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer because you can’t smell, see or taste it. Vadlja says says carbon monoxide poisoning can happen many ways in your home.

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The Ontario government passed a law on October 15th making it mandatory to have a CO alarm near all sleeping areas of your home. However, Vadlja suggests the ideal place is to put it on every level of your home, not just near your bedrooms.