Police are asking residents to secure your cottages this winter season. The OPP says seasonal break ins are not new and are often preventable. If you plan on being away from your cottage during the winter months police suggest your follow these tips. Remove any firearms or weapons, don’t leave behind any valuables, secure your windows and close your blinds. Police also suggest you hide sporting goods that are outside including fishing rods, water skis and more. If you happen to see any suspicious behaviour, please call police.