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Weekend Snowstorm May Bring the Season’s Biggest Snowfall to Southern Ontario With 15–30cm of Snow – VIDEO

Weekend Snowstorm May Bring the Season’s Biggest Snowfall to Southern Ontario With 15–30cm of Snow – VIDEO
Toronto – A strong snowstorm appears increasingly likely to bring significant snowfall accumulation to all parts of Southern Ontario this weekend starting Saturday morning and lasting into Sunday. Widespread accumulation between 15-30cm is expected with slightly less around the Lake Ontario and Erie shoreline due to the snow being wetter causing reduced accumulation. Strong wind gusts reaching 50-70km/h during the... Read More

OPP CONGRATULATES NEWLY-APPOINTED CHIEF SUPERINTENDENTS

OPP CONGRATULATES NEWLY-APPOINTED CHIEF SUPERINTENDENTS
ORILLIA – In a badge presentation ceremony held at Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) General Headquarters in Orillia today, OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique appointed seven new Chief Superintendents to key leadership roles in the organization. The ceremony was attended by OPP members including Senior Command staff, as well as family members of the newly-promoted Chief Superintendents. The appointment of these senior leaders follows... Read More

Morrisburg Residents One Step Closer to Collecting Lottery Prize

Morrisburg Residents One Step Closer to Collecting Lottery Prize
Prize Claim Subject to Insider Win Process TORONTO – A group of two from Morrisburg is one step closer to claiming a lottery win of $10,004 from the LOTTARIO draw on September 14, 2019. As Lane Hunter’s mother is an employee at an authorized OLG retailer, this prize falls within OLG’s definition of an Insider Win. As of today’s date, the claimants have completed the first step of a two-step Insider... Read More

Bell expands Wireless Home Internet to Lanark County and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville

Bell expands Wireless Home Internet to Lanark County and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
Innovative service brings fast Internet access to dozens of rural communities in Eastern Ontario MERRICKVILLE – Bell today announced a further expansion of its innovative Wireless Home Internet service to rural areas in Lanark County and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville south of Ottawa. Broadband Internet access is now available to eligible residences in Carleton Place, Kemptville, Merrickville, Mississippi... Read More

Government Stands with Parents and Kids During Union-Led Strike Actions in Schools

Government Stands with Parents and Kids During Union-Led Strike Actions in Schools
TORONTO — Today, the Honourable Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, announced the government’s plan to offer parents up to $60 per day if strike actions close schools or school-based child care centres. “Our aim has always been to reach a negotiated settlement that keeps kids in class, which we have done successfully with multiple labour partners to date,” said Minister Lecce. “We recognize the... Read More

SEAWAY DEMONSTRATES RESILIENCE IN 2019

SEAWAY DEMONSTRATES RESILIENCE IN 2019
Hometown TV12 File Photo Waterway Successfully Met a Wide Range of Stakeholder Needs Cornwall – The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) announced today that tonnage on the Seaway during the 2019 navigation season totaled 38 million tonnes. Throughout 2019, high water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River made the navigation season very challenging. The SLSMC, in... Read More

Texting While Driving A Costly Lesson for Carleton Place School Bus Driver

Texting While Driving A Costly Lesson for Carleton Place School Bus Driver
Carleton Place – A school bus driver in Carleton Place sent a very expensive text earlier today.  OPP East shared the incident via Twitter this morning. Spotted texting behind the wheel earned the driver a distracted driving fine of $615.00, 3 points, and a 3-day license suspension. Thankfully no students were on board at the time.   Read More

Record Rain Causes High Water Levels, Fast Flows, and Unstable Ice Throughout Rideau Watershed

Record Rain Causes High Water Levels, Fast Flows, and Unstable Ice Throughout Rideau Watershed
Manotick – With high water levels and fast flows all across the Rideau Valley Watershed, the ice cover (where present) on lakes, ditches, local streams and rivers will be unstable. Extreme caution should be exercised by everyone when near local waterbodies. Parents should inform their children of the risks and provide appropriate supervision. On average, 50mm of rain fell across... Read More

OECTA Members Escalate Strike Action to One-Day Withdrawal of Service Jan 21st

OECTA Members Escalate Strike Action to One-Day Withdrawal of Service Jan 21st
In a letter dated January 13th, 2020, the Catholic District School Board (CDSBEO) issued a letter to parents informing them that the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) had provided notice that their members will escalate strike action to a full one-day withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020. This one-day, full withdrawal of services is in addition to... Read More

EAST REGION OPP: BE READY TO ADJUST YOUR DRIVING

EAST REGION OPP: BE READY TO ADJUST YOUR DRIVING
With a mixed bag of weather expected, be prepared Smiths Falls – With the forecast calling for a little bit of everything this weekend, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region recommends drivers be prepared for anything. Rain, freezing rain and snow, combined with dropping temperatures, will mean that driving conditions could be hazardous at times. “People should think about changing... Read More