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OPP REPORT INCREASE IN COMMERCIAL VEHICLE COLLISIONS OVER 2018

OPP REPORT INCREASE IN COMMERCIAL VEHICLE COLLISIONS OVER 2018
ORILLIA – As officers gear up for their Operation Safe Trucking campaign, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reporting 4,816 Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) collisions so far this year. Forty six (46) of the collisions resulted in fatalities, with two separate incidents collectively taking the lives of five people. By this time last year (mid-August, 2018), the OPP had responded to 4,666CMV collisions, 39 of which were fatal. OPP data... Read More

“Hypocritical” UCDSB prioritizing management jobs over services for students, says union

“Hypocritical” UCDSB prioritizing management jobs over services for students, says union
BROCKVILLE – The union that represents education workers at Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is demanding to know why the board is advertising a new, high-paying management job just weeks after it slashed services for students by eliminating the equivalent of 140 full-time frontline jobs. UCDSB claims the cuts – which affect 177 people in total – were needed to... Read More

MPP CLARK ANNOUNCES MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH GRENVILLE TO RECEIVE $36,000 THROUGH RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

MPP CLARK ANNOUNCES MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH GRENVILLE  TO RECEIVE $36,000 THROUGH RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
KEMPTVILLE — The Municipality of North Grenville will receive $36,000 through the province’s Rural Economic Development (RED) program designed to help rural and Indigenous communities attract investment and create and retain jobs, Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark announced on Friday, August 9. Clark was at the Kemptville Campus with North Grenville Mayor Nancy Peckford to announce the... Read More

Long Weekend Traffic Fatalities: Over 8000 Charges Kept OPP Busy

Long Weekend Traffic Fatalities: Over 8000 Charges Kept OPP Busy
Two Off-Road Vehicle Deaths have OPP Issuing Safety Message      ORILLIA – Thousands of drivers throughout the province chose to be issued traffic citations rather than be the safe motorists the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) had hoped they would be over the Civic Day Long Weekend. Despite letting drivers know about their Move Over Campaign ahead of the long weekend, the... Read More

DON’T GET CAUGHT STAYING IN YOUR LANE, WARNS OPP

DON’T GET CAUGHT STAYING IN YOUR LANE, WARNS OPP
OPP Conducts “Move Over” Campaign (August 2-5, 2019) ORILLIA – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is concerned by the number of drivers who ignore Ontario’s Move Over Law and place police, other emergency personnel and tow truck drivers at risk on the roadside. The OPP laid 1,891 charges last year against drivers who failed to slow down and move over, marking one... Read More

SIU Closes File into Brockville Investigation

SIU Closes File into Brockville Investigation
Mississauga – The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the arrest of a 31-year-old man last month by Brockville Police Service (BPS) officers. At approximately 11:15 p.m. on June 24, 2019, BPS officers arrested the man in the area of Laurier Boulevard and Kensington Parkway. He was transported to the police station... Read More

Government Provides Police More Tools to Find Missing Persons

Government Provides Police More Tools to Find Missing Persons
TORONTO – When a loved one goes missing, swift action is critical. That’s why the Ontario Government is putting people’s safety first by providing frontline police officers with more tools to respond quickly to missing persons investigations. “Police and family members tell us that the first hours after someone goes missing are the most critical,” said Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General.... Read More

Shopping for Ontario meat products during BBQ season supports our farmers

Shopping for Ontario meat products during BBQ season supports our farmers
TORONTO — Ontario cares about our farmers and encourages consumers to show their support for beef and pork farmers by buying and enjoying Ontario meat products. On Friday, the Ontario government launched a campaign through Foodland Ontario to highlight the province’s pork and beef in response to China’s current trade restrictions on those products. The campaign includes radio commercials, recipe... Read More

Approved Professionals Program is Expanding

Approved Professionals Program is Expanding
Brockville – Leeds-Grenville Approved Professionals announced on Wednesday night at their monthly Brockville B2B event that the Approved Professionals Program, locally known as LG Approved, is expanding and growing in a big way. In a press releases sent out on Thursday they say, “A Little over 4 Years ago, David Annable, founded the Leeds & Grenville Approved Professionals, now sitting... Read More