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Ontario Conservation Officers: Hunt Safe, Hunt Smart, Hunt Sober

Ontario Conservation Officers: Hunt Safe, Hunt Smart, Hunt Sober
With the upcoming legalization of Cannabis on October 17th, 2018 the Ontario Conservation Officers Association (OCOA) wants to take this opportunity to remind hunters to always practice safe, responsible and sober hunting. “The handling of a firearm is a very serious matter and safe handling can’t be stressed enough” says OCOA President Sean Cronsberry. “Impairment of any kind, either by... Read More

OPP REPORTS 156 ROAD DEATHS ATTRIBUTED TO “BIG FOUR”: joins police partners for Operation Impact Oct 5 – 8, 2018

OPP REPORTS 156 ROAD DEATHS ATTRIBUTED TO “BIG FOUR”:  joins police partners for Operation Impact Oct 5 – 8, 2018
ORILLIA – As of October 1, 2018 the deaths of 156 people on Ontario Provincial Police-(OPP)-patrolled roads were linked to the “Big Four” leading contributing factors in road fatalities. These are aggressive driving, alcohol/drug impaired driving, inattentive driving and lack of seat belt use. So far this year, 50 deaths were linked to speeding (one form of aggressive driving). Thirty seven (37) deaths were attributed to an inattentive... Read More

Ontario Deploys Additional Crews to Address Chronic Wasting Disease

Ontario Deploys Additional Crews to Address Chronic Wasting Disease
Ontario’s Government for the People is enhancing surveillance measures to protect wildlife from the risk of chronic wasting disease. This comes following a confirmed case of the disease in Quebec. “We are taking immediate action to protect the health of deer in Ontario. Planned surveillance is already underway in southwestern Ontario and we are adding to current efforts by deploying... Read More

OPP & OPP YOUTH FOUNDATION DEDICATE PATHWAY OF MEMORIES TO HONOUR CURRENT AND FORMER OPP MEMBERS

OPP & OPP YOUTH FOUNDATION DEDICATE PATHWAY OF MEMORIES TO HONOUR CURRENT AND FORMER OPP MEMBERS
ORILLIA – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and OPP Youth Foundation were joined by local dignitaries, current and former OPP members and their families and friends for an official dedication ceremony for the Pathway of Memories that was recently installed at OPP General Headquarters (GHQ). The Pathway of Memories serves to honour OPP members and spouses, current, former, uniform, civilian, auxiliary... Read More

Statement from the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks

Statement from the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks
Today Minister Phillips issued the following statement in response to the notice of reference regarding the constitutionality of the Federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act: “The recent election was a decisive referendum on carbon taxation. We heard the people loud and clear: Ontario cannot afford a carbon tax. “That is why our government took immediate action to introduce the Cap... Read More

Inquest Dates Announced into the Deaths of Matthew Robert Humeniuk, Michael Isaac Kritz, Stephanie Joelle Bertrand and Kathryn Missen

Inquest Dates Announced into the Deaths of Matthew Robert Humeniuk, Michael Isaac Kritz, Stephanie Joelle Bertrand and Kathryn Missen
Dr. Dirk Huyer, Chief Coroner for Ontario, today announced that dates have been scheduled for the joint inquest in the deaths of the following individuals: Matthew Robert Humeniuk, 33, and Michael Isaac Kritz, 34, died on June 30, 2013; Stephanie Joelle Bertrand, 25, died on July 7, 2013.  All three died in Sudbury following a boating incident on Lake Wanapitei... Read More

OPP REPORT MULTIPLE DEATHS AND CHARGES OVER LABOR DAY LONG WEEKEND

OPP REPORT MULTIPLE DEATHS AND CHARGES OVER LABOR DAY LONG WEEKEND
OPP Wraps Up Distracted Driving Campaign (Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2018) ORILLIA – Ten (10) traffic and marine-related deaths made for a tragic Labour Day Long Weekend on Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-patrolled roads, waterways and trails. Two motorcyclists were among the four people who died in separate road collisions over the weekend. One person died in an off-road vehicle crash. Two boaters died in... Read More

Prime Minister announces support to strengthen Canada’s automotive sector

Prime Minister announces support to strengthen Canada’s automotive sector
OSHAWA – The Government of Canada is making smart, ambitious investments to support Canadian autoworkers, create and protect jobs, and keep our auto sector competitive globally. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced Friday up to $9.46 million in funding to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology to enhance its Automotive Centre of Excellence in Oshawa, and to create new research and development jobs in the automotive industry. The... Read More

Tougher Penalties for Dangerous Driving Start Today

Tougher Penalties for Dangerous Driving Start Today
New careless driving charge includes possible jail time Ontario’s Government for the People is taking steps to ensure Ontario’s roads are safe for everyone. Starting September 1, there will be tougher penalties for careless driving and endangering pedestrians. Drivers convicted of careless driving causing bodily harm or death will face: Fines from $2,000 to $50,000 Six demerit points A driver’s licence... Read More

Statement by Education Minister on EQAO Results

Statement by Education Minister on EQAO Results
On Thursday, Education Minister, the Honourable Lisa Thompson, issued the following statement on the provincial EQAO results: “The EQAO assessment results released today prove once again that we must do better with respect to students’ math performance in Ontario. For the last five years, we have seen an overall decline in EQAO math scores. Half of Ontario’s Grade 6 students... Read More