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Lake Ontario outflows to be maintained at record highs

Lake Ontario outflows to be maintained at record highs
The Board is doing everything possible to provide all possible relief to Lake Ontario and upper St. Lawrence River residents, while considering impacts throughout the system. During its meeting on 21 June, the Board decided to maintain outflows at their current record-high  levels, 10,400 m3/s (367,270 cfs), for the next week considering there is very little  capacity for passing water... Read More

POLICE TAKE DOWN ‘BIG BOX STORE’ OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

POLICE TAKE DOWN ‘BIG BOX STORE’ OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
Precedent-setting Charges Laid Following Lengthy Probe of Toronto-based Firm VAUGHAN – Five people have been charged after the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) concluded an investigation involving Ontario-based supplier of millions of child pornography images and videos. At a news conference, Commissioner Thomas CARRIQUE and Detective Inspector David MacDONALD were joined by representatives from the Toronto Police Service and the United States... Read More

SIU Terminates Gananoque Death Investigation

SIU Terminates Gananoque Death Investigation
Mississauga- The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the death last month of a 63-year-old woman in Gananoque. In the early afternoon of May 24, 2019, the woman was at the Gananoque Police Service station to make a report concerning a family member, and a missing vehicle. While speaking with a police... Read More

Ontario Developing Roadmap to Support Compostable Product Innovation in Plan to Tackle Plastic Litter and Waste

Ontario Developing Roadmap to Support Compostable Product Innovation in Plan to Tackle Plastic Litter and Waste
Working Group Established to Set Up Clear Rules on Compostable Products and Packaging, Expand Green Bin Programs TORONTO — Ontario is protecting what matters most by continuing to tackle the serious problem of plastic pollution and litter that is increasingly plaguing our parks, highways, lakes and rivers. That is why we are launching a Compostable Products Technical Working Group made... Read More

Ontario Proposing Multi-Line Carp Fishing

Ontario Proposing Multi-Line Carp Fishing
Province to Increase Opportunities for Resident and International Anglers TORONTO — The Ontario Government is working for the people by taking steps to expand recreational fishing opportunities in the province. The government is proposing to allow resident recreational anglers and those visiting the province to use multiple lines when fishing carp from shore. “This initiative is just one more way... Read More

Ontario Government Saving Taxpayers $215 Million Annually Through Public Service Modernization

Ontario Government Saving Taxpayers $215 Million Annually Through Public Service Modernization
Restoring financial sustainability while protecting front-line services TORONTO — Today, Peter Bethlenfalvy, President of the Treasury Board, announced how Ontario’s Government for the People continues to drive long-term savings for taxpayers by managing Ontario’s public sector compensation costs to ensure vital services are protected, while avoiding involuntary job losses. The government’s previously-announced Transition Exit Initiative and Voluntary Exit Program will... Read More

OPP: Two Driver Behaviours Linked to 40% of Truck Crashes

OPP: Two Driver Behaviours Linked to 40% of Truck Crashes
Operation Corridor to Target Commercial Vehicles (June 13-14, 2019)   ORILLIA – As the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) gears up for Operation Corridor, they are reporting that 40 per cent of transport truck collisions in 2018 involved a commercial driver who either made an improper lane change or was following a vehicle too closely. The OPP responded to 7,674 transport truck collisions last year, with 63 lives... Read More

ONTARIO PROTECTING AMATEUR ATHLETES THROUGH CONCUSSION SAFETY

ONTARIO PROTECTING AMATEUR ATHLETES THROUGH CONCUSSION SAFETY
‘HIT. STOP. SIT.’ VIDEO KICKS OFF ROWAN’S LAW AWARENESS CAMPAIGN BROCKVILLE — Ontario’s government for the people is making it safer for competitive amateur athletes, children and youth to play sport in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, says MPP Steve Clark. Today in Toronto, Michael Tibollo, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport was joined by Hockey Hall of Famer and... Read More

MPP CLARK CELEBRATES ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ONTARIO’S GOVERNMENT FOR THE PEOPLE

MPP CLARK CELEBRATES ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY  OF ONTARIO’S GOVERNMENT FOR THE PEOPLE
BROCKVILLE — MPP Steve Clark celebrated the one-year anniversary since Ontario’s Government for the People took office by reflecting on 12 months of hard work to make life better for the families, individuals and job creators he represents in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. “I’m proud of the accomplishments we have made as a government over the past year for... Read More

NEW OPP COMMISSIONER WELCOMED AT CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY

NEW OPP COMMISSIONER WELCOMED AT CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY
ORILLIA – During a tradition-filled change of command ceremony today, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) welcomed Thomas Carrique as its 15th Commissioner. Interim Secretary of Cabinet Steven Davidson, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones and OPP Commissioner Emeritus Julian Fantino joined a large contingent of family, friends, police leaders and colleagues to witness (Retired) Commissioner Vince Hawkes pass the OPP Tipstaff to Commissioner Carrique. Created... Read More