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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

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

Minister of Education on EQAO Testing

Minister of Education on EQAO Testing
TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement regarding the upcoming province-wide EQAO Grade 9 math assessment: “The EQAO Grade 9 math test provides valuable information to students, families, and the province about how students are performing in critical math skills and concepts. It also supports improved teaching and learning. It should not be in jeopardy... Read More

Ten Tokyo Smoke Licensee Retail Cannabis Stores To Open In Ontario In Early 2020

Ten Tokyo Smoke Licensee Retail Cannabis Stores To Open In Ontario In Early 2020
SMITHS FALLS – Tokyo Smoke, Canopy Growth Corporation’s (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) award-winning retail brand, is proud to announce that it will be working with a total of ten recently-announced Ontario retail licence holders to open new Tokyo Smoke branded retail cannabis stores across the province. In addition to the five locations announced in November 2019,... Read More

Freezing Rain Warning Has Been Issued for Our Entire Region for Sunday & Monday!

Freezing Rain Warning Has Been Issued for Our Entire Region for Sunday & Monday!
Environment Canada has issued a Freezing Rain Warning for our entire region, with a ice storm possible late Sunday and continuing Monday. Freezing rain is expected to develop late Sunday afternoon. The freezing rain may taper off briefly Sunday night but will redevelop early Monday and continue through the day. The freezing rain will finally transition to flurries or ice... Read More

Major Ice & Snow Storm Expected to Hit Our Region Sunday Afternoon into Monday!

Major Ice & Snow Storm Expected to Hit Our Region Sunday Afternoon into Monday!
Eastern Ontario – Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Sunday afternoon, overnight and into Monday for our entire region for a potential major winter storm! They say a major ice and snow storm is possible, with freezing rain expected to develop Sunday afternoon. The freezing rain may taper off briefly Sunday night but will redevelop early Monday... Read More

Winter Begins Tonight at 11:19pm

Winter Begins Tonight at 11:19pm
Brockville – The 2019 Winter Solstice arrives tonight at 11:19 P.M. EST. That means the first full day of the winter season is on Sunday, which will also be the shortest day of daylight along with today. At 11:19 p.m. EST today, the sun’s direct rays will touch the Tropic of Capricorn (23.5⁰ south of the equator). Due to this... Read More

Olivia and Liam are the Most Popular Baby Names in Ontario

Olivia and Liam are the Most Popular Baby Names in Ontario
TORONTO — With nine years at the top of Ontario’s baby names list, Olivia could be the baby name of the decade. From January, 2010 to December, 2018, Ontario has registered more than 8,300 baby girls named Olivia. Here are Ontario’s top baby names for 2018: Boys                                       ... Read More

MOTORIST CHARGED FOR IMPAIRED AND DANGEROUS DRIVING AFTER GOING THE WRONG WAY ON HIGHWAY 417

MOTORIST CHARGED FOR IMPAIRED AND DANGEROUS DRIVING AFTER GOING THE WRONG WAY ON HIGHWAY 417
OTTAWA – On Thursday December 5, 2019 shortly after 3:00 a.m. officers with the Ottawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a vehicle travelling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Highway 417. The motor vehicle was safely intercepted and stopped by officers at Moodie Drive. The driver, Arita MARK, 39 year old of Wemindji, Quebec was charged with:... Read More