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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

ONTARIO INVESTING $20 MILLION ANNUALLY TO FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

ONTARIO INVESTING $20 MILLION ANNUALLY TO FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING
BROCKVILLE — The Ontario government is developing a new strategy to combat human trafficking that will be co-led by Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General and Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues. Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark said the strategy is part of Ontario’s commitment to protect women and children and combatting gender-based violence, sexual exploitation... Read More

OPP LAUNCHES SEASONAL FESTIVE RIDE CAMPAIGN

OPP LAUNCHES SEASONAL FESTIVE RIDE CAMPAIGN
ORILLIA – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) works all year to keep Ontario roads safe from impaired drivers, and is making it a particular focus during its Festive RIDE campaign that officially begins this weekend. Police services across the province take part in holiday RIDE programs aimed at taking alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers off our roads. Thanks to new impaired driving... Read More

Ontario Providing Veterans and Active Members of the Canadian Armed Forces Free Access to Ontario Parks

Ontario Providing Veterans and Active Members of the Canadian Armed Forces Free Access to Ontario Parks
Province committed to giving back to our service members ST. THOMAS — Ontario is honouring past and present members of the Canadian Armed Forces by making it easier for them to spend more time in nature and green spaces at Ontario Parks. Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, was at the St. Thomas Legion today to announce... Read More

GOVERNMENT’S BALANCED PLAN INVESTS IN EASTERN ONTARIO

GOVERNMENT’S BALANCED PLAN INVESTS IN EASTERN ONTARIO
PROVINCE BEATS FISCAL TARGETS, WHILE SUPPORTING CRITICAL SERVICES QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario remains committed to balancing the budget by 2023–24 through prudent fiscal management, while making strategic investments in the critical public services Ontarians rely on and strengthening the conditions for job creation, says Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark. Clark made the comment today as Finance Minister... Read More

GOVERNMENT TABLES BILL TO CREATE NEW ANIMAL WELFARE SYSTEM

GOVERNMENT TABLES BILL TO CREATE NEW ANIMAL WELFARE SYSTEM
PAWS ACT OFFERS MORE INSPECTORS, STRONGER PENALTIES: CLARK BROCKVILLE — Solicitor General Sylvia Jones introduced legislation today that will better protect animals from abuse and neglect, while creating a more robust enforcement system and the strongest penalties ever in Canada for people who violate animal welfare laws. “We made a commitment to take action and develop a modern animal welfare... Read More

Ontario Adopts New Animal Welfare System

Ontario Adopts New Animal Welfare System
Made-In-Ontario Model Offers More Inspectors and Stronger Penalties TORONTO — Today, Ontario is introducing legislation to better protect animals from abuse and neglect by proposing the strongest penalties in Canada for offenders, and a more robust enforcement system. “We made a commitment to take action and develop a modern animal welfare enforcement system to keep animals safe. I am proud... Read More

Barrett Re-elected in Leeds-Grenville, Thousand Islands & Rideau Lakes

Barrett Re-elected in Leeds-Grenville, Thousand Islands & Rideau Lakes
Liberals Win Minority Government Brockville – Conservative Michael Barrett was re-elected last night in the 2019 Federal Election for Leeds-Grenville, Thousand Islands & Rideau Lakes with 28,435 votes or 49.2%. The Liberals Josh Bennett came in second place with 15, 266 votes or 26.4%. The NDP’s Michelle Taylor had 8,071 votes/14% for third followed by The Green Party candidate Lorraine... Read More

OPP REPORT LONG WEEKEND FATALITIES, NUMEROUS COLLISIONS

OPP REPORT LONG WEEKEND FATALITIES, NUMEROUS COLLISIONS
OPP Wrap up Operation Impact and Fall Seat Belt Campaign ORILLIA  – OPP officers were kept busy over the Thanksgiving long weekend, responding to hundreds of collisions and charging thousands of drivers with traffic offences during the Operation Impact campaign (October 11-14, 2019). The OPP reported three (3) traffic fatalities over the weekend. A 21 year-old pedestrian was killed after... Read More

Food Recall Warning – Various raw beef and raw veal products recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

Food Recall Warning – Various raw beef and raw veal products recalled due to E. coli O157:H7
Ottawa – The food recall warning issued on October 12, 2019 has been updated (October 15, 2019) to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. Industry is recalling various raw beef and raw veal products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumers should not... Read More