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Government of Ontario: Improving Ontario’s Conservation Authorities

Government of Ontario: Improving Ontario’s Conservation Authorities
Consultation to Focus on Increasing Transparency, Improving Delivery of Core Mandate Ontario’s government is working for the people to ensure conservation authorities focus and deliver on their core mandate of protecting people, property and natural resources from the threats and impacts of extreme weather and flooding. “Conservation authorities help protect our people and their property from extreme weather, preserving sources... Read More

Statement by Premier Doug Ford as Minister Sylvia Jones is Sworn in as the Solicitor General

Statement by Premier Doug Ford as Minister Sylvia Jones is Sworn in as the Solicitor General
TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement today:”Our police, corrections staff, firefighters and other front-line heroes have a proud history in Ontario. By returning to the title of Solicitor General, which was used until 2002, we’re honouring that history. Ensuring the security of the people remains a fundamental priority of our government. Solicitor General Sylvia Jones has done an... Read More

No Grounds to Lay Charges Against Officer in Almonte Who Discharged Firearm Following Attack by Dog

No Grounds to Lay Charges Against Officer in Almonte Who Discharged Firearm Following Attack by Dog
Mississauga – On the morning of June 12, 2018, officers attended a residence in the Town of Almonte in relation to an investigation. The officers arrived at the front porch of the residence and rang the doorbell. As the home’s resident opened the door, two dogs exited the house, attacking and biting the officers. In order to stop the attack, one... Read More

SIU Terminates Investigation into Arrest of Man in Ottawa

SIU Terminates Investigation into Arrest of Man in Ottawa
Mississauga – Then Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the arrest of a 46-year-old man on December 1, 2018 by Ottawa Police Service (OPS) officers. The SIU was notified of this incident on December 24, 2018. Shortly after midnight on December 1, 2018, an OPS officer conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle at... Read More

FATALITIES LEAD OPP TO WARN SNOWMOBILERS ABOUT THE HIGH COST OF TAKING RISKS

FATALITIES LEAD OPP TO WARN SNOWMOBILERS ABOUT THE HIGH COST OF TAKING RISKS
ORILLIA – With two snowmobile deaths in as many days and the arrival of spring, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is urging snowmobilers to avoid taking unnecessary risks, especially on frozen waterways, as their season winds down. The two tragedies over the weekend (March 22-24, 2019) mark 11 fatal snowmobile incidents and 13 lives lost in OPP jurisdictions so far this season. The OPP cannot... Read More

Ontario Continuing to Strengthen the Public Health Care System with More Support for Ontario Seniors

Ontario Continuing to Strengthen the Public Health Care System with More Support for Ontario Seniors
MARKHAM — Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was joined by Raymond Cho, Minister of Seniors and Accessibility, Effie Triantafilopoulos, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, and Paul Calandra, MPP for Markham-Stouffville, at Yee Hong Ho Lai Oi Wan Centre in Markham to announce 16 additional long-term care projects that will... Read More

OPP: Have you met someone online? Don’t send money to a person you don’t really know

OPP: Have you met someone online? Don’t send money to a person you don’t really know
March is Fraud Prevention Month #dontbeavictim ORILLIA – An unfortunate reality of the online dating world is that romance scams continue to cause victims severe financial hardship and take a toll on their emotional well-being. That emotional embarrassment reduces the number of times this crime is reported to police. Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch, Ontario’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and... Read More

Recognizing Outstanding Retailer Support for Ontario Produce

Recognizing Outstanding Retailer Support for Ontario Produce
Consumers can now vote for their favourite retail displays TORONTO – Ontario’s Government for the People is inviting consumers to be part of the 2019 Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards program, which recognizes outstanding retailer support for Ontario-grown foods. For the first time in more than 30 years, consumers will be able to vote for a new “Consumers’ Choice” award for... Read More

OPP HEADQUARTERS MARK 50th ANNIVERSARY OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS

OPP HEADQUARTERS MARK 50th ANNIVERSARY OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS
ORILLIA – Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and other law enforcement agencies across the province are marking the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics. March 25, 2019 is a day to celebrate the history of this amazing organization and also look 50 days ahead to the inaugural Special Olympics Ontario (SOO) Youth Invitational Games. Together with longstanding supporters such as the Knights of... Read More

Ontario Enhancing Support for Children with Autism

Ontario Enhancing Support for Children with Autism
New actions include removing income testing for Childhood Budgets and further expanding eligible services. TORONTO – Ontario’s government is putting people first by enhancing the Ontario Autism Program, which comes into effect on April 1, 2019. “Our government is fully committed to transforming how autism services are delivered in Ontario,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services.... Read More