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By-Election to take place in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes

By-Election to take place in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes
GATINEAU – Monday, May 7, 2018 On Thursday, May 3, 2018, the Acting Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Stéphane Perrault, received official notice from the Speaker of the House of Commons that the seat for Leeds–Grenville–Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes (Ontario) is vacant. A by-election will take place to fill the vacant seat. The date of the by-election must be announced between Monday, May 14, 2018, and Tuesday, October 30, 2018.... Read More

Ontario Chamber of Commerce Backs Plan for Cutting Red Tape in Auto Sales

Ontario Chamber of Commerce Backs Plan for Cutting Red Tape in Auto Sales
TORONTO – The Ontario Chamber of Commerce has formally adopted a resolution to support Bill 2, the Cutting Red Tape for Motor Vehicle Dealers Act, 2018 at its Annual General Meeting in Hamilton this past weekend. Previously known as Bill 3 and Bill 152 in previous sessions of Parliament, Bill 2 is a Private Members Bill put forward by Leeds-Grenville MPP... Read More

Inquest Date into the Death of Robert Garry Cyr Announced

Inquest Date into the Death of Robert Garry Cyr Announced
Dr. Louise McNaughton-Filion, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Ottawa Office, today announced that a date has been scheduled for the inquest into the death of Robert Garry Cyr. Mr. Cyr, 47, died in hospital on Nov. 24, 2015, from injuries sustained while working as a roofer at a construction site. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act. The... Read More

Special Autism Ontario donation boxes are set up at all LCBO locations until April 28th

Special Autism Ontario donation boxes are set up at  all LCBO locations until April 28th
As spring finally arrives this weekend across Ontario, you may be heading to your neighbourhood LCBO to pick up some refreshments. Our Autism Ontario donation boxes will be at the cashier stations until Saturday April 28th. Please donate. The funds help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and their families, through educational webinars, school kits and supports, inclusive family events, social learning opportunities,... Read More

NDP’s commitment to guaranteed care for seniors is the kind of leadership Ontario needs

NDP’s commitment to guaranteed care for seniors is the kind of leadership Ontario needs
TORONTO – Wednesday’s reintroduction of the Time to Care Act shows that the Ontario NDP are the only party committed to guaranteeing seniors will have legislated minimum care standards they can count on when they need to move into long-term care. And that’s the kind of leadership we need in Ontario, says Candace Rennick, Secretary Treasurer of CUPE Ontario.  This afternoon, Ontario NDP... Read More

Plan Ahead to Reduce the Impacts of Extreme Weather Events

Plan Ahead to Reduce the Impacts of Extreme Weather Events
Protect Your Home or Business from Flooding With a sharp increase in the frequency of sudden heavy rainfall and flooding events in recent years, Ontario is reminding residents to take steps to help protect their homes from damage caused by overland flooding. The best way to prepare for extreme weather events is by ensuring that you have the right protections in place. Some... Read More

Be Bear Wise and Prevent Bears from Visiting Your Community

Be Bear Wise and Prevent Bears from Visiting Your Community
Ontario and OPP Share Safety Tips as Bears Return From Hibernation Ontario and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding people to do their part to avoid human-bear interactions this spring, and encouraging them to check around their homes and remove the most popular bear attractants. April is the beginning of bear season and with it comes an increase in... Read More

Tay Valley Receiving Flood-Damage Assistance

Tay Valley Receiving Flood-Damage Assistance
Ontario is providing financial support through the Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance (MDRA) program to help the Township of Tay Valley with recovery efforts for flood damage that occurred last year. Significant rainfall in May 2017, and the release of water from Bobs Lake Dam in Bolingbroke, resulted in flooding in the Bobs Lake, Tay River and Christie Lake areas. The funds will help offset costs... Read More

OPP: Who Are Ontario’s Biggest Seat Belt Law Offenders?

OPP: Who Are Ontario’s Biggest Seat Belt Law Offenders?
ORILLIA – The OPP has laid 257,475 seat belt charges over the last ten years, with 25 to 34 year-olds being issued more charges (63,846) than any other demographic. Drivers and passengers aged 35 to 44 come in second with 50,863 charges and 45 to 54 year-olds are right behind with 50,488 charges. “Last year ended tragically for 49 people who died after being involved in collisions and were not safely... Read More

OPP: Criminals Prey on Your Trust and Lack of Computer Literacy

OPP: Criminals Prey on Your Trust and Lack of Computer Literacy
Protect Yourself from Service Fraud Scams  ORILLIA – Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre say service scams are ploys to extort money and personal information from unwitting, trusting victims. In 2017, service scams resulted in 2,152 Ontario complaints with 953 victims falling to fraudsters. Although the number of victims is comparatively low, the suspects extorted just over... Read More