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Ontario Offering Greater Choice for Nursing Students

Ontario Offering Greater Choice for Nursing Students
New Policy Empowers Institutions to Offer Nursing Degrees Independently OWEN SOUND – The Ontario government is making changes to permit colleges and universities to offer Bachelor nursing degree programs on a stand-alone basis. For colleges, this will be the first time they would be able to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree independently of a university partner.Today,... Read More

Project DAYTONA Yields Drug Trafficking Charges Against Several Dealers Across Ontario

Project DAYTONA Yields Drug Trafficking Charges Against Several Dealers Across Ontario
Ottawa – Several residents from across Ontario, including the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), East Region (Ottawa, Smiths Falls, Perth and Kingston) and one in Quebec are facing numerous charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA), Criminal Code of Canada and the Cannabis Act after a complex investigation concludes. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) began this nine-month investigation with... Read More

Ontario Confirms First Case of Wuhan Novel Coronavirus

Ontario Confirms First Case of Wuhan Novel Coronavirus
Extensive Protocols in Place to Detect and Contain Cases TORONTO — Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced Friday, Ontario’s first presumptive confirmed case of Wuhan novel coronavirus in Toronto.On Thursday, January 23, 2020, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre admitted a patient brought in by paramedics who presented with fever and respiratory symptoms. The patient was screened, recent... Read More

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

10 YEARS OF DATA REVEAL POOR BEHAVIOURS BEHIND MAJORITY OF SNOWMOBILE FATALITIES

10 YEARS OF DATA REVEAL POOR BEHAVIOURS BEHIND MAJORITY OF SNOWMOBILE FATALITIES
ORILLIA – With Snowmobile Safety Week underway this week, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has released a ten-year data report on snowmobile fatalities, which officers hope will encourage snowmobilers to avoid the recurring behaviours that contributed to the majority of the incidents over the past decade. During the past 10 snowmobile seasons (2009-2019), the OPP has investigated 175 snowmobile fatalities throughout the province. Among the findings in... 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