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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

Driving Student Success With More Supportive Classrooms

Driving Student Success With More Supportive Classrooms
Ontario Expanding Special Education and Putting More Educators in Schools Ontario is making a significant investment to improve special education programs, put more teachers and support staff in classrooms, and help better prepare kids for their future.Premier Kathleen Wynne was with Indira Naidoo-Harris, Minister of Education, and Arthur Potts, MPP Beaches-East York, at Kimberley Junior Public School in Toronto today... Read More

Ontario Expands World-Class Cardiac Care in Ottawa

Ontario Expands World-Class Cardiac Care in Ottawa
New State-of-the-Art Tower Set to Open at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Ontario is increasing access to one of the world’s most advanced cardiac care facilities for patients in Ottawa, with the opening of a new state-of-the-art Critical Care Tower at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. John Fraser, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, on behalf... Read More

Michael Cooke stepping down as Toronto Star editor

Michael Cooke stepping down as Toronto Star editor
TORONTO – The Toronto Star announced today that Michael Cooke will be stepping down as Editor of the Star effective June 1, 2018. Mr. Cooke is the longest-serving Editor in the Star’s recent history, having been appointed to the position in March, 2009. Mr. Cooke is leaving daily journalism to become more involved in training international journalists on human rights reporting. Mr. Cooke is... Read More

OPP TO HOLD GUN AMNESTY DURING APRIL

OPP TO HOLD GUN AMNESTY DURING APRIL
Safely surrender weapons and accessories by appointment only ORILLIA – Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in collaboration with participating municipal police services are holding a Gun Amnesty during the month of April. The gun amnesty is for any Ontario resident who wishes to voluntarily surrender unwanted or illegally-owned firearms, weapons, accessories or ammunition. The amnesty is a way to provide citizens with... Read More

2017 Ontario Public Sector Salaries Disclosed

2017 Ontario Public Sector Salaries Disclosed
Ontario is a Leader in Openness, Transparency and Accountability The government has released the salaries of Ontario Public Service and broader public sector employees who were paid $100,000 or more in 2017. The government is releasing the annual compendium in a downloadable, machine-readable format. The data is also available in sortable, searchable tables on Ontario.ca/salarydisclosure, making it more accessible to the... Read More

Ontario: Stronger Hospitals, Better Care

Ontario: Stronger Hospitals, Better Care
Major Funding Boost Will Reduce Wait Times, Address Capacity Issues and Provide Better Care Closer to Home Today, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced there will be an additional $822 million investment in Ontario hospitals in 2018-19 — an increase of 4.6 per cent.The Premier was joined by Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, and Charles Sousa, Minister of... Read More

Ontario Making Historic Investment in Mental Health Care

Ontario Making Historic Investment in Mental Health Care
Largest Single Investment in Canadian History will Improve Access to Services for Mental Health and Addictions Ontario is making an unprecedented investment in mental health and addictions that will improve care for the one in three people in Ontario who experience mental health or addictions challenges in their lifetime.Today, Premier Kathleen Wynne visited the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health... Read More