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Shopping for Ontario meat products during BBQ season supports our farmers

Shopping for Ontario meat products during BBQ season supports our farmers
TORONTO — Ontario cares about our farmers and encourages consumers to show their support for beef and pork farmers by buying and enjoying Ontario meat products. On Friday, the Ontario government launched a campaign through Foodland Ontario to highlight the province’s pork and beef in response to China’s current trade restrictions on those products. The campaign includes radio commercials, recipe... Read More

Approved Professionals Program is Expanding

Approved Professionals Program is Expanding
Brockville – Leeds-Grenville Approved Professionals announced on Wednesday night at their monthly Brockville B2B event that the Approved Professionals Program, locally known as LG Approved, is expanding and growing in a big way. In a press releases sent out on Thursday they say, “A Little over 4 Years ago, David Annable, founded the Leeds & Grenville Approved Professionals, now sitting... Read More

SIU Terminates Investigation into Collision Near Brockville

SIU Terminates Investigation into Collision Near Brockville
Mississauga – The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into a collision that occurred last month near Brockville. Shortly after midnight on June 19, 2019, a 31-year-old man was driving his pickup truck westbound on Highway 401 from the Town of Prescott to Brockville. He drove past an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) vehicle with... Read More

MOTOR VEHICLE DEATHS, DROWNINGS MAKE FOR TRAGIC CANADA DAY LONG WEEKEND

MOTOR VEHICLE DEATHS, DROWNINGS MAKE FOR TRAGIC CANADA DAY LONG WEEKEND
ORILLIA – What the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) hoped would be a safe, enjoyable Canada Day Long Weekend for everyone, ended up taking a tragic turn on and off the road for some families. The OPP responded to four (4) fatal (motor vehicle) collisions in which five (5) people lost their lives. Two motorcyclists were among those who died. The deceased, all males, ranged from... Read More

OPP CONDUCT AGGRESSIVE DRIVING CAMPAIGN AS SPEEDERS CONTINUE TO MAKE ROADS UNSAFE

OPP CONDUCT AGGRESSIVE DRIVING CAMPAIGN AS SPEEDERS CONTINUE TO MAKE ROADS UNSAFE
ORILLIA – With Ontario highways and roads about to see some of the highest traffic volumes of the year, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be targeting aggressive drivers over the Canada Day Long Weekend. The OPP responded to 64 speed-related collisions during last year’s Canada Day Long Weekend, three of which resulted in the loss of life. Officers laid 7,393 speeding charges over the four-day... Read More

OPP CONDUCT AGGRESSIVE DRIVING CAMPAIGN AS SPEEDERS CONTINUE TO MAKE ROADS UNSAFE

OPP CONDUCT AGGRESSIVE DRIVING CAMPAIGN AS SPEEDERS CONTINUE TO MAKE ROADS UNSAFE
ORILLIA – With Ontario highways and roads about to see some of the highest traffic volumes of the year, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be targeting aggressive drivers over the Canada Day Long Weekend.   The OPP responded to 64 speed-related collisions during last year’s Canada Day Long Weekend, three of which resulted in the loss of life. Officers laid 7,393 speeding charges over the... Read More

Ontario Recognizing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day for the First Time in the Province’s History

Ontario Recognizing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day for the First Time in the Province’s History
BRANTFORD — Today, Ontario’s Government for the People issued the following statement in recognition of the first Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day: “Police officers, firefighters, correctional officers, dispatchers, probation and parole officers, Crown attorneys, nurses and other justice sector workers have incredibly difficult jobs and come face to face with difficult situations. That’s why I am proud to have... Read More

Statement from Minister Yurek Following the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment Meeting

Statement from Minister Yurek Following the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment Meeting
HALIFAX – Ontario Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Jeff Yurek, released the following statement today after the meeting of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment: “Today, I participated in a meeting of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment alongside my provincial and territorial counterparts from across Canada. These discussions offered an opportunity to share... Read More

OPP: See an Overdose? Call 911.

OPP: See an Overdose? Call 911.
Even if you’ve taken drugs or have some on you, the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act can protect you. ORILLIA – Opioid overdoses are claiming the lives of thousands of people across Ontario and are steadily increasing. The statistics and numbers related to overdoses do not capture the profound distress being felt by those impacted. Observers may hesitate to call 911 in... Read More

Lake Ontario outflows to be maintained at record highs

Lake Ontario outflows to be maintained at record highs
The Board is doing everything possible to provide all possible relief to Lake Ontario and upper St. Lawrence River residents, while considering impacts throughout the system. During its meeting on 21 June, the Board decided to maintain outflows at their current record-high  levels, 10,400 m3/s (367,270 cfs), for the next week considering there is very little  capacity for passing water... Read More