Friday, May 19, 2017

Keep the Holiday Long-Weekend Free From Crashes and Tragedy – Drive Sober

Oakville, ON (MADD Canada) Whether you are opening the cottage, heading out on the boat or kicking back on the deck or patio this Victoria Day long weekend, MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada are urging everyone to leave impaired driving out of the mix.

“We want to wish everyone a happy and fun holiday long weekend,” said MADD Canada National President Patricia Hynes-Coates. “Most importantly, we urge everyone to keep safety top of mind and be sure to arrange a sober ride home.”

Thursday, May 4, 2017

OPP makes great strides implementing mental health strategy

Dufferin County, ON (OPP - Dufferin Detachment) The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has made significant strides in the first year of implementing the OPP Mental Health Strategy: Our People, Our Communities, it said today to mark the start of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Community Column by Don Butt (April 2017)

Town of Mono, ON (Don Butt) This month the subject is a very timely one, the proliferating use of fraud. It is on the internet, telephone service, and even at your door. The crooks that run these scams are very devious so you must be vigilant to not be caught by them. Friends of mine that have been caught has cost them a considerable amount of money. Most of the ones on the internet are geared to getting your info such as address, bank, passwords and any other info that will help them to get into your bank account, etc. If you receive an offer that seems too good to be true, it almost certainly is. On incoming e-mails, if you do not recognize the sender , do not open the e-mail.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Move Over - It's the Law

Police, fire and ambulance personnel are often required to do their work on the shoulders of busy highways. For safety reasons, the law requires all drivers to slow down and proceed with caution when passing an emergency vehicle parked on the side of the highway with its lights activated.