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New Tecumseth to Flick the Switch in Support of Earth Hour 2018

For the 10th consecutive year, the Town of New Tecumseth will join millions around the world on Saturday, March 24, 2018 by shutting down non-essential lighting and equipment in its facilities, where feasible and without jeopardizing safety, for one full hour from

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Huronia West OPP Lay 211 Charges During Distracted Driving Blitz

Huronia West OPP officers charged 211 drivers during its recent distracted driving campaign, resulting in over $103,000 in total fines. Four drivers were even caught more than once throughout the campaign that ran from March 12 to 18, 2018. Officers

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Eighty Charges Laid in GTA Break-and-Enter Investigation

Three men from Brampton and one from Tottenham are facing a combined 80 charges after police connected them to a string of break and enters in the York, Durham and Halton regions. On Wednesday February 7, 2018, York Regional Police

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Perch Poacher Loses Equipment and Fined $1,900 for Over-limit of Yellow Perch

An Etobicoke man has been fined $1,900 for an over-limit of fish. He pleaded guilty and was fined $1,900 for catching and retaining more yellow perch than allowed under the Ontario Fishery Regulations. In addition to the fine, his fishing

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Man in Crisis Tussles With South Simcoe Police Officers

On Wednesday, March 14 at 2:00 a.m. South Simoce Police officers were called to a domestic dispute at a home in Bradford.  When officers arrived, they found some family members of a man standing on the sidewalk.  The man, who

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Lakehead Orillia’s Next ‘In Conversation’ Lecture Will Cover Atrocity in Image

Do photographs of suffering bodies provoke viewers to intervene against abuse and atrocity? What separates humanitarian concern from voyeuristic curiosity? At the next installment of the In Conservation Speaker Series at the Orillia Public Library, Lakehead University Orillia’s Dr. Valerie Hébert, Associate

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Police Warn of Romance Scam for Fraud Prevention Month

Many hearts are broken in the quest for love, leaving some people financially wounded. Romance scams cause victims severe financial loss and, due to the emotional impact and personal embarrassment, these crimes are not reported to police. Members of the

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Merchants Warned Regarding Counterfeit Currency

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, members of the Nottawasaga OPP Detachment were called to a local business regarding a counterfeit $100.00 note which they had received. The bill was poor quality counterfeit. The metallic strip which is embedded in a genuine

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CAA Applauds Continued Calls to Protect Ontario Motorists

Provincial regulation of the towing industry remains an important step in protecting consumers. A new report released today by Aviva Canada revealing the frequency and depth of auto insurance fraud in Ontario, reinforces CAA South Central Ontario continued advocacy efforts

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Employment Standards Hotline Flooded With Minimum Wage Calls

The number of Ontario workers contacting the Minister of Labour’s Employment Standards hotline to ask about the minimum wage has doubled since the rate was increased to $14 an hour on January 1, 2018. Documents from the Ministry of Labour

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BWG Carrot Fest Wins 8th Consecutive Top 100 Award from Festival & Events Ontario

For the eighth consecutive year, Carrot Fest has been recognized as a Top 100 Festival by Festivals & Events Ontario. The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury received the Top 100 Award on Friday, March 2 at FEO’s Annual Conference in

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OPP Issue Safety Warning Regarding Disposal Of Garbage In Ditches

Over the past few weeks, the OPP has responded to a number of reports involving the disposal of garbage in ditches, primarily in the Caledon area. When examined, the waste appears to be from a synthetic drug lab and is

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Orillia 2018 Ontario Winter Games a Success Thanks to Community’s Support

With the generous and dedicated support from volunteers, community partners and sponsors, the City of Orillia was able to successfully host the Orillia 2018 Ontario Winter Games from March 1 to 4, 2018. “The Orillia 2018 Ontario Winter Games truly

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Lakehead University Orillia Hosting Opening Ceremonies for Research and Innovation Week

Lakehead University Orillia will kick-off Research and Innovation Week on Monday, March 19, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Alumni Commons. Join us for the opening ceremonies and learn more about the Research and Innovation Week activities

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Help Put an End to Drowning on April Pools Day 2018

Families’ best bet for a safe and happy summer is ensuring everyone has effective water safety skills including proper lifejacket use. This is the message at the root of the 5th Annual Lifesaving Society “April Pools Day” event in the Town of

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