Category: Ontario

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Holiday Adoption Campaign Kicks Off

Holiday Adoption Campaign Kicks Off

(ONTARIO) – With the holidays just around the corner, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is asking you to add one more special someone to your holiday list – and your family. Give an animal the gift of a loving home during iAdopt for the Holidays, a national adoption campaign to find homes for as...

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FRAUD ALERT: “Sim Swap” Scam Screwing Loads of People

FRAUD ALERT: “Sim Swap” Scam Screwing Loads of People

(ONTARIO) – The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), in partnership with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC), are advising the public of a recent scam that has been reported. Fraudsters are using SIM swapping and phone number porting to gain access to your email, social media and financial accounts. From there, they...

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AMBER ALERT – Child Abduction CHUL LEE

AMBER ALERT – Child Abduction CHUL LEE

(TORONTO, ON) – UPDATE: Children located safely. EARLIER: Details are emerging after an Amber Alert just went out moments ago about a multiple children being abducted. Toronto Police put out the Amber Alert along with the Ontario Provincial Police. The victims are: 15 year old Ahgjung Lee. 13 year old Insung Lee. Both children are described...

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CRA Scam Continues to Burn Citizens

CRA Scam Continues to Burn Citizens

(ONTARIO) – The Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) want you to confirm who you’re dealing with before sending any money anywhere for any reason. The ever popular Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and other agency-related extortion threats have continued to sustain significant financial losses by unsuspecting victims. In the typical CRA scam, the criminals extort...

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More Fake Percocets Slam Ontario

More Fake Percocets Slam Ontario

(HALTON REGION, ON) – Can you tell the difference between these pills? Neither can we. One of these is oxycodone, and one is fentanyl, made to look like oxycodone. ​The Halton Regional Police Service and the Halton Region Health Department want to warn the community that counterfeit Oxycocet® (oxycodone) pills containing fentanyl are known to be circulating in the Greater Toronto...

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OPP Take Part in “Operation Impact”

OPP Take Part in “Operation Impact”

(ONTARIO) – As Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers prepare to police some of the heaviest traffic volumes of the year, they are reporting 216 fatal motor vehicle collisions that have claimed the lives of 239 people so far this year. Heading into the Thanksgiving Long Weekend, motor vehicle collisions on OPP-patrolled roads sit at 53,036, up from last year when collisions...

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Another Massive Beef Recall: Ontario & Quebec

Another Massive Beef Recall: Ontario & Quebec

(ONTARIO & QUEBEC) – Certain beef products have been recalled nationally, but appear to be mostly regarding stores and other businesses in Ontario and Quebec. Numerous Metro locations, Super C locations, Fortinos locations and various other shops appear to be at the retail end of this recall. It is suggested that if you have any...

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Police Remind Citizens That This is NOT “Handsfree”

Police Remind Citizens That This is NOT “Handsfree”

(ONTARIO) – Distracted driving laws have become stricter in recent years with fines hitting around the $2000 mark. Having a handsfree device such as a Bluetooth headset or a Bluetooth connection to your vehicles stereo are considered “handsfree” and won’t land you in hot water. Some people think that just having the phone on the...

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Education Workers Strike Update

Education Workers Strike Update

(ONTARIO) – After an intensive weekend of negotiations, a tentative deal has been reached for a new central agreement, following talks between CUPE, the provincial government and the Council of Trustees’ Associations (CTA). The new deal secures services for Ontario students and improves working life for 55,000 education workers, who are represented in central bargaining by CUPE’s...

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Strike Averted, Education Workers & Province Make Deal

Strike Averted, Education Workers & Province Make Deal

(ONTARIO) – Successful last minute talks have averted an ontario wide strike of CUPE education workers. The 55,000 or so workers will work Monday, not strike. A tentative deal was reached between CUPE and the province of Ontario on Sunday evening. This will allow public schools to resume as normal on Monday. A news conference is...

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Massive Beef Recall: Metro

Massive Beef Recall: Metro

(ONTARIO) – An Ontario-wide beef recall has hit Metro hard. Below are the details provided by the Canada Food Inspection Agency, dated October 3rd, 2019z Recall details Ottawa, October 3, 2019 – The food recall warning issued on October 1, 2019 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the...

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FOOD RECALL: Metro Brand Deli Trays

FOOD RECALL: Metro Brand Deli Trays

(ONTARIO) – Citizens, if you shop at the grocery store Metro, you should check your fridge for any of these products that come from their deli. The Canada Food Inspection Agency sent out this food recall. The details are below. Recall details Ottawa, September 27, 2019 – Metro Ontario Inc. is recalling Metro brand deli...

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Education Workers Prepare to Strike 93% in Favour

Education Workers Prepare to Strike 93% in Favour

(ONTARIO) – Below is the release from CUPE regarding the education workers strike. Against a backdrop of crowded classrooms, fewer opportunities for learning and less support for students, Ontario education workers represented by CUPE have voted in record numbers to deliver a strike mandate of 93 per cent in favor of job action, as part of...

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Infant Formula Powder Recalled

Infant Formula Powder Recalled

(CANADA) – The Food Inspection Agency has put out the following recall regarding infant formula with concerns surrounding rancidity and being off-colour. Recall date: September 13, 2019 Reason for recall: Microbiological – Other Hazard classification: Class 2 Company / Firm: Abbott Laboratories Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan Extent...

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Police Lay Manslaughter Charges After Overdoses

Police Lay Manslaughter Charges After Overdoses

(ONTARIO) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has had 13 occurrences where charges have been laid for Manslaughter and/or Criminal Negligence Causing Death in relation to fatal overdoses since 2016. Eight of these occurrences were this year. The 13 overdose-related death investigations have led to 20 Manslaughter and 12 Criminal Negligence Causing Death charges. The...

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Specialized Disaster Response Teams Investment in Thunder Bay

Specialized Disaster Response Teams Investment in Thunder Bay

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Ontario’s government is keeping the people of Thunder Bay safe by investing $450,000 for specialized Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and Hazardous Materials (HazMat) teams. These emergency response teams are comprised of specialized police, firefighters and paramedics, and provide support in situations where additional or more technical resources are required. “When disaster...

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(VIDEO) – Highway Protest / Round Dance

(VIDEO) – Highway Protest / Round Dance

(MANITOBA / ONTARIO BORDER) – The scheduled round dance organized by Treaty 1 has successfully happened at the border of Ontario and Manitoba. Grand Chief Jerry Daniels was present along with numerous others as they commenced their traditional dance across the divided highway. Numerous vehicles can been seen in the background of the video, waiting...

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Highway Blockade Update #2 – OPP Are Ready

Highway Blockade Update #2 – OPP Are Ready

(KENORA, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is warning motorists to be aware of potential traffic delays during their travels on Highway 17 West; the area between Kenora and the Manitoba border. Protest activities will be occurring between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today on Highway 1, just inside the Manitoba border. The OPP is working with...

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Highway Blockade Update

Highway Blockade Update

(MANITOBA – ONTARIO BORDER) – Below is an update via media release from Treaty 1 regarding the round dance expected to stop traffic on the Trans Canada Highway at the Manitoba – Ontario border. TREATY 1 TERRITORY, MB, — On Friday, August 9, 2019, Grand Chief Jerry Daniels of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) is...

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HIGHWAY BLOCKADE: Round Dance Friday

HIGHWAY BLOCKADE: Round Dance Friday

(INDIGENOUS) – A group of Indigenous people are organizing 7 round dances on the Trans Canada Highway at the border of Ontario and Manitoba in honour of the next 7 generations. The round dance is expected to start on Friday August 9th, 2019 at 5:30 pm central time, which is 6:30pm Thunder Bay time. Below...

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Hells Angels Drugs and Guns Bust

Hells Angels Drugs and Guns Bust

(ONTARIO) – Several residents of the Niagara Region, Sudbury and Ottawa face numerous charges following a multi-jurisdiction investigation into a drug trafficking network involving members and associates of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMGs). Project SKYLARK began as a high-level investigation targeting members of the Hells Angels Nomads, the Red Devils MC and the Hooligans MC and their...

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#NoHotPets Campaign Continues

#NoHotPets Campaign Continues

(ONTARIO) – As temperatures soar, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is urging pet owners to take extra precautions to keep their furry friends cool and safe. Don’t – Leave your pet alone in a vehicle, even in the shade with the windows slightly down.  The issue of owners leaving their pets in their vehicles during...

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People Still Complaining About Amber Alerts

People Still Complaining About Amber Alerts

(ONTARIO) – The Ontario AMBER Alert program continues to be an instrumental tool in assisting both the public and police with locating an abducted child who may be in danger. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind the public that calling 911 or any emergency service communication centre is not an appropriate venue...

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Kale Product Recalled Over Listeria Contamination Concerns

Kale Product Recalled Over Listeria Contamination Concerns

(ONTARIO) – Do you eat kale? Well, hopefully if you do, and it’s this certain product, you haven’t dipped into it yet. The Canada Food Inspection Agency announced a food recall issued by “Fresh Taste Produce Ltd.” surroundoung their 794 gram (28 ounce) “Eat Smart” brand “Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Bag Kits” due to possible...

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