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Senior Falls Victim To Scam

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A senior living in the Municipality of Meaford is the latest subject in an over the phone scam. The woman lost $890 after receiving a phone call from someone calling on behalf of Scotia Bank Investigative Services. The person on the phone told the victim they were investigating a male overseas that had gained access to her account.

They requested she transfer money to them immediately so they could catch the male “red handed” soon after she had made the transfer she realized she had been scammed.

The call originated from India.

(Meghan Spotswood)

 

Haldimand County Opens Proposed Projects To The Public

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Public meetings in Haldimand County are set to acquire resident feedback and provide updates on a number of projects.

The projects include the conversion of the CN bridge over the Grand River in Cayuga to a pedestrian trail, the development of trailheads in Caledonia at Burke Park, the conversion of a former railway corridor between Caledonia and York and the design of an urban connection off-road route between Caledonia and Hagersville.

All these plans will connect all major urban centres to each other and trail networks in adjacent communities such as Niagara, Norfolk and Hamilton. The public is welcome to attend the meetings and share their thoughts on proposed routes and developments.

Meeting time and location:

May 31st - 7-8:30p.m. @ Edinburgh Square Heritage & Cultural Centre in Caledonia

(Meghan Spotswood)

 

Two Females Slammed With Racing Charges

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Two females are without their licences and vehicles for seven days in separate excessive speeding incidents.

A 27 year old Brampton woman was clocked going 50km over the posted 80km speed limit Saturday morning on Highway 10 going northbound in the Township of Chatsworth.

An 18 year old Puslinch woman was also clocked going 50km over the 80km speed limit late Friday afternoon going northbound on Highway 6 in the Township of Southgate.

They were both issued a part III summons for racing.

(Meghan Spotswood)

 

Ontario Launches Website For Opioid Related Data

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Ontario has launched a website that makes opioid-related data available to health-care workers and the public.

The tool, which comes after the province has been criticized over a lack of up-to-date data on opioids, provides access to verified information on opioid-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths in Ontario for 2003 to 2016.

Health Minister Eric Hoskins says 412 people died as a result of opioid overdoses in the first six months of 2016, compared with 371 during the same time period in 2015 - an 11 per cent increase.

For the same six-month time period from 2014 to 2015, there was a 13 per cent increase in opioid-related deaths.

Hoskins says these statistics show that taking action on the issue is “crucially important” and says accurate data is key to combating the third-leading cause of accidental death in the province.

Hoskins says the new opioid-tracking website will help health-care workers and policy makers better understand the scope and scale of the opioid problem.

(The Canadian Press)

 

E-bike Driver Suffers Serious Injuries

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One man has been airlifted to Hamilton Hospital with serious injuries following a Wednesday morning crash in North Dumfries.

The collision occurred around 7:30am on Cheese Factory Road near Waynco road.

According to police the e-bike driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed.

Cheese Factory Road was closed throughout the morning and into the afternoon.

Investigation as to what happened is ongoing.

(Meghan Spotswood)

 

TVDSB Closing 5 Rual Schools

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The Thames Valley District School Board has voted to close 5 schools, all of them rural. Trustees have decided to shut the doors on schools in New Sarum, Springfield, Sparta, South Dorchester and Westminster. Sparta will close in June of next year and reopen the following year as a French immersion school. Trustees cited the provincial funding formula as the reason to close the facilities. Trustees opposed to the closings spoke of the importance of the buildings as focal points in small rural communities, but the majority chose to focus on the numbers.

 

TVDSB Closing 5 Rual Schools

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The Thames Valley District School Board has voted to close 5 schools, all of them rural. Trustees have decided to shut the doors on schools in New Sarum, Springfield, Sparta, South Dorchester and Westminster. Sparta will close in June of next year and reopen the following year as a French immersion school. Trustees cited the provincial funding formula as the reason to close the facilities. Trustees opposed to the closings spoke of the importance of the buildings as focal points in small rural communities, but the majority chose to focus on the numbers.

 

Brantford Police Try to ID Art Thief

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The theft of the Mona Lisa, it's not. None the less, Brantford police are on the hunt for a woman who lifted a painting from the wall at Brantford General Hospital early this morning.

Police say, around 12:45, the painting of The Beatles, which was to be auctioned off as a fundraiser, was taken. Surveillance video caught an image of the woman.

She's described as white, wearing a gray Roots sweater, back jacket and dark pants.

Police are asking for assistance from the public, identifying the suspect.

 

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Graco Recalls More Than 25,000 Seats

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Graco is recalling more than 25-thousand My Ride 65 car seats because the harness webbing can break in a crash and may not keep children restrained.

The recall starting in mid-July affects convertible seats made on July 22nd, 2014 with a code of 2014/06 on a tag that's on the webbing.

Graco says it will notify owners and dealers will provide a replacement harness free of charge.(The Canadian Press)

 

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