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With ‘Caledon under threat’, over 150 residents meet to demand action from Town Council, Mayor Annette Groves

It was standing room only inside a church in Caledon East on Wednesday as over 150 residents gathered to question the decision making of Mayor Annette Groves, and demand change after what was described as a takeover of democracy by the rookie mayor, certain members of council and senior staff. The emergency meeting, hosted by […]

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Ottawa mass killing suspect not seeking bail, as emails show college search for intel

The 19-year-old Sri Lankan national charged in the mass killing of a newcomer family in Ottawa has no plan to seek bail, his lawyer says. Febrio De-Zoysa was arrested and charged in early March with six counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, after police found the family dead in a townhouse […]

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Ontario police say 14 charged after 126 people lose money in ‘grandparent scam’

Fourteen alleged members of an organized gang are facing dozens of charges after 126 people from across Canada lost nearly $1 million in total in a so-called “grandparent scam,” Ontario Provincial Police announced Thursday, saying the fraud caused more than just financial distress.  OPP Deputy Commissioner Marty Kearns said several scam victims – many of […]

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‘Is democracy dying in Caledon?’: Residents outraged as Mayor Annette Groves rushes through questionable development, cuts them out of the process

Residents in the Town of Caledon are frustrated and fearful after recent council decisions have ignored their concerns, shut them out of critical public processes and left them wondering who exactly is planning the future of the town and its vast landscape of farmland and sensitive greenspace.  Over the last month residents have watched as […]

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Napanee appoints seventh acting fire chief in seven years

With both the Chief and Deputy Chief on leave, the Council of the Town of Greater Napanee unceremoniously appointed a new fire chief at a special meeting held on the morning of Monday, Apr. 15, 2024. At the meeting, Kenneth ‘Shawn’ Armstrong was appointed as acting Fire Chief for the Corporation of the Town of […]

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Ontario may not meet LTC direct care target due to staff shortages: document

Difficulties hiring and retaining enough nurses and personal support workers for long-term care homes could mean the Ontario government may not meet its target for the amount of hands-on care residents receive, the minister responsible for the sector was warned. There is a “systemic shortage of nurses” across all sectors, according to a briefing document […]

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Burlington Mayor Responds After Strong Mayor Power Kerfuffle

Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward has delegated some of her “Strong Mayor” powers to city council after three councillors requested it. The motion was brought forward by Ward 1 Councillor Kelvin Galbraith, Ward 3 Councillor Rory Nisan, and Ward 4 Councillor Shawna Stolte, during a session of city council on March 19 and was amended […]

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‘It’s just pure frustration’: TFN residents concerned about health services moving off reserve

Members of Thessalon First Nation (TFN) who rely on Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services for care will be forced to travel off reserve starting Monday. Maamwesying will be temporarily setting up shop at 333 River Street in the Town of Thessalon, located roughly 13 kilometres west of TFN, where it will be providing primary […]

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Family opens up about tragic death of Oxford bus driver

It has been more than 10 months since East Zorra-Tavistock resident David Stewart died in a collision with an OPP cruiser driven by Det. Const. Steven Tourangeau.  The police officer also lost his life as a result of the collision, which took place on May 29 at the intersection of Oxford roads 33 and 59, […]

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Hundreds of thousands impacted by fall cyberattack

The estimated 69,000 Chatham-Kent Health Alliance patients whose information was compromised in last fall’s criminal cyberattack can expect to receive written notification in the mail later this month. According to CKHA president and CEO Lori Marshall, the bulk of the stolen data mainly involved names, addresses, diagnosis, treatment and appointment dates, with “very few” Ontario […]

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Thessalon First Nation responds to privacy breach allegations

Thessalon First Nation’s government has responded to allegations that a community nurse accessed residents’ medical information without their consent, stating these claims “have not been proven.”   This message was posted to TFN’s official Facebook page late Friday afternoon, where officials provided a brief timeline of how they were informed of this alleged incident.  According […]

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‘Cyberbullying’ an ugly part of Tiny building opposition: Walma

Politicians. They are the lawmakers, voted in by a majority of non-apathetic residents, intended to lead their area to more prosperous times through efficiency and forward thinking. However, nothing in life is perfect. A number of Tiny Township residents braved through a blustery April winter storm to attend the regular council and committee of the […]

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