Authorities continue Fraud Prevention Month with awareness event

BBB issues warning on phishing

The Calgary Police Service is inviting all citizens to take part in a special information event meant to educate citizens on how to be aware of fraud and how to protect themselves. The session, taking place on Saturday at CrossIron Mills Mall, offers people the chance to speak with representatives from 10 different agencies including: Calgary Police Service Cyber Forensics Unit, Economic Crimes Unit and Crime Prevention Team Electronic Recycling Association Service Alberta Utilities Consumer Advocate, Consumer Investigations Unit and Driver’s Licence Fraud Investigations Better Business Bureau Real Estate CouncilRead More

Union leaders speak to striking workers at ZF-TRW

ZF-TRW workers on the picket line for a second day

ZF-TRW workers remain on the picket line Saturday. Unifor Local 444 leaders were speaking to striking workers on the line. ZF-TRW is a feeder plant for the Windsor Assembly plant. The strike has forced the Windsor plant to cancel its production Saturday, affecting 6,000 employees there. It’s unknown if Sunday’s operation will be affected. Close to 300 ZF-TRW employees went on strike after 62 per cent of workers turned down a tentative agreement struck by Unifor Local 444 and the company. The tentative agreement included a $2 per hour wageRead More

Fraser Valley digs out after heavy snow

Fraser Valley digs out after heavy snow

After Friday’s wicked storm, the big melt is now underway. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Former Ontario Tory leader Patrick Brown removed from caucus: interim leader

Patrick Brown

TORONTO — Former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown has been removed from the party’s caucus just days before the legislature is set to resume. Interim leader Vic Fedeli, who had previously asked Brown to take a leave from caucus as he dealt with allegations of sexual misconduct, says the Barrie, Ont., politician was notified of the decision this morning. Brown resigned as Tory leader late last month amid the allegations reported by CTV News that he categorically denies. But questions remained about his role in the party and whetherRead More

PUB approves MPI rates panned by Uber and Lyft


Uber and Lyft might not be rolling into Winnipeg, for now. The Public Utilities Board has approved Manitoba Public Insurance’s rates for companies like Uber and Lyft. The model will see ride sharing drivers pay an add on to their insurance based on how many time bands they select during the day. READ MORE: ‘Find the road to yes’: Bowman calling on MPI to help pave the way for ride sharing MPI has said this system is flexible and prevents other vehicle classes from subsidizing ride sharing vehicles. Uber hasRead More

Jewellery worth $10,000 stolen from Innisfil store

roadshow's 400 antiques mall

A man and woman are wanted after allegedly taking off with more than $10,000 worth of jewellery from the Roadshow’s 400 Antiques Mall in Innisfil. Surveillance camera footage obtained by CTV News Barrie shows the man and woman arriving in a black minivan, and entering the store through the front doors. Store manager Fred Pelton tells us the pair made no attempt to conceal their identity, and their every move was captured on one of the 24 cameras in the store. “They’ll ask to see an item. She’ll open theRead More

River flats from Delaware through to Chatham could flood: LTVCA

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The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority says water levels on the Thames River are expected to peak Sunday in Dutton and in Thamesville and Chatham on Monday. That means the Indian-McGregor Creek Diversion Channel is still operating to protect the south end of Chatham from flooding. Elevated water levels can be expected for several days after the peak passes, LTVCA says. Low-lying river flats adjacent to the Thames River from Delaware to Chatham are expected to flood. The authority says water levels had risen on many of the region’s smallerRead More

Police urge motorists to drive with caution in Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent

Police urge motorists to drive with caution in Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent

Angelo Aversa, CTV Windsor Published Friday, January 12, 2018 8:43PM EST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 8:44PM EST Police in Essex County and Chatham-Kent are appealing to motorists to slow down and drive with extreme caution due to poor driving conditions. Essex County OPP say motorists should stay off roadways Friday evening unless travel is absolutely necessary. The detachment says local OPP officers have responded to more than 20 collisions Friday in Essex County, including five tractor trailer involved collisions on Highway 401 between Windsor and Tilbury. Chatham-Kent OPPRead More

Goldcorp preps for largest open pit in company’s history

Goldcorp preps for largest open pit in company’s history

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Kyle Gennings: As Timmins mining company wraps up an operation that’s over a century old, a new project is on the horizon. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Region ponders injection sites as overdose deaths climb

Safe injection site

The number of overdose deaths in Waterloo Region hit a record high in 2017, and authorities expect it to climb even higher this year. New data released by Waterloo Regional Police shows that there were 580 reported overdoses in the region last year. Seventy-one of them were fatal, up from 38 in 2016. A report prepared for the police board notes that opioid activity doesn’t appear to be tied to any specific city or neighbourhood. There were 32 overdose deaths in Kitchener, 29 in Cambridge and 10 in Waterloo. ThereRead More