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Brantford Man Seriously Injured Found Under Police Cruiser

Monday, 21 May 2018 07:48 Megan
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Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after a 25-year-old man in Brantford, Ont., was found seriously injured under a police cruiser.

The Special Investigations Unit says the incident happened at about 2 a.m. Saturday after officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to the scene of an investigation.

The SIU says one of the officers entered his cruiser and began driving before he realized someone was under the vehicle.

The agency says a tow truck was called to lift the cruiser off the man, who later became involved in “an interaction” with officers.

The SIU says the man was taken to Brantford General Hospital with serious injuries, then transferred to Hamilton General Hospital.

Anyone with information or video footage of the incident is asked to contact the SIU.

(The Canadian Press)

 

Information picket Tuesday at Close the Gap in St. Thomas

Sunday, 20 May 2018 06:15 BD
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After a second round of conciliation talks proved fruitless, staff at Closing the Gap in St. Thomas will hold an information picket Tuesday at noon outside the Talbot Street facility. Closing the Gap is a healthcare provider offering services in homes, schools, workplaces, long-term care homes, hospitals, and clinics across Ontario. OPSEU Local 152 represents 22 health care professionals at Closing the Gap. Their contract expired March 31 of last year. After a May 2nd meeting in London, a final offer from the employer was presented to members who unanimously turned down the deal. The main stumbling block is wages, with OPSEU president Smokey homas claiming the owners of Closing the Gap are putting profits ahead of health care.

 

St. Thomas city council to act on disposal of used needles

Sunday, 20 May 2018 06:07 BD
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Three incidents in the past year of used needles turning up in curbside waste have prompted a proposed amendment to the City of St. Thomas waste diversion and curbside collection bylaw. Under the current bylaw, used needles are a designated hazardous waste under the Environmental Protection Act and are prohibited from being collected at the curb in the regular waste stream. At Tuesday's meeting, St. Thomas council will be asked to approve an amendment whereby any violation to the pickup regulation that poses an immediate threat to public safety, will result in the property owner having 24 hours to correct the violation. Currently, the owner has three business days.

 

Where Are the Candidates Today?

Saturday, 19 May 2018 09:17 Megan
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N-D-P Leader Andrea Horwath continues a swing through northern Ontario today as she campaigns for the June 7th election in Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie.

Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford is to make an announcement at a brewery in Baysville and tour the Hunstville Beer Festival.

Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne is taking a day off from campaigning.

Yesterday Ford promised to expand beer and wine sales to corner stores if his party wins the election.

Ontario Public Service Employees Union president Smokey Thomas says putting alcohol next to milk sends the wrong message to children and youth and calls the promise -- quote -- utterly stupid and irresponsible.

(The Canadian Press)

 

Think Safety When Out On Water This Weekend

Saturday, 19 May 2018 09:16 Megan
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Provincial police are reminding those heading out on boats over the long weekend to think of safety.

They say boating fatalities on O-P-P-patrolled waterways reached an eight-year high in 2017, with 31 people dying last year compared to 23 deaths in 2016.

O-P-P say falling overboard was the lead contributing factor both years, adding that the outcome could have been different for 42 of the victims who weren't wearing a properly secured personal flotation device.

They're also warning of the dangers of cold water immersion at this time of year.

(The Canadian Press)

 

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