Brantford Needle Drop Boxes

Friday, 18 May 2018 07:40 MH
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A number of needle drop boxes have been placed around Brantford in an effort to reduce the risk of discarded needles.

The one-year pilot project was approved by Brantford city council in December of 2017 as part of a local plan to address the opioid crisis.

A city spokeswoman says the program is an effort to reduce the number of needles found in public places.

The local health unit is also working on a plan to train and equip a volunteer needle discovery and disposal team to patrol high priority areas and properly dispose of discarded needles.

(The Canadian Press)


Long Point Traffic Problems

Friday, 18 May 2018 07:38 MH
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Norfolk County has now received an enhanced analysis from qualified engineers concerning a portion of the Long Point Causeway Bridge.

It shows that a 16-foot span of the southbound lane bridge deck which traffic travels on, has experienced significant deterioration.

Speed is limited to 30 km/h, total weight of vehicles is 11 tonnes, and only “G” and “M” licence class is permitted.

Traffic signals are in place governing alternating use of the open lane.

This will have the unfortunate effect of functionally preventing water haulers, tractor trailers, sewage haulers, garbage trucks, full size school busses and similar vehicles from utilizing the bridge until a medium term solution can be put in place. County staff are working on this.

It is unknown whether the severe weather experienced in the months of April and May have contributed to the deterioration of the structure.

Drive times entering and leaving Long Point will be increased.



Fatal Farm Accident

Friday, 18 May 2018 07:35 MH
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One man is dead following a fatal farming accident in the Huron County.

Police say the accident happened on a farm located on Zurich-Hensall Road, east of St. Joseph around 8pm on tuesday.

The man was fatally injured while performing maitenence on a cultivator and upon arrival, paramedics pronounced 32 year old Trevor Neeb of Bluewater deceased on scene.

The Ministry of Labour has been brought in to investigate.



Woodstock Assualt Suspect

Friday, 18 May 2018 04:18 MH
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Woodstock police are asking for assistance identifying a person of interest in an assault investigation.

The incident is said to have happened May 4th, around 1 am in the Parkinson Road and Norwich Ave. area.

The suspect is described as a white, between 25 and 30 years of age.

He was also said to be wearing a silver chain with a large caliber bullet attached, and what is described as a large, 8 inch recent cut on the left side of his neck.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Woodstock Police.

The WOODSTOCK POLICE SERVICE would like to encourage anyone having information about this Person of Interest to contact WOODSTOCK POLICE SERVICE at 519-537-2323 or Crime Stoppers 421-TIPS (8477) or toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Where are the Party Leaders Today?

Thursday, 17 May 2018 08:21 MH
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The three major party leaders will be stumping for votes across southern Ontario today.

Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne will make an announcement in Ottawa this morning, then visits St. Lawrence College in the afternoon before meeting with supporters in Whitby tonight.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is scheduled to hold campaign events at a Toronto subway station and a GO Transit station in St. Catharines.

Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford will be making an announcement early this afternoon at a pizza restaurant in Cambridge, then attend an evening rally in Kitchener.

The Liberals took the Tories and New Democrats to task on Wednesday for making campaign promises without giving many details or saying how they'd be funded.

Ford promised to cut gas prices by 10 cents a litre if he wins the June 7 election, but didn't say how he'd make up lost revenue. Horwath wouldn't provide details of what families earning more than $40,000 would pay for child care under her plan for the province.

(The Canadian Press)


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