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Fatal crash in Burlington has left one male dead

Saturday, 25 March 2017 10:36 Megan
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A fatal crash early Saturday morning has left one male dead.

Halton Regional Police say it happened near Walkers Line and Britannia Road in Burlington at around 6 a.m.

Police believe that speed was a factor when the driver lost control, failed to negotiate a turn, went over an embankment and came to rest at the bottom of the hill.

Police are continuing investigation and have not yet released the name of the victim.

(Meghan Spotswood)

 

Minimum wage will increase come fall

Saturday, 25 March 2017 09:16 Megan
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Minimum wage will being seeing an increase this fall.

According to a government release Friday, minimum wage will rise to eleven dollars and sixty cents.

New democrat MPP Cindy Forster however had a counter arguement to this, stating that minimum wage should increase to 15 dollars an hour.

Labour minister Kevin Flynn's statement says the increase builds on progress the government has already made to boost income for workers.

(Meghan Spotswood)

 

Initiatives to stop fentanyl trafficking reaps a cash reward

Saturday, 25 March 2017 08:09 Megan
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The fight against Fentanyl use is increasing.

Crime stoppers of Haldimand, Norfolk, Tillsonburg and Brantford are offering incentives that lead to seizures and arrests related to the synthetic drug.

Township crime stoppers are offering a one thousand dollar reward for tips leading to the arrest of those trafficking in Fentanyl to the towns as well as a cash reward for tips leading to seizures depending on the size of the seizure.

The program began back in the beginning of March and will remain until the end of April.

(Meghan Spotswood)

 

Kitchener hospital receives generous funds for cardiac care

Saturday, 25 March 2017 07:16 Megan
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Kitchener Centre MPP Daiene Vernile announced that St. Mary's Hospital will be receiving 3.6 million dollars from the province to provide more cardiac care on Friday.

The money will be put forth to fund 793 additional cardiac procedures at the Regional Cardiac Care Centre for Waterloo-Wellington in this fiscal year.

St. Mary's will also receive $500, 000 to support intensive care beds at the hospital.

With this funding, the hospital can now handle more capacity and decreased wait times.

(Meghan Spotswood)

 

Ridgetown man feeling no sense of relief

Saturday, 25 March 2017 06:41 Megan
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A Southwestern Ontario man will did not feel any relief after what he did to a Chatham-Kent Police cruiser.

The man was seen to have stumbled out of a bar early Friday morning where he walked over to the cruiser, looked for the police officer and proceeded to relieve himself on the vehicle.

The 20 year old male was arrested and charged with being intoxicated in a public place. He was also charged with causing a nuisance by Chatham-Kent bylaw.

(Meghan Spotswood)

 

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