Tillsonburg Good Deed

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 08:39 MH
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It is always nice to hear a little good news.

An Oxford County OPP Officer stopped to help a senior resident who was shovelling his driveway yesterday afternoon, on Glendale Drive in Tillsonburg.

The officer was helping shovel with the resident when a group of teens passed by. One of the teens, a 14-year-old young man, came back and joined in to help.

The officer reported that, in no time at all, the driveway was cleared for the resident, who was very grateful for the help.

The officer gave the youth a ride home and ensured that his parents were made aware of his good deed.

Helping out in your community can go a long way.



Elective Surgeries Postponed in Huron/Perth

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 08:37 MH
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Officials with the Huron-Perth Healthcare Alliance are calling it an "almost unprecedented" situation.

Elective surgeries have been postponed at hospitals in Stratford, St. Mary's, Seaforth and Clinton because there just aren't any beds.

Officials say the area hospitals are at 117 percent occupancy and in Stratford, there are 11 people waiting for beds.

Officials say the emergency rooms are still open and patients should feel free to come in if they have an emergency and adds staff are focused on supporting patients

and making on-going adjustments to limit added pressure on the system.



Flu Season Kicking into High Gear

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 09:18 MH
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Experts are reporting there's a lot of flu season left in Canada, and one strain is particularly nasty.

Dr. Michelle Murti of Public Health Ontario, refers to the mix of two strains dominating this year's epidemic.

H-3-N-2 is a tough virus that tends to infect the elderly in greater numbers, with concurrent circulation of a B strain, which causes less severe illness.

Influenza B can also affect seniors and is the strain that most often infects children.

Murti says in a normal season, we'll see a peak of influenza A some time towards the end of December or through January, with a peak of influenza B arriving toward the end of February.

In its weekly FluWatch report, the Public Health Agency of Canada says there were 11-thousand-277 laboratory-confirmed cases of flu across the country as of December 30th.

(The Canadian Press)


Police Arrest Burglar

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 09:12 MH
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Woodstock police have been investigating several break and enters to apartment buildings on James St. and Canterbury St. that happened over the Christmas holidays.
Between December 24 and January 1, a suspect broke in to the buildings, mainly targeting mailboxes. He also entered the parking garage, smashed a car window and stole a purse.
A 23-year-old Woodstock man has been charged with 15 criminal offences including, break and enter and mischief, and various counts of theft.
He is in custody and will appear in provincial court on January 10 for a bail hearing.



Tillsonburg Councilor Charged

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 08:52 MH
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A Tillsonburg councilor is facing charges stemming from an alleged incident on New Year's Eve.

32 year old Max Adam has been charged with mischief under $5,000, causing a disturbance and breach of recognizance.  The alleged incident is said to have occurred at a bar, owed by Adam in Simcoe.

He made a court appearance on January 2nd and will appear again January 16th. None of the charges have been proven in court.

Adam was first elected to Tillsonburg council in 2014.



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