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Theft At Clinton Raceway

Thursday, 10 August 2017 15:53 Megan
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Thieves took off with around $2,000 worth of empties and liquor in back-to-back break-ins at the Clinton Raceway on Tuesday.

Huron OPP were notified of the first break and learned that sometime in the early hours, suspects forced entry into raceway grandstand through a window and stole 71 cases of empties and 6 forty ounce bottles of liquor.

The very next night, the thieves returned and once again forced entry into the raceway where they took off 10 cases of beer, 20 forty ounce bottles of liquor and a case of coolers.

Police are continuing to investigate.

(Meghan Spotswood)

 

Woman Dies After Lengthy Fight For Medical Assisted Death

Thursday, 10 August 2017 15:52 Megan
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A chronically ill Ontario woman who went to court in a bid to clarify Canada's laws around ending lives with medical assistance has died.

Dying with Dignity Canada says the woman known in court documents only as AB made use of the legislation last week and died with a doctor's assistance while surrounded by her family.

The advocacy group says the 77-year-old had suffered from osteoarthritis for more than 30 years.

Dying with Dignity says the woman had previously tried to end her life with medical assistance twice this year, but doctors grew fearful of criminal prosecution and backed out of the arrangement.

AB went to court seeking both closure on her own case and broader clarification on the legal requirements to qualify for medical assistance in dying.

Ontario Superior Court Justice Paul Perell ruled in June that AB did in fact qualify for assisted dying, and clarified some of the key criteria for future cases.

(The Canadian Press)

 

ATM Stolen In Brant County

Thursday, 10 August 2017 15:04 Megan
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Brant County OPP are looking for the suspects who ripped an ATM out from the wall at a bank on Saturday.

Police were contacted by a concerned citizen about a theft at the Royal Bank in Scotland.  The investigation revealed suspects attended the bank, gained entry into vestibule area and then forcibly removed the ATM from the wall using a truck causing extensive damage.

A pick-up truck was observed leaving the area at a high rate of speed and was last seen heading eastbound on Oakland Road.

OPP are turning to the public for help while they investigate. If you have any information, contact police or Crime Stoppers.

(Meghan Spotswood)

 

New Online Tool Will Help Wait Times In Hospital Across The Province

Thursday, 10 August 2017 14:51 Megan
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Wait times in hospitals just got a lot easier with using a new online tool.

This new tool will allow people to see wait times for certain surgeries and compare them at hospitals across the province.

Health Minister Eric Hoskins announced today that it was developed with Health Quality Ontario.

It includes the length of time between a referral and an appointment with a specialist or surgeon, as well as the time between a decision being made to book a procedure and the date it's performed.

The province is investing nearly $13 million over two years to expand 'eReferral' systems that connect patients and primary care providers to specialists and other health care services in several regions including Waterloo-Wellington, Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant, and across the north.

(Meghan Spotswood)

 

Contract Bargaining Between Cami And GM Canada

Thursday, 10 August 2017 14:46 Megan
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Unifor Local 88 and GM Canada have begun contract talks for employees at Ingersoll's CAMI Assembly plant.

Union Unit Chairperson Mike Van Boekel says in a press release that GM has done very well in the past 4 years and its time for the workers to share in that success.

The union is looking for improved wages, benefits and a new investment in the Ingersoll facility.

Local 88 President Dan Borthwick says “Success in these negotiations will determine the livelihoods of nearly 3,000 workers and the future of the GM CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll”

The current collective agreement expires on September 17th.

(MH)

 

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