First of its Kind Development in Oxford

Friday, 16 March 2018 07:32 MH
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Demolition work is set to begin on what will eventually become the first multi-residential development built to the passive house standard in Oxford County.

The site at 373 Blossom Park Road in Woodstock will become a new affordable housing complex for individuals who require support services to live independently.

The development will be heated and cooled passively which means it takes advantage of the sun, internal heating and heat recovery to cut energy use by nearly 90%.

Last year, the County passed a motion mandating all requests for proposals for new affordable housing developments include passive house requirements.



"Tea with the OPP" Today in Simcoe

Friday, 16 March 2018 07:30 MH
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As promised, the Ontario Provincial Police Norfolk County detachment will be hosting another "Tea with the OPP" event, this time it will be in Simcoe.

Today between 11:30 a.m. And 1:30 p.m., Norfolk County OPP officers, including Detachment Commander Lisa Anderson and staff sergeant Joe Varga will be at Tim Horton's located at 30 Water Street.

"One of the goals of Tea with the OPP is to discuss the issues that impact the community and learn about each other. It is an opportunity to relax, grab a seat, a coffee and have a chat." According to Constable Ed Sanchuk, of the Norfolk County OPP.

It really doesn't matter if you are into tea, coffee, hot chocolate or none of the above. If you are in the Simcoe area today, the OPP invites you to stop by to meet them.

Plans are underway to expand "Tea with the OPP" into other Norfolk County communities.



Trump Admits to Making-up "Facts"

Thursday, 15 March 2018 07:40 MH
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President Donald Trump freestyled with the facts when talking trade with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The Republican described the discussion during a fundraising speech in St. Louis on Wednesday.

According to audio obtained by The Washington Post , Trump insisted that the United States runs a trade deficit with Canada.

Trump said Trudeau told him there was no trade deficit. Trump said he replied, “'Wrong, Justin, you do.' I didn't even know. ... I had no idea. I just said, 'You're wrong.”'

Trump claimed the figures don't include timber and energy.

However, the Office of the United States Trade Representative says the United States has a trade surplus with Canada.

(The Associated Press, AP Member)


Mother, 2 Teens Murdered in Ajax

Thursday, 15 March 2018 07:39 MH
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Police say a 29-year-old man will appear in court this morning where he will likely be charged with three counts of second degree murder in connection with the deaths of a woman and two teens in southern Ontario.

Officers found the bodies of a 39-year-old woman and her 15-year-old son in an Ajax home Wednesday.

Police say a 13-year-old girl, who was found in the home alive but critically injured, died in hospital.

Police have not released the names of the deceased or the suspect, but say the 29-year-old man is believed to have been in a romantic relationship with the woman.

Officers say the man is not the father of the two teens and did not live with the family.

The president of a Toronto minor hockey organization identified the 15-year-old boy as Roy Pejcinovski, a star goalie with the major bantam Don Mills Flyers.

(The Canadian Press)


Oxford County Wants to Reduce Waste

Thursday, 15 March 2018 07:34 MH
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Oxford County wants to reduce the amount of trash heading to area landfills and has a innovative solution, but officials want to hear from you first.

Oxford County Public Works says Enhanced Material Recovery and Biological Treatment has become the preferred solution and has been found to recover nearly 90% of materials headed to landfills.

Enhanced Material Recovery and Biological Treatment works by separating organics in a way that allows them to be turned into bio-fuel, bio-solids and compost material.

Other things like metals, plastic and debris from construction and demolition can then be sold to scrappers or recyclers, with the goal of having about 10% of the original material ending up at the dump.

A public meeting is being held April 4th at the Oxford County admin building in Woodstock.

There are 4 public drop in meeting scheduled as well at area libraries:

March 21st in Ingersoll. April 5th in Tillsonburg. April 11th in Embro and April 17th in Princeton.



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