Month: May 2017

Traffic-related death numbers climb

Recent traffic data for 2016 by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) reveals increased fatalities across the board and ongoing poor driving behaviour. The “Big Four” main causal factors in road deaths include aggressive, inattentive and impaired driving. Sadly, passengers are guilty of the fourth behaviour, a lack of seat belt use, which contributed to 165 deaths last year. The total number of deaths in 2016 was 307 and resulted from 275 collisions, marking another four-year high. Sgt. Kerry Schmidt of the OPP Highway Safety Division says the vast majority of incidents are avoidable and due to poor decisions made by drivers....

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Turn your tires into money and help kids

It can be such a pain to replace a car tire and to make matters worse, there’s the cost and disposal fee attached. But until June 4, you can not only escape the disposal fee for the tires you have kicking around, they can mean money for The Sunshine Foundation of Canada, a charity that makes dreams come true for severely disabled children. The Sunshine Foundation has teamed up with the Ontario Tire Stewardship, Ontario Automotive recyclers and Ontario Federation of Agriculture to put the plan into action. Locally the member that is leading the collection charge is Early’s...

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    June 23
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