Month: October 2017

GTA Entertainment: Guns N’ Roses take Toronto by storm in two night blowout

Rock supergroup, Guns N’ Roses wrapped up a second and two-night stop in Toronto Oct. 30 on their Not In This Lifetime reunion tour at the Air Canada Centre. Their first was at the Rogers Centre July 2016 and according to reviews, were on top form this week with great energy, tributes and of course…hit after hit. These include Welcome to the Jungle, You Could Be Mine, Don’t Cry, November Rain, Patience, Paradise City and the song that started it all, Sweet Child O’ Mine. The band also paid tribute to late rocker, Chris Cornell who passed away tragically this year, with their rendition of Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun....

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Internet fraud

On October 27, South Simcoe Police received information about an internet fraud that had taken place.  The suspect convinced the victim to send a large quantity of money to help out a family member serving overseas.  All documents sent and viewed by the victim through the internet looked authentic giving no reason to think it was a fraudulent transaction.  Unfortunately, the victim is now out several hundred thousand dollars.  The investigation is continuing. Internet fraud has reached epidemic proportions. Policing the internet is a difficult task.  To avoid becoming a victim, you must use common sense and caution. Fraud...

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Gerry Marshall seeks to make the jump to provincial politics

Gerry Marshall, Warden of Simcoe County and mayor of Penetanguishene has been named the provincial liberal candidate for Simcoe North in the upcoming general election. His jump from regional to provincial politics was confirmed at the nomination meeting held Oct. 22 at Midland Library in Midland. Marshall will run for the seat currently held by Patrick Brown, leader of the Progressive Conservative party of Ontario. He will not have to battle Brown who will be vying for a seat in the newly established riding of Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte in 2018. Many municipal and provincial supporters came out to support Marshall at the nomination...

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Tottenham — Remembrance Day

  Private Ambrose Gunning, about 28 years old, son of an Irish Catholic farmer, single and a wagon driver from Tottenham, was among the first to join the Canadian Expeditionary Force at the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. More than 66,000 Canadians lost their lives in that war. Private Ambrose Gunning was one. The Second Battle of Ypres became infamous for its major use of poison gas. The battle began on April 21, 1915. During the next four days, in its first major encounter with the enemy, the Canadian Expeditionary Force suffered over 6,000 casualties. Gunning...

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Driving tired as dangerous as driving drunk

If you’re overtired while driving, you’re impaired, say local police. “Drowsy drivers put themselves and other drivers at risk,” says a recent news release. “Like alcohol, fatigue affects our reaction time, decreases our awareness and impairs our judgment.  Being overtired, your driving ability may well be impaired.” And there’s a lot of research to back that up. An American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety study declared drowsy driving just as dangerous as drunk driving. New research confirms: drivers who miss only one or two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep per night nearly double their risk...

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