Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What to Do If You Get Scammed

(NC) You work hard for your money, so you can spend it on things that matter to you — whether it's your children's education, a once-in-a-lifetime trip or a fancy new smartphone. But every day, there are fraudsters trying to scam you out of your money online, in-person, by mail or over the phone. The best thing you can do is take steps to protect yourself, but if you do fall victim to a scam, here's what you should do:

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

New Online Resources Now Available to Address Risks Associated with Distracted Driving

Guelph, ON (CNW) Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving (CCDD) today launched a new web-based information hub at It was designed as a resource with tools to help governments and interested stakeholders develop effective strategies to reduce distracted driving. The hub contains the latest research, stats and data on distracted driving, laws and penalties in Canada, and a variety of educational tools and resources. This initiative is led by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), and its Drop It And Drive® program, in partnership with The Co-operators.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Community Column by Don Butt (October 2017)

Town of Mono, ON (Don Butt) Here it is coming into fall and we should be thinking of what we call "winter maintenance" for our vehicles. A good service man will do a multi-point inspection of your vehicle, make sure liquid levels are up, check antifreeze, tires, etc. It’s a bit too early for snow tires, but change before the first snow. Also it is good practice to carry an emergency kit (blanket, first aid kit, flashlight, pliers and screwdrivers, can of compressed air or 12-volt pump, etc)  plus at all seasons, a fire extinguisher and know how to use it !( your local fire dept. can do this training). A large sign with "call Police" on it is also a good idea.

Monday, September 18, 2017

OPP Announces Victim Response Support Strategy

Dufferin County, ON (OPP - Dufferin Detachment) The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) today announced a Victim Response Support Strategy, which includes several actions the OPP is taking to improve the response to and support for sexual assault victims. The strategy outlines several new initiatives that focus on victim support, investigative excellence and oversight.