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10 animals had to be rescued from hot vehicles in Waterloo Region in June, police say

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Despite the warm June we have experienced, Waterloo regional police say they have received 10 calls in which residents have reported that people left pets in vehicles. “Temperatures inside can quickly become hotter than the temperature outside, and cracking a window does …

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4 injured in rollover after driver flees traffic stop in Durham Region: SIU – Toronto

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A vehicle rolled over, causing four people to be seriously injured, after a driver fled from an OPP officer in Durham Region on Sunday, Ontario’s police watchdog says. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said that preliminary information indicates that an OPP officer …

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‘Any chance of a call?’: Inside Ford government’s lurch to cancel Peel Region split

In early December 2023, as the Ford government considered backing away from dissolving Peel Region, the man tasked with managing the government’s decision suddenly found himself out of the loop. The plan to split the Region of Peel into three separate cities was on the edge of being cancelled but …

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More than 1,400 Waterloo Region HS students suspended over vaccination issues

Descrease article font size Increase article font size More than 1,400 high school students in Waterloo Region were suspended by Waterloo Public Health on Wednesday morning for having out-of-date vaccination records. A total of 1,428 pupils from the area have been suspended under the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA). …

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‘Multiple fatalities’ after Highway 401 crash, pursuit with officers in Durham Region – Toronto

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Durham Regional Police say a major crash on Highway 401 started with a robbery call in Clarington and a wrong-way pursuit onto the highway. Police said at around 7:50 p.m. Monday, officers were called for a robbery near Green Road and Highway …

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What are midges and why are they swarming Toronto’s lakeside region – Toronto

As spring is in full force and the warmer days are ahead, those by Toronto’s lakeside particularly know all too well the season comes with swarms of midges. Many who live by the lake or frequent the boardwalk will start to see hundreds of the tiny little insects flying around …

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Drug alert issued in Waterloo Region after 3 suspected fatal overdoses in 7 days

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A drug alert has been issued by the Waterloo Region Integrated Drug Strategy for the area after three people died over the past week from suspected drug-poisonings or overdoses. The agency says that the drug checking program at the Kitchener CTS site …

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Almost 3,000 students suspended in Waterloo Region over immunization issues

Close to 3,000 children attending elementary school across Waterloo Region were suspended from school on Wednesday morning for not having up-to-date immunization records. The region says Waterloo Public Health suspended 2,969 students under the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA). For several months, the region has been campaigning for people …

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Blue box program in area will no longer be managed by Waterloo Region

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Waterloo Region says there will be a shift in the way blue box materials are handled although there will be little change to how it will affect residents. As part of a push from the province, the program will no longer be …

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What’s open and closed in Hamilton, Burlington and Niagara Region on Family Day – Hamilton

Monday will be a day off for most Ontarians as the province marks Family Day, the second long weekend of 2024. The annual holiday, established in 2007, is meant to celebrate the importance of families. Being a regional holiday, some federal services will still be open, like Canada Post. However, …

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