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January 2012
January 26, 2012
Peel officer recovers from injuries following car crash
A Peel Regional Police officer is recovering from injuries after a three car crash last night in the north of Mississauga. Police say that an unmarked police cruiser collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Derry and McLaughlin Roads during dinner hour Wednesday night. Constable Thomas Ruttan says that the female officer's injuries are extremely minor and that it is too early to tell if charges will be laid.
East Gwillimbury says new residents improve quality of life
East Gwillimbury says that its improving quality of life is thanks to new residents. The town's development services manager says that their current strategy is to grow the population, and that local jobs will follow the new residents. She adds that East Gwillimbury no longer wants to be a bedroom community.
ON Gov to negotiate with public sector unions
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty says that tough negotiations between the provincial government and its labour unions are up ahead. Half of Ontario's budget, $55 billion dollars, is dedicated to employee compensation. McGuinty's plan to eliminate the deficit could mean reductions in salaries.
January 19, 2012
Torn contract, continued rejection - the latest from the YRT strike
The transit woes continue for commuters in York Region: In a move to restore transit service to the north, the regional government has torn up a contract with First Transit, who operated York Region Transit's northern routes. Meanwhile, transit workers have rejected an offer from Veolia after a vote that was supervised by the province's labour relations board. The region is in talks with another contractor to replace First Transit and has promised to restore service on at least Route 98, serving Yonge Street through Richmond Hill, Aurora and Newmarket, by February 5th.
Municipal taxes poised to increase
Residents in the suburbs of Toronto may pay more in municipal tax increases. The City of Mississauga is likely to approve an increase of 7.4 percent on municipal taxes, while Vaughan's draft budget currently sits at an increase of 2.95 percent, but councillors have asked to trim down some of their budget to limit the rise. The Town of Richmond Hill will be holding a meeting with the public during the weekend to discuss their numbers.
York Regional Police look for missing King man
York Regional Police need help in locating the whereabouts of a man from King Township. Chad Poirer, aged 24, disappeared from a community living home in King on Tuesday afternoon and they're concerned over his health as he has to take medication daily. Mr. Poirer is Caucasian, 5 foot 7 inches with a medium build, and brown hair and eyes. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, a multi-coloured hooded sweatshirt, black jeans and running shoes. He has severe acne on his face.
January 12, 2012
GO fare increase approved
It's been confirmed: GO Transit commuters will be paying more in fares. The Metrolinx Board of Directors, in charge of GO's operations, has approved a 30-40 cent fare increase depending on distance travelled. The President and CEO of Metrolinx says that this increase is necessary to continue to maintain various services. Presto card users will continue to get their discounts when paying their fare.
Study suggests new 400 interchanges
Good news for drivers commuting on the 400 through York Region - there are plans for a new interchange between Vaughan and King Township. A study commissioned by the region suggests looking towards adding interchanges between King Road and Teston Road. An environmental assessment may be started once the draft study is complete.
Bell cell towers near churches?
Bell Mobility is under fire over installing cell phone towers near churches in Mississauga. BellŐs proposing to build a tower near Clarkson Road Presbyterian Church. The company previously built a phone tower at Kingdom Glory Church, where it's shaped like a tall cross. Bell would not reveal how much it pays for rent.
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