Ontario loses 33,900 jobs in June

Ted Arnott

Today’s disappointing jobs report from Statistics Canada underlines again the ineffectiveness of the Wynne Government when it comes to job creation.

“On the eve of their presentation of a re-tread budget, we learn Ontario lost 33,900 jobs in June,” Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott said. “Clearly if the Liberals have a jobs strategy, it isn’t working.”

Mr. Arnott is the Ontario PC Critic to the Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure.

“To stimulate job creation, we need a budget that reduces the tax and red tape burden on business, and gets hydro rates, government spending and debt under control,” Mr. Arnott added.

This is the 90th straight month that Ontario’s unemployment rate has been above Canada’s
national average, the PC Caucus maintains.

“We continue to insist the Government must change course,” Mr. Arnott concluded.

Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott welcomes your comments. He can be reached at 1-800-265-2366. His website address is www.tedarnottmpp.com.

Posted: Jul. 23, 2014 Under: Halton Region Permanent Link to this Article

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New Phone Scam Emerges

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The Halton Regional Police Fraud Unit is alerting residents of a new phone scam that’s recently emerged.

A Burlington couple contacted police after receiving a phone call from a male stating that he was notifying them of a $300 fraudulent charge on their VISA credit card. The call ID displayed “Visa” followed by a 989 area code phone number.

The male proceeded to ask for detailed personal information including what credit cards they possessed and their respective card numbers.

Believing that the caller was legitimate, the information was provided. The couple followed-up with their financial institutions only to find that there had been no fraudulent activity on their VISA; however, their MasterCard showed an attempt fraud for several hundred dollars via electronic money transfer to an overseas account. The transfer was flagged as unusual and was not authorized. The couple then cancelled their compromised credit cards.

Fraudsters are continually looking for new ways to defraud the public. Recognizing and reporting fraudulent activity so others are alerted is the best method of prevention.

The Halton Regional Police suggest you take the following precautions if you receive a similar call:

Posted: Jul. 23, 2014 Under: Halton Region Permanent Link to this Article

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Double Fatality in Halton Hills (Georgetown)

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Halton Regional Police are investigating a double fatality in Halton Hills (Georgetown) that occurred around 6 p.m. Monday evening on Trafalgar Road at #5 Side Road.

A dump truck collided with a Honda Civic at the intersection causing catastrophic damage to both vehicles. After the initial collision, the dump truck stuck a large light standard then veered off into a nearby cornfield. It’s fuel tank ruptured and the front of the truck became engulfed in flames.

The Honda overturned and two of the four occupants were ejected. All three emergency services were dispatched to the scene and despite life-saving efforts two of the passengers were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Honda was extricated from the car then airlifted to Sunnybrook Hospital in critical condition. He has since been upgraded to Serious but Stable. A third passenger was transported by EMS to Milton District Hospital with minor injuries, as was the dump truck driver.

Due to the large area of spilled diesel fuel, it is anticipated the intersection will be closed until at least 4 a.m. The Ministry of the Environment is on scene and is supervising the clean-up after the Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) completes their at-scene investigation. This clean-up effort includes the excavation and removal of diesel soaked soil from the farmer’s field.

Halton Regional Police Reconstruction Officers continue to investigate the fatal traffic collision that occurred at Trafalgar Rd and 5 Sideroad in the Town of Georgetown on Monday July 14th, 2014.

Next of Kin have been located and identified. Halton Regional Police will not be releasing the identity of the victims.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst Kevin Rye of the Reconstruction Unit at 905 825-4747 ext 5056.

Posted: Jul. 22, 2014 Under: Halton Hills - Georgetown Permanent Link to this Article

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Halton Hot Jobs - July 21, 2014

Halton Region helps unemployed and underemployed people in Halton prepare for, obtain and maintain employment. We work in partnership with companies and organizations in our community to post the latest employment opportunities. Here are the new job listings at the Halton Region Job Board for this week.

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Halton Hot Jobs - July 14, 2014

Halton Region helps unemployed and underemployed people in Halton prepare for, obtain and maintain employment. We work in partnership with companies and organizations in our community to post the latest employment opportunities. Here are the new job listings at the Halton Region Job Board for this week.

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Keeping Halton on the move with safe and efficient Regional roads

To keep Halton moving, Halton Region is investing $1.2 billion in its regional roads capital program over the next 10 years. The 2013 Halton Region Transportation Services Progress Report, recently received by Regional Council, outlines current and future environmental assessment projects, new and ongoing design and construction projects, ongoing maintenance programs and proactive safety measures all designed to keep Halton roads moving safely and efficiently.

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Harper Government and FCM support the Town of Halton Hills’ Community Energy Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, and Brad Woodside, president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and mayor of the City of Fredericton, New Brunswick, today announced a Green Municipal Fund TM (GMF) grant for the Town of Halton Hills. The funding of $73,020 will help the Town to develop a community energy plan, referred to as the Mayor’s Community Energy Plan, which will identify actions and set targets to reduce corporate and community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with a view to improving energy management, enhance the performance of Town facilities, and achieve economic benefits.

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New Phone Scam Emerges

The Halton Regional Police Fraud Unit is alerting residents of a new phone scam that’s recently emerged.

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Charges Laid in Road Rage Incident

An Acton man faces several criminal charges following an atrocious fit of rage while driving.

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Hillsview Active Living Centre renovation complete

The Hillsview Active Living Centre (formerly Acton Seniors Centre) is set to reopen on Monday, July 7 following a three-month renovation.

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