March 2015 is National Fraud Prevention Month

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The Halton Regional Police Service, along with numerous government, law enforcement, consumer, volunteer groups and private sector firms will be sharing fraud prevention information to raise public awareness and educate the public to prevent them from becoming victims of this increasing crime.

Each year, thousands of Canadians of all ages and backgrounds become victims of fraud. Fraud victims not only suffer direct financial loss but may also endure the stressful process of reversing the damaging effects fraud and identify theft have on their credit and credit histories which may take months to reverse.

Recognizing what could be a potential fraud is the first step in protecting yourself.

The Halton Region is a well-connected cyber-community with many residents using the internet to conduct their financial transactions and on-line purchases, consequently increasing their risk of exposure to cybercrime and identify theft.

The RCMP recently revealed some staggering statistics about fraud in Canada:

To officially kick-off Fraud Prevention Month, the Better Business Bureau, in conjunction with the Competition Bureau of Canada, has released their ‘Top 10 Scams.’

A link to this information, along with information on upcoming Fraud Prevention Month events and activities can be found on the HRPS website.
http://www.haltonpolice.ca/SpecializedUnits/CriminalInvestigations/Pages/Fraud.aspx

The Halton Regional Police ask that you take some time this month to educate yourself on fraud prevention tips and strategies to avoid becoming a victim of fraud.

Anyone with information fraudulent crime or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

Posted: Mar. 04, 2015 Under: Halton Region Permanent Link to this Article

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Halton Hills Fire Department receives large donation from Georgetown Legion

Left to right: Mayor Rick Bonnette, Deputy CAO/Fire Chief Brent Marshall, Marion Carney (Poppy Campaign Chairman), Jack Harrison, Councillor Bryan Lewis

The Halton Hills Fire Department received a cheque for $10,000 from the Georgetown Legion Poppy Campaign and the money will used to buy life saving devices.

The local Poppy Fund gives back to the community that has been supportive and as a result they identified the effort the Halton Hills Fire Department has made toward their campaign.

“This money will go directly to purchasing new AEDs (Artificial External Defibrillators) to be placed on more fire trucks,” said Chief Brent Marshall. “Currently we have five AEDs two on our Rescue units and one on each of our three Pumpers. The addition of new units will greatly enhance the service to our community. The cost of one unit is approximately $2,500, so we are thrilled with this generous gift from the Georgetown Legion and Marion Carney, Poppy Campaign Chairman, who played a key role in this gift.”

Mayor Rick Bonnette, Councillor Bryan Lewis and Deputy CAO/Fire Chief Marshall were in attendance at the Georgetown Legion on February 12 to receive the generous donation.

Receipt of this donation comes just days after the Halton Hills Fire Department recognized eight firefighters at their Annual Awards Ceremony for saving the lives of two separate individuals. In both cases, AEDs were used on the patients. “This generous donation proves once again what a valuable and important role our local Legion plays. We are grateful for their kindness and community spirit,” said Mayor Bonnette

Councillor Lewis, who chairs the Town’s Fire Services Committee, added: “AEDs save lives and the fact that all of our fire trucks will now be equipped with this equipment is great news for our community.

Posted: Mar. 03, 2015 Under: Halton Hills - Georgetown Permanent Link to this Article

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Halton Region teams up to help smokers quit with Driven to Quit Challenge and STOP smoking cessation program

No Smoking

Halton Region will be joining the Canadian Cancer Society and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to encourage smokers in Halton to kick the habit by participating in the Driven to Quit Challenge and the STOP (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients) program.

Halton residents who quit smoking by March 1 and remain smoke free for the month of March are eligible to win a new car, or one of seven $1000 prizes. The deadline to enter the Challenge is February 28, 2015. The STOP Program workshop will offer eligible participants five weeks of cost-free nicotine replacement therapy and smoking cessation information. STOP workshops are being held in Burlington on February 26 and on March 24 in Georgetown.

“If you are a smoker, the single best thing you can do for your health is to quit smoking,” said Regional Chair Gary Carr. “Programs like the Driven to Quit Challenge and STOP motivate people to quit smoking while providing support to help increase a smoker’s chance of becoming tobacco-free.”

To learn more or register in either program, visit www.halton.ca/health or dial 311.

Posted: Mar. 02, 2015 Under: Halton Region Permanent Link to this Article

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Chair Carr concludes successful meetings with Provincial leaders on critical issues facing Halton Region

From February 22 to February 25, 2015 Halton’s Regional Chair, Gary Carr and members of Regional Council met with Provincial leaders in Toronto to discuss critical issues facing Halton Region at the annual conference for the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) and the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA).

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Halton Regional Police Supports the Launch of Province-wide Crime Prevention Campaign, “Protect Your Property Day”

The Halton Regional Police is supporting today’s launch of the 2015 Crime Prevention Campaign by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and its declaration of February 25th as “Protect Your Property Day”.

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Halton Police Arrest Three in Georgetown Residence Break and Enter

On Wednesday February 4, 2015 between the hours of 5:00pm and 8:00pm, Georgetown homeowners were out and returned home to find their residence had been broken into.

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Moody’s Investors Service reaffirms highest credit rating for Halton Region

On January 20, 2015, Moody’s Investors Service once again assigned a AAA credit rating to Halton Region. Citing Halton’s strong financial position and prudent budgetary practices in its annual review, Moody’s also attached a “stable outlook” for the Region’s financial future, indicating its confidence in Halton’s ability to maintain this standing.

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Town to receive provincial financial aid for ice storm costs

The Town of Halton Hills will be receiving $326,901 from the provincial government as an interim payment towards the costs incurred from the December 2013 ice storm.

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Seeking Farmers' Market Manager

The Georgetown BIA is seeking applications for a Farmers’ Market Manager position. This hourly paid position is approximately 525 hours per year, and will efficiently manage our very successful Saturday morning market, from June – Oct, from 6:00 am to 1:30 pm and some hours throughout the week is required.

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Protect yourself and your home in cold temperatures

According to Environment Canada, residents of Halton Region will continue to experience very cold temperatures for the remainder of the week. In 2015 so far, we have already experienced 11 cold alerts in Halton Region impacting residents for a total of 23 days. Under such frigid conditions, it is important to be proactive to protect yourself, your family and your home.

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