Ontario loses 33,900 jobs in June
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
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:
- Never provided personal information when solicited from an unknown caller
- Ask the caller clarifying questions – they called you so they should already have your personal information on file
- Record the details of the call and ask for a contact name, number and file number
- Tell the caller you will contact your financial institutions yourself to verify their claim
- Legitimate financial institutions will understand your concern and never pressure you to act immediately
- Contact your financial institutions via their customer service number found on your monthly statement and/or their corporate website and report the incident
Double Fatality in Halton Hills (Georgetown)
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