How much of a problem is distracted driving on the roads of Ontario? A big one. According to this report from City News, two more fatal crashes resulted from distracted driving over the Labour Day weekend. Police charged over 10,000 people for the offense during the same period:
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September 2, 2014: Toronto police are launching a road safety blitz this week as children return to the classroom:
The "Back to School, Back to Basics – Remember Road Safety" campaign aims to educate drivers, parents and students with back-to-school road safety tips. Police and parking enforcement officials will also be targeting unsafe drivers in school zones during the two-week campaign, which runs until Friday, Sep. 12.
August 22, 2014: The Toronto Star reports that the live-in nanny who was facing deportation has now been told she can remain in the country:
Lilia Ordinario Joaquin was packing her bags early Wednesday evening, preparing for deportation back to the Philippines on Friday, when the phone rang.
August 18, 2014: Two people have been struck and killed in separate pedestrian accidents in Toronto:
Two pedestrians have died after being struck by vehicles in separate incidents in Toronto overnight.
A man in his 60s was walking on the sidewalk on Queen Street East near Parliament Street, when an approaching vehicle mounted the curb and struck him at approximately 1:30 a.m.
On Saturday, July 26, 2014, Pace Law Firm hosted a BBQ in Collingwood to raise money for the Collingwood G&M Hospital Foundation. On offer were Loonie Hot Dogs and Toonie Burgers. We're proud to report that we raised $6000 for the foundation. It was a great day, with beautiful weather and generous people in attendance.
Thanks to the staff for making it happen, and thanks to the people who came out in support of a great cause.
See more pics from the event here.
From the CBC, more news about the impending Express Entry visa:
The federal government is addressing one of the main criticisms of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program through a new immigration system it plans to launch in 2015.
Due to a number of lawsuits involving high profile sports leagues, including the NFL and NHL, head injury research is becoming a regular feature in the news. Now, the Toronto Star reports on a new study that is taking this research to a whole new level:
It’s not every day that someone asks me to lend my brain to science and offers me a lumbar puncture to extract spinal fluid for research.
June 3, 2014: The CBC highlights a new campaign called #PracticeSafeText which seeks to stop distracted driving:
Sending a text message while behind the wheel and other forms of distracted driving can be devastating to families, a group of Ontario teens heard Monday as part of a new national awareness campaign called #PracticeSafeText.
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