Organized crime bust throws spotlight on auto insurance fraud

Toronto area police announced today that they have laid nearly 200 charges, including First Degree Murder, against members of “several organized crime groups working within the towing industry.” In a video released this morning, Superintendent Mike Slack of the York Regional Police reported that the crime groups “have used violence …

New law allows auto insurers to give premium rebates to Ontario drivers during pandemic

The Ontario government has removed a barrier that some auto insurance companies were using to avoid giving rebates to their insureds during the pandemic. Some insurers had already implemented rebate schemes on a voluntary basis, but others were citing existing regulations as preventing them from doing so. The Province has …

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Newly formed group mounts campaign against Chippawa Shores development

The Current has learned of the formation of a group of residents opposed to the re-zoning of the Chippawa Shores development  because of environmental and safety concerns. This follows the Madawaska Valley Council Meeting of March 3, 2020 when Council approved the draft of the proposed Condominium Conditions to be …

Chippawa Shores development nears final approval

The Chippawa Shores development continues to progress towards approval. On March 3rd Madawaska Valley Council in Committee reviewed draft conditions received from Charles Cheesman, Manager of Planning Services Renfrew County. Cheesman’s covering letter said the draft conditions had been arrived at following the second public meeting on August 29, 2019. …

Government seeks public input into changes to medically assisted death laws

The federal government announced Monday that it wants to hear from the public before it implements proposals to broaden the availability of Medical Aid In Dying (MAID). However, faced with a deadline because of a Quebec Superior court decision released last September, it has imposed a closing date of January …

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