Have you heard of the ‘move over’ law ?

The ‘move over’ law requires drivers to:

  • slow down and proceed with caution when passing an emergency vehicle (police, fire or ambulance) parked on the side of the highway with its lights activated
  • move over a lane, if the highway has more than one lane
  • pay a fine for breaking the “move over” law, which ranges from $400 to $2,000
Ontario Provincial Police Enforces ‘Move Over’ Law July 30 - August 1

Ontario Provincial Police Enforces ‘Move Over’ Law July 30 - August 1

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Canada are on the highways, especially during this Civic long weekend (August 1 is a Civic holiday), to enforce the “move over law.”

Happy Safe Driving!

Mayor Ford Urges Torontonians to Identify “Must Haves” & “Nice to Haves” For Spending Cuts

Mayor Ford Urges Torontonians to Identify “Must Haves” & “Nice to Haves” For Spending Cuts

This is an update to the following previous blogs:

More than 300 Torontonians attend the City of Toronto Executive Committee meeting today regarding the Core Service Review of Programs to discuss and debate over city hall budget cuts in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

If you want to  know who is going to be giving their deputations, please click here for the Executive Committee – Speakers List – July 28, 2011; EX8.1 – Core Service Review.

The Toronto Star is livestreaming it, too.

Please click here to get Toronto Star’s filing of live reports throughout the day of the deputations as the Star’s City Hall Bureau is covering this marathon session and debate over city hall budget cuts.

The essentials of Mayor Rob Ford’s remarks to the City of Toronto Executive Committee are as follows:

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You're Invited: Toronto's Two Events With Road Closures July 30 - 31

You're Invited: Toronto's Two Events With Road Closures July 30 - 31

Come out and enjoy two special events in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Businesses in the affected areas are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to motorists.

You are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to your destinations.

If you need to drive in the event areas, allow extra time to get to and from your destination.

Please click here for a more complete list of events and road work.

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto (formerly Caribana Parade)

Water Bomber Above. Forest Fire Evacuees of the Mishkeegogamang First Nation are the First to Come Home in Northwestern Ontario

Water Bomber Above. Forest Fire Evacuees of the Mishkeegogamang First Nation are the First to Come Home in Northwestern Ontario

This is an update to my two previous blogs:

Ontario reported yesterday that there was a bit of good news regarding the forest fires and evacuations of Northwestern Ontario as follows:

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Mumps Outbreak in Toronto: Nine Confirmed Cases July 26, 2011

Mumps Outbreak in Toronto: Nine Confirmed Cases July 26, 2011

This is an update to my previous blog Four Cases of Contagious Mumps in the Staff of a Toronto Restaurant.

Toronto Public Health’s continuing investigation is reporting today that there have been nine confirmed cases of mumps since July 20, 2011.

Here are some commonalities of these nine cases of mumps in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

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Four Cases of Contagious Mumps in the Staff of a Toronto Restaurant

Four Cases of Contagious Mumps in the Staff of a Toronto Restaurant

The staff at Ki Restaurant located at 181 Bay Street in Toronto has four cases of mumps, which is being investigated by the Toronto Public Health.

Both the Toronto Public Health and the restaurant are working hard together to limit any further spread of the virus.

The mumps virus is most commonly found in saliva. It is often transmitted when an infected person shares a cup, utensils or cigarettes or through kissing, or by coughing and sneezing.

Symptoms

Although the risk to restaurant patrons is low, if you were at Ki Restaurant at anytime on or between July 7 and July 18, please take care to watch for the following symptoms of mumps which could occur up to and including August 12th:

  • swelling and pain in one or more salivary glands (sides of the cheeks and jaw),
  • fever,
  • headache,
  • muscle aches and pains,
  • fatigue and
  • loss of appetite
  • and other symptoms

Associated Illnesses

Please note that serious illnesses associated with mumps are rare and include:

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