Town of Caledon Announces New Treasurer

We are pleased to announce that Peggy Tollett will move from her current role as Deputy Treasurer to become the Treasurer of the Town of Caledon, effective July 2, 2014.

Peggy started with the Town of Caledon in 2011 after seven years at the City of Guelph and over 10 years private sector accounting and finance experience. Peggy has served internal and external customers through Town projects such as an enhanced property tax arrears program, financial/budget system conversion, payroll system conversion, and improved year-end financial processes.

Peggy is a Certified General Accountant (CGA) and has played an important role in the Town winning all three prestigious finance awards from the Government Finance Officers Association related to best practices in budget and financial reporting.

We congratulate Peggy on her promotion and look forward to her continued dedication to the residents of Caledon.

Town of Caledon Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Ron Kaufman, Director of Corporate Services, Chief Financial Officer and Deputy CAO will officially be retiring from the Town of Caledon on June 30, 2014. Ron has been with the Town since 2008 working to transform the finances of the organization, leading in accountability and to process changes to benefit the citizens of the Town. Long-term planning and accurate and timely reporting are hallmarks of Ron’s leadership. His financial reporting and budget processes have been awarded for their professionalism, accountability and accessibility, and he currently sits as Past President of the Municipal Finance Officers’ Association. A genuine thank you is extended to Ron for his commitment to public service not only here at the Town of Caledon but throughout his career.

Fuwing Wong will move from his current role as Treasurer to become the Town’s Director of Corporate

Services and Chief Financial Officer, effective July 2, 2014. Fuwing started with the Town of Caledon in 2009 after spending time as a Manager of Financial Planning in the health care field and in municipal government, and as a financial auditor and analyst in private industry. Fuwing is a Certified General

Accountant (CGA) and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo in Chartered Accountancy Studies.

Mary Hall has been appointed Deputy CAO, effective July 2, 2014 as well. This addition to Mary’s portfolio will complement her responsibilities as Director of Development Approval and Planning Policy (DAPP). Mary has been with the Town of Caledon since 1995, when she started as a Community Development Planner.

Town of Caledon Canada Day Closures

Caledon, ON—Town of Caledon offices, facilities and non-emergency services will be closed Tuesday, July 1, 2014 for Canada Day and will reopen Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

The following is a list of facility closures:

 All libraries

 All recreation facilities

 Animal Shelter

 POA Court

 Town Hall

 Fire and Emergency Services Headquarters

Revised Waste Collection Schedule

The Town and the Region would like to remind residents that there is no waste collection on Tuesday, July 1. Garbage, recycling and yard waste collection will be collected one day later than usual. The following is a revised waste collection schedule:

Regular Collection Day Revised Collection Day

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Collected on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Collected on Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014 Collected on Friday, July 4, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014 Collected on Saturday, July 5, 2014

Selling and Discharging Fireworks

Caledon Fire and Emergency Services would like to remind residents and retailers about their responsibilities for selling, purchasing and setting off fireworks.

Retailers can only sell fireworks 10 days prior to Canada Day with a permit obtainable from the Fire and Emergency Services department at a cost of $100. Fire prevention staff will be conducting spot inspections to verify compliance.

The Town strictly prohibits fireworks on public property, parklands and parks, including roadways and sidewalks. Fireworks can only be set off on Canada Day and are restricted to private property. Disregarding the by-law will result in a fine.

MEET AN OPP VETERAN SPECIAL SATURDAY OPENINGS

OPP Hosts retired members in celebration of new exhibit

Behind the Badge – The Story of the Ontario Provincial Police

(ORILLIA, ON) – Friends of The OPP Museum, in partnership with The OPP Museum, are pleased to present two “Meet our Veterans Days”. On Saturday, July 5 and Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 11 am – 2 pm, drop by the Museum to meet and talk with OPP Vets about their journeys in policing.

On Saturday, July 5 there will be five OPP retirees joining us at the Museum. Beloved Orillian Retired Senior Constable Neil Hurtubise will be among our honoured guests.

Hurtubise is well known to many for both his community volunteering and as the officer who was shot four times in 1981 by the men who had already killed Provincial Constable Richard Verdecchia.

Retired Staff Sergeant Ron Allen and his wife Sharon will also be on hand to share many stories from his time working undercover and with the Intelligence Bureau.

Retired Inspector and current OPP Veterans’ Association President Bob Arbour and former Provincial Constable Liz Arbour will be joining us. They continue to work tirelessly in support of fellow retired members and in support of the museum.

Retired Communications Operator Yolanda Sunnerton is also looking forward to sharing stories from her 36 years with OPP Records and as a 9-1-1 call taker and dispatcher.

The OPP Museum offers a unique perspective on the history of policing in Ontario. The current exhibit, Behind the Badge – The Story of the Ontario Provincial Police – invites visitors to explore more than 100 years of proud policing tradition. Through all new displays, Behind the Badge examines what life was like in the early days of the force for officers and their families; explores OPP driven developments in investigation and forensic science; showcases uniform and insignia styles, and recognizes significant milestones in the organization’s development.

 

Kids are invited to put on a puppet show at the community theatre, solve the crime at the forensics worktables, read about what police officers do and engage in the many policing themed games and activities.

 

Visitors are encouraged to try on a uniform for size and pause for a photo in the locker room. And don’t forget the vintage vehicles also on display including the fully restored 1931 Henderson motorcycle (the oldest original OPP vehicle); Car 1, a 1941 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Coupe cruiser, and Temagami – the OPP’s first patrol boat which was launched in 1949.

Bring your family and friends and see what it’s all about – Behind the Badge!

Museum hours of operation on these dates will be 10am-4pm. Museum regular hours are Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30. Visit The OPP Museum website at http://www.opp.ca/museum.

ATTEMPT BREAK AND ENTER ON TARQUINI CRESCENT IN BOLTON

(CALEDON, ON)- On June 19, 2014 at 5:30 pm, officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to an attempt break and enter on Tarquini Crescent in the Village of Bolton.

 

Investigation revealed that the attempt break in occurred sometime between 5:00 and 5:15 pm. Occupants reported that they heard a loud noise from the back of the residence and upon checking, discovered that the glass on the back door had been shattered. The occupants looked outside and observed a male running in the back of the property. The occupants went to the second floor and saw a black Ford Mustang leaving the driveway.

 

Police are reminding residents to contact the OPP Communications Centre immediately at 1-888-310-1122 to report any suspicious activity or suspicious vehicles in the area. Information such as suspect physical descriptions, suspect vehicles and direction of travel are useful tools for investigators.

 

Police are asking anyone with information about this break and enter to contact Provincial Constable Readman, Caledon OPP at 905-584-2241 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit information online at http://www.peelcrimestoppers.ca. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.

UPDATE: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for: Orangeville – Grand Valley – Southern Dufferin County

ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT 4:08 P.M. EDT TUESDAY 24 JUNE 2014
Summary
At 4:08 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a cluster of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts and heavy rain. Unconfirmed reports of damage to the northwest of Orangeville and in the Alliston area have been received. The thunderstorms are moving eastward at about 50 km/h twoard the Lake Simcoe area and southward, including Keswick.

Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Fast moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. In Canada, lightning kills up to 10 people every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors. Emergency Management Ontario recommends that you take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required, so stay tuned to your loca l media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #ONStorm. For more information: http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html.

Updated or ended by 6:07 p.m. EDT. At 4:08 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a cluster of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts and heavy rain. Unconfirmed reports of damage to the northwest of Orangeville and in the Alliston area have been received. The thunderstorms are moving eastward at about 50 km/h twoard the Lake Simcoe area and southward, including Keswick.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for: Orangeville – Grand Valley – Southern Dufferin County

Summary
At 3:38 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a cluster of severe thunderstorms capable of producing strong wind gusts and heavy rain. These thunderstorms are currently in an area extending from south of Shelburne northeastward to Lake Simcoe and are moving northeastward at about 50 km/h. Communities that are affected by more than one thunderstorm could receive in excess of 50 mm of rainfall. Some of these thunderstorms may also be capable of producing wind gusts to 90 km/h.

Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Fast moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Go indoors and move away from windows and skylights. Avoid areas of the building that could be affected by falling debris such as tre e limbs. Avoid driving through water on roads. Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts. In Canada, lightning kills up to 10 people every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors. Emergency Management Ontario recommends that you take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required, so stay tuned to your local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #ONStorm. For more information: http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html.

Updated or ended by 5:37 p.m. EDT. At 3:38 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a cluster of severe thunderstorms capable of producing strong wind gusts and heavy rain. These thunderstorms are currently in an area extending from south of Shelbourne northeastward to Lake Simcoe and are moving northeastward at about 50 km/h. Commu nities that are affected by more than one thunderstorm could receive in excess of 50 mm of rainfall. Some of these thunderstorms may also be capable of producing wind gusts to 90 km/h.

Severe Thunderstorm watch for: Caledon

ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT 10:47 A.M. EDT TUESDAY 24 JUNE 2014
Summary
Severe thunderstorm conditions possible – early afternoon to late evening. Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing heavy rain.

Fast moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away. Hail and strong wind gusts are also possible. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. In Canada, lightning kills up to 10 people every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors. Emergency Management Ontario recommends that you take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required, so stay tuned to your local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #ONStorm.

SPEED-RELATED ROAD DEATHS UP MORE THAN DOUBLE FROM LAST YEAR SAYS OPP

(ORILLIA, ON) – Highway deaths with speed as a causal factor have doubled in 2014 compared to the same period last year according to recent data released by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). The OPP is calling on all drivers, boaters and off-road vehicle (ORV) enthusiasts to work together to make the upcoming Canada Day holiday weekend a safe one.

 

According to the data, speed-related deaths are currently in the lead when compared to collision fatalities in which distracted or impaired driving were causal factors. Of the 113 people who have been killed on OPP-patrolled roads so far this year (as of June 15, 2014), speed was a factor in 33 of those deaths. Distracted driving is in second place at 24 fatalities and impaired driving related deaths are at 12.

 

“Last year speed was a factor in more than 11,000 collisions we investigated so there is no question that speed threatens the safety of all road users. As people make travel plans for the upcoming Canada Day weekend, drivers need to remember that speeding, following too closely, making unsafe lane changes, road rage and failing to yield right-of-way are all aggressive driving behaviours that injure and kill people of all ages every year,” said Deputy Commissioner Brad Blair, Provincial Commander of Traffic Safety and Operational Support.

 

“In 2013 our officers laid nearly 300,000 speeding charges across the province. Almost 3,000 of those charges involved the motorist driving 50 km/h or more over the posted speed – one of the most aggressive, reckless and dangerous driving behaviours on our roads. The motoring public has the right to be safe and it is an unacceptable injustice to all safe drivers and innocent passengers when aggressive drivers display this type of behaviour and endanger everyone,” said Chief Superintendent Don Bell, Commander, OPP Highway Safety Division.

 

With the Canada Day weekend approaching, the OPP is reminding all drivers who will be travelling on Ontario roads, waterways and trails that they have the ability to make it an incident-free weekend. Every driver is in control of their behaviour and the OPP acknowledges that the majority of people who operate a vehicle, boat or off-road vehicle take this responsibility seriously.

 

Because of the irresponsible few who do not, the OPP is counting on members of the public to take charge of the situation when they are with someone who is driving unsafely and placing themselves and other people at risk of death or serious injury.

 

Never feel guilty about asking them to stop, encourage them to drive safely and remind them that the safety of other people is at stake. This is one more way to raise awareness and influence positive driving behaviour among motorists, boaters and off-roaders.

 

Also, if you suspect that someone is operating a motor vehicle, boat or ORV while impaired, call 9-1-1. In doing so, you are playing a very important role in helping the OPP save lives. By working together, the OPP and the public can ensure that everyone has a safe, enjoyable Canada Day weekend!