by Adele Loiselle March 3, 2023 at 8:35 am Ontario Provincial Police are very concerned about the sharp rise in fraud cases over the past few days. Police have responded to 14 separate incidents since Monday. Two of them alone caused $15,000 in financial damage. All of these are what police call a “grandparent” or “emergency” scam. In each case, the victim received a call on behalf of a family member who was in police…"OPP raise alarm about uptick in fraud in Essex County"
Thanks to pandemic trends and the federal government’s immigration program, Canada’s smaller cities have the opportunity to make a bigger economic impact in the coming years, according to new research from the Conference Board of Canada. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed immigration patterns in Canada, sending people outside major cities to work remotely even as international immigration has stalled, the research firm said in a new brief. The Conference Board said many people are still…"Smaller cities can benefit from immigration uptick and pandemic shift: Research"
Natalia Vega January 9, 2023 at 12:14 am Expanding COVID-19 assessment centers to include cold and flu care has proven worthwhile as more patients develop respiratory symptoms. In late 2022, the centers expanded their assessment services and changed their name to COVID, Cold and Flu Care Centers (CCFCCs). Nadine Neve, head of health system integration at the Sarnia-Lambton Ontario Health Team, said they’ve seen a slight increase in the number of COVID-positive cases over the…"Slight uptick in patients seen at local assessment centres"
New Westminster Police has warned people about the risks of sending sexually explicit material online after the department found a recent increase in sextortion reports. Sextortion, or sextortion, is when someone blackmails someone into providing them with pornographic content or money, threatening to send them sexually explicit photos, videos, or messages of that person to others. Among adults, it is illegal to distribute intimate photos of someone without their consent. However, if the content involves…"Uptick in sextortion reports prompts warning from B.C. police department"