Winch Group, OPP helping First Nations youngsters
New and gently used sporting equipment and monetary donations will be accepted when a local company hold its annual community equipment drive.For the fifth straight year the Winch Group Benefits Consultants Inc. of Burlington will transport trailers filled with used sporting equipment to remote northern Ontario First Nations reserves to benefit young people. Trailers are provided by the Ontario Provincial Police.
Equipment and funds will be collected by volunteers Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mainway Arena, 4015 Mainway, near Walker’s Line in Burlington.All corporate donations and proceeds from the barbecue on the day of the drive will be directed to the Halton Children’s Aid Society to help fund sport and extra-curricular activities for local children in need.
Thousands of pieces of used sporting equipment have been donated to the cause since the program’s inception.Participation in sport and recreation at a young age builds confidence and self-esteem, studies show.
Keeping Ontarians Safe from Carbon Monoxide--Alarms Now Mandatory in All Homes
Ontario is taking another step to keep families and homes in Ontario safe by making carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in all residential homes.
The new regulation, which comes into effect October 15th, updates Ontario's Fire Code following the passage of Bill 77 last year. These updates are based on recommendations from a Technical Advisory Committee, which was led by the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management and included experts from fire services, the hotel and rental housing industries, condo owners and alarm manufacturers.
Carbon monoxide detectors will now be required near all sleeping areas in residential homes and in the service rooms and adjacent sleeping areas in multi-residential units. Carbon monoxide alarms can be hardwired, battery-operated or plugged into the wall.