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R.I.D.E. Checks Conducted Anywhere.... Anytime

(Chatsworth, ON) – Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are conducting

R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) checks throughout their jurisdiction during the annual Festive R.I.D.E. campaign which began November 24, 2014 and continues through to January 2, 2015.
 
Despite the OPP’s continued effort to educate and increase public awareness surrounding the issues of impaired driving, the number of impaired drivers arrested during R.I.D.E. checks has risen.
 
Between November 23rd and December 4th, 2013, 172 drivers were charged with Impaired, Over 80 or Refusal throughout the Province, compared to 215 persons who have been charged with Impaired, Over 80 or Refusal during R.I.D.E. checks during the same period in 2014.
 
Grey County OPP will continue its effort in reducing impaired driving, which is the second leading cause of injury and death on our roadways.  In doing so, motorists may come upon a
R.I.D.E. spot check, anywhere at any time during the day.
 
Occasionally, police have been criticized for conducting RIDE checks during certain times of the day; specifically in the mid-morning and afternoon.  Impaired drivers do not discriminate against the time of day; hence the OPP will continue to do their part through education, public awareness and enforcement, to ensure safety on our roadways.
 
Remember – R.I.D.E. checks are conducted throughout the year – anywhere - any time - so drive safe and drive sober!

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Contact:
Alina Grelik
Media Relations/ Community Services Officer Grey County OPP
519-794-7827
Alina.Grelik@ontario.ca
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 8:30am

Reminder for Recycle Pick Up Week of December 22, 2014

The Waste Resources and Diversion Management Department would like to remind residents of the modified pickup dates for recycling for the week of December 22 to December 26.

Zone 1 pick up on Monday December 22
Zone 2 and 3 pick up on Tuesday December 23
Zone 4 pick up on Wednesday December 24

Happy Holidays 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 9:15am

Watch for your 2015 Cart Collection Schedule

All 2015 Cart Collection Schedules are being distributed to homes throughout Southgate the week of December 15, 2014 to December 19, 2014 with Canada Post.  Please note that if your residence doesn't receive flyers you will not receive a Collection Schedule via Canada Post.  To upload your copy please click 2015 Collection Schedule.
Thank you
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 3:30pm

Crossing Guard - Casual

The Township of Southgate requires a Crossing Guard on a call-in basis to fill in for the regular guard when required. Applicants must be available for morning crossing guard duties from approximately 8 AM to 9 AM and afternoon duties from approximately 3:10 PM to 4 PM.  Click here for a complete job description and application forms.

Please submit applications by Monday January 5, 2015 at noon to:
Township of Southgate ATT'N:  Jim Ellis
185667 Grey Road #9, RR 1
Dundalk, ON  N0C 1B0   
Fax: (519) 923-9262
Or email to:  jellis@southgate.ca
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 1:45pm

12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety

Join the "12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety" - make the Fire Marshal's wish come true for the most fire-safe December ever.
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 1:30pm

Council Highlights December 3, 2014

Click here for December 3, 2014 Council Highlights
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 3:00pm

Special Council - Budget Meeting December 17th

Please be advised that the Mayor has called a special Council meeting for an initial review of the 2015 budget on December 17, 2014 at 11 am.
This meeting will commence immediately after the regularly scheduled Council Meeting.
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:00am

Committee Member Appointments

The Council of the Township of Southgate is inviting applications from Southgate residents who wish to be involved in any associations, boards and committees.

To view all of the committees, number of people required for each and a brief description, please click here.

Please submit a letter indicating your intentions including the name of the committee you wish to serve on and provide any relevant experience or history you have within that field to the attention of the undersigned by December 24, 2014. Council will make the final decision on all appointments in January. 

Please forward all letters and inquires to:
Raylene Martell, Clerk ext. 230
rmartell@southate.ca
 
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 10:00am

Honda ATV Stolen

(Township of Southgate, ON) - On Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at approximately 5:40 a.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a break-in at Highland Waterwells located on Hwy. 6, in Varney, in the Township of Southgate.
Sometime during the early hours on December 3rd, unknown person(s) entered an insecure storage building on the property. A red, 2006 Honda RA 500 all-terrain vehicle (ATV), VIN # 1HFTE265X64500915, Ontario licence plate 01NX7, was stolen. Police continue to investigate.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Grey County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a Web Tip to www.crimestop-gb.org. You may be eligible to receive a cash reward up to $2,000.
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 12:00pm

Scrap Copper Stolen from Landfill Site

(Township of Southgate, ON) - On Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at
approximately 6:26 a.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report
of a break-in at the Landfill Site located on Southgate Side Road 41 in the Township of
Southgate.
Sometime between 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2nd and 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday,
December 3rd, unknown person(s) forcibly entered the site. Various storage units were
breached and searched. Approximately 300-400 lbs of scrap copper wire was stolen from
the site. This is the second break-in at the site since August 2014.
Police continue to investigate.
Copper thefts are committed by opportunistic criminals looking for instant money. The
stolen copper is taken to recyclers or scrap metal dealers in exchange for cash. Theft of
copper wire results in damage that often far outweighs the value of the actual product
stolen.
Residents are urged to report any suspicious persons, vehicles and or activities to police.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Grey County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-
8477 (TIPS) or submit a Web Tip to www.crimestop-gb.org. You may be eligible to
receive a cash reward up to $2,000.
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 11:00am

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