Drunk Driving or High is Not Worth the Risk

Tis’ the season to indulge and from time to time partake in a beverage…or two, however we would like you to consider the following, and then consider how much cheaper a cab or some other means of transportation would have cost if you had not drove drunk or high. To promote safe driving for Ontarians, the province has some of the strictest driving laws regarding driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Section 48 of the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario provides the authority for the police to stop any driver to determine if alcohol or drug testing is required.
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Avoiding On-Line Frauds & Scams

Smart on-line usage means taking steps to avoid falling victim to on-line fraud, which occurs when criminals try to obtain your personal information, such as credit card and account numbers, get you to pay for items that are either nonexistent or misrepresented to you and/or steal your identity. It may also include infecting your computer with a virus. The LaSalle Police Service offers the following safety tips to help keep you and your family safe: Emails:   · Do not respond to offers of money, threats of legal action or warnings about “compromised security”. Check the sender’s e-mail address to
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Bullying Awareness Week

This past week was Bullying Awareness Week. Last week we also observed world kindness day. As part of an ongoing commitment to the community, CCAO Senior Constable Terry Seguin attended every elementary school and secondary school in the Town of LaSalle over the past two weeks to talk to the students about bullying. Thank you all for the warm reception and remember the promise each of us made to our peers that day! “I promise I will not bully you”. What is Bullying? Bullying is when someone is being hurt either by words or actions on purpose, usually more than
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Remembrance Day Origin

Remembrance Day is a yearly memorial day that is observed in many Commonwealth countries, including Canada, to remember those who died in military service, and to honour those who served in wartime. It is observed across Canada each year on November 11th — the anniversary of the Armistice agreement of 1918 that ended the First World War. On Remembrance Day, public ceremonies and church services often include the playing of “Last Post,” a reading of the fourth stanza of the poem “For the Fallen,” and two minutes of silence which commences at 11 a.m. Wreaths are laid at local war
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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween can be a fun and exciting time for kids. These safety tips will help keep everyone safe and happy this Halloween. For parents:   · Attach reflective tape or other material to your child’s costume to ensure they are more visible  · Young children should be accompanied by adults or travel together in groups while trick or treating  · Avoid using masks. Masks make it hard for children to see what is around them   · Costumes should fit properly to prevent trips and falls  · Dress your child for the weather  · Put your child’s name, address and
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National Teen Driver Safety Week

National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW), taking place Oct. 20 to 26 across Canada, engages communities to raise awareness about ways young drivers and their passengers can remain safe on our roads.  For more information: https://parachute.ca/en/program/national-teen-driver-safety-week/    
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September is Child Passenger Safety Month

As of September 15, 2019, CPSAC – Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada have 2211 certified members including 2134 technicians, 62 instructors, and 15 instructor trainers. Of note, 57 have been taught so far in 2019 as well as 4 transfer courses and 4 recertification courses. CPSAC still have 22 more courses this year. In 2018, the LaSalle Police Service began training with CPSAC. There are approximately 8 LaSalle Police Officers who are trained and certified by CPSAC as Child Passenger Safety Technicians. With this training, our officers are able to assist in the inspection and installation of child seats
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September is Suicide Awareness Month

If you feel like you can’t cope or feel overwhelmed and think that suicide is the only way out, PLEASE talk to someone. It may be hard to open up but you’ll be glad you did. We’re all here rooting for you and we’ll be here to help or even just listen. LaSalle Police Service are always here when you need us. We’re just a phone call away at 519 969-5210. Please note that September 10th, 2019 is World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary situation. and remember….. Everything is temporary. #letstalk.  Here are some helpful
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September is Suicide Awareness Month

September is suicide awareness month. If you feel like you can’t cope or overwhelmed and fell like suicide is the only way out, please talk to someone. It will be hard to open up but you may be glad you did. We’re all here rooting for you and we’ll be here to help or even just listen. LaSalle Police Service are always here when you need us. We’re just a phone call away at 519 969-5210. September 10th, 2019 is World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary situation. Everything is temporary. #letstalk.  Here are some helpful
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Back to School

Back-to-school days bring traffic congestion—and an increase in potential hazards. Fortunately, a few key tips can help improve safety for everyone. Here are some recommendations that drivers should be aware of, as well as some reminders for parents to share with their kids. Back-To-School Driving Tips For Parents Driving in the School Zone Area Slow down and drive extra cautiously. Don’t load or unload children across the street from the school. Don’t double park; it blocks visibility for other children and vehicles. When flashers are blinking, stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the crosswalk or intersection. Be prepared for kids
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