opp-car-fullCOLLINGWOOD - Officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP are currently investigating a break and enter to a business in Collingwood and are asking for the public's help in solving this crime.

The break and enter took place sometime overnight from the 22nd of September at 11:00pm to the 23rd of September at 9:00am where culprit(s) forcibly gained entry into the New Orleans Pizza on First Street. The said culprit(s) made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

If anyone has information on this incident, they are asked to contact the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains O.P.P. at (705) 445-4321 or Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477).

Vandals target schools

COLLINGWOOD - Officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP have had two reports of mischief to area schools in the last week.

The first incident took place sometime overnight from the 19th to the 20th of September 2014 at Mountain View Public School where a window was smashed by unknown culprit(s). The second incident took place from the 19th to the 21st of September 2014 at Connaught Public School where a plexiglass sign on the front of the school was damaged by unknown suspect(s). Residents are reminded to call police should they observe suspicious person(s) on school property outside of school hours and possibly late at night.

Deaths from failure to buckle up hit ten-year low

SOUTHERN BRUCE COUNTY – Getting road users to 100-per-cent compliance with seat belt laws remains a challenging goal, but the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) sees motorists taking a step in the right direction with 2014 seat belt-related fatalities on track to being the lowest in ten years.

Looking at ten years of collision data (2005-2014), over 100 people died each year from 2005 to 2007 in collisions where lack of seatbelt compliance was a contributing factor and the number has stayed below the one hundred mark since then. When looking at more recent data, a total of 73 people died in collisions due to non-compliance with seatbelt laws last year (2013) - the year that saw the second lowest fatality rate over the past ten years (the lowest number of fatalities was 68 in 2009). This year's seat belt-related fatalities currently sit at 32 (as of September 21, 2014).

Over the course of its Fall Seat Belt Campaign, OPP officers will be counting on every driver they encounter during their seat belt checks to ensure that everyone in the vehicle is buckled up. This includes making sure that all children and infants have proper car seats and booster seats and that they are installed correctly.

The OPP would like to thank the many Ontario drivers who continue to take seat belt safety seriously and work to keep themselves, and their passengers safe, on Ontario roads.

"I'm pleased to see the drop in fatalities, but we have to do better. Across the province we've had 32 fatalities as of September 21, 2014. This means we have 32 families mourning the loss of a loved one in a preventable highway crash. Buckle up each and every time you get in a vehicle, the life you save could be your own" – Acting Inspector Dana Earley, Detachment Commander, South Bruce OPP.


- Seat belts are the single most effective traffic safety device for preventing death and injury.

- Wearing your seat belt properly will dramatically increase your chance of surviving a motor vehicle collision.

- Since seat belts were made mandatory, the number of people killed and injured in collisions in Ontario has steadily dropped.

Source - OPP



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