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Section of 401 closed at Prescott

publisher Nov 28, 2017 - 8:35am

A section of Highway 401 remains closed following a multiple vehicle collision on Highway 401 between Prescott and Highway 416.

Preliminary investigation has indicated that two transport trailers and three vehicles were travelling eastbound on Highway 401 when the collision occurred.

Two individuals were pronounced deceased at the scene. Three individuals have been transported to the hospital by ambulance and one individual by air ambulance with serious and life-threatening injuries.

The identity of the deceased is being held pending notification of next of kin.

A 60-year-old male from Brossard, Quebec was arrested for dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death and dangerous operation of a vehicle causing bodily harm.

Highway 401 eastbound is closed until further notice.

Highway 401 westbound remains closed from an earlier collision on November 27 at approximately 3:50 p.m. involving two other transport trailers.

The Ontario Provincial Police Technical Collision Investigator is assisting with the investigation.

Anyone with information on the above occurrence is asked to call Grenville County O.P.P. Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477. Crime Stoppers does not want your name, you don't go to court, and you could earn a cash reward.

Health unit hacked

publisher Nov 13, 2017 - 1:57pm

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit  learned September 29 that it was a victim of a cyber attack.

"Our analysis of the hacking code suggests that the hackers accessed multiple websites maintained by the EOHU looking for credit card information which we do not collect. We immediately shut down our sites, changed the passwords, launched an internal investigation, and advised the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario," the agency says.

"The hackers also sent an email using an EOHU account about a contest to win an iPhone. The hackers did not use our newsletter subscribers list, but rather uploaded and used their own distribution list. We were able to identify the recipients of the contest email and alerted them that it was not legitimate and that clicking on it may have infected their computers with malware."

October 12,  the investigation found the hackers were able to access certain databases used to schedule appointments and log calls to the health unit.

"In most cases, the information to which the hackers had access was limited to the caller’s name (first name and sometimes last name), appointment date, and purpose. In some cases, a telephone number but no other contact information was in the databases. Although these databases do not contain client medical records, some may contain notes. Where notes are sensitive in nature, and to the extent that we have contact information, we will reach out by telephone to affected individuals."

The health unit  says it is "rebuilding, reconfiguring and incorporating new security measures into our websites to make them more secure against cyber attacks. We will also be consulting with web security specialists about any additional steps we can reasonably take to fortify our electronic information assets against attacks."

For questions, contact the Privacy Officer at 613-933-1375 or 1 800 267-7120 ext. 218 between 8:30 – 4:30 Monday to Friday.

If you believe that your privacy rights have not been handled properly, you can also contact the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario at:
Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
2 Bloor Street East, Suite 1400
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1A8
Telephone: 1 800 387-0073

Lest We Forget

publisher Nov 10, 2017 - 4:16pm

Tomorrow, let us all take a moment to remember why we live in one of the best and most free nations.

Photo: Infantrymen of the SD&G Highlanders aboard a Buffalo amphibious vehicle in Germany, February 11, 1945.