Education and Awareness campaigns aimed at helping reduce the stigma of mental illness were made possible with a $10,000 grant from the Health Sciences Foundation. As well, Adult Mental Health has received some new electronics through a Volunteer Association/Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE grant. The flat screen TV, DVD/VCR player and Nintendo Wii are helping improve patients’ moods, lessen their anxiety and support their relaxation.
Ontario is making the province’s roads safer for all Ontarians with new changes that will help protect young and novice drivers.
All drivers 21 years of age and younger must have a zero blood alcohol level when they get behind the wheel or face:
Drivers in the Graduated Licensing System will face tougher penalties if they violate the conditions of their licence or if they are convicted of any Highway Traffic Act offences that carry four or more demerit points. Penalties include:
Also, eligible drivers convicted of an impaired driving offence for the first time, will be able to reduce their licence suspension if they agree to have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle, at their own cost. This will help impaired drivers change their behaviour to prevent them from becoming repeat offenders. These changes are part of the Road Safety Act 2009 and 2007’s Safer Roads for a Safer Ontario Act and will help keep drivers safe on Ontario roads.