Morning Coffee – By Aaron Hall

Weather forecast for Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A fog advisory remains in place.

Fog has developed during the night over many areas in southern Ontario.

Although it is not particularly widespread, visibilities may suddenly drop to near zero.

The fog is expected to dissipate this morning after sunrise.

If travelling, be prepared for areas of near-zero visibility.

Today – Fog dissipating this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming north 20 km/h this morning. High 22. UV index 5 or moderate.

Tonight – Becoming cloudy this evening with 30 percent chance of showers late this evening. Periods of rain beginning after midnight. Wind northeast 20 km/h. Low 10.

Foundation of CKHA in the running for $100,000

The Foundation of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance was one of dozens of entries selected for the Aviva Community Fund competition last month.

The competition, now in its 8th year, has granted more than $7.5 million dollars to worthy causes across Canada.

The Foundation of CKHA is in the running to receive up to $100,000 from the competition.

“The Aviva Community Fund competition’s core vision is strengthening communities,” said Candice Jeffrey, Director of Development, Foundation of CKHA, in a press release.

“Our local hospitals are at the heart of our community, and having faster and more accurate equipment that serves every demographic is the key to building a stronger Chatham-Kent.”

The online competition runs from October 10 until October 19. Voters can vote up to 18 times for their favourite cause, and can be submitted all at once, or over multiple days.

The winners of the cumulative $1 million dollars in grants will be announced in December.

“Winning the $100,000 will mean we are that much closer to bringing eighteen new pieces of equipment to the Chatham and Sydenham hospitals,” says Jeffrey.

“Not everyone has the ability to donate to our Diagnostic Imaging Campaign, but everyone has the ability to help us win with this competition.”

Voters can find more information at avivacommunityfund.org, or by visiting the Foundation of CKHA’s Facebook page.

Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and while Canadians continue to fall victim to a number of online scams, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre remains dedicated to assisting in the prevention and fight against Cybercrime.

This fraud bulletin: http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/fraud-escroquerie/cyber-eng.htm was prepared to help Canadians recognize, reject and report these scams.

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC): http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm is the central agency in Canada that collects information and criminal intelligence on such matters as mass marketing fraud (e.g., telemarketing), advance fee fraud (e.g., West African letters), Internet fraud and identification theft complaints.

The Chatham-Kent Police Service continues to receive calls regarding a variety of scams. The following are three recent scams brought to the attention of police:

– An e-mail instructing a person to click on a certain link. By doing so, this person would then be entitled to a refund on an e-transfer.

– A letter instructing a person to reply by way of e-mail with their personal banking information to obtain a large sum of money.

– Telephone calls instructing people to call a certain number pertaining to their debt. And that criminal charges will apply if they do not call the number provided.

CKPS encourages everyone to click on the above mentioned links.

This information is valuable and may save you or someone you love from becoming a victim of a fraud.

If you believe you are a victim of a fraud, please call the CKPS non-emergency telephone number at 519-352-1234.

MPP visiting Wallaceburg

Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Monte McNaughton is visiting Wallaceburg this morning.

McNaughton is inviting people for coffee at Country Style on Dufferin Avenue in Wallaceburg at 8:30 a.m.

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