Minimum Wage Prompts Cost Cutting at Local Tim Hortons

The Tim Hortons on Division Street has issued a letter to employees advising of a cutback in benefits that effectively reduces their wages.  The move is blamed on the change in the minimum wage – most employees were getting $13 an hour but will now get $14.  The franchise is owned by Ron Joyce Jr. and his wife Jeri-Lynn Horton-Joyce who are the son and daughter of the chain’s founders. The issue got into the National Press (see links below) and now Kathleen Wynn is blasting the owners calling them bullies and said: “if the owners want to challenge Ontario’s new minimum-wage policy, they should come directly to me and not take it out on workers”. Employees have said that… Read complete articleMinimum Wage Prompts Cost Cutting at Local Tim Hortons

RIDE Program and Pedestrian Patrol

Drivers in Cobourg are getting the message – out of 3,765 drivers checked over the period from 21st November to the end of December 2017, there were only two arrests, two suspensions, five tickets and 23 warnings.  That’s a total of 32 offenses or 0.8% of total checked.  On January 2nd, Police issued a report giving these details and said that “Cobourg Police Officers and Special Constables conducted R.I.D.E. Checks by setting up checkpoints at various Town of Cobourg roadway locations and by conducting roving R.I.D.E. checks with traffic stops.“   On January 3rd, Police said that their Select Traffic Enforcement Project (S.T.E.P.) project for January will be focused on Pedestrians – also using Police Officers and Special Constables. R.I.D.E. One… Read complete articleRIDE Program and Pedestrian Patrol