Happy Holidays

From all of us here at OMEX we wish you a safe and happy holiday!

 

Holiday Hours

  • December 24th – half day
  • December 25th to January 3rd – Closed
  • January 4th, 2016 – Open

The OMEX Team

Welcome September

All across the Province, parents, children and educators alike are preparing for the start of a new school year.

This September, the Province is introducing changes to the Highway Traffic Act. Effective tomorrow, September 1, 2015, there will be greater fines imposed for Distracted Driving, changes to Cyclist Safety and Slow Down, Move Over changes that will now have motorists move over not only when emergency vehicles are on the side of the road, but when tow truck drivers are working on the side of the road as well.

CAA launched a website to inform the public about these changes. Please click here to view it.

The Ontario Highway Traffic Act also governs the rules of the road including School Crossings and School Crossing Guards. As you prepare for the increased traffic next week, please take this opportunity to review your policies and procedures for school crossings. OMEX Members can access information on best practices related to crossing guards and school crossing by going to Member Services > CheckPoint > Works and Waste Management > Roads & Highways > Traffic Control and Signals.

Stay safe on the roads. Keep an eye out for children and please, no texting and driving.

 

AMO Conference 2015

The OMEX team is back from a successful AMO conference in beautiful Niagara Falls. The delegates are still at the event discussing relevant issues that they face across the Province. Municipalities today are dealing with incremental downloading and the budget pressures that come with providing the bulk of services that the public in Ontario use the most – all on less than 9 cents per housedhold tax dollar.

Nahla Hanna, President and Attorney in Fact, spoke to over 145 delegates at the Ontario Small Urban Municipalities (OSUM) lunch on Monday August 17 about reciprocals, OMEX and the Canadian Association of Insurance Reciprocals (CAIR). We would like to thank OSUM for having us.

We enjoyed meeting everyone at the booth and we would love to continue the conversation. Please sign up to our website for access to our Forums.

Thank you AMO and thank you Niagara Falls. See you next year in Windsor!

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