‘Lock it or lose it,’ advise the OPP

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ORILLIA – Don’t become a victim of theft by leaving vehicle doors unlocked, say the Ontario Provincial Police, whose officers are leaving “Lock It OR Lose It” notices on parked cars this holiday season.

Vehicles left with unlocked doors or with valuables in plain view are candidates to have the advisory notice tucked under their windshield wipers.

According to the OPP, “victimization can be avoided” if the following precautionary measures are followed:

  • Always roll up your vehicle’s windows, lock the doors and pocket the key.
  • If you have a garage, use it and lock the door as well as your vehicle.
  • Keep your vehicle registration certificate/proof of insurance on you at all times.
  • Always park your vehicle in a well-lit area.
  • Never leave valuable objects or packages in full view. Put them in the trunk.
  • Never leave your vehicle unattended while it is running.



Spotlight: Christmas Greetings 2016

Nation Valley News extends a special thank-you to the advertisers and schools participating in our first ever Christmas Greetings spotlight — a series of seven videos showcasing student artwork and poetry. Thanks as well to St. Andrew’s Catholic School, whose recent Christmas concert provided a lot of the music for this all-digital endeavour. Merry Christmas, everyone, from nationvalleynews.com!

Chesterville Public School


St. Mary’s Catholic School


Winchester Public School & Nationview Public School


North Stormont Public School


Roxmore Public School


St. Andrew’s Catholic School


Timothy Christian School


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