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Teens build toilet paper fort in Simcoe store sleep inside

Ontario Provincial Police says two teenagers are feeling “remorseful” after they built a toilet paper fort in a Simcoe store and fell asleep inside. Officers were called to a store on Queensway East at 4:36 a.m. on Feb. 5. Police say a 13-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy went to the store around 8 p.m. the night before and built a fort after they watch a prank video online of others teens hiding in a store overnight. The pair ended up falling asleep inside the fort and woke up the next morning when they realized employees were restocking shelves. The teens ran to a bathroom in the building in an attempt to hide but a staff member saw the youths and contacted police. Officers arrived and say the teens were “very remorseful.” Police took them home to their parents and say no charges will be laid at the request of the store. read more

Final Mobility Allowance installment payment due on 26 June

first_imgTHE HSE HAS sent letters to people receiving the Mobility Allowance, informing them that they will receive their final payment on 26 June.The HSE said that the Mobility Allowance ended to new applicants with effect from close of business on 26 February. The Mobility Allowance is a monthly payment, and persons who were in receipt of it will continue to do so for four months from February.Payments will cease from 26 June. Fresh applications that were received by the HSE on or before 26 February will be processed. If the applicants are found to be qualified after their assessment, they will be paid the allowance from the date of the application up until 26 June.The HSE is informing each recipient of the Mobility Allowance of these facts. Letters were issued on an individual basis from local health offices.It was announced in February that the government is to axe the Mobility Allowance and Transport Grant and intends to devise an alternative scheme to meet people’s needs.In total, 4,700 people receive a Mobility Allowance and 300 people a year receive a Motorised Transport Grant. However, Junior Health Minister Kathleen Lynch said that the government had no option but to axe both payments.This follows a finding by the Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly that the exclusion of people over the age of 65 from the scheme was illegal and breached equality law. The government says that it would cost up to €300 million to widen the scheme.Read: Oireachtas committee ‘concerned at difficulties between Health Dept and Ombudsman’>Read: ‘Every other option was illegal’ – Minister defends disability payments cut>last_img read more