York Regional Police

Vehicles driving down Pape Avenue

York Region may shame drunk drivers

With an increasing trend in the number of drunk drivers York Regional Police are considering implementing a “name and shame” program. Those convicted of a driving under the influence could have their name shared on social media.

Blue MedicAlert bracelet

Technology can keep wandering Alzheimer’s patients safer

Technological innovation is helping some families in the GTA keep track of where their loved ones with Alzheimer’s are, from a GPS wristband in York Region called Project Lifesaver, to a special colour-coded MedicAlert bracelet. They are also using smartphones that incorporate geofencing, which is a software that administers and alerts the families of the individual when the tracked person leaves his or her arranged boundaries.