Two people are in Ottawa hospital after this morning’s tractor trailer fire on the 417. A few minutes before 8 this morning, there was a collision involving a tractor trailer and a sedan on the 417 westbound near the Moodie Drive overpass. The driver of the tractor trailer was ejected from the vehicle,
On the 16th of April Smiths Falls police were called to the area of the Beckwith Street bridge on a report of a male assaulting a female. Police spoke to witnesses in the area and as a result of the investigation a 24 year old Smiths Falls male was arrested for one count of domestic assault and one count of criminal harassment.
Firefighters from BBD&E and Lanark departments were kept busy battling a grass fire at 2070 Ferguson Falls Road. (County Road 15) yesterday. The call came in around 2pm. Thursday and it was reported multiple vehicles in the field on fire, produce “black, toxic smoke.” Lanark County OPP had to set up detours as smoke from the fire caused hazardous conditions on the road.
You will see changes this fall to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation’s “Ride the Rideau” cycling fundraiser. The event will now be called ‘The Ride’ and will have new routes for participants. You can take part in the 50km closed route looping the Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway or a separate 108 km open route starting at Tunney’s Pasture going to the Dunrobin area then back to Wesley Clover Park.
Ontario residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired will now be able to communicate with provincial police via text message when they dial 911 in an emergency. The Ontario Provincial Police’s new Text with 911 feature allows those with hearing and speech disabilities to register their cellphones for the service with their wireless carrier.
Are you looking for work? The Kanata North Career Fair is going on this afternoon at the Brookstreet Hotel — in two sessions. The first session is being held from 1-3 and is open to new and recent University or College graduates. And a second session is being held from 4-7 and is open to the general public. The event is free and there will be more than 30 employers in attendance.
Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark says he is pleased pressure by himself and the Official Opposition has helped push the province to finally take its first steps to align Ontario’s maple syrup grading standards with those set internationally and adopted by the federal government.
The Town of Perth has been given a Green Municipal FundTM (GMF) grant of $175,000. The funding goes for a field test of a “submerged activated growth reactor” (SAGR) that could increase the capacity of the town’s sewage treatment lagoon. A small scale version of a SAGR — an aerated cell filled with crushed stone and activated treatment bacteria — was field-tested in a closed loop, so it discharged no effluent into the Tay River.
There haven’t been any reported illnesses, but Heinz is recalling one of its infant foods because the jars might not have been sealed properly. The recall affects 100 millilitre containers of chicken with broth infant food with best-before dates of September 26th, 2016 and December 12th, 2016.
A city-wide burning ban is in effect in Ottawa. Ottawa Fire Services says the ban will remain in place until green grass starts to show through the dead, dry grass we have now. This winter left a lot of fallen tree branches and leaves on the ground, which increases the risk of fire spreading.