Organizers of the Spencerville Fair are looking for a Fair Ambassador and Junior Ambassador. Contestants will be judged on their public introduction, an interview, prepared speech and their answers to randomly-selected questions. Personality, appearance, enthusiasm and community involvement will be factors considered by the judges.
Clay Williams Canal Pursuit for Mental Health – Defeat Depression journey is set to start today! Mood Disorders Society of Canada is supporting Williams, who will undertake the 750 Kilometre Run along the Trent Severn and Rideau Canals to raise awareness of depression, encourage discussion, raise funds for mental health, and end the stigma of mental illness. Clay starts his journey today at Lock #45 in Port Severn
Opp investigating after a man was struck and killed in the westbound lane of Highway 401 near mile marker 689, just west of Brockville yesterday. Just before 12:30 Thursday morning, officers responded to multiple calls of a person in the live lane of traffic on the 401 .
Paul Nichols and his wife Terry rode into Smiths Falls today with the Communities for Veterans Foundation Ride Across Canada. A police escorted the riders through town will take them to a welcoming ceremony at the Cenotaph at 10am. where they will be greeted by Mayor Shawn Pankow, members of Council and representatives of Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion 95, including the Colour Party.
Police have identified the man killed in a crash on Highway 17, east of Cobden, Wednesday. Police were called to the scene, between Pembroke and Renfrew, just after 10 a.m., for a collision between an 18-wheeler truck and a Toyota Corolla. The driver of the car, David Bean, 51 of Caledon, was killed in the crash. The truck driver, Roy Sylvain, 36 of Mansfield Que., was taken to hospital with serious injuries. According to police, early investigation shows the car was eastbound, but then entered the westbound lane and was struck head on by the transport. The transport, which was carrying a load of sawdust, ended up in the south ditch, and caught fire. Diesel fuel was also spilled at the scene, leading to a long clean-up period of more than 18 hours. That closed the road between Chenaux and Forresters Falls Roads in the Township of Whitewater Region. No charges will be laid in this crash.
Lanark Council has approved a motion to allow the Lanark County Paramedic Service to use a surplus ambulance for training and multi-casualty incident vehicle purposes. LCPS Deputy Chief Sean Teed explained the surplus ambulance is no longer in regular service due to its age and high mileage, but is still in good mechanical condition.
On Monday Smiths Falls Committee of the Whole approved an agreement that will allow the Bellamy Farm Subdivision to move forward. The agreement with the town sets out conditions including fencing off properties that butt on to the Cataraqui Trail, and paying the town $30,000 in lieu of including parkland in the development.
Communities for Veterans Foundation Ride Across Canada Stops in Portland Today and Smiths Falls Thursday
Paul Nichols and his wife Terry will ride into Smiths Falls tomorrow with the Communities for Veterans Foundation Ride Across Canada. The couple left Victoria B.C. on horseback on April 11 to raise awareness and share the stories of today’s veterans. The riders hope to finish in St. John’s, Nfld. in early November.
A 68-year-old North Glengarry man has been charged with arson. O-P-P say they were called to a domestic dispute at a home on Breadalbane Road in North Glengarry Township, last Tuesday.
Ottawa Police are investigating after a woman was sexually assaulted in her Manotick home. Around 4 in the morning yesterday, a woman woke up in her home in the area of Rideau Narrows and James Bell Drive and found an unknown man in her home.