There has been vandalism of several electoral signs in Rockland at the corner of Caron Road and boulevard Docteur Corbeil. The cost of the signs are more than $ 30 each, a sum that each candidate must pay from his own pocket. This was a first time for one of the candidates while a third time for the other who has reportedly contacted Clarence-Rockland’s regulatory department.
The search is continuing for a 25-year old Brampton man in the St. Lawrence River who jumped off the Prescott-Ogdensburg International Bridge. Grenville County OPP, the OPP Marine Unit, the OPP helicopter, the Canadian Coast Guard, the Edwardsburgh and Prescott Fire Rescue and the Ogdensburg Police Service have all been assisting in the search. The search resumes this morning with help from the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit.
An Ontario city that’s frequently been home to large, rowdy student parties is enlisting a local university and the court system in an effort to curb public drunkenness. The mayor of Kingston says a pilot program creates tougher consequences for those partying on city streets – particularly during times of the year when high-profile student gatherings take place. Bryan Paterson says the project, dubbed the University District Safety Initiative, has already had a noticeable impact since it launched last weekend. Under its terms, people violating Kingston’s nuisance party bylaw or flouting liquor or noise bylaws during certain times of the year will have to answer to charges in person at a local courthouse. They won’t be able to simply pay a fine online or by phone.
The Prescott-Russell region will once again hold the “Take Back the Night” Women’s March to combat violence against women. The march is to be in Hawkesbury on September 19 is intended to protest the violence, fear, sexism and sexual exploitation that women suffer too often. According to the Ontario’s Ministry of the Status of Women, the vast majority of sexual assault cases are not reported to the police and it is estimated that only 0.3 per cent of aggressors are held accountable. The March will start at the Robert Hartley Sports Complex at 6:30 pm.