In The News For Wednesday November 7, 2018

Russell County OPP, the Clarence-Rockland Fire Service, Prescott and Russell Paramedic Service were called to a home in Clarence Rockland following reports of gunshots at a private residence yesterday morning. A 75-year old man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police say one man is in custody – The Russell County Crime Unit, the Forensic Identification Unit from the Long Sault detachment, and the OPP East Region Support team are involved in the continuing investigation. The OPP is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact police.


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will apologize today for the actions of the Canadian government toward Jewish asylum seekers during the Holocaust. A handful of surviving passengers from the M-S St. Louis, which was turned away from Canada in 1939, are scheduled to be in the House of Commons when Justin Trudeau rises to issue the apology this afternoon. The government of William Lyon Mackenzie King had rejected an asylum request from more than 900 German Jews aboard the ocean liner as it neared Halifax. (AP)


A 34-year-old man is facing multiple charges after being arrested in connection with a spree of robberies in Ottawa. Police say he is charged with five commercial, bank and personal robberies from October 28th to last Sunday. In addition to charges of robbery, he is also charged with uttering threats, robbery with a weapon and assault with a weapon in some of the thefts. Police say he was arrested on Sunday and is due to appear in court tomorrow. (AP)


Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone says a viral video showing seven players insulting the team and an assistant coach during an Uber ride is an internal matter and should have stayed that way. Stone says the way the video got released is disappointing but it had been dealt with by the team long before it was released online. The players apologized to assistant coach Martin Raymond in a statement released yesterday and Stone says the team will move forward and grow from the incident. It’s raised concerns about player privacy and Uber has issued a statement saying the release of the dash-cam video violates its policies.  (AP)


Hawkesbury’s municipal council is looking for people interested in serving serve on the town’s various committees for the term beginning December 1, 2018 and ending November 15, 2022. The commitees include Hawkesbury Police Services, Hawkesbury Public Library, Hawkesbury Hydro Boards as well as various other committees and associations. If you are interested and  qualify please send an introduction letter supported by your resume no later than November 22 to the attention of Christine Groulx, Clerk or by e-mail at and clearly indicate which committee is of interest to you.


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