Officials say an overheated fan motor likely caused a fire that badly damaged a building housing a landscaping company. The Clarence-Rockland Fire Department battled the fire at Landtech along highway 17 for several hours Saturday evening requiring assistance from Ottawa Fire Services. The damage is estimated to be nearly half-a-million dollars. No injuries were reported.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says last Friday’s shooting in Fredericton has launched a national conversation about keeping police officers and communities safer. Trudeau was in the city yesterday to pay his respects and offer condolences to the families of the victims, and to lay flowers at a makeshift memorial outside the Fredericton Police Force headquarters. He said now is the time for the community to reflect on the lives of the four people killed — and to lean on each other for strength.
The University of Ottawa has requested a forensic audit of the finances of the school’s student federation. Federation members are facing allegations of financial mismanagement. The university says all transfer of fees collected from students and sent to the student federation will be withheld until the audit is completed. No charges have yet been laid.
St-Hubert Express and Harvey’s restaurants will be joining forces under one roof in Casselman and is scheduled to open for the end of November. The 2 combined restaurants will offer 100 seats. 58 seats for the St-Hubert Express and 42 for the Harvey’s. The new building is on Industriel Street and represents a financial investment of approximately $ 1.9 million. These two restaurants will be added to Casselman’s fast-food offerings, including McDonald’s, Tim Hortons, Quesada, A & W and Subway.
An endangered orca’s so called “tour of grief” is finally over after she towed her dead calf around the Pacific Ocean for nearly three weeks. Researchers at the U-S Center for Whale Research say the killer whale — known as J-35 — has been spotted off the northern coast of Washington state without her baby’s carcass. The researchers say it’s common for mothers of still-born whale or dolphin calves to keep pushing their babies to the surface to get air during a one or two day “mourning period.”
Justin Major, a 21-year-old from Casselman who works in Hammond, is heading to Turkey in October for the World Armwrestling Championship. Major qualified for the World Championships after he won second and third places at the Canadian National Armwrestling Championships, that were held in Laval, Québec, from June 29 to July 1st. He won second place for the right arm and third place for the left arm in the 110 kg weight class.