The United Counties of Prescott Russell held a council meeting last week, and have confirmed a site for the new Prescott-Russell Retirement Residence that will be up the street in Hawkesbury from where the existing retirement home is located. The counties plan to build a new Residence that would meet provincial code standards and would more units available to accommodate a waiting list for new occupants. A successful agreement for a site on Spence Street, adjacent to the Hawkesbury Fire Station has been agreed upon. Purchase price for the land is $1.35 million which the counties will cover through its existing reserve funds. Construction for the new Residence won’t begin for several years yet as the counties must first complete an environmental assessment of the site and then hire an architectural consultant to design the facility before issuing a tender call for construction bids.
Police are looking for three suspects in connection to a violent robbery in the ByWard Market that happened around 8:10 last evening at the intersection of Besserer and Dalhousie. A man was stabbed several times in the neck and the back and the suspects stole his backpack. Police are looking for three suspects, two males and one female.
Six to eight businesses were damaged by a fire at a strip mall in Orléans around 12:30 Saturday afternoon. Fire crews battled the flames at 2095 St. Joseph Blvd until 1:48 , when it was declared to be under control. Ottawa Fire Services said i there were some “non-critical” injuries to civilians in the area and the damage is estimated at a couple million dollars. An investigator is determining what caused the fire.
A New York-based cybersecurity firm says customer payment card information was stolen from Hudson’s Bay Company-owned Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth, and from all Lord & Taylor locations. Gemini Advisory says three Ontario Saks locations were exposed to the breach — in Toronto, Brampton, and Pickering. A spokesperson for Hudson’s Bay would not comment on whether any specific Canadian locations were affected, but did say there is no indication the breach affects any of H-B-C’s other digital platforms, Hudson’s Bay stores or Home Outfitters locations.