In The News For Clarence Rockland — August 09, 2017

A spokesperson for Quebec’s restaurant lobby says both the restaurant industry — and couples — will suffer if the Ottawa reduces the legal alcohol limit for licensed drivers. Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is recommending provincial and territorial justice ministers lower the current limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres to 50. But Francois Meunier from the Quebec Restaurant Association says that means couples won’t be able to share a bottle of wine over a romantic dinner, because women would only be able to enjoy a single glass, while a man could maybe have two.


Ottawa police say they are looking for a 33-year-old woman who’s wanted for alleged human trafficking offences. It’s alleged that the woman is known to recruit underaged girls, some of them from group homes, for the purpose of human trafficking. An arrest warrant has been issued for Marina Javier. She’s described as Caucasian, five feet two inches tall and about 183 pounds, with curly, dyed hair and brown eyes.


P-C Leader Patrick Brown says a published report suggesting Ontario wants to buy about six per cent of its power from Quebec means some facilities, such as the Pickering nuclear plant, may be closed early. Brown was responding to a report in Montreal’s La Presse newspaper that says Ontario would buy eight terawatt hours per year from Quebec, whether the electricity is consumed or not. The government disputes the report that it’s preparing to sign such a deal and a senior energy ministry official says closing nuclear plants early is not on the table. The government has said it intends to keep operating two units at Pickering until 2022, and the other four units until 2024.


Singer Glen Campbell died yesterday morning in a Nashville facility for Alzheimer’s patients.  He released more than 70 albums over a 50-year career, and had a series of hits in the ’60s and ’70s including “Gentle on My Mind,” “Galveston,” and his best-selling single, “Rhinestone Cowboy.” He’s survived by his wife, Kim Campbell, and 8 children. He was 81.


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