News for Clarence-Rockland…December 6 2017

A report expected today from Ontario’s auditor general will include a look into the oversight of the province’s electricity market and if generators are playing by the rules. A recent report from the Ontario Energy Board that said a natural gas plant in Brampton “gamed” the system and ratepayers out of about 100-million dollars.The report, posted online last month, concluded that Goreway Power Station exploited defects in the system over several years. Both the P-C’s and the N-D-P slammed what they called a lack of transparency in the case, from the long-awaited and not well-publicized report, to information withheld at the company’s request.  A report expected today from Ontario’s auditor general will include a look into the oversight of the province’s electricity market and if generators are playing by the rules.

A man convicted of killing three women in the Ottawa Valley is to be sentenced today. Sixty-year-old Basil Borutski was convicted last month of first-degree murder in the fatal shootings of Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam, and of second-degree murder in the strangling of Carol Culleton. All three murders were committed on September 22nd, 2015, in the space of less than an hour. Life sentences are mandatory on all three counts and the Crown is asking for Borutski to be ineligible for parole for 70 years.

CR Transpo has announced that starting January 1st there will be an increase in the monthly pass rates for students, adults and daily passes. Monthly passes for students will be $175, Adult passes will be $243, a daily pass will cost $15 and a booklet of daily tickets will be $205.

Todd Lalonde, Trustee for the City of Cornwall and Glengarry County, has been acclaimed to the position of Chair for the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario. It will be the second term as Chair for Mr. Lalonde, who is entering his twelfth year as a Catholic school trustee. Sue Wilson is the trustee on the board for Prescott-Russell.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has delivered another speech warning against protectionism and inequality, in addressing an elite business crowd at the Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou, China. Trudeau said today the world is at a “pivot point” and will fail unless countries embrace free trade and elevate their citizens who have been left behind by globalization. He said dangers accompany protectionism in that it allows anxiety to spread, adding  “people start to turn inwards” and become fearful, and if that continues, “we will all lose.

Police have installed barricades outside the suburban Paris home of France’s biggest rock star, Johnny Hallyday, as fans gathered to mourn his death. Often dubbed the French Elvis, Hallyday died last night at 74 after a battle with lung cancer. Tributes have been pouring in from around the world, including the French president’s office and from Celine Dion.

 

 

 

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