According to a resolution at the latest council meeting of the United Counties of Prescott-Russell, paramedic response times have suffered in the last year due to an increasing number of calls. Part of that is due to Prescott-Russell paramedics responding to calls in Ottawa, but Louis Rathier says that’s it is also because paramedics are dealing with more and more critical situations. If approved, two new positions at a cost of about $114,500 would be added to the department in July next year as part of the rapid-response unit. Council will make its final decision later this month.
Shots were fired at Billings Bridge Mall as customers fled or hid in stores after a fight involving three men in the mall yesterday afternoon. The involved males fled the scene prior to police arrival. Two men were later treated at hospital, though neither man’s injuries appeared to be from a gunshot. Police said they had one person in custody.
Investigators have updated the number of firearms they found in the hotel room and home of the Las Vegas shooter. Assistant Sheriff Todd Fasulo says officers found 23 firearms in the Mandalay Bay hotel room of Stephen Paddock. They found 19 at his home in the retirement community in,Nevada. Fasulo stresses that investigators believe the 64-year-old Paddock was the sole shooter in an attack that left 59 people dead and more than 500 injured. At least two Canadians are dead, six are wounded and one is missing after the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
Five people, four females and one male, have been displaced after firefighters were called to Rustic Hills Crescent, near the intersection of Trim and Innes, last evening. The cause of the blaze is under investigation. No one has been reported hurt.