Police Officers will be closely monitoring school zones, as English-speaking elementary and high school students return to class, and first-year college and university students kick off the fall semester, today. French schools were back in session last week.
Michel Chrétien the director of emergency services of Prescott-Russell says rural emergency services is sticking to the game plan to change how they respond to calls in Ottawa. His response from comes after Ottawa announced it was pulling out of a tentative deal struck at the end of July. The deal would see rural EMS services only responding to calls in the city if a patient was in cardiac arrest, unconscious or there was a disaster. Chrétien says he’s ready if there’s pushback from the province on the deal.
The northeastern Caribbean is getting ready for an unwanted visit from powerful Hurricane Irma. Officials have cancelled airline flights and are urging people to stay indoors as the Category-4 storm is expected to strengthen even more before moving near or over the northern Leeward islands late tonight. Hurricane warnings were issued for 12 Caribbean island groups, including Antigua. States of emergency have been declared in Puerto Rico, the U-S Virgin Islands and all of Florida.