Prescott-Russell says it’s making changes that will mean its paramedics and ambulances spend less time answering calls outside its borders, particularly from Ottawa. Border communities have long said the City of Ottawa isn’t funding its own paramedic service sufficiently, and surrounding municipalities are being forced to bear the burden as a result. On Wednesday, United Counties of Prescott Russell council directed its emergency services department to make ambulances that have dropped off a patient outside that municipality unavailable to take another call until they’ve returned to their home base. The new policy is expected to come into effect in the next two months.
Online retail giant Amazon is set to make a major investment in Ottawa, with a warehouse that will employ roughly 1,000 people, according to two members of Parliament. Orléans MP Andrew Leslie confirmed in an interview with CBC News that the company plans to take over a giant warehouse proposed for 5371 Boundary Rd., near Highway 417. An application submitted to the city says the facility will be over one million square feet and require 99 truck bays and more than 1,000 parking spaces. “It will employ approximately 1,000 people, Leslie said they have been working with Amazon for a couple of months now and are just thrilled that it’s all coming about.
Police are looking for two suspects following a bombing at an Indian restaurant in Mississauga, Ontario last night that left 15 people injured, three of them critically. The men were caught on security camera entering the building before the blast, with dark hoodies pulled over their heads and their faces covered. Police say they were also spotted fleeing the scene. Hours after the incident, the Indian consulate in Toronto tweeted it had opened a helpline for those seeking assistance following the explosion.
Two people are dead after a crash just west of Kingston Thursday after a sedan, travelling west on Taylor-Kidd Boulevard, crossed the centre line and collided head-on with an eastbound van. Taylor-Kidd was closed between County Road 6 and Coronation Blvd for several hours.
Friday May 25, and Saturday May 26 the landfill site in Bourget, at 2335 Lalonde Road, will be free from 8:30am-5:00pm. Materials should be sorted according to diversion initiatives:Wood, scrap metal, hazardous waste, yard waste, tires, carboard and paper, blue box items, silage plastics. Fees are applicable for articles with refriderants, commercial waste, dump trucks, farm wagons, and tilt trailers.