News Highlights For June 26, 2018

Three people are in hospital after a van rear-ended a car on Hwy 174 near Jeanne D’arc Boulevard yesterday at noon. A teenaged girl suffered abdominal injuries, a woman in her 40s had facial injuries, while a man in his 20s got a concussion. All three were taken to hospital in stable condition.


Yellow piping is on the ground outside most homes and locations on High Street in Vankleek Hill, in preparation for major reconstruction work to take place on High Street between the town’s main intersection and the southern limits of town. Connection onto watermains that will remain in operation during the project will be done once the yellow piping is tested for leaks and for bacteria. If all goes well, it could happen in the coming days, but next week is more likely.


A recent string of robberies in the downtown core of Lachute  have police  warning business owners to take precautions.  At least four businesses were broken into between the last week of May and the first week of June. SQ Police say cash, laptops and electronic devices were the main items targeted by thieves. Merchants are advised to store money in a safe and to avoid leaving large sums of cash in unsupervised areas. Anyone with information that regarding the crimes is urged to contact the Sûréte du Quebec Police.


A new report says more than 402-thousand Canadians aged 65-plus are estimated to have some form of dementia. And the Canadian Institute for Health Information says 270-thousand of those seniors were being cared for at home during 2015-16, with children or spouses most commonly taking on the role of caregiver. It found 45 per cent of family caregivers experience distress in their role caring for those with symptoms of memory loss. Distress for unpaid caregivers comes in the form of burnout from all of the added daily chores and personal-care support, on top of the extra emotional support and the managing of medications and challenging behaviour.


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