No injuries were reported following the partial collapse of a three-storey heritage building in Ottawa last evening. Emergency personnel received multiple 9-1-1 calls about the collapse, which happened around 6:30 p-m. Firefighters searched the 144-year-old building, and they’ve determined the remainder of the building appears stable. Although it’s not clear whether the building can be salvaged. There was no immediate word on what may have caused the collapse.
A new doctor will begin practicing at the Casselman Medical Clinic in September. Dr. Bruce Eveleigh has practiced at the University of Ottawa Health Services Family Health Team for many years and is relocating to Casselman. Dr. Eveleigh’s patients at his Ottawa practice were recently notified he is leaving and have been given the opportunity to register as one of his patients in Casselman on a first-come-first-served basis.
A psychological assessment has been ordered for a man arrested for an incident on Parliament Hill following a heated court appearance during which he swore at a judge and demanded his lawyer be fired. Jesse Mooney was in court via video link yesterday related to four charges stemming from an alleged altercation on Sunday, the day before he was arrested on the Hill. Mooney is accused of hitting a pedestrian with a knife on the weekend during an argument on a walking path. The next day, he was detained for an incident during the Changing of the Guard ceremony on Parliament Hill, and police were planning to lay two charges, but said yesterday they did not plan to lay them.
Enbridge Gas Distribution, the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council and Clarence-Rockland Fire Department announced they are partnering to improve home safety and bring fire and carbon monoxide-related deaths down to zero. Clarence-Rockland Fire Department received 150 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms through Project Zero.
Plantagenet’s Festival de la Bine will be returning for an eighth edition from September 14 to 16 at the École secondaire. New this year is a zipline installed at 600 feet. Additionally, the Combat des chefs will pit local chefs together in friendly competition.
Just a reminder from the city of Ottawa that a section of the 417 will be fully closed for bridge demolition overnight on the upcoming weekend of July 28 and 29.