OPP have been going door to door in the forest area on St. Joseph in Rockland at the water tower asking questions in relation to a sexual assault of a girl. The only available details so far are that the girl walked west on Patricia street sometime around 9:30 last Tuesday, May 29. Detectives went door to door on Patricia St, looking for anyone who may have any information. Anyone in the forest area who may have heard or seen anything, are asked to please contact police.
About half a million voter cards are still to be delivered to Ontario voters, just one week before the provincial election. Canada Post is blaming a “mechanized process failure” for the fact that the cards are late but says they should all be out for
delivery by the end of today. The Crown corporation says additional resources have been brought in to sort the last batch of voter cards manually. It says about 8.5 million of the cards — which tell voters where, when and how to vote — have already been delivered.
Correctional officials say part of a prison northeast of Kingston is in lockdown. The Correctional Service of Canada says the special precautions were put in place in the assessment unit at Joyceville Institution yesterday, in order to allow staff to conduct an exceptional search. No specific reason was given, but it was ordered to ensure the safety and security of the institution, its staff and inmates. Officials say normal operations will resume at the facility as soon as it is considered safe to do so.
Council members from both the United Counties of Prescott and Russell and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry met together for a first joint networking meeting this past Wednesday. The event, held at the Metcalfe Centre in Maxville was very well attended. The major topics of discussion were about improved access to natural gas and broadband internet/cellular services – both of which are vital commodities for all residents of the counties, and common priorities for their elected officials.
The Alzheimer Society of Cornwall & District, which also serves Clarence-Rockland, and Prescott-Russell received a $10,000 grant from the Ministry Of Seniors Affairs. The money will be used to develop 50 Dementia Friendly communities, and training of 2000 people within organizations, businesses, workplaces and services within the Champlain region with a goal to benefit residents of Prescott-Russell.