Police are investigating a drowning in the Rouge River that happened Monday afternoon. A 20-year-old man who was swimming with three others reportedly disappeared into the water in Huberdeau at around 3:00 at the bridge where Route 364 crosses the river. Police used a helicopter and three divers to aid their efforts. The three other swimmers, who were having difficulty in the water, were rescued by a man on the riverbank who noticed them struggling and jumped into a kayak and paddled out to assist them. As of Wednesday morning, the search for the body of the young man was still taking place.
A Quebec labour tribunal has sided with an employer who refused to give a paid work day to a woman who stayed home when her cat died. Chantal Dumais says her two-and-a-half-year-old cat, Juliette, was a member of her family — and actually still worked from home on the day her cat passed away. Dumais left the job in Laval a short time later, after learning she had not been paid for that day and then filed a complaint against her former employer alleging she was forced to quit due to various incidents of alleged harassment. The panel rejected the complaint, writing, “nothing in the law allows a worker to be absent from work because of the death of a pet.
Police in Kingston say a woman is facing charges after allegedly punching a waitress in the face and spitting on an officer. They say an officer located the assault suspect walking on a street near the restaurant early yesterday morning and positioned his cruiser to prevent her being hit. It’s alleged she spat twice in the officer’s face during the arrest. A 21-year-old Amherstview woman was charged with assault, assault with intent to resist arrest and assaulting police.
The Ontario S-P-C-A calling for pet-friendly businesses to help keep pets out of hot cars. It’s encouraging businesses across the province to take part in the annual No Hot Pets campaign. Businesses that pledge their support for the No Hot Pets campaign will be in an online directory and can display a sign in their window letting pet owners know they can bring their animals inside while they shop. The O-S-P-C-A is reminding pet owners that parked cars can quickly reach deadly temperatures, even on relatively mild days.