With the long weekend upon us and more drivers on Ontario roads the OPP want you to know they’re watching and are cracking down on motorists who fail to move over for emergency vehicles. Provincial police laid 2100 charges last year under Ontario’s ‘Slow Down and Move Over’ legislation, and have laid more than 930 so far in 2018. Those who break the law can be fined $400 to $2000 and three demerit points.
Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources says firefighters “continue to make excellent progress” in tackling a massive forest fire in the province’snortheast. The ministry says crews are holding back Parry Sound 33, which is burning a mere five kilometres from the Trans-Canada Highway. Smoke continues to affect air quality and visibility in the region and Environment Canada has posted special air quality statements.
The Hawkesbury Fire Department was called to the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Hawkesbury offices located at 144 Main Street East last week, due to a strong burning smell. The origin of the smell turned out to be from a rooftop air conditioning unit compressor. The firefighters disconnected the unit without any difficulties and there were no reported injuries.
An increasing number of cases of marijuana toxicity among dogs has one St. John’s veterinarian warning dog owners to be careful with cannabis. Doctor Maggie Brown-Bury says lack of education around the effect of cannabis on dogs is likely to blame for the increasing number of cases. T-H-C is toxic to dogs, especially small breeds, and is known to cause low heart rate, dribbling urine, difficulty walking, and vomiting.
A dog owner is charged after a dog attacked another dog in LaSalle. Police allege the attacking dog managed to get off his leash on Wednesday and pounced on a smaller dog as it was going by on a sidewalk with it’s owner. They say the little dog did not suffer any serious injury as it’s owner quickly managed to separate the two animals. Police say the owner of the attacking dog is charged with permitting a dog to bite, attack, threaten, harass, chase, kill or injure a domestic animal.
Until at least September, motorists are advised construction work by the City of Clarence-Rockland is temporarily causing lane reduction on Russell Road in Bourget, between Marcil and Gendron Roads. Also take note that the City of Clarence-Rockland’s administrative offices will be closed Monday, along with daycare services. CR Transpo will not have service as well. As always on holidays, there will be no garage collection, it is moved over by one day.