Yesterday afternoon just before 5:30 emergency crews responded to three vehicles rolled over on Highway 174. The eastbound lane of the highway was closed for about an hour at the split near the Blair Road exit resulting in traffic delays. Five people, including two children, were taken to hospital. A man in his 20’s had significant injuries to his leg and four additional people who suffered minor injuries. Police are asking for witnesses to the crashes and if you have any information, you’re asked to call Ottawa Police.
The KIN Club of Russell brought forward for approval, a NEW project for the good of the community at Monday’s Russell township council meeting. The KIN Club would like to raise funds to replace the existing Russell Welcome signs (East and West entrance to the Russell community) after hearing the recent news that Russell Township is the 3rd best community to live in Canada!
Plans for revising the firearms bylaw for the City of Clarence-Rockland are on hold for now. More than 100 residents attended an hour-long presentation last Monday of a report on proposed revisions to the municipality’s firearms discharge bylaw. Both city council and representatives for local hunters and hunting groups have agreed to create an advisory committee to work out an acceptable compromise that ensures both safety for area residents without sacrificing the right of local hunters to enjoy their sport.
Kingston Police are investigating after batteries were stolen from construction sign trailers throughout the city. Police say removing the batteries of the signs, which notify drivers of collisions and construction zones, can create a danger to the public. They say the thieves may be using tools to remove the batteries. Anyone who sees anything suspicious around these signs is urged to call police.
OC Transpo paper bus tickets will no longer have value or be exchangeable toward new fare products after Friday, August 31. Customers who still have expired bus tickets are encouraged to visit one of the four OC Transpo Customer Service Centres to trade them in at face value toward e-purse or a monthly pass on their Presto card. Tickets have not been sold since November 30, 2017.