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&/#3&'r#3*&'4 DRIVING IMPAIRED ON RUSSELL ROAD On July 13 at about 7:15 p.m., a Russell County OPP officer was conducting general patrol and observed a vehicle in violation of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) on Russell Road in Clarence-Rockland. During his investigation, the officer utilized the ASD on the driver. As a result of the investigation, 33-year-old Evgueni Kouznetsov, of Clarence-Rockland, was arrested and charged with operating while impaired, with a blood-alcohol concentration of 80 plus. He received a 90-day driver’s license suspension and his vehicle was also impounded for seven days. He is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal on August 7.- Francis Racine DEUXIÈME LOTERIE POUR LE CANNABIS Le gouvernement de l’Ontario a récem- ment annoncé que la Commission des alcools et des jeux de l’Ontario (CAJO) a été autorisée, par voie de règlement, à procéder à une deuxième loterie pour distribuer 42 autorisations d’exploiter un magasin de vente au détail de cannabis. Les détaillants éventuels devront démontrer qu’ils ont acquis des locaux appropriés, qui pourront servir de magasin de vente au détail de cannabis, et qu’ils ont accès à des capitaux suffisants pour ouvrir un tel commerce. – Francis Racine LIGHTNING CLOSES SHOP Patrons at the Tim Hortons’ outlet in Alfred had to go somewhere else for their morning coffee and doughnut on July 11. A lightning bolt, during the thunderstorm that morning, took out the power connection for the local business and forced it to close down. No one was reported hurt. A hydro crew was able to restore power later but had to contend with the heavy rain pouring down in the area that afternoon. Business resumed as usual on Friday.– Gregg Chamberlain BLACK BEAR ATTACKS How should humans prevent attacks from black bears? The Province of Ontario encourages them to make noise when moving through heavily wooded areas, especially if they are near a stream or waterfall. Singing, whistling or talking will alert bears to human pres- ence. Residents are also encouraged to keep their eyes and ears open for signs of a bear tracks. – Francis Racine GAGNANTS TIRAGE Les gagnantes du tirage mensuel de la Fondation des Services communau- taires de Prescott & Russell du mois de juin sont Suzanne Bissonnette d’Embrun (no 574) pour 400 $ et Diane Proulx de Wendover (no 360) pour 100 $.


There still aren’t any answers as to what killed thousands of fish in the Ottawa River. The Vision reported, on July 8, that a significant quantity of dead fish had washed ashore at the du Moulin Park in Rockland, as well as in Cumberland and in Ottawa. “The speed at which large quantities of fish were killed points to a fast-acting substance, but until test results are in, it is impossible to pinpoint the start of the incident,” stated a press release from the Ottawa RiverKeeper, an organization that pro- tects, promotes and improves the ecological health and future of the Ottawa River.” The initial reports to our Pollution Hotline were from the Clarence-Rockland area. Once the provincial governments were on site, they identified that the source of the dead fish was the Lièvre River, a tributary of the Ottawa River on the Quebec side. It empties into the Ottawa River at Masson-Angers, upstream of Cumberland.” The City of Clarence-Rockland highlighted last week that municipal water was safe UPESJOLi5IF0OUBSJP$MFBO8BUFS"HFODZ 0$8" XIJDINBOBHFTUIF$JUZTESJOL - ing water treatment plant, is constantly monitoring the water quality as part of its

Le mystère entourant la mort de plusieurs centaines de poissons ne s’est pas encore éclairci. On ignore toujours la cause de leur décès, mais Garde-rivière des Outaouais, un organisme qui a pour mission la sauvegarde de la rivière, souligne que des représentants provinciaux de l’Ontario aurait identifié la rivière du Lièvre, au Québec, comme étant la source du désastre. —photo Francis Racine

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Highway 174 was abruptly closed on July 10, following the collapse of a culvert. Traffic was rerouted to Canaan Road for drivers leaving Rockland. The closure affected the 174 between Canaan Road and Old Montreal Road. The closure lasted until the morning hours of July 11 and resulted in several unhappy motorists. —photo Francis Racine





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