House fire probed


thefts, two assaults. Seven RIDE initiatives

$1.6 million recouped

were conducted. There were no impaired


driving related charges. Out of these 243


occurrences, 27 were concluded with


The public is being asked to assist the

Police would like to remind the

Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police

“This is excellent news,” Prescott-

community, that if you have information

detachment investigate a fire at a vacant






house in Wendover early Monday.

administrative officer Stéphane Parisien

Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or call the

Shortly before 5 a.m. January 30,

said of a recent and pleasant change of

Hawkesbury O.P.P. at 613-632-2729.

officers were called in to investigate a

fortunes for the regional government.

Persons giving tips to Crime Stoppers that

suspicious house fire at 3195 Principale

The counties have managed to net $1.6

lead to an arrest may be eligible for a cash

St. A cause for the fire at the abandoned

million on an investment that could have

reward. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe

house has not been determined. No one

cost taxpayers more than $2.4 million.

to Call Display. Your call will stay

was injured.


anonymous and your presence won’t be

Police are looking for your help. If you

paper” for the sum of $1,650,640. In 2007,

needed in court. Tips can also be sent via

have any information about this fire call

the counties had expected it would lose

text message and e-mail. For more

Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or

$2,484,187 on the investment notes.


Detective-Constable Jocelyn Sauvé at the

“We thought wemight lose it all. But we




Hawkesbury O.P.P. at 613-632-2729.

have been able to recover two-thirds of our

243 calls

investment,” Parisien told a recent council

Truck stolen

In the week of January 23-30, the


January 29, police were called to

Hawkesbury O.P.P. detachment

In 2007, the counties invested in asset-

investigate a theft of a truck at Landriault

responded to 243 occurrences. Officers

backed commercial paper. That same year,

Tire, 5205 County Road 17 in Alfred-

investigated six break and enters, six

the market suffered a meltdown with

Plantagenet. The theft would have occurred

issuers of commercial paper notes

Photo Richard Mahoney

sometime between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. the

defaulting on payments. In 2009, an


Russell Mayor J.P. St-Pierre and

same day. Stolen was a black GMC Sierra

Ontario court decision resulted in a new

HD 2500 pick-up truck, which is a mobile


agreement for commercial paper holders,

service repair truck with large chromed tool

the counties' new tougher collection

with a maturity date of July 2056.

box compartments on the back. It has



With the sale of the notes, the counties,

“Landriault Tire” written in white on the

which had made provisions for the loss in

sides. Also taken was a blue 2009 Yamaha

County puts

previous years, are left with a surplus of

The Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial

SX Nitro snowmobile with a 1400 c.c. four-

$1,640,640, which will be listed as such in

Police detachment is warning business


the financial report for 2011. “Given the

operators to be wary of mobile thieves who

by Constable Mike Potter.

global financial crisis raging in recent

have been preying on merchants.

teeth in

Driver arrested

years, the CAOdecided to sell investments

Groups of three to ten men and women,

January 28 shortly after 10 a.m. Constable

quickly while they still had some worth

traveling in vans or large cars and wearing

Jonathan Bouchard intercepted a green 2005

and reinvest in products that are safer and

baggy clothing, are entering businesses and

Ford Focus driven on Main Street East,


wait for the 2056 maturity date.

are stealing goods or entering offices while

Hawkesbury. Emmanuel Ménard, 30, of

These measures will allow the corporation

the clerk or cashier is distracted. They will

Champlain Township, was charged with

to regain control of its monies before the


two counts of d riving while under suspension .

expected maturity and mitigate losses on

articles hidden by their clothing. Some


The vehicle was towed and impounded for

this high risk repayment,” Parisien writes

may be struggling to walk as they leave. If

seven days at the owner’s expense. He is

in a report to council.

you have information about these types of


thefts, call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Court March 1.


Three charged for stunt driving


Garage roof job

January 29, while performing radar

enforcement, officers intercepted three

Pay your fines now, or pay much more

drivers on Highway 417 in East-




That is the warning tardy offenders are


were all chargedwith racing on the highway


where the speed limit is 100 kilometres per

Russell. Faced with $6 million in unpaid

Public works department workers


fines, the counties have increased the fees

More than a week of fun kicks off

ought to feel more secure after the town of

At 9:20 a.m. Constable Steve Roy stopped

paid to collection agencies, sums that are

tonight (February 3) when the Champlain

Hawkesbury approved a $18,243 job to

a 2006 Silver Audi A4 for rolling at 157

in turn billed to the offenders.

Winter Carnival begins.

reinforce the municipal garage.

kilometres per hour, pulling over Catherine

The previous rate ranged from 10 to 20

At the Vankleek Hill arena, the Pond

RMS Centre de Rénovation, the only

Ruzius, 24. At 10:44 a.m., Constable Mario

per cent. The new rate will vary from 10 to

Rocket Classic Tournament at 6 p.m. starts

bidder on the job, will install a support

Bourgeois stopped a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt

50 per cent. Officials note that the high

an evening that will include a “Chili Cook

beamto shore up the covering. The centre of

travelling 160 kilometres per hour. Ninon

arrears justify the move. “We want to be

Off” and a Casino Night.

the roof has dropped about two inches

John O Bame-Engourou, 35, was charged.

more aggressive in collecting those unpaid

Saturday’s program features games for

because of water and snow accumulation,

At 12:28 p.m., Constable Steve Roy

fines,” said treasurer Louise Lepage-

children starting at 1 p.m. followed by the

relates department superintendent Gérald

intercepted a 2004 Mercedes ML500 going


3 p.m. bed races. Call recreation director

Campbell. The repair work will brace the

160 km. per hour. Mudi Wa Mbuji Kaberya,

The fines, imposed under the Ontario

Janis Renwick at 613-678-3601 for

top of the Main Street building and at the

61, was charged. The vehicles were towed

Provincial Offences Act, are paid to the

information. The festivities continue with

same time avoid “major problems” in the

and impounded for seven days at the

counties and later distributed to the eight

a chilli supper from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

future, Campbell told council Monday.

owners’ expense. Their licences were

municipalities in Prescott-Russell.

followed by a skating party and bonfire.

suspended for seven days. The drivers, who


Sunday, the third annual Vintage


are subject to fines ranging from $2,000 to

because many offenders do not live in the

Snowmobile Ride leaves the Vankleek Hill

$10,000, are to appear in court in L’Orignal

region or the province, notes Lepage-

Fairgrounds at 11 a.m. followed by a radar

March 1.


run at 1:30 p.m. Call Scott Allen (613-678-

6524) for information.

Friday February 10 is Casino Night at Galerie Arbor Gallery Centre pour l’art contemporain Centre for Contemporary Art


Grenville (Qc) 819-242-3131

36, avenue Home, BP 869, Vankleek Hill, ON K0B 1R0 1 877 616-5086

the Knights of Columbus hall in L’Orignal,


starting at 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 11, a Heart and


Stroke Foundation bonspiel will be held at

the Vankleek Hill Curling Club.

Cours pour enfants : Programme du congé de mars pour les enfants de 7 à 12 ans Offerts en français. Du 12 au 16 mars de 10 h à 12 h 30 (veuillez apporter un lunch) Offerts en anglais. Du 12 au 16 mars de 13 h 30 à 16 h Dessin et peinture pour enfants (les dimanches matin) - Offerts en anglais Cours pour adultes et ados : (Offerts en anglais)

That same day, starting at noon, in

L’Orignal a wide range of activities will be

organized at the rink and in front of the

Knights of Columbus hall.

FRI. & SAT. AT 6:30 & 8:45 SUN. & WEEKDAY AT 7:00 SUN. MATINEE AT 1:30

Following a “Bean Cook-off” judging

and supper at 5:30 p.m., the king and

queen will be crowned at 7 p.m. at the

Photoshop Adobe InDesign Polymer Clay Beads with Cane Technique Leather Work

Drawing and Painting Artists’ Master Class Framing 101 Basic Computers for Creative Types

Knights of Columbus hall. Sunday, a ham

and pancake breakfast will be served from

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Knights hall. Don’t Quebec Grenville FRI. & SAT. AT 6:30 & 8:30 SUN. & WEEKDAY AT 7:00 SUN. MATINEE AT 1:30

forget that a snowman contest will return

Les cours débutent la semaine du 20 février. Date limite pour s’enregistrer : lundi 13 février Pour plus d’information ou pour vous inscrire contactez Jessica par courriel au ou par téléphone au 1 877 616-5086

to L’Orignal this year. Call Jacques Lacelle

(613-675-2218) or Marc Dewar (613-675-

2971) when they are ready to be judged.

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