Special crackdown after Plantagenet man killed

the life of a 26-year-old Plantagenet man November 22 on County Road 9 south of the village. Dominique Malette, of Concession 5 in Plantagenet, was found dead at the scene of the accident which occurred at about 2:20 a.m. on the road between Station and Water Streets. The victimwas driving a 2004 Dodge SX2 northbound when for unknown

reasons, the vehicle went off the road and hit a hydro pole. The driver was ejected from the vehicle, reports the detachment. The investigation has found that the vehicle had been travelling at a high rate of speed and the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. In response to this incident, the detach- ment developed a prevention initiative where patrol officers will conduct special

traffic enforcement in that area between now and December 16. Officers will target seatbelts and speed infractions within the immediate area of the crash. Drivers are reminded that the best way to reduce your chance of being involved in a collision is by complying with speed limits. Limits are based on good dry road conditions.


PLANTAGENET | A special crackdown on driving offences is being carried out by the Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Po- lice after a single-car accident claimed

Election delay sought

“Secretive” planning process slammed

90 days to make comments. “Near the end of winter,” the process ought to be ready for public meetings, Prévost told counties council Tuesday. “I am very suspicious,” said Walker, not- ing the public has a chance to scrutinize the document late in the approval process. “The counties say they are following pro- cedures but the rules should be changed.” One of the asphalt plant opponents’con- cern is the fate of the Jessup’s Falls escarp- ment, recognized as an “Area of Natural and Scientific Interest.” The validity of maps describing the area is highly questionable, saidWalker. The proposed development has been temporarily put on hold after the pro- moter, P.B. Paving, said it wanted to see the revised official plan before proceeding any further.

HARRINGTON | Harrington Township hopes to delay for a year an election to fill a councillor’s seat formerly held by the late RandyWatson. Mayor Jacques Parent says the muni- cipality is hoping to have the vote post- poned until November, 2013, when mu- nicipal elections will be held throughout Québec. The township is awaiting word from Élections Québec. Watson, a long-time member, passed away October 29. Although she had been defeated in the November, 2009 general election, Watson returned to council in July of 2010, when she won a by-election to fill the number 5 seat that had been vacated by Robert Parkinson.

L’ORIGNAL| A group opposing a pro- posed asphalt plant near Plantagenet charges a “flawed’’ process will prevent citizens from participating fully in the debate of the controversial project. “They’re hiding something,” claimed Ian Walker who Tuesday blasted the United counties of Prescott-Russell for refusing to release a copy of the regional official plan which is currently being revised. “It is not a public document,” said Louis Prévost, director of the planning depart- ment, relating that the draft version of the plan will become public once it has been submitted to counties council. The plan has been sent to the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs, which has

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