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Seven sent to hospital in Perth East crash

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 06:43 JW
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Two people are in critical but stable condition after a collision involving a car and an ambulance in Perth East.

Provincial police say the crash happened yesterday (Monday) at the intersection of Perth Line 29 and Perth Road 112 in the Milverton-area.

The three occupants of the ambulance and four occupants of the car were taken to hospital for assessment and treatment.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call O-P-P or Crime stoppers.

 

Fire destroys Waterford-area home

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 05:01 JW
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A house was destroyed by fire near Waterford.

The fire started in a detached garage then spread to the home last (Monday) night on Cockshutt Road near Boston.

A man in the home discovered the fire and got his family out before they were injured.

He suffered minor burns and was taken to Simcoe's hospital, treated and released.

Norfolk County Fire Prevention Officer Scott Pipe says damage is estimated at 450-thousand dollars.

Cause is under investigation.

 

C-A-W founder Bob White has died

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 04:27 JW
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Bob White, who was instrumental in creating the Canadian Auto Workers union, has died at the age of 81.

White -- who was elected C-A-W president three times -- died Sunday in Kincardine.

White emigrated to Woodstock with his family from Northern Ireland.

Union activism started while working for Hay and Company at age of 15 in Woodstock.

The labour leader led the movement that saw the Canadian branch of the United Auto Workers break away from its American parent in the mid-1980s to establish the C-A-W.

 

London police seize firearm

Monday, 20 February 2017 11:28 JW
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London Police arrested a man on numerous firearms charges.

Authorities responded to the St. Julien Street and Hamilton Road area Friday over a report that someone was pointing a firearm then fled in a vehicle.

A suspect was located by police in the Queen and English Street area, and after executing a search warrant a firearm was recovered.

A 41 year old man faces eleven firearms related charges.

 

Huron woman pleads guilty to animal cruelty

Monday, 20 February 2017 10:51 JW
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A 53-year-old woman from Huron county has been convicted of animal cruelty after an investigation into the care of sixty animals on her property.

On March 7, 2016 the OSPCA executed a search warrant at a residence in Brussels, located approximately 50 kilometres east of Goderich.

Investigators found 22 cats living in unsanitary conditions in several small cages.

21 dogs were found confined to dirty cages and kennels, without food or water and one had to be put down.

Two goats were found in a garden shed without windows, lighting, food or water, and 12 chickens were discovered in a coop without food.

Three exotic birds and a rabbit were also found living in unsanitary conditions.

53-year-old Gina Platt pleaded guilty to permitting distress to an animal and was sentenced to two years probation and a five year prohibition that limits the number of species and animals she can own.

 

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