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Local artist, Brian Turner, on CTV and showing in Cumberland Village
Victoria Long Weekend Headlines (May 21, 2018)
Navan: Multiple people hurt after stabbing on Mothers' Day

Clarence-Rockland burn ban lifted

Rockland has a new Taxi Service
Keep in touch - Join Danielle's Facebook Page
Francis Drouin: Local MP investigated for alleged sexual assault
MPP Grant Crack not running for re-election
Our columnist Alberte Villeneuve launches new novel
Carbon Monoxide alarms now required in certain Ontario homes
Police continue to ask for help on Jessica Godin case

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Rockland artist, Brian Turner, on CTV and in Cumberland Village
(Monday, May 21, 2018) This just in... Rockland artist Brian Turner is going to be on the Ottawa CTV Morning Show with Sarah Freeman, tomorrow morning, Tuesday May 22nd.

They are interviewing him about his art. They will do a teaser with him at 9:00 a.m. and a four minute segment with him at 9:30 a.m. If you want to watch it and do not get the Ottawa Morning Show where you are, it can probably be found on the Internet. (
Editor's note: we will post it if it can be located? - Photo from his website.)

Failing that, many of Brian's paintings are currently on display at
Da Artisti Studio & Gallery, in Cumberland Village, where they are hosting a number of local artists and featuring watercolorist Brian Turner.

The display began in March and will run through June. The gallery address is 2565 Old Montreal Road, which is the building that was home to the long standing village general store. The gallery hours are: Monday-Tuesday: CLOSED, Wednesday-Friday: 3:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m., Saturday-Sunday: 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

According to Brian's
website, "his artwork strives to express his deeply rooted love of the Canadian landscape which is a result of having lived in Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario along with his recurrent career related travels across Canada."
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Gas prices expected to rise on Victoria long weekend
Motorists in many parts of Canada are expected to see rising gasoline prices as they fire up their vehicles for road adventures on the Victoria Day long weekend.
But price direction will vary across the country, said fuel market analyst Dan McTeague of Prices are expected to rise in Ontario, the Maritimes, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, but fall from recent peaks in Alberta and Quebec.
NCC's bikedays kicks off this Victoria weekend
50 kilometeres of scenic parkways in Ottawa and Gatineau Park will be closed to cars and buses every Sunday morning. The National Capital Commission is partnering with the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada and Nokia to offer residents a chance to bike, in-line skate, walk, run, or jog through some of the city's charming locations. More...
OPP aim to prevent tragedy this long Victoria weekend
While the Victoria Day long weekend may involve heading out on the water, the OPP are trying to make sure everyone lives to tell the tale on Tuesday morning. Last year, the number of boating deaths hit an eight-year high -- with 31 people dying on OPP-patrolled waterways. In 2016, 23 people died on the water. More...

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Navan: Multiple people hurt after stabbing on Mothers' Day
(Sunday, May 13, 2018) Two people were treated for stab wounds and a third suffered minor injuries in a Sunday morning attack in the 3000 block of Kentucky Lane in the Navan area.

Emergency crews were called to the scene of the stabbings shortly before noon, an Ottawa Paramedic Service spokesperson said.

A 58-year-old man suffered multiple stab wounds and was the most seriously hurt, the paramedic service said.

His injuries were initially considered life-threatening, but paramedics intervened and his condition was upgraded to serious but stable. Police not seeking suspects.

A 49-year-old woman was also stabbed and was listed in serious but stable condition.

Paramedics also treated a 23-year-old woman for "superficial trauma" to her head and lower body.

Ottawa police said the force's partner assault unit was investigating and that they were not looking for any suspects.

Neither police nor the paramedic service would say where in Navan the incident occurred.
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Clarence-Rockland burn ban lifted
(Friday, May 11, 2018) The burn ban has been lifted, however you still need local permits to have any kind of fire in your back yard. Check the C-R bylaw office for more information.

Ottawa Fire Services issued a city-wide fire ban two weeks ago, hoping to prevent anygrass or brush fires before they started. Clarence-Rockland Fire Department (CRFD) was under the same burn ban.

This means that no fires are allowed, whether you are burning your leaves and yard rakings, or sitting around a back yard fire pit.

However, before you light up that back yard fire, call the number on your fire permit... Yes, you still require fire permit, and given the fine, it is worth the $25 to pay for the permit. The number is:
613-580-2880. Listen to the message, and follow the instructions

Getting a valid fire permit: Substantial fines may be issued to residents who are not in possession of a valid fire permit or are found to be non-compliant to conditions and regulations within their permit. Fire Permits are available through the Clarence-Rockland bylaw office: 613-446-6022, Ext: 2244.
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Rockland Taxi is now in Service

(Monday, April 23, 2018) Clarence-Rockland has a new taxi service.
Rockland Taxi is a "home-Grown" venture and is unique in that it has three female operators using a car, an SUV and a van.The phone number is 613-446-4466. Read more...

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Danielle Mantha's Facebook page... a must to join
(Monday, April 30, 2018) Rockland resident Danielle Mantha developed and manages the Rockland Friends andNeighbours (Q&A and Chat Facebook Page. Her's is a terrific resource and contribution to Rockland. Danielle keeps us up-to-date on current events and City news. Well worth joining this group if you want to keep in touch!. Click on the above link to join up.
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Cumberland Village:
Dale's Cemetery Annual Memorial Service Sunday, June 10
(Cumberland Village - June 2018) The Dale's Cemetery Memorial Service has been going for well over 50 years and the current instalment will be held on Sunday, June 10, at 2:30 p.m., with the Reverend Robet Merritt (Cumberland United Church) officiating.

Check out our Dale's Cemetery web page for more information.
Click here...
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Our MP Francis Drouin investigated for alleged sexual assault
(Sunday, May 13, 2018) Nothing new on this story as of this date.
(Tuesday, April 24, 2018) Francis Drouin issued a public defence on Twitter, saying he was linked to the incident by mistake... meanwhile, he remains in the Liberal caucus.
(Sunday, Apr 22, 2018) Halifax Regional Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault that reportedly involved Ontario Liberal MP Franci Drouin, who was attending the National Liberal Convention. They say the incident happened just after 2:00 a.m. AT on Brunswick Street across from Citadel Hill in downtown Halifax, near where the Liberal Party policy convention was being held.

Drouin, 34, represents the riding of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell.

Drouin was in a crowded bar when a woman became agitated because she believed someone in the bar grabbed her buttocks, a source who was present at the time and who was near Drouin told Global News.

Drouin allegedly approached the woman to see what had agitated her and was accused by the woman of inappropriately grabbing her buttocks, the source said.

Francis Drouin's office confirmed an allegation had been made against him.

"I can confirm that an allegation has been made," a statement provided to CBC News on Sunday said.

"I believe it is important for individuals to have a safe environment to come forward, share their stories, and be supported."

It added while no charges have been laid, Drouin will co-operate fully with the investigation.

A Google search using "Francis Drouin" revealed several related stories as well as a number of Twitter references, including this
item from the CBC.
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MPP Grant Crack not running for re-election
Our eastern Ontario MPP says he will not run for re-election this June.

In a statement, Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP Grant Crack says he will seek other career opportunities.

Crack is the former Mayor of North Glengarry, and was first elected MPP in 2011. He says while the decision to leave provincial politics was difficult, he will help the next Liberal candidate and says that he's confident the riding will stay in Liberal hands.
(You should have just received his last newsletter...
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Businesses allowed to extend hours on Sunday and certain holidays
After a request and a survey to gage public opinion the Clarence Rockland municipal council came to the decision to extend business hours to 9 p.m. on Sunday and remain open on Family Day and Victoria Day. Businesses in Clarence-Rockland have been permitted to stay open until 10 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and that will not change. The new change will enable businesses to compete against pharmacies that are already permitted to stay open later on Sundays. The same is true for Family Day and Victoria Day.

The municipal council came to this decision at the last meeting held on Wednesday, April 4. This comes several weeks after the Clarence-Rockland Chamber of Commerce made a request to council to extend business hours to 9 p.m. on Sunday. The City then issued a survey to gage public opinion on the matter.
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Our own feature columnist, Alberte Villeneuve, was herself featured in the Vision
Newspaper a few weeks ago on the launch of her sixth book,
Muses from the Blue Shack...
Go to the
March 22 edition of the Vision and click to Page 21.
More to follow... (Her previous columns

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Carbon Monoxide alarms now required in certain Ontario homes
As of mid-April 2015, its now the law in Ontario to install carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in your home if you have a fuel-burning appliance or an attached garage. Those who do not have a carbon monoxide detector installed in their home will now face a $360 fine.

An estimated 10,000 Ontarians suffer from carbon monoxide poisoning each year.
Read more here.
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Police continue to ask for help on Jessica Godin case

Someone somewhere knows how Jessica Godin ended up dead in a ditch in Fournier six years ago. The information that could help police close the file on this hit-and-run fatality is now worth $100,000. Click here for more.
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Wild Parsnip:A nasty plant that could spoil your summer
Irony in the News: MADD PEI chapter president (Ex-cop) resigns after impaired driving charge
Clarence-Rockland bylaw officers on bicycle patrol

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