A little more than a year ago a Toronto high school student died while on a school field trip to Algonquin Park and the OPP have now charged a teacher and trip organizer in connection to the death of 15-year-old Jeremiah Perry. After a thorough investigation, police have laid charges against 54-year-old Nicholas Mills of Caledon, Ontario with Criminal Negligence Causing Death. He will be in Toronto court to face the charges in early September. Perry was one of 32 students who were on a trip to Big Trout Lake in the Park and was reported missing on July 4th, 2017. His body was recovered the next day. Police say that Mills was the co-ordinator of the canoe trip.
Thieves in Renfrew were busy last week as homes on Ross Street and Barr Street were broken into … and several items were taken … including wedding rings. On July 20th … the OPP responded to a call that someone forced open a back door to a Ross Street home and once inside the thief stole a man’s wedding ring, cash, a Bose wireless speaker … a laptop … and an iPhone. The Barr Street home was also hit sometime between July 5th and 20th and this time it was mostly jewelry that was stolen including several gold wedding bands. If you have any information … you are asked to call police.
If you are a Lanark County resident the fire ban has been partially lifted in most of the county. Small campfires … chimneas … and incinerators are okay to be used in most communities. In Renfrew County … the ban remains in effect … despite the heavy rainfall we received yesterday and the rain forecasted for this evening and tonight. No matter where you live … you are still asked to check with your local municipality or Fire Department for local burning information as what is allowed can vary from town to town … and township to township.
According to Reuters, ISIS is claiming responsibility for Sunday’s mass shooting that took place in Toronto. A statement by the group says the gunman, who opened fire at people on Danforth street, killing 2 and injuring 13 others was “a soldier of the Islamic State and carried out the attack in response to calls to target the citizens of the coalition countries.” Toronto police officials say there is no evidence supporting this claim. The Public safety minister said the shooter was not on any federal watchlists associated with National security. The gunman died by suicide following an exchange of gunfire with officers.
AND IN SPORTS …
While farmers were loving last night’s heavy rains … the players, coaches and fans of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League weren’t as impressed as both of last night’s games were rained out. The Kars Aces were to play Carp and the Ottawa Valley A’s. Both are being rescheduled. Tonight … there are two games on the schedule as the Micksburg Twins are in Quyon to face the Flyers at 8 o’clock and the Ottawa Valley A’s will be hosting Stittsville at the Carp Fairgrounds. First pitch in that one is at 8:30.