In the next couple of weeks, all Smith Falls Police Service officers will be trained and equipped in using the overdose-combating drug naloxone.


In a news release, the police chief  says “every second counts,” adding the police service needs to be prepared, equipped and trained should the need arise.


The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Health Unit is providing the training — and officers will carry the Narcan nasal spray, to use in the event of exposure to deadly opioids like fentanyl, or should a call involve a person suffering an overdose.




A Pembroke woman has been charged with careless driving in connection to a crash on Highway 60 in North Algoma Wilberforce Township.


On Tuesday around 12:30 in the afternoon, police were called to a two vehicle crash involving a motor cycle.


The driver of the motor cycle, a 60-year old man from Carp was taken to hospital by Orgn air ambulance with life-threatening injuries.


The second driver was not injured.


37- year old Heather Lee of Pembroke has been charged with careless driving.




Ontarians can now use a new online tool to see wait times for certain surgeries and compare them at hospitals across the province.


Health minister Eric Hoskins announced that it was developed with Health Quality Ontario and can be found on that website.




There’s been another delay in the trial of two former University of Ottawa hockey players accused of sexual assault in Thunder Bay.


The pair are accused of sexually assaulting a 21-year old woman at a hotel in February 2014, after a hockey game against the Lakehead Thunderwolves.


The trial was originally scheduled to begin last summer, but the case was delayed a full year and was supposed to get underway later this month.


The Crown says the trial has now been pushed back until February, due to personal issues with one of the defence lawyers.




U-S and South Korean military officials say they plan to move ahead with large-scale joint military exercises this month that North Korea claims are a rehearsal for war.


The exercises are an annual event, but come as Pyongyang says it is readying a plan to fire off mid-range ballistic missiles toward the tiny U-S territory of Guam — a major military hub.


The plan would be sent to leader Kim Jong Un for approval just before or as the 10-days of U-S-South Korea drills begin August 21st, involving tens of thousands of troops on the ground and in the sea and air.




Former students of residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador will be getting a formal apology from the prime minister for the abuse they suffered as children.


Prime Minister Trudeau’s office confirms Trudeau will issue an apology in Labrador, but a date and location aren’t known yet.


Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper excluded the province’s former residential schools from a national apology and compensation package in 2008, sparking criticism from lawyers for 800 former students.


The Trudeau government has since offered those from the province a 50-million-dollar settlement.




Fire officials in British Columbia will decide today whether to close a vast section of the province’s backcountry to stem the risk of human-caused wildfires.


They’re considering restricting access to all Crown land in the Cariboo fire centre amid dry conditions and more lightning in the forecast.




Country music superstar Shania Twain is returning to the Grey Cup.  The five-time Grammy award winner from Timmins, Ontario, will perform at halftime at this year’s Canadian Football League championship game in Ottawa on November 26.  She also performed at the 2002 Grey Cup in Edmonton.

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