Monday, September 12, 2011
Party president Brian Topp is scheduled to make an announcement this morning in Ottawa.
He'll be joined by NDP MP Francoise Boivin.Topp's name surfaced early as a possible contender in the NDP leadership race.
The fully-bilingual Montrealer has worked in NDP backrooms for years, and was a close confidant to Layton, who died last month of cancer.
The NDP is set to hold a caucus retreat starting tomorrow in Quebec City.
This week's campaign is called ``Phone in one hand, Ticket in the other.''
Police say distracted driving has been identified as a factor in almost 5,000 collisions on roads and highways patrolled by the provincial force so far this year.Officials say hundreds of people have close calls every day, but drivers continue to use cellphones while driving.
During the first seven months of this year, provincial police handed out more than twice the number of tickets for distracted driving compared with the same period in 2010.
The fine for talking on a cellphone or texting while driving is $155, while watching an entertainment device while behind the wheel carries a fine of $110.
Following an investigation Dryden OPP have charged 35-year-old Sean Warren with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, operation of a motor vehicle with more than 80-millgrams of alcohol in his blood and failing to remain at the scene of a crash.
Warren has been released and will appear in Court on September 26th.
His licence has been suspended for 90-days.
Don't be alarmed to find fire trucks and firefighters in your neighborhood September 13th 2011. The Kenora Fire and Emergency Services will be out in the Norman area tomorrow between 6:30-8:30 PM. They will be knocking on doors and making sure you have a working smoke alarm and that they're properly installed. During the canvass, or anytime the Fire Service is invited in to inspect a home, firefighter will not be issuing tickets to residents, but will show them how to bring their home up to Code and optimize safety.
Several fires that were quiet came back to life including Red Lake number 84.The Ministry of Natural Resources says despite aggressive air and ground attack, a commercial outpost cabin was lost on Gull Lake.
Help is on the way with cool and damp conditions in the forecast. There are 51-active fires in this region.
The weeping parents of Kienan Hebert addressed the media yesterday, just hours after their little boy was returned home.
Paul Hebert directed his comments at a 46-year-old suspect, saying Randy Hopley did the right thing.
Police received an anonymous 9-1-1 call at 3 a-m telling them where to find the boy, who had been sneaked back into the home. Doctors said he was unharmed and in good spirits.
The R-C-M-P has again made a plea to Hopley to turn himself in.