WHO says new lower air pollution guidelines could save millions of lives

A new study led by UBC School of Population and Public Health Professor Michael Brauer is being billed as the most comprehensive ever. The study examines global air pollution sources and their health impacts.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday issued its first air quality guidelines since 2005 aimed at reducing deaths from key pollutants that cause cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

The United Nations agency, in advice to its 194 member states, slashed the recommended maximum levels for several pollutants, including particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide, both of which are found in fossil fuel emissions.

“Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, alongside climate change,” it said.

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The WHO cited “clear evidence” of the damage inflicted by air pollution on human health “at even lower concentrations than previously understood”.

“WHO has adjusted almost all the air quality guidelines’ levels downwards, warning that exceeding the new air quality guideline levels is associated with significant risks to health. At the same time, however, adhering to them could save millions of lives,” it said.

Long-term exposure to even lower concentrations of ambient and household air pollution can cause diseases including lung cancer, heart disease, and stroke, resulting in an estimated 7 million premature deaths each year, according to the WHO.

“This puts the burden of disease attributable to air pollution on a par with other major global health risks such as unhealthy diet and tobacco smoking,” it said.

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People living in low- and middle-income countries are hit the hardest due to urbanisation and economic development heavily reliant on burning fossil fuels, it said.

Reducing exposure to particulate matter(PM) – capable of penetrating deep into the lungs and entering the bloodstream – is a priority, the WHO said. These are primarily generated by fuel combustion in sectors including transport, energy, households, industry, and from agriculture.

Under the new guidelines, WHO halved the recommended limit for average annual PM2.5 level from 10 micrograms per cubic meter to 5. It also lowered the recommended limit for PM10 from 20 micrograms to 15.

“Almost 80% of deaths related to PM2.5 could be avoided in the world if the current air pollution levels were reduced to those proposed in the updated guideline,” it said, referring to particulate matter of 2.5 microns in diameter.

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“What matters most is whether governments implement impactful policies to reduce pollutant emissions, such as ending investments in coal, oil and gas and prioritizing the transition to clean energy,” said Dr. Aidan Farrow, a Greenpeace international air pollution scientist who is based at Britain’s University of Exeter.

“The failure to meet the outgoing WHO guidelines must not be repeated,” he said in a statement.

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Up to 90 mm of rain expected for Kingston, Belleville regions by Friday

Environment Canada issued a significant rainfall warning Wednesday, calling for downpours to last in the Kingston and Belleville regions over the next several days.

The rain will be heavy at times, with thunderstorms appearing throughout Thursday. The rain is expected to continue until Friday morning, Environment Canada says.

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Toronto to see a significant amount of rainfall Wednesday, between 50 to 75 mm

Affected regions are expected to see somewhere between 60 to 90 millimetres of rain, with some locations surpassing 100 millimetres.

The weather authority said the significant rainfall is due to “a cold front and a moisture-laden low-pressure system that will arrive from the American mid-west.”

Such heavy downpours or consistent periods of rain can cause floods, Environment Canada warns.

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Declared COVID-19 outbreaks in Saskatchewan

WATCH: There's been an uptick in COVID-19 vaccinations since the proof of vaccination program was announced in Saskatchewan last week. However, there are still numerous individuals who are either hesitant or against getting the jab. Taz Dhaliwal has more on what the premier and a local infectious disease specialist have to say about combating the ongoing issue.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) had been alerting the public about businesses that have likely been exposed to COVID-19 by an infectious person since the start of the pandemic.

According to SHA, these alerts will be issued based on the clinical discretion of the local medical health officer.

“(Alerts will be issued) when the following three key criteria are met: all contacts cannot be notified within 48 hours, there is a resulting increased risk to the public, and the direction is needed for public members in attendance to immediately self-isolate as a result of this increased risk,” the SHA said.

Here is a list of all the active COVID-19 outbreaks posted by the province as of 8 a.m. each morning, broken down by region.

Far north

North

Central

Saskatoon zone

Regina zone

South

La Ronge

NEW Sept. 20: RCMP Detachment — workplace

Meadow Lake

NEW Sept. 20: Golden West Manor — retirement home

Sept. 9: Northern Pioneer Lodge — long-term care home

Aug. 27: Northwest Health Facility — hospital

Pinehouse

Aug. 8: Magloire Teen Infant Care Centre — daycare

Big River

Aug. 26: Carrier Forest Products — workplace

Lake MacDowall

Sept. 1: Living Waters Family Camp Adamson – Activation Conference held by the Canadian Revival Center — conference

Leoville

Sept. 8: Evergreen Health Centre — special care home

Lloydminster

Sept. 16: Jubilee Home — special care home

Sept. 15: Lloydminster Hospital — hospital

NEW Sept. 14: Lloydminster Men’s Shelter — shelter

Sept. 14: Pioneer House — retirement home

Sept. 13: Dr. James Hemstock & Hearthstone Place Assisted Living Residence — retirement home

Sept. 7: Pioneer Lodge — retirement home

Sept. 3: Lloydminster Comprehensive High School — school

Aug. 15: Station 51 Bar & Grill — restaurant/bar

Aug. 15: Original Joe’s — restaurant/bar

Macklin

Aug. 26: St. Joseph Health Facility — long-term care home

North Battleford

Sept. 13: Battleford Union Hospital (Medical 3N & S) — hospital

NEW Sept. 7: École Monseigneur Blaise Morand — school

Aug. 29: Harwood Manor — retirement home

Aug. 9: Battlefords District Care Centre (Ward 1) — special care home

Prince Albert

Sept. 5: Green Hill Lodge and Suites — personal care home

Sept. 1: Prince Albert St. Michael Parish – Prayer Service and Funeral Aug 20 and 21 — place of worship

Aug. 31: Prince Albert Inn — workplace

Aug. 28: Body Mechanics Salon — workplace

Aug. 25: Prince Albert Correctional Centre – Kitchen Staff, Chapel Unit and Sierra Right Unit — correctional centre

Aug. 24: Small World Day Care- Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten and School Age — daycare

Aug. 16: Little Caesars Pizza (kitchen staff) — workplace

Aug. 16: Prince Albert Correctional Centre (kitchen staff) — correctional centre

Aug. 9: Family Futures Daycare, Riverside Location (School Age Group) — daycare

Aug. 7: Rally Motorsports — workplace

July 28: Victoria Hospital — hospital

Rosthern

Sept. 17: Mennonite Nursing Home — special care home

Sept. 8: Rosthern Hospital — hospital

Spiritwood

Sept. 13: Spiritwood and District Health Complex — long-term care

Aug. 22: Co-op Agro Spiritwood — workplace

Sturgeon Lake

Aug. 20: Sturgeon Lake — community

Wakaw

Sept. 8: Lakeview Pioneer Lodge — long-term care home

Esterhazy

Aug. 17: Noble Construction — workplace

Humboldt

Sept. 15: Caleb Village — retirement home

Melville

Sept. 10: St. Peter’s Hospital — hospital

Outlook

Sept. 16: Luther Collegiate Bible Institute — school

Raymore

Sept. 15: Raymore School — school

Watson

Sept. 8: Quill Plains Centennial Lodge — long-term care home

Dalmeny

Sept. 13: Spruce Manor — long-term care home

Aug. 31: Sharing and Caring Daycare — daycare

Delisle

Aug. 24: Molly’s Munchkins Daycare — daycare

Langham

Sept. 13: Langham Care Home — long-term care home

Martensville

Sept. 7: Kathryn’s Dayhome — daycare

Aug. 18: Martensville Baptist Church — place of worship

Saskatoon

NEW Sept. 20: Sherbrooke Community Centre (Central Haven) — long-term care home

Sept. 15: Eagles Nest Youth Ranch — group home

Sept. 11: Sherbrooke Community Centre (Kinsmen Village) — long-term care home

Sept. 9: Nutrien Cory Potash — workplace

Sept. 9: Parent Child Development Cooperative (Glow Worm and Kinder Care Rooms) — daycare

Sept. 8: Boys and Girls Club Summer Camp (St. Josephs Parish) — event

Sept. 8: Sherbrooke Community Centre (Veterans Village) — long-term care home

Sept. 7: Spadina Early Learning Centre — daycare

Aug. 31: Spark Park Summer Sport Camp (Aug. 23-27) — event

Aug. 31: St. Angela Merici Residence Inc. — personal care home

Aug. 31: Tykes and Tots Daycare — daycare

Aug. 30: JCL Care Foundation — personal care home

Aug. 26: Ilarion Residence – Assisted Living — personal care home

Aug. 24: Helping Hands ABC Daycare – Downstairs Room — daycare

Aug. 18: Open Fields Distribution — workplace

Aug. 16: Oak Trees and Acorns Child Care Centre (Beehive and Rainbow Rooms) —  daycare

Aug. 16: Hudson’s Canadian Pub — workplace

Aug. 11: Nutrien Ag Solutions, Melville Street — workplace

July 30: Fairmont Baptist Church — workplace

June 24: Grainfields Circle Drive — restaurant

June 18: Saskatoon Motor Products — workplace

June 13: Global Gathering Place (GGP English Language Centre) — workplace

June 12: Boardwalk Properties – Reid Park Estates — workplace

June 10: Davis Machine Co. — workplace

June 7: Brandt Manufacturing — workplace

May 31: Chromaster Dental Laboratory — workplace

May 27: Flodraulic — workplace

May 23: Moon Auto Services — workplace

May 22: JS Props & Marine — workplace

Warman

Sept. 13: North View Haven — assisted living facility

Regina

NEW Sept. 18: Sacred Heart Community School — school

Sept. 16: Allegro Seniors Home — personal care home

Sept. 15: Henry Janzen Elementary School — school

Sept. 15: Elsie Mironuck — school

Sept. 15: Dr. Martin LeBoldus Catholic High School — school

Sept. 14: William Booth Special Care Home — special care home

Sept. 13: Lynn’s Private Daycare — daycare

Sept. 13: Arbor Oaks Manor — personal care home

NEW Sept. 10: Harvest City Christian Academy — school

Sept. 7: College Park ll (3rd and 4th Floors) — retirement home

Sept. 7: Westminster Care Home Ltd. — personal care home

Sept. 1: LP3 Transportation — workplace

Aug. 27: Wascana Rehabilitation Centre (Main 6) — special care home

Aug. 20: Keller Foundations Ltd. — workplace

June 24: Fabricland Regina — workplace

June 2: Sharp Signs and Graphics — workplace

March 5: Regina Discount Bar — workplace

Carlyle

Aug. 24: Element Technical Services — workplace

Caronport

Sept. 13: Briercrest College & Seminary (College) — school

Estevan

Sept. 7: Estevan Regional Nursing Home — special care home

Aug. 9: Pure Energy Learning Centre/ Estevan Daycare Cooperative — child care

Aug. 9: CJ Oilfield — workplace

Aug. 8: Canadian Natural Resource Limited — workplace

Herbert

Sept. 16: Prairie Wind Estates Personal Care Home — personal care home

Sept. 15: Herbert School — school

Aug. 16: Borea Construction — workplace

Glentworth

Sept. 17: Glentworth High School — school

Leader

Aug. 24: Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility (Long-Term Care) — long-term care

Aug. 23: G3 Canada — workplace

Maple Creek

NEW Sept. 20: Cypress Lodge — personal care home

Moose Jaw

Sept. 18: Marcie Private Care Home (1301 Princess Cres.) — personal care home

Sept. 18: Simpson Seeds — workplace

Sept. 17: Sacred Heart Elementary School — school

Sept. 14: Crescent Park Retirement Villa — personal care home

NEW Sept. 13: Point West (Caleb Village) — personal care home

Sept. 4: Brown’s Socialhouse — restaurant

Aug. 22: Pioneer Lodge – Memory Lane — long-term care

Aug. 8: Capilano Court — care home

Moosomin

July 30: Play Fair Daycare — daycare

Qu’Appelle

Sept. 12: James Hamblin Elementary School — school

Swift Current

NEW Sept. 20: Victory Family Church — place of worship

Sept. 18: Simpson Seeds — workplace

Sept. 16: Meadows Long Term Care Facility — special care home

Sept. 13: Restoration House Church — place of worship

Aug. 27: Cypress House — special care home

Aug. 25: Riverview Village Estates — assisted living

July 21: Viterra — workplace

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Saint John Sea Dogs to host Memorial Cup with 'Maritime hospitality' in 2022

A Humboldt Bronco goalie killed in the 2018 bus crash has been honoured in a community west of Edmonton. Athletes played in the Parker Tobin Memorial Cup, raising funds to help under privileged players. Chris Chacon reports.

The Saint John Sea Dogs have been selected to host the 2022 Memorial Cup next June, the Canadian Hockey League announced Wednesday.

“We are extremely excited to be granting the rights to host this event to Saint John for the first time,” said CHL president Dan MacKenzie in a release.

“The bid committee did a fantastic job of outlining how Saint John will embrace the Memorial Cup with its Maritime hospitality to create an atmosphere that both celebrates the game and leaves a lasting legacy in the community.”

It’s the first time the Memorial Cup will be played since 2019, as COVID-19 has cancelled it the last two years. It was last hosted by the Halifax Mooseheads and won by the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. The Quebec Remparts also submitted a bid to host the cup next year.

Saint John will become the third city from the Maritimes to host the event. Halifax has done it twice, and Moncton, once.

The Sea Dogs will be one of four teams competing in the 2022 Memorial Cup, beginning June 3, 2022. They will be joined by each of the playoff champions from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

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Saint John’s team has participated in the Memorial Cup three times – 2011, 2012 and 2017. During their first appearance, the team finished as the QMJHL President Cup champions before “claiming CHL supremacy,” the release said.

During the 2020-21 season, the team placed third in the QMJHL’s Maritimes Division with a 15-14-3-1 record and 34 points.

All games from the 2022 Memorial Cup, presented by Kia, will be nationally televised by TSN and RDS.

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Ontario reports 463 new COVID-19 cases, smallest increase in five weeks

WATCH ABOVE: Ontario COVID-19 vaccine certificate system takes effect Wednesday.

Ontario is reporting 463 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the lowest daily caseload seen in five weeks. The provincial case total now stands at 581,231.

It is the fewest number of confirmed cases in a 24-hour period since Aug. 17 when 348 new infections were recorded. Test positivity also fell below 2 per cent, also not seen since Aug. 11.

Of the 463 new cases recorded, the data showed 278 were unvaccinated people, 21 were partially vaccinated people, 131 were fully vaccinated people and for 33 people the vaccination status was unknown.

According to Wednesday’s report, 93 cases were recorded in Toronto, 54 in Ottawa, 48 in Windsor-Essex, 41 in Peel Region, 30 in York Region and 27 in Hamilton.

All other local public health units reported fewer than 25 new cases in the provincial report.

The death toll in the province has risen to 9,632, as seven more virus-related deaths were recorded.

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Vaccinations, recoveries, testing, 7-day average in Ontario

As of 8 p.m. on Tuesday, 40,596 vaccines (16,477 for a first shot and 24,119 for a second shot) were administered in the last day.

There are more than 10.3 million people fully immunized with two doses, which is 79.4 per cent of the eligible (12 and older) population. First dose coverage stands at 85.3 per cent.

Meanwhile, 565,710 Ontario residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is about 97 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 783 from the previous day.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 5,851 — down from the previous day when it was at 6,178, and is also down from Sept. 15 when it was at 5,936. At the peak of the second wave coronavirus surge in January, active cases hit just above 30,000. In the third wave in April, active cases topped 43,000.

The seven-day average has now reached 692 which is the down from yesterday’s at 710, and is also down from last week when it was 722. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 600.

The government said 39,092 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 19,259 tests awaiting results.

Test positivity hit 1.8 per cent, falling below two per cent for the first time since August. Last week, test positivity was at 2.5 per cent.

Hospitalizations in Ontario

Ontario reported 299 people in general hospital wards with COVID-19 (down by 31 from the previous day) with 187 patients in intensive care units (up by 12) and 162 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (up by seven).

Provincial officials recently announced they would start including the vaccination status of those hospitalized due to COVID-19 as part of their daily COVID-19 data reporting. They noted the new dataset will grow and improve over time as more information is collected.

For those in general hospital wards with COVID, 122 were unvaccinated, 8 were partially vaccinated and 28 were fully vaccinated. For those in ICUs, 101 were unvaccinated while 10 were partially vaccinated and 9 were fully vaccinated.

In the third wave peak, which was the worst wave for hospitalizations, the province saw as many as 900 patients in ICUs with COVID. The province’s data has recorded 5,788 patients in total have ever been in ICU with 29,662 patients having been hospitalized due to COVID since the start of the pandemic.

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Variants of concern in Ontario

Officials have listed breakdown data for the new VOCs (variants of concern) detected so far in the province which consists of:

“Alpha” the B.1.1.7 VOC (first detected in the United Kingdom): 146,452 variant cases, which one case was removed. This strain dominated Ontario’s third wave.

“Delta” the B.1.617.2 VOC (first detected in India): 17,594 variant cases, which is up by 650 since the previous day. This strain is dominating Ontario’s fourth wave.

“Beta” the B.1.351 VOC (first detected in South Africa): 1,502 variant cases, which is unchanged since the previous day.

“Gamma” the P.1 VOC (first detected in Brazil): 5,229 variant cases, which is unchanged since the previous day.

NOTE: It takes several days for positive COVID-19 tests to be re-examined for the exact variant. Therefore, there may be more variant cases than overall cases in daily reporting.

More to come.

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York police searching for Markham couple missing since Saturday

York Regional Police say they are searching for a Markham couple who have been missing since Saturday.

Police said they are growing concerned for the well-being of 37-year-old Quoc Tran and 25-year-old Kristy Nguyen who were last seen in the area of Highway 7 East and Warden Avenue at around 4:50 p.m. on Sept. 18.

Investigators said they have not been able to locate the couple and the family says this is out of character for them.

Tran is described as being five-foot-eight and 170 lbs., with spiked black hair and brown eyes.

Nguyen is described as being five-foot-four and 120 lbs., with long black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7865 or Crime Stoppers Anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

 

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Woman rescues driver from submerged vehicle after Cardinal, Ont., crash: OPP

The valiant efforts of a woman who saved a driver after a vehicle crashed into the water in the Village of Cardinal are being hailed by local emergency services.

According to OPP, on Monday, a woman was fishing on the canal near Legion Way when a vehicle lost control and reversed into the water.

The woman then jumped into the water, and pulled the driver from the submerged vehicle.

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When emergency crews arrived, both people were found unharmed, OPP say.

The woman expressed her wishes to police that she remain anonymous.

Still, Grenville County OPP said they wanted to extend their thanks for her lifesaving efforts.

“Her actions that day likely prevented a tragedy,” OPP said.

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Aurora Cannabis closing 1 Edmonton facility, relocating manufacturing to Ontario

Aurora Cannabis Inc. is closing one of its Alberta facilities as it strives to streamline its operations.

The cannabis company says its Aurora Polaris property at the Edmonton International Airport will be shut down as part of a plan to create a leaner and more agile firm.

Aurora Polaris’ medical distribution operations will move to the adjacent Aurora Sky facility at the Edmonton airport, while manufacturing will be relocated to Aurora River in Bradford, Ont.

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Aurora, which is headquartered in Edmonton, will keep its corporate office in Alberta.

Aurora would not say how many employees will be impacted by the changes, but thanked workers for their contributions.

The changes come as Aurora has spent much of the pandemic busy with a restructuring and layoffs and after the company moved the release of its fourth-quarter earnings from Tuesday to Sept. 27.

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The company laid an unspecified number of workers at the beginning of 2021 after a round of significant cuts in the summer of 2020.

At that time, the cannabis company announced it would reduce its selling, general and administrative workforce by 25 per cent immediately and another 30 per cent of production staff would be laid off from the company over the following two quarters.

On top of the layoffs, Aurora also ceased operations at five facilities — Aurora Prairie in Saskatchewan, Aurora Mountain in Alberta, Aurora Ridge in Ontario and Aurora Vie and Aurora Eau in Quebec.

The company said last year by the end of the company’s 2021 second quarter, production and manufacturing at Aurora Sky and Polaris in Alberta, Aurora River in Ontario, Whistler Pemberton in British Columbia will be consolidated.

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Suspect in London, Ont. attack on Muslim family returns to court Oct. 6

The man accused of murdering four members of a London, Ont., Muslim family and attempting to kill their young child returned to court for a brief appearance on Wednesday that saw the matter pushed back another two weeks.

Nathaniel Veltman, 20, of London, faces four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in a set of charges that are linked to June’s vehicle attack in the city’s northwest end.

Local police say the victims were targeted based on their religion and Crown prosecutors allege that Veltman’s offences were terrorism.

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Wednesday’s court hearing saw Veltman appear virtually from the confines of Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre (EMDC), a jail in south London.

He wore a face mask, along with orange prison attire and with his hair having grown a noticeable amount since his first appearance in June.

A representative for his lawyer, Christopher Hicks, who identified herself as S. Ahn, told the court that more time is needed to receive additional closure, including a “vehicle analysis.”

Jennifer Moser, an assistant Crown attorney assigned to the case, added that two sets of disclosure have already been sent to the Crown and that a third will be coming shortly.

“The third wave of disclosure will have the vehicle analysis being requested by my friend,” Moser said.

The court ruled to have the case resume on Oct. 6.

Veltman remains in custody at EMDC in the meantime.

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The ongoing court case surrounds what marks the deadliest mass murder in London’s history.

On the evening of June 6, five members of a local family were out for a walk in the city’s Hyde Park neighbourhood before they were run over by a pickup truck.

Salman Afzaal, 46, his 44-year-old wife Madiha Salman, their 15-year-old daughter Yumna, and her 74-year-old grandmother, Talat Afzaal, were killed in the attack.

The couple’s nine-year-old son, Fayez, was left seriously injured.

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Impaired driving arrests made in Peterborough County, City of Kawartha Lakes, Bancroft area: OPP

OPP in central Ontario made several impaired driving arrests over the past few days.

On Tuesday night, Peterborough County OPP responded to a traffic complaint about a suspected impaired driver on Hwy. 28 in Douro-Dummer Township.

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OPP say detectives with the Durham Regional Police Service were in the area and stopped the vehicle after it was observed to be travelling erratically. Officers determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

Savannah Wilson, 22, of Milton, Ont., was arrested and charged with impaired driving

Her driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. She was released and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Nov. 3.

City of Kawartha Lakes OPP say two single-vehicle crashes over the weekend led to impaired driving charges.

On Sept. 17 around 7 p.m., officers responded to a single-vehicle rollover on County Road 121. Police determined the driver was impaired by alcohol.

Roberta Delville, 19, of Richmond Hill, Ont., was arrested and charged with impaired driving (blood-alcohol concentration 80-plus).

Her driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. She was released and will appear in court in Lindsay on Oct. 7.

On Sept. 18 around 12:30 a.m., officers located a vehicle in the ditch along Elm Tree Road in the former Fenelon Township.

The driver was determined to be impaired.

James Mousseau, 44, of the City of Kawartha Lakes, was arrested and charged with impaired driving (alcohol and drugs).

He was released and is scheduled to appear in court in Lindsay on Oct. 7.

Bancroft OPP on Sept. 17 responded to a vehicle in the ditch along North Baptiste Lake Road in Hastings Highlands. Officers determined the driver was impaired.

The driver, Troy Hogan, 49, of Mississauga, Ont., was arrested and charged with two counts of impaired driving (blood-alcohol concentration 80-plus and alcohol and drugs)

He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Bancroft on Oct. 12.

On Sept. 18 around 1 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on Cross Road in Faraday Township and determined a driver was impaired.

Carson Grant, 26, of Bancroft, was arrested and charged with impaired driving (blood-alcohol concentration 80-plus).

He was released and will appear in court in Bancroft on Oct. 19.

 

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