May 14 News

 

THE POLICE ARE NOT PLAYING WHEN THEY TELL YOU TO SLOW DOWN AND WATCH YOUR DRIVING HEADING INTO THE FIRST LONG WEEEKND OF THE SUMMER SEASON. THE OPP ARE OUT IN FULL FORCE TODAY AROUND LAMBTON AND CHATHAM KENT. TE CHATHAM KENT POLICE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT UNIT WILL ALSO BE OUT THERE ALL WEEKEND LLOKING FOR SPEEDERS, PEOPLE DRINKING AND DRIVING AND NOT WEARING SEAT BELTS. THERE HAVE BEEN 45 TRAFFIC RELATED DEATHS IN CHATHAM KENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS.

TAKE YOUR FOOT OFF THE GAS PEDAL IF YOU DON’T WANT THIS TO BE AN EXPENSIVE HOLIDAY WEEKEND. POLICE ARE ALREADY OUT IN FULL FORCE ON THE HIGHWAYS AHEAD OF THIS VICTORIA DAY WEEKDN. THE OPP ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE, AND ARE BEING JOINED BY THE CHATHAM KENT TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT UNIT. THEY ARE LOOKING FOR SPEEDERS AND DANGEROUS DRIVERS, PEOPLE NOT WEARING THEIR SEAT BELTS AND OF COURSE PEOPLE WHO ARE DRINKING AND DRIVING. 45 PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES IN TRAFFIC RELATED DEATHS IN CHATHAM KENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS AND THAT IS A VERY HIGH NUMBER.

ANOTHER DRUG BUST IN CHATHAM. THIS TIME THEY WENT INTO A HOME ON MERITT AVANUE AND FOUND SOME DRUGS AND PARAPHANALLIA. THEY FOUND A SMALL AMOUNT OF METHDURING THE SEARCH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THAY ALSO MADE 5 ARRESTS INCLUDING 2 CHATHAM MEN AGED 46 AND 35, A 24 YEAR OLD CHATAM WOMAN AND 2 TEENS, A 17 YEAR OLD GIRL AND AN 18 YEAR OLD BOY. THEY ARE ALL FACING SEVERAL CHARGES.

5 PEOPLE ARE FACING A MYRIAD OF DRUG CHARGES AFTER CHATHAM KENT POLCIE EXECUTED A SEARCH WARRANT ON A HOME ON MERRITT AVENUE WEDNESDAY EVENING. THEY FOUND SOME METH AND DRUG PARAPHANALLIA. THEY CHARGED THE 5, INCLUDING A 17 YEAR OLD GIRL AND AN 18 YEAR OLD BOY WITH A VIRIETY OF CHARGES.

WHILE ELEMETNARY SCHOOL TEACHERS AROUND THE PROVINCE CONTINUE THEIR WORK TO RULE CAMPAIGN, THE ONTARIO LABOUR RELATIONS BOARD IS HEARING FROM THREE SCHOOL BOARDS TODAY THAT A SECONDARY TEACHERS STRIKE IN THEIR DISTRICTS IS ILLEGAL. THE TEACHERS HAVE WALKED OFF THE JOB IN DURHAM REGION, RAINBOW DISTRICT NEAR SUDBURY, AND PEEL REGION TO BACK CONTRACT DEMANDS. THEY HAVE BEEN OUT FOR SEVERAL WEEKS WITH THE THREAT OF EXPANSING THE STRIKE TO OTHER REGIONS. TE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT SAYS THAT IS NOT ALLOWED UNDER A NEW BARGAINING SYSTEM THEY ESTABLISHED LAST YEAR.

EMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN ONTARIO ARE WORKING TO RULE BUT IN THREE DISTRICTSAROUND THE PROVINCE THEIR SECONDARY COUNTERPARTS HAVE WALKED OFF THE JOB. IN PEEL, DURHAM AND UP NEAR SUDBURY LEAVING 70 THOUSAD STUDENTS OUT OF CLASS. THE LIBERAL OVERMENT SAYS THAT IS NOT ALLOWED UNDER A NEW BARGAINING AGREEEMNT THEY INTRODUCED LAST YEAR. SO THEY ARE TAKING IT BEFORE THE ONTARIO LABOUR RELATIONS BOARD TODAY. THE THREAT TO EXPAND THE STRIKE IS FRONT AND CENTRE.

PRIME MINISTER STEVEN HARPER IS IN WINDSOR TODAY AND SO FAR HAS BEEN PRETTY BUSY. HE ANNOUNCED NEW TAX INCENTIVES FOR CANDIAN MANUFACTURERS AT VALIENT MACHINE AND TOOL…AND THIS HOUR IS MNEETING UP WITH MICVHIGAN GOVERNOIR RICK SNYDER TO ADRESS THE MEDIA AT A SECRET LOCATION. IT’S BELIEVED THE PAIR WILL ANNOUNCE THE NAME OF THE NEW BRIDGE THEY WILL BUILD BETWEEN DETROIT AND WINDSOR.

THE ATTORNEY FOR THE ENGINEER WHO WAS A THE HELM OF THAT AMTRACK TRAIN THAT DERAILED IN PHILLIDELPHIA THIS WEEK KILLING 7 AND INJURING 200 HAS NO RECOLLECTION OF THE CRASH. ACCORDNG TO AMTRACK HE WAS DOING TWICE THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT WHEN THE TRAIN LEFT THE TRACK. THE LAYER SAYS HIS CLIENT WAS NOT ON DRUGS OR HIS CELL PHONE AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH.

THE INVESTIGATORS LOOKING INTO THAT AMTRACK CRASH INPHILLY THAT KILLED 7 AND INJURED 200 THIS WEEK CAN’T GET TO THE ENGINNER YET BECAUSE HE LAWYERED UP. THE ATTORNEY FOR THE ENGINEER SAYS HE CAN’T REMEMBER ANYTHING ABOUT THE CRASH OTHER THEN HE WAS NOT ON DRUGS OR ON HIS CELL PHONE. THAT MUCH HE CAN REMEMBER. BUT AMTRACK OFFICIALS SAY HE WAS DOING TWICE THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT WHEN THE TRAIN LEFT THE TRACKS.

THE MOTHER OF A 7 YEAR OLD TRANS GENDER STUDENT IN EDMONTOIN HAS FIELD A COMPLAINT WITH THE ALBERTA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION AFTER HER CHILD WAS BANNED FROM USING THE GIRLS WASHORROM AT SCHOOL. THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL HER CHILD ATTENDED MADE THE DECISION, AND NOW SHE WANTS SOME ANSWERS.THE PARENTS SAY THEY KNEW FROM THE BEGINNING THERE WAS SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT THEIR SON, AND LAST FALL HE TOLD THEM, HE FELT LIKE A GIRL.

THE SHOW WILL GO ON..BUT NOT WITH HARRY SHEARER. THE 71 YEAR OLD VOICE OF SEVRAL CHARACTERS ON THE SIMPSONS HAS QUIT THE SHOW OVER A CONTRACT DISPUTE. HE DOES THE VOICE FOR NED FLANDERS, MR. BURNS AND PRNCIPAL SKINNER AMONG OTHERS, BUT FOX HAS ALSO CONFIRMED HIS DEPARTURE FROM THE POPULAR SHOW. HE HAS BEEN THERE SINCE DAY ONE.

HUGE LAYOFFS AT A CANDIAN GIANT TODAY AS BOMBARDIER ANNOUNCED 1750 LAYOFFS CANADA WIDE. THAT WILL INCLUDE 1,000 IN MONTREAL, AND ANOTHER 500 IN TORONTO. TE COMPANY BLAMES IT ON THE CURRENT ECONOMIC CONDITIONS AND POLITICAL TURMOIL IN RUSSIA, CHINA, AND LATIN AMERICA. THEY HAVE HAD TO REDUCE PRODUCTION OF THEIR LARGEST BUSINESS JETS. THE LAYOFFS BEGIN NEXT MONTH.

CANADAS JET MAKER IS LAYING OFF OVER A THOUSAND WORKERS. BOMBARDIER ANNOUNCED THIS MORNING THEY WIL LAYOFF 1750 PEOPLE IN TOTAL. 1,000 IN MONTREAL AND ANOTHER 500 IN TORONTO. THE POLITICAL UNREST IN RUSSIA CHINA AND LATIN AMERICA IS BEING BLAMEDFOR THE MOVE AS THEY ARE PRODUCING FEWER PLANES.

THE SCHWANDT FAMILY OF ROCKFORD MICHIOGAN HAVE MADE IT A BAKERS DOZEN WHEN IT COMES TO THE BOY DEPARTMENT. 40 YEAR OLD KATERI SCHWANDT GAVE BIRTH TO THE COUPLES THIRTEENTH CHILD YESETERDAY AND ONCE AGAIN..IT’S A BOUNCING BABY BAY. SHE SAYS IT’S GREART..ITS LIKE EVERY DAY IS MOTHERS DAY SINCE THE BRING HER FLOWERS AND PRESENTS ALL THE TIME. SHE SAYS SHE IS USED TO BIG FAMILIES SINCE SHE WASONE OF 14 HER SELF.

ACORDING TO RESEARCHERS, AND IT’S HARD TO ARGUE THESE DAYS..CANDIANS HOOKED ON SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS AND OTHER DEVICES NOW HAVE A SHORTER ATTENTION SPAN THEN A GOLD FISH. MICROSOFT DID THE STUDY THAT FOUND WHILE THOSE TUNED IN DIGITALLY CAN MULTI TASK LIKE A CHAMP..THEY HAVE MORE TROUBLE FOCUSING THEIR ATTENTION ON ONE TASK. TY STUDIED 2 000 CANDIANS PLAYING AN ON LINE GAME. IN 2,000 THE AVRAGE TIME OF ATTENTION ON THE GAME WAS 12 SECONDS..NOW IT’S 8 SECONDS. THE AVERAGE GOLD FISH BY THE WAY..PAYS ATTENTION FOR 9 SECONDS.

ITS OFFICIAL. WE ARE SPENDING FAR TOO MUCH TIME ON OUR ELECTRONIC DEVICES, OUT SMART PHONES AND TABLES AND ALL THISE GADGETS THAT GETS US THROUGH THE DAY. MICROSOFT STUDIED 2,000 CANDIANS USING AN ON LINE GAME. THE AVERAGIE TIME A CANDIAN COULD FOCUS ON THE GAME WAS 8 SECONDS. BACK IN 2000 IT WAS 12 SECONDS. AND IF YOU WANT TO FEEL REALLY BAD…THE AVERAGE GOLD FISH CAN FOCUS..FOR 9 SECONDS.