Teachers Hit The Pavement, Tree Branch Assault, An Earthquake and More!

 

DON’T BE SURPRISED IF ELEMENTARY TEACHERS HIT THE PAVEMENT IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS. WE LEARNED TODAY ELEMENTARY TEACHERS ARE IN A LEGAL STRIKE POSITION BY MAY 10TH. LAMBTON KENT DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION JIM COSTELLO SAYS TALKS OPEN THIS WEEK. HE SAYS THE PROVINCE WILL REALLY CONTROL WHETHER OR NOT A DEAL CAN BE REACHED. HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS ARE ALREADY WALKING OFF THE JOB IN SEVERAL REGIONS.

A MAN SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES THIS MORNING WHEN HIS CAR JUMPED A CURB ON PARK AVE WEST IN CHATHAM, AND SNAPPED OFF A POWER LINE. HE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AS A PRECAUTION. MEANTIME THE MISHAP TURNED OFF THE POWER FOR SEVERAL ENTEGRUS CUSTOMERS NEARBY BUT EVERYTHING WAS BACK ON SHORTLY AFTER.

STILL NO CAUSE RELEASED ON THAT WALLACEBURG HOUSE FIRE SATURDAY NIGHT. FIRE FIGHTERS BATTLED A BLAZE AT A HOME ON DUKE STREET THAT CAUSED ABOUT 50 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE INVESTIGATION IS ON GOING.

IN SOME ASSAULT CASES ONE PERSON MIGHT TEAR THE OTHER LIMB FROM LIMB. IN THIS CASE THE LIMB WAS THE WEAPON OF CHOICE. CHATHAM KENT POLICE TELL US TO NEIGHBORS WERE ARGUING FRIDAY NIGHT WHEN IT GOT PHYSICAL. ONE MAN GRABBED A TREE BRANCH AND STRUCK THE OTHER. THEN FLED. POLICE FOUND HIM SUNDAY AND CHARGED HIM. HE WAS BEING HELD PENDING A BAIL HEARING. THE VICTIM DIDN’T REQUIRE MEDICAL ATTENTION.

THE DEATH TOLL IN NEPAL STANDS AT 3700 RIGHT NOW BUT IS EXPECTED TO CLIMB MUCH HIGHER FOLLOWING THAT HUGE EARTHQUAKE THAT HAMMERED THE REGION NEAR KATMANDU ON SATURDAY. IT WAS MASSIVE REGISTERING 7.8 ON THE RICHTER SCALE. THEY NEED EVERYTHING IN THE REGION FROM FOOD AND WATER TO MEDICAL SUPPLIES, FUEL, SHELTER AND VOLUNTEERS. CANADIAN DISASTER RESPONSE TEAMS ARE EN-ROUTE.