BNW Newsbrief – March 6, 2023

Kieron Rees of Brockville, Ont. celebrates her windfall at the OLG Prize Center in Toronto. (OLG via Newswatch Group)

Here are your latest Brockville and area headlines:

  • Brockville police say people are being taken by fraudsters posing as a window and door renovation company. Police say they’ve received “multiple complaints” from victims who’ve made “substantial down payments” only to have the work partially done – or not done at all. Police believe there are more victims out there.
  • A 37-year-old Gananoque man was arrested during a traffic stop on Friday, Feb. 24. Police say he was wanted on a court bench warrant for criminal charges. The Gananoque Police Service responded to 145 calls during the week ending March 3.
  • The founder and president of Hendrix Restaurant Equipment is getting a posthumous honour. Larry VanderBaaren will receive the 2023 Lifetime Business Achievement Award, the Brockville chamber of commerce announced Friday. VanderBaaren died in November 2021. The other recipient is Joe Hudson – co-founder of Burnbrae Farms.
  • A 71-year-old nurse is Brockville’s latest millionaire. Kieron Rees won the money on an instant scratch ticket. She plans to share her winnings with her two sons and buy a swimming pool.