BNW Newsbrief – May 24, 2023

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Here are your latest Brockville and area headlines:

  • A couple of men fighting on Brock Street Saturday afternoon has led to a number of charges. Police say the two men, both 36 years old, starting fighting in a car and that dust-up continued in the street. There were no serious injures after Brockville police broke it up. One is charged with assault and failing to comply with a release order. The other is facing assault, impaired driving and failing to comply with a release order and a probation order.

  • Police say a 19-year-old man who wheels a lot of stuff around Brockville in a shopping cart is facing charges for causing a disturbance, failing to comply with a youth sentence and possession of a dangerous weapon. Police say his cart got pushed over, he lost his cool and started swinging a piece of lumber around near the Brockville library on Buell Street Sunday night leading to “multiple calls” to police.

  • Leeds and Thousand Islands Township will hold an open house next week as it drafts its next community improvement plan. The drop-in style open house runs Wednesday, May 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with presentations at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Lansdowne Community Building. The township has hired consultants Re:Public from Montreal and Toronto’s Parcel Economics to work on the CIP.

  • A ribbon cutting ceremony will happen next week on the Cataraqui Trail near Chaffey’s Lock in Rideau Lakes Township to open a new rest stop. The township, Cataraqui Conservation and the Chaffey’s Lock and Area Heritage Society will also unveil new interpretive signs at the site, west of Elgin.