BNW Newsbrief – June 12 2023

Ryan Arbuthnot celebrates his third 358 modified win for the 2023 season this season on Saturday, June 10, 2023. (Don Simpson/BOS via Newswatch Group)

Here are your latest Brockville and area headlines:

  • Ross Video has officially opened its $15 million company expansion in South Dundas. The live video production tech firm held a grand opening and ribbon cutting at the Iroquois building on Friday. The 55,000 square foot addition adds two production lines.
  • A second suspect has been arrested after a cheque-based fraud in November. Police say cheques were stolen from a home while the suspects had been doing work. The first suspect was arrested in May. A 39-year-old Gananoque man was arrested on Saturday. He’s been charged with possession of stolen property, forgery and fraud. The victim lost over $12,500, according to the Gananoque Police Service.
  • A Leeds-Grenville EMS paramedic response unit will be stationed in Westport at the fire hall starting next month. The PRU will be stationed for 12-hour shifts every day starting July 2, Mayor Robin Jones announced on her website. A paramedic response unit – a specially equipped sport utility vehicle — has all the supplies that an ambulances does but it can’t transport patients.
  • Ryan Arbuthnot took the checkered flag at Brockville Speedway Saturday night for his third 358 modified win this season. Other winners were: Tyler Bushey – pro stocks, Xavier Andrews – sportsman, James Clarke – dirt mini stocks, Matt Prunner – novice sportsman.
  • That’s something to smile about! The annual Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign at two Kemptville locations during the month of May raised $16,994 for children’s mental health programs across North Grenville.