Police are asking drivers to make sure their vehicles are road safe in order to prevent wheel separations. The OPP has investigated around 60 incidents since January that involved wheels being separated from light duty vehicles. Warning signs range from nothing to a lot of noise and shaking and poor handling. Police remind drivers that car trouble may be inconvenient in the driver, but deadly on 400 series highways.
Everything Fitz to Tour
Friday, 14 June 2013 08:15
The Fitzgerald family is preparing for their next North American Tour. The fiddling family "Everything Fitz," siblings Pat, Julie, Kerry and Tom, along with parents Paddy and Pam Fitzgerald, have dedicated this coming year to touring. Although tour dates are still being lined up, the group is already looking forward to some of their performance destinations, Julie explains:
In July, the three youngest siblings will be music instructors at the Leahy Music Camp in Lakefield, something Kerry is looking forward to:
They will then embark on a two week tour of the East Coast and spend the rest of the summer at fiddle and step dance contests across the country, including the prestigious Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Championship in Saskatoon this August. Tom currently holds the title of Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champion, while Julie holds the 2009 and 2010 title.
Algonquin Art Centre Opens 2013 Show
Friday, 14 June 2013 08:09
Algonquin Art Centre has opened its 2013 show "The Canadian Shield." Every year, the Algonquin Art Centre organizes a new art exhibition that explores environmental themes through the perspective of Canada’s leading landscape and wildlife artists. The Art Centre has developed their 2013 show by turning to one of Canada’s most significant geological formations; the Canadian Shield. The exhibit, "The Canadian Shield" will be on display from now through October 19th, at the Algonquin Art Centre, located on Kilometre 20 in the heart of Algonquin Provincial Park. Admission by voluntary donation, no Park Pass is required.
Bees and Hives Stolen
Friday, 14 June 2013 08:08
Peterborough County OPP is investigating an unusual theft north of Havelock. The victim says that between Sunday June 9th and Monday June 10th unknown persons entered his property and stole several of his queen bees and six custom-made Bee hives. The victim told officers tha,t due to the hard winter, many area keepers lost their bees to the cold and he suspects that the thief is someone who would be familiar with the handling and care of the insects. Anyone with information about this theft is asked to call the OPP or Crime Stoppers.
The OPP Warn You Not to Leave Animals in Vehicles in Warm Weather
Thursday, 13 June 2013 05:15
Summer can mean extreme heat in Bancroft and the surrounding area. So far this spring the Bancroft OPP have received a number of calls from the public reporting family pets being left in vehicles on hot days. Officers attended the spoke with the owners and, fortunately, the dogs in these cases were not in distress, so no charges were laid. The Bancroft OPP reminds you that high temperatures occur in vehicles regardless of whether the windows are partially open and that can cause a pet to suffer from heat stress and dehydration. If the OPP are called to an animal locked in a vehicle and they are in distress, the animal will be removed and taken to a vet. Criminal and by-law charges could be laid against the owners. The OPP encourages you to leave your pets at home. If you need to travel with a pet, never leave it alone in the vehicle even with the windows down and ensure it has lots of water.