Local Newsbrief – Monday, May 25th


A procession honouring the Canadian Forces Snowbirds team member killed in a plane crash during a flyover aimed at raising spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic took place in Halifax Sunday. Close friends and family members laid flowers on Captain Jennifer Casey’s casket during a homecoming ceremony on the tarmac near Stanfield International Airport. The 35-year-old military public affairs officer and Halifax native died when
the snowbirds tutor jet crashed in a residential area of Kamloops last Sunday during operation inspiration.

A 28-year-old Cambridge woman is dead, and a 27-year-old Cambridge man is in the hospital with serious injuries following a single-vehicle crash in North Dumfries Township. Officers say the vehicle left the road and hit a tree and a fence before catching on fire. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe speed was a factor in the crash.

Norfolk OPP are warning the public to be extremely careful when sharing images and videos over the internet after a report of extortion. Police say an 18-year-old began a video chat after being contacted by an unknown female and engaged in sexually explicit acts. He was later told those acts were recorded and a demand for money was made to keep the video from being shared. No funds were sent and police were contacted immediately.

Police are warning parents to follow their children online after a man threatened a 10-year-old over the internet. Norfolk OPP was called to a Charlotteville address after the child accessed a chat app and spoke to a 30-year-old man. During the video conversation, the suspect wore a hacker mask and threatened the child by running his finger over his throat, then blew the child a kiss before ending the chat.

Norfolk OPP is appealing for witnesses and searching for a dog that bit an 8-year-old child in Port Rowan. Officers say the child was playing in a park and ran past a parked black chevy blazer. When the child passed the vehicle, a black and white coloured dog nipped the child. The owner then put the dog, and a second dog in the vehicle and left the area.

The Paris Food Bank is low on several items and is appealing for donations. Officials say they require pancake mix and syrup, canned fruit, juice, Mr.Noodles, and hygiene items such as toothpaste, soap, shampoo and conditioner, along with laundry and dish soap. Donations can be dropped off at the Paris Sobeys or No Frills donation bins located near the exits. The Paris food bank is available for all residents of Brant County who meet certain requirements and is located on Dundas Street West.