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April 17, 2014
Moira Lake rise brings out community
By Diane Sherman
News – Madoc – The ﬁrst alert of imminent ﬂooding around Moira Lake came earlier in the week, April 8, when Linda and John McLaren felt the onslaught of Moira Lake’s spring break up. By April 11 the lake had risen over the foundation of the McLaren home. Emergency Measures ofﬁcer Cathy Lahey-Francis attended the location with ﬁre department crew
to begin sandbagging around the residence. Students from the Centre Hastings Secondary School Restoration and Renovation class were called out to assist in bagging sand and stacking a break wall around the home. The low-lying area, where Hwy. 62 crosses Moira Lake, was a touch and go situation over the weekend with water reaching the edge of the Please see “Community” on page 3
SRPS to broaden taser training By Richard Turtle
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News – Stirling – The number of Stirling-Rawdon police ofﬁcers authorized to carry tasers is expected to increase from two to ﬁve in the coming weeks. After taking public comments into consideration and discussing the matter internally, the StirlingRawdon Police Services Board voted to train two additional ofﬁcers to carry the weapon. Interim Police Chief Christina Reive explained that two ofﬁcers presently have authorization to carry the two devices owned by the department, while a third ofﬁcer has completed the required training. She recommended an additional two tasers be purchased and all other ofﬁcers trained in their use to eventually ensure at least one staff member on duty at all times would have access. Tasers have been used by Stirling police twice in the past two years, Reive told the board. After originally moving that the department maintain the status quo, board member Wilfred Shier amended his motion to allow the training of two more ofﬁcers. Training required, Reive says, is about 12 hours per year. “I think it was a good suggestion to get public input,” Shier said at the meeting, noting he had received eight written reports and
two verbal ones all opposed to the expansion of taser use. Board Chair Tara Dier noted, “I have a small bundle of responses on paper,” adding that among them there were arguments both for and against increased taser authorization. Board members brieﬂy discussed trafﬁc concerns in the village and possible solutions to ensure safety, particularly around the Stirling Public School. While the decision would ultimately be made by council, PSB members agreed to make a request that council consider reducing the speed limit along West Front Street to 40 km/ hr. as well as making Roscoe and Allan Streets one way to improve trafﬁc ﬂow around the school. In submitting the department’s annual report for 2013, Interim Chief Reive noted ofﬁcers have been busier recently as a result of increased trafﬁc but added crime statistics are not on the rise. Copies of the annual report are now available through the municipal ofﬁces. Also in attendance at the meeting was former board chair Greg Oliver who remains unable to serve on the board pending notice by the Ontario Civilian Police Commission. Asked about a po- Centre Hastings Secondary students from the Restoration-Renovation program were called out to assist with sandbagging tential resolution, Oliver noted, “I a home in the low-lying area of Moira Lake last week. Cole Craftchick tosses a sand bag to relay around to the lakeside. still haven’t heard anything.” Photo: Diane Sherman
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