Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Embrun man dies after plane crash near Saskatoon BY LIANNE LAHAIE firstname.lastname@example.org
SASKATOON – A twin-engine plane carrying three men who worked for an Ottawa geological surveying company crashed into a sound barrier along a busy street in Saskatoon’s north end on Friday, April , killing an Embrun man. Now federal aviation safety investigators are piecing together details of the fatal crash to ﬁgure out why it happened. Dead is Iaroslav “Slava” Gorokhovski, 47, an Embrun resident who worked for Ottawabased Fugro Airborne Surveys. Gorokhovski and fellow Fugro employees, Brock Gorrell, 57,
of Ottawa, and Cameron Sutcliﬀe, 42, of Calgary were in a twin-engine light plane doing an aerial resource survey assignment on an area east of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Gorrell and Sutcliﬀe were pilot and co-pilot and escaped with minor injuries from the crash. They were treated at Royal University Hospital and later released. At the time, the three had been in the air for less than four hours and preliminary reports indicate the 30-year-old plane still had lots of fuel when it developed trouble in one engine, forcing an emergency landing procedure. The second engine failed while the plane was en route back to the John G. Diefenbaker International
Airport, ﬁve kilometres away. The plane came down just before 6:30 p.m., skimming a condominium building according to witnesses to the crash, and then hit a roadside sound barrier wall on the east side of Wanuskewin Road, near the intersection with 5st Street, in the city’s north end. The wreckage of the downed plane was removed from the roadway over the weekend and taken to a hangar at the Saskatoon airport where analysts from the federal Transport Safety Board (TSB) are now examining it as part of their investigation. Gorokhovski had been employed with Fugro Airborne Surveys since 998. He leaves behind a wife and children.
Alfred-Plantagenet puts priorities �rst in 2011 budget BY LIANNE LAHAIE email@example.com
PLANTAGENET – The township is planning to spend $00,000 less on capital works and operations this year with a budget Mayor JeanYves Lalonde says addresses the municipality’s “priorities” in 20. The mayor said he was “very satisﬁed” with the budget, which was approved at the April 4 meeting of council. “We have something that reﬂects the needs of the township for this year,” he told media.
The township is planning spend approximately $7.7 million this year, including $7.38 for operations and $83,000 for a limited amount of necessary capital works projects. The township will levy nearly $3.7 million from taxpayers this year, which represents an increase of about $250,000 over last year. However, the tax amount paid by property owners will decrease by $, resulting in about $562 for every $00,000 in current assessment on the average residential property. Operation costs in this year’s budget include a 3.5 per cent increase for garbage and
recycling collection and a 2.3 per cent increase for policing. Much of the capital works budget, 25 per cent, will go toward paving Domain Road, Villeneuve Road, Campbell Road, from the intersection of County Road 9 to the end, and Concession 0, which is the boundary road in Pendleton. The capital works budget also includes money for landscaping improvements at Eventurel Park in Alfred, culvert work along Mill Street, and a new tandem truck for public works.
Young boy sexually assaulted by Lachute man in Gatineau GATINEAU – A Lachute man has been charged in the sexual assault of a 0-year-old boy in Gatineau Park on Sunday, April 0. The accused, a 48-year-old man of Lachute, appeared in court on Monday, April and was remanded until his next appearance today, Wednesday, April 3. Gatineau police said the boy was riding his bicycle near a soccer ﬁeld when he became lost. Allegedly, a man approached the youngster and dragged him into the woods oﬀ Gamelin Boulevard, where he was assaulted, police said. The boy then ran to a nearby home where he got help. Police arrived and, based on a description from the youth, arrested the suspect. Police credited the victim for enabling a Shortly before 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, a car heading eastbound on Concession 1 in AlfredPlantagenet lost control and sectioned a hydro pole. The road was closed at the time this speedy arrest, noting he gave oﬃcers “really photo was taken, as wires where lying across the street. Hydro One was also on its way. PHOTO good information” that allowed them to catch the accused only ﬁve minutes after the incident SYLVAIN LAUWERS occurred.
Pro-wresting legend Hacksaw Jim OPP warns public Duggan coming to Hawkesbury HAWKESBURY – The legendary “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, with his two-by-four on his shoulder, will surely be a crowd pleaser when Great North Wrestling holds its ﬁrst show in two years at the Robert Hartley Sports Complex on Saturday, May 4. By the time that day arrives, Duggan and several others have since been inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Fame. Seven matches will be presented on the card, ranging from singles matches to tag team matches, and a ﬁlm crew will be there to ﬁlm an upcoming documentary on the backstage happenings at a local wrestling show.
Abdullah the Butcher, Jr., son of the famous Madman from the Sudan, will be present, despite his refusal of wrestling in Hawkesbury. Hawkesbury’s own Roch Desjardins from Turpin Autos will be entering the squared circle for the ﬁrst time to challenge Abdullah the Butcher, Jr. Legendary Canadian wrestler Paul Leduc will also be honoured at the event for his contributions in Canadian professional wrestling. Tickets are $20 for VIP seats, $5 for near the ring, and $0 in the stands. They can be purchased at the Robert Hartley Sports Complex, from Roch Desjardins at Turpin Autos, from Steven Levac at Team Levac Exit Realty.
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about copper thefts HAWKESBURY – The OPP Eastern Region Rural Agricultural Crime Team (RACT) is warning business and homeowners of a large increase in copper thefts. Since September 200, the OPP in eastern Ontario have investigated 40 incidents involving the theft of rolls of copper, copper wiring and copper pipes. These thefts have occurred from business locations utilizing copper wiring, to residential properties with copper pipes. The OPP encourage everyone to take extra precaution in safe guarding materials and buildings. The public can assist by reporting suspicious activity immediately to their nearest police agency. Anyone with information about this or any other crime is asked to call the OPP at 63-2672626, their local police, or CrimeStoppers.
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