Summer pools celebrate milestone anniversary
Pointe Claire's Lakeside Pool and Dollard des Ormeaux' Glenmore Pool celebrated milestone 50th anniversaries of the respective pools' openings with celebrations of their five decades of existence. Lac St. Louis MP Francis Scarpaleggia – himself a swimming enthusiast and volunteer – was in attendance at the Lakeside Pool celebration held July 13.
Kirkland backtracks on sewers
After maintaining the city wouldn't pay for repairs it ordered its citizens to make on their homes, Kirkland reversed its stance, saying it would pay up to $5,000 for repairs to outdated cross-connected sewers serving some the older neighbourhoods in the town, as long as citizens were willing to sign a waiver absolving Kirkland of future responsibility. The Kirkland Citizens Association urged citizens not to sign the waiver and asked the city once again to foot the entire bill for repairs.
16-month-old drowns in Kirkland
A 16-month-old toddler died in her family's backyard pool after being left unattended for a short period of time. The toddler managed to make her way through the back door of her family's Labrador Street home in the morning hours of July 4. A 911 call placed at 9:40 a.m. said the child was found lifeless in the pool by her mother, who was treated for shock at the scene. Montreal police found no criminal wrongdoing, while the event raised calls for more restrictions on pool fences in Montreal.
Cenotaph stolen from Roxboro legion
Members of the Royal Canadian Legion branch in Roxboro got a very nasty surprise when they discovered the two cenotaph plaques that had been part of a tribute to fallen soldiers in front of their building, had been stolen July 21. The monument – a testament to soldiers killed in World War I, World War II and the Korean War – had its brass plaques stolen, police believe, in order to sell the brass, which would be re-sold as scrap metal.