– Kayaker ends up in US

Stanstead Journal - - STANSTEAD JOURNAL -

The Sureté du Que­bec re­ceived a call around 9:00 pm last Thurs­day night about a woman who had gone kayak­ing on the Mis­sisquoi River, in Sut­ton. She had left by her­self at around 5:00 pm and a friend was wor­ried about her pro­longed ab­sence. The po­lice went to the area and searched the river, also con­tact­ing the Amer­i­can po­lice to carry out a search on their side of the border. Fi­nally, around 6:20 am on Fri­day, the Amer­i­can po­lice con­firmed that the woman was found in the mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Ritch­ford, Ver­mont. She was taken to a hospi­tal cen­ter as a pre­ven­tive mea­sure. The 61 year-old woman had headed off to­wards the United States, kayak­ing with the cur­rent of the river, but wasn’t able to pad­dle back against the cur­rent.

The Regie de po­lice Mem­phrem­a­gog (RPM) set up a road­block com­ing from the Plage des Can­tons on Satur­day, ques­tion­ing about fifty driv­ers. None had been drink­ing and driv­ing. The po­lice then moved on to the boat ramp on Hart­ley Street where a sim­i­lar op­er­a­tion took place. About twelve boaters were ques­tioned and all was in order.

The Sher­brooke po­lice ser­vice would like to warn cit­i­zens to be on the alert for tele­phone calls claim­ing to be from com­pa­nies who get rid of mold in homes (at­tics). They claim to have the au­tho­riza­tion of the City of Sher­brooke, which is false. Some­times ‘rep­re­sen­ta­tives’ from this ‘com­pany’ show up at homes with­out an ap­point­ment and are in­sis­tent. Com­pa­nies or or­ga­ni­za­tions must have a per­mit or spe­cial au­tho­riza­tion from the City to carry out door-to-door so­lic­i­ta­tion and res­i­dents should ask to see this. For ques­tions call the Sher­brooke po­lice at 819 821-5555.

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