Foul play is not suspected after a man was found dead beside a road near Langton on the weekend.Norfolk OPP were notified of an unresponsive male beside North Walsingham Road 11 around 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Police have not released the name of the deceased, who was said to be 60 years old.Boat collision near Turkey PointA Maple man was charged this weekend after a personal watercraft collided with a pontoon boat near Turkey Point.The incident was brought to the attention of police around 6:15 p.m. Sunday.Norfolk OPP say the 45-year-old operator of the watercraft approached the boat, which was carrying family members. The man hit the side of the pontoon boat with the watercraft. He was treated in hospital for minor injuries.The accused has been charged with operating a vessel in a careless manner, without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other persons contrary to the Canada Shipping Act.Helmet saves boy’s lifeAn 11-year-old boy from Hamilton was learning to ride a dirt bike along Charlotteville Road 1, Charlotteville, on July 21.The Hamilton boy veered off the trail and ended up on the roadway where a vehicle collided with the back of the bike.The boy was ejected from the bike and landed on the hood and windshield of the vehicle, sliding off and ending up of the roadway.He was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.The 76-year-old male driver of the vehicle did not suffer any injuries. In the Norfolk OPP news release, police said the fact the boy was wearing a helmet prevented his injuries from being more serious.The investigation continues.Unlocked vehicle with keys stolen In the early morning hours of Friday an unlocked vehicle was removed from Hillcrest Avenue in Simcoe.The stolen vehicle is described as a black coloured, 2007, Pontiac G6 with a hockey mom sticker in the rear window.Police report the vehicle was left unlocked with the keys inside.If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are being asked to contact the Norfolk County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122.
by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 28, 2016 3:35 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 28, 2016 at 4:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Laurentian Bank to eliminate 300 positions as it merges 50 branches MONTREAL – Laurentian Bank (TSX:LB) plans to abolish some 300 jobs over the next 18 months in a restructuring that will merge 50 branches.The Quebec-based bank announced the changes after markets closed Wednesday as executives met with hundreds of its workers at Montreal’s convention centre.CEO Francois Desjardins said in a news release that the traditional banking model is becoming “obsolete” and Laurentian needs to adapt its retail services.As of July 31, the bank had 148 branches and the equivalent of 3,631 full-time employees.In a bid to cut expenses, Laurentian announced last month plans to move its Montreal headquarters in 2018.Desjardins’ transformation plans is aimed at almost doubling the bank’s asset base to $70 billion.