K-W in brief: September 19, 2012

New MPP starts position, officially
Newly elected Member of Provincial Parliament Catherine Fife is being sworn into her position on Wednesday, Sept. 18. The NDP representative was elected in a byelection that took place on Sept. 6. She came out ahead of Conservative candidate Tracey Weiler and Liberal candidate Eric Davis, after a highly contentious race. Ten candidates in total vied for the position. The outcome took away Liberal hopes of a majority in the province, although they did win in Vaughan, where a byelection was also held simultaneously.

Man caught going over twice highway speed limit
A 30-year-old man from Kitchener was caught by police driving 222 km/hour on the 401 last Monday. He was located west of Port Hope. The black Chevrolet Cobalt was seen from the air by Provincial police doing aircraft enforcement. The driver, when pulled over, was also found to be possessing marijuana, and was charged with possession under 30 grams. The driver’s vehicle was impounded and his license was revoked for seven days. He has also been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

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