The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on June 1, 1989 · 26
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada · 26

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Issue Date:
Thursday, June 1, 1989
Start Free Trial

B2 THE OTTAWA CITIZEN THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1989 Local POLICE HIGHRISE FIRE Firefighters believe arson behind second apartment fire ' For the second time this week, arson is the suspected cause of a fire on the sixth floor of a highrise on Bell Street North. Early today, a fire in an unoccupied unit at 201 Bell St North forced evacuation of the building's occupants. There were no injuries. Ottawa platoon Chief Dave MacCormack estimated damage -at $30,000. The fire was brought under control within minutes and tenants, except those on the sixth floor, were allowed to return to their apartments just after 1 a.m., about an hour after the blaze broke out. ;Monday's fire caused $50,000 damage to the same floor and sent four people to hospital for smoke inhalation. BUCKINGHAM FIRE Woman thought of suicide before blaze that killed two A Buckingham woman who died with her son in a suspicious fire had suicidal tendencies, her husband told police. Edna Lepine, 63, had been depressed prior to the March 20 fire, Buckingham Det. Jean Grandmaison said Wednesday. Robert Lepine, 42, who lived with his parents, also died in the fire. . A daughter of Edna Lepine died in a fire 12 years ago. , , The fire in March was limited to Robert's second-floor bedroom and appeared to have started on his bed, Grandmaison said. Edna's husband Rene returned home and found his son lying in a hallway at the top of the stairs and Edna, conscious, leaning against a chest of drawers in the bedroom. '.. Investigators smelled a solvent that could have been used to start the fire. But no trace of any solvent could be found in an analysis by the RCMP crime laboratory of samples of clothing and other items from the room. - Grandmaison said the investigation will likely be closed as a suspicious fire of unknown cause. COURTS :,COCAINE BUST Offered drug he didn't have, man still guilty of trafficking - A Hull man who offered to sell cocaine to two undercover police officers has been sentenced to a year in jail even though he had no drugs and no money was exchanged. Amir Mostaghim, 30, of Eddy Street, was convicted in Quebec Court under the Narcotic Control Act, which specifies that a drug need not be present for trafficking to take place. ' The court head that Mostaghim offered to sell a quarter gram of cocaine to two Hull police officers in a bar March 2. They accepted but Mostaghim never came back with the drug. He was searched about three hours later when the officers saw him outside the bar and searched again before being ar-"rested, but no drugs were found. Mostaghim came to Canada in 1984 from Iran. A bail hearing shortly after his March arrest was told the Immigration Depart-: ment has been trying to deport him for three years. "SEX ASSAULT Grabbed woman, man jailed - A Hull man was sentenced to 17 months in prison Wednesday for sexual assault. ' " Roger Carpentier, 24, who is already serving a prison term "for sexual assault, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Quebec Court to the assault, in which he grabbed a woman's breasts. He also exposed himself, the court was told. The term is to be served concurrently with the earlier sen-" tence. Environmental group forms to oversee cleanup plans By Dan Karon Citizen staff writer ST.REGIS - A Canada-U.S. committee of environmentalists has been formed to co-ordinate cleanup efforts in this area of the St. Lawrence River. The Cornwall-Massena, N.Y., sector of the river was one of 17 areas designated for cleanup four years ago in a joint Canada-U.S. study on water pollution problems in the Great Lakes system. As a result, separate citizen advisory committees were set up in 1987 on both sides of the river to draft clean-up plans. Although the committees are separate units, they are both to come up with their recommendations by the end of 1990. In addition, the Mohawks of the Akwesasne Indian reserve, which is located in this sector of the river, have also established their own clean-up committee. "We all have the same goal of restoring the river to acceptable cleanliness," said John Milnes, chairman of the Cornwall committee. "The problem was that in the past we've been going in all sorts of directions," said Milnes, who was instrumental in organizing the meeting at the Akwesasne Band Council Building. The St. Lawrence River Restoration Council is composed of four representatives from each of the three environmental advisory groups. "We support the idea because it will eliminate a lot of duplication," said Sean Gray, chairman of the Massena committee. Peace From page B1 story: A family that protests together . . . after the 1968 Soviet invasion. The family travelled to the American south in the early 1960s to witness the civil rights struggle and became involved with a Canadian group supporting black Americans. "We were trying to keep people aware of what was happening down there, which was apartheid in the States," says Sylvia. "But people weren't thinking of it that wa"y then." Richard says he was never pressured by his parents to become an activist. "They took me on demonstrations," be says, "and I don't ever remember objecting." Since completing his MA in cultural anthropology in 1984, Sanders has focused his efforts almost soldy on promoting disarmament. It isn't a lucrative job, he admits. He held a steady job for two years at Ottawa's Peace Resource Centre, and has spent the last few years working on his own, supported by his parents. "We believe what he's doing is very important," says Sylvia. "We're proud to help him." Often, the support Sanders receives from his parents is more than monetary. He says they were also key organizers of the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade, the umbrella group which be claims united more than 100 organizations to oppose ARMX. And when 145 protesters were arrested for blocking the gates to ARMX at Lansdowne Park, Sylvia was hauled away along with her son. It was the third time Sylvia had been arrested for protesting. But Roy Sanders, 65, says the real law-breakers are those who support war by producing weapons, not those who practice civil disobedience to promote peace. Roy, a former National Research Council physicist, was not arrested at ARMX. A few years ago, all three were arrested in front of the Department of National Defence for protesting 4he NATO flights over Labrador. "It was a marvellous experience," says Sylvia. admits stabbing By Warren Kinsella Citizen staff writer An Ottawa halfway house operator admitted stabbing a resident and says the man attacked her, a second-degree murder trial heard Wednesday. Assistant Crown attorney Bern-hard Dandyk told the court Carol Patterson, 46, has admitted inflicting the fatal wound in the death of 50-year-old Russell Murphy last July. Const Tessa Youngson quoted Patterson as saying, "He took a board with nails in it at me. Men think they can hit girls and get away with it, but they can't. I give it back double." Youngson guarded Patterson in her cell July 13 after Murphy was found in a pool of blood in front of the Westboro bus terminal on Scott Street. He had been stabbed in the left upper chest, above his right eye and above his left hip. The five-man, seven-woman jury heard that Patterson called Ottawa police around 5:30 p.m. July 12. She said Murphy was drunk and violent and asked police to take him to a detoxification centre. Two police officers refused to take him because Murphy had apparently confined himself to his room at the halfway house. The trial was to continue today. REAL ESTATE SEMINAR Presented by RAYMOND AARON IN PERSON Come share the secrets of the Canadian Real Estate Millionaire who has purchased more than 500 properties across Canada. He is an author and TV personality as well as an experienced businessman. Raymond Aaron is a recent winner of the "Canadian Achiever" Award. Other winners of this award include Terry Fox, Anne Murray and Gordon Lightfoot. He is a finalist in the "International Entrepreneur of the Year" Award. Listen as this dynamic, motivating speaker shares his secrets on how to make it in Canadian Real Estate. etC'CfiH! DONT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! SEE & HEAR MR. AARON: THURS. JUNE 1st Radisson Hotel 100 Kent Street Ottawa 5 p.m. & 8 p.m. COPYRIGHT THE RAYMOND AARON GROUP 1989 For further information, please call The Raymond Aaron Group, 482 Queen St., Newmarket, Ont. (416) 887-1366 NO RESERVATIONS NECESSARY Canada is a world leader in CF research. On the average, babies bom with this disease can now be expected to live over 20 years. Only 25 years ago their life span would have been Only four. The CF foundation needs money so that the research can be continued. We must find a-cure for CF. You can help. For more information phone the CF Chapter at 729-1969. - AST f fv . M Mill ;4 kJCZV -mm. m S' rf- w sr jt j-rri r 7 f THE PIONEER CD TOUR WILL BE AT OUR CLYDE AVENUE STORE THIS WEEKEND KE-1212 $169. 8.5W x 2 Auto-replay cassette deck with Quartz-PLL tuner. 24 Preset Stations and Auto Seek. Reg. $299.00 1 only! '.V tr V T"'T" i GM-123 $199. 60W x 2 Universal High Power Amplifier. Auto Power ONOFF and Pop-noise muting. Reg. 299.95 1 only! KEX-500 $499. Auto-reverse cassette deck with Quartz-PLL tuner. 24 Preset Stations, Dolby B, and Wired Remote Control. Reg. $836.00 2 only! KEH-8282TR $299. 25W x 2 or 8.5W x 4 Auto-reverse cassette deck with Quartz-PLL tuner. 24 Preset Statios, Dolby B and SUPER BASS. Reg.$545.00 2 only! i I : i ,m in i i r-& SD-P401 $2995. 40 inch Projection Monitor Receiver with; Remote Control. Reg.$4995.00 1 only! KEH-5252 $249. 25W x 2 or 8.5W x 4 Auto-reverse cassette deck with Quartz-PLL tuner. 24 Preset Stations and Dolby B. Reg. $431,001 only! r KEX-900 $599. Auto-reverse cassette deck with Quartz- PLL tuner. 24 Preset Stations, Dolby B, C, 7-band graphic equalizer, and Wire Remote Control. Reg. $1056.00 2 only! PD-4100 $199. Multi-play Compact Disc Player with 2x oversampling digital filter and twin DA converter system. Ramdom programmed play of 20 tracks. Reg.$299.95 1 only! RECONDITIONED MODELS COVERED BY FULL MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY JOIN US THIS WEEKEND WITH ENERGY 1200 AT OUR CLYDE AVENUE STORE! lOGi) TS-6944 $159. pr. MAXXIAL Shallow-Mount 3-way speaker with 120W maximum input, Digital Ready. VSX-7300 $899. 125W perch. AudioVideo Quartz-Syn thesizer Receiver with Non-Switching Amp and Smart Remote. Features in elude Dolby Surround, 5 video and 4 audio inputs and two-way dubbing. Reg. $995.95 3 only! TS-1604 $119. pr. MAXXIAL Door-Mount 2-way speaker with 100W maximum input, Digital Ready. CTW-510 $369. Double cassette deck with normal or , double speed dubbing, musicskip search, and Dolby BC noise reduction Reg.$399.00 3 TS-6922 $89. pr. MAXXIAL Shallow-Mount Dual Cone speaker with 80W maximum input, Digital Ready. it VSX-5300S $799. 1 00W per ch. AudioVideo Quartz-Syn' thesizer Receiver with Non-Switching Amp. Featres include Dolby Surround with adjustable digital delay, full function! AN Remote Control, 3 video and 4 audio inputs. Reg. $1000.00 A-616 $559. 80W per ch. Non-Switching Integrated Amplifier with High-gain phono equalizer and 7 inputs. Reg. 799.95 FREE SHIRTS, MUGS, PENS, BALLOONS AND MORE! (Limited quantities available. One per customer) PIONEER REPRESENTATIVES ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS FROM EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY TO APPLICATION . rr- v miij ''"' PD-7100 $499. Multi-Play Compact Disc Player with 8x oversampling digital filter with twin DA converter system. Random programmed play of 24 tracks. Reg. $699.95 T-120 AUDIO TAPES $5.99 SX-1300 $279. 40W per ch. Quartz-Synthesizer Receiver. 5-Band Graphic Equalizer and 24 FMAM random Preset Stations Reg. $299.95 PRICES IN EFFECT ONLY AT OUR CLYDE AVENUE LOCATION. SALE ENDS SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 1989. 312 PARKOALE AVENUE OTTAWA 728-1821 . SCOTT w 2 WELLINGTON MAYFAIR PLAZA, 1370 CLYDE AVENUE (NEAR BASELINE) 26-8000 BASELINE I Wl CANADIAN LLU 2 HHE y 1 LINCOLN HEIGHTS GALLERIA OTTAWA 596-3816 RICHMOND GAUtRIA IWI CAHLINU NATIONAL BANK CENTRE, BELLS CORNFRS 596-5305 IE 2 RICHMOND

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 18,500+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the The Ottawa Citizen
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

Try it free