Two Hamilton building owners fined for fire code violations


Two building owners in Hamilton have been fined after pleading guilty to violating the Ontario Fire Code and the Fire Protection and Prevention Act.The owner of a three-storey, six unit residential building at 254 Dundurn St. South was ordered to pay $5,000 on Monday for failing to check, inspect and test the building’s interconnected smoke alarm system and make any corrections of deficiencies as required.On Tuesday, the owner of a two-storey, two unit house at 124 Second Rd. East. was convicted of failing to provide a number of life safety measures including fire separations within a structure. The owner was fined $800 for the offences. The house was sold back in May as a single family home. “Building owners must take responsibility to ensure their buildings are in compliance with the Ontario Fire Code and the Fire Protection & Prevention Act. Failure to do so will result in prosecution,” said Chief Fire Prevention Officer Robert Simpson.Anyone who may have concerns regarding fire safety is encouraged to contact the Fire Prevention Division of the Hamilton Fire Department at 905 546-2424, ext. 1380. read more

Missing 13yearold was kidnapped raped killed


-Suspects confess Almost one week after a 13-year-old boy, Leonard Archibald, of Brother’s Village went missing, police were able to extract a confession from two men who claimed that they kidnapped the young man.He was subsequently raped and his unconscious body tossed into the Berbice river.Killed: Leonard ArchibaldAccording to Police, after confessing, the two male adults led detectives to the area where they dumped the child’s body and hid his bicycle.Last Sunday evening, sisters of the 13-year-old said they were returning home from a birthday party when their brother rode ahead, leaving them behind. They noted that upon arriving home, Archibald was nowhere to be found.As such, the family members and police launched a thorough search in the area for the young child, but to no avail.Scores of residents gathered after news on Saturday that the body was foundInformation received led ranks to two suspects- who are said to be known child predators- and they were taken in for questioning.The search party that found the bodyPolice reportedly found the 13-year-old’s bicycle at the back of the one of the suspects’ home in Sister’s Village, Berbice.Investigations are continuing. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMurdered 13-year-old: ‘No proof’ that officers acted unprofessionally – RamnarineOctober 12, 2017In “Crime”Family of murdered 13-year-old to receive counselling- MOPHOctober 13, 2017In “Crime”Communities called on to be more proactive as murdered 13-year-old laid to restSeptember 27, 2017In “Crime” read more