Woman dies after motorcycle crash west of Coe Hill

COE HILL — A woman from Carlo-Mayo Township died Thursday after a motorcycle hit a guardrail along Wollaston Township Road 620 west of Coe Hill.opp logo

Dayle Martin, 60, died after the collision, reported at 2:40 p.m., says the Bancroft detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police.

Paramedics, Wollaston firefighters and police found her without any vital signs.

OPP say she lost control of her motorcycle and struck the guardrail on a corner along the former provincial Highway 620.


Wollaston 620 was closed by police between Hubert Road/Gravel Point Lane and Peterborough County Road 504 for the investigation.

Car broken into during Coe Hill Fair

In the evening on August 26, 2017 officers of the Bancroft Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), responded to a theft complaint at the Coe Hill Fair in Wollaston Township.

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Ferris Wheel at the Coe Hill Fair .

Officers arrived and spoke with the owners of a vehicle, who upon return to their vehicle, found it to have been broken into by the window being broken.
Items stolen were listed as a Camouflaged lunch bag, Realtree purse containing cigarettes and other medication.
Anyone with information about this theft is asked to please contact the Bancroft OPP at 1-888-310-1122, report it to the OPP online at http://www.opp.ca/index.php?id=132, by cellphone (*677 (*OPP)) or through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) at
https://www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm if you wish to remain anonymous.


Former Coe Hill doctor’s criminal case ends abruptly

A criminal case against a former Coe Hill doctor ended with a plea of guilty to fraud in Belleville Court earlier this month.

Rob Kamermans originally faced eight charges, including fraud, money laundering and forging medical marijuana prescriptions, the Belleville Intelligencer reports.

He was sentenced to pay a $1 fine and $100,000 in restitution to the Ontario Health Insurance Plan,

All other charges against Kamermans and his wife Mary were withdrawn.

Woman injured in Bancroft; man charged with assault with a weapon

BANCROFT — Around 3 a.m. on Sept. 6, 2017 officers from the Bancroft  Ontario Provincial Police detachment responded to an assault call on Maxwell Settlement Road in Bancroft.opp logo

Officers located a female with an injury. She was taken to hospital.

A short time later a man from Lindsay, Ont., age 51, was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon. He was held in custody for a bail hearing later that day in Belleville court.

Source: Bancroft OPP

Great turnout at Coe Hill Fair 2017: here’s event winners

COE HILL — Coe Hill fair sign 2017Organizers of the Coe Hill Fair Aug. 25 and Aug. 26, 2017, report a great turnout.

Here’s winners of fair events from organizers:

  • Heavy Horse Draw – 1st is Russ Hollett of Little Britain
  • Light Horse Draw – 1st is Rob Uens of Roslin
  • 1st in 4 Cylinder class of Demolition Derby was Mark Neuman of Brockville
  • 1st in the 6 cylinder class of Demolition Derby was Tyler Jackson of Coe Hill
  • Best Decorated Car for Demolition Derby was Chrissy Thompson of Coe Hill.


Steenburg Lake North Road work set to finish in November 2017

Steenburg Lake North Road reconstruction started in August 2017 and is expected to finish in early November 2017, says a letter received by Wollaston Township council.

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Road construction sign.

Danford Construction of Madoc was hired by Limerick Township to do the work between Highway 62 and Old Hastings Road.  The $1.6 million project includes clearing, grubbing, culvert installation, road base rehabilitation and paving.

The project is mostly funded by an Ontario government infrastructure grant.

The road is expected to remain open for traffic, except for closures for culvert installation. Signs will be posted for a week in advance of any closures.