Ripley County, in. — A Ripley County family is homeless after a Tuesday evening fire in the 5000 block of County Road 400 West.Firefighters from Versailles, New Marian and Friendship responded to the blaze around 11:30 p.m. No occupants were in the home at the time of the fire.No injuries were reported. No damage estimate is available. The cause is not suspicious in nature.
A route 47 minibus driver was on Friday remanded to prison when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for raping a 14-year-old girl.Adrain BrandtAdrian Brandt denied the charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Fabayo Azore. The charge stated that Brandt sexually assaulted the teen on October 7, 2018, at Sophia, Greater Georgetown.Brandt is no stranger to the court. On March 30, 2014, he was released on $40,000 bail by Magistrate Faith McGusty on a dangerous driving charge. He was also the prosecution’s main witness in the July 29, 2013 Mandela Avenue, Georgetown shooting where one person was killed.
The overall unemployment rate in BC is 7.3% and in Canada the number sits at 8.1%. Manitoba and Saskatchewan have the lowest Provincial unemployment rates in the country at 4.9% and 5.2%. – Advertisement – The unemployment rate in Northeastern BC increased in the last month, but is still lower than April of 2009. The current unemployment rate sits at 5.1% which is an increase from March when the unemployment rate was 4.4%. Even with the increase the number is still lower than in April of 2009 when the unemployment level sat at 6.5% In the latest release from BC Stats the Northeast still has the lowest unemployment rate in the province. By Adam Reaburn