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Police blotter Bullet found at Delhi Public School

Police were summoned last week to Delhi Public School after a student turned a bullet over to staff.“While students were playing basketball, a live round of ammunition was located on the school grounds near the public entrance gate to the property,” Const. Ed Sanchuk, spokesperson for the Norfolk OPP, said in a news release.“The student immediately turned it over to their teacher.”Sanchuk added that the principal of the school – Paula-Sue Rasokas — made the decision to call police once the ammunition was brought to her attention.Norfolk OPP took possession of the ammunition and disposed of it in a safe manner.Anyone with information related to this situation is asked to contact the Norfolk OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk.Callers to Crime Stoppers who help solve a crime are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.Theft, assault charges in DelhiAn 18-year-old Norfolk man was arrested last week after getting into an altercation at a Delhi grocery store.Norfolk OPP were summoned to Wilkinson’s Independent Grocer around 1 p.m. Wednesday.“A male attended the store and removed a quantity of merchandise,” Const. Ed Sanchuk, spokesperson for the Norfolk OPP, said in a news release.“The male then became involved in a physical altercation with store employees. However, officers arrived and took the male into custody without incident.”During their investigation, police determined that the accused was a suspect in the theft of merchandise from another business nearby.The 18-year-old Norfolk man has been charged with assault and two counts of theft under $5,000.Cell phones stolen at gunpointCell phones were stolen at gunpoint from a business in Caledonia last week.The theft occurred at a store on Argyle Street North around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.Police report the suspect was handed a number of new cell phones. He fled south on Argyle Street North before turning east onto Caithness Street East.A witness told police the suspect got into the backseat of a red Kia Soul with tinted windows. A second witness reported seeing the vehicle in the area of Nairn Street and Orkney Street East. The vehicle reportedly headed north out of Caledonia on Argyle Street North.Police report the suspect is a black male approximately six feet tall. He is about 20 to 25 years old and has black hair. He was wearing a light-weight blue zippered jacket and aqua blue tapered jogging pants.Members of the OPP’s Emergency Response Team and canine unit attended the scene and scoured the area.Haldimand OPP ask motorists with dash cams who were in the area of Argyle Street North in Caledonia around 3:30 p.m. Thursday to volunteer their footage. They ask the same of anyone in the area who has a surveillance camera pointed in the direction of Argyle Street North.More information can be learned by calling the Haldimand OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or by calling Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk at 1-800-222-8477.Callers to Crime Stoppers who help solve a crime are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. read more

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Hemerdon completes commissioning and commences full production rampup

first_imgSpecialty metals development company, Wolf Minerals Ltd, has announced the completion of commissioning of the processing plant at the Drakelands open pit mine, constructed at the company’s world class Hemerdon tungsten and tin project in Devon, southwest England. Construction of the processing plant started on-site in March 2014 and wet commissioning of the plant commenced in June 2015. The entire processing plant, and all the equipment within it, has now run successfully satisfying the requirements for handover to Wolf. As a result of this success, Wolf has taken full operational control of the plant from the project’s EPC contractor, GR Engineering Services.The inaugural shipment of tungsten concentrate has also been dispatched from Drakelands for delivery to a long term customer, marking the company’s first generation of revenue and operating cash flow. Wolf Managing Director, Russell Clark, commented: “The conclusion of commissioning activities represents another major milestone in the development of the project, and I congratulate the Wolf team, GR Engineering Services and their  sub-contractors, who have worked together to safely achieve this landmark. With the inaugural shipment, Wolf has now realised its ambition of becoming a tungsten producer and we expect to supply high quality concentrate to our customers for many years into the future.”Following completion of commissioning, the company has commenced the ‘ramp-up’ of the processing plant towards full production. Design throughput of the plant is expected to be achieved in early 2016. The Drakelands mine and processing plant are now operating on a seven days a week basis under a six month trial which will run through to February 2016. If the trial is successful, Wolf will apply to make the arrangement permanent. A permanent change would increase available operating time by more than 27% in comparison to the original permission for a 5½ day working week and provide the opportunity to produce additional volumes of tungsten and tin concentrates with no further capital expenditure It also provides the opportunity to lower operating costs, pushing the operation further down the  tungsten concentrate production cost curve as well as generate additional employment opportunities.last_img read more