Turn That Page, Steven

You can’t imagine how disappointed I am – one of my favourite singers & co-founding member of my co-favourite band was arrested on possession of drugs. A felony complaint against the singer states he was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance on July 11 after police stumbled upon a car parked across a driveway with its driver-side door open. After tracking the license plate of the vehicle, police entered an apartment where they found Page and 25-year-old Stephanie Ford in the kitchen. In a statement to police filed with the court, Ford said the two had just finished snorting what she believed to be cocaine using a rolled-up Canadian bill.

The police tested the substance and it was confirmed to be cocaine, which they also found in other bottles.Police allege Page had about a third of an ounce of the drug on him at the time of his arrest. He was taken into police custody, but was later released after posting $10,000 bail.

It’s human to fall from grace but to have this done by a member of BNL? Its just too much to take in.

Bell To Ring For Sens

Somehow I missed this – Ottawa native & former Ottawa 67s (from the Junior leagues) star defenceman Brendan Bell had signed a one year contract with the Senators.

The 25-year-old was the Toronto Maple Leafs’ third-round choice (65th overall) in the 2001 National Hockey League entry draft. He made his NHL debut in 2005-06 with Toronto, playing in one game with the Maple Leafs. In 48 career NHL games with Toronto and Phoenix, Bell has scored one goal and added six assists while recording 27 penalty minutes.

The defenceman has represented Canada internationally on two occasions, winning a gold medal at the 2003-04 Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland, and winning a silver medal at the 2002 world junior championships in Halifax.

Bell enjoyed a decorated junior hockey career with the Ottawa 67’s, scoring 171 points (32-139) in 238 games over four seasons. In his final year with the 67’s in 2002-03, he was named to the Canadian Hockey League’s first all-star team and won the CHL defenceman-of-the-year award.