Two young men are now facing weapon and alcohol charges after police responded to a call of suspicious vehicle stopped on Reid Road near Stone Road in Admaston-Bromley on Saturday night. Around 11:40 p.m. officers found two males in a vehicle along with two long guns. It was then revealed the guns were owned by a third man and neither of the two in the car had legal authority to possess a firearm. As a result, a 17-year-old from Killaloe Haggarty Richards Township is facing two counts of unauthorized possession of a weapon … and another charge of consuming alcohol as a minor. The second man, a 20-year-old from Admaston-Bromley, was the passenger in the vehicle and is also facing alcohol charges. He was not named in order to protect the identity of the youth.
The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority is upgrading from a Flood Outlook to a Flood Watch for Dalhousie Lake. Although there is no significant rainfall in the forecast increased flows in the upper portion of the watershed will result in levels on Dalhousie Lake increasing by at least another 10 to 20 cm over the next few days. Levels will remain high for the next two to three weeks as this water makes its way through the system. All low-lying areas, ditches and smaller creeks and rivers in the watershed can expect levels to continue to increase throughout today. Ponding will be a significant issue as the ground is saturated from previous rains. Residents are strongly advised to remind children to stay away from these fast-flowing dangerous areas. No significant flooding on the remainder of the main Mississippi River or larger tributaries is anticipated … however, all areas of the watershed are higher than normal for this time of year.
The Killaloe OPP is looking for information about a hit-and-run collision in Bonnechere Valley Township. Just after 10:30 p.m. on Friday, November 3rd police were called to a fail-to-remain crash on Alice Street. An older model grey four-door sedan was seen smashing into another vehicle and fleeing the scene toward Highway 41. The driver was female. Police believe the front end of the car will have extensive damage. If you have any info on this incident … please contact the OPP.
‘Tis the season. Cold and flu season, that is. And the annual flu shot clinics organized by the Renfrew County & District Health Unit are now in full swing. Today there’s a Tuesday clinic in Cobden at the Legion from 3 to 6 p.m. and another on Wednesday in Eganville at Grace Lutheran Church. That one also runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Clinics will continue around the Valley throughout the month. For more information or to find out when the flu clinic closest to you is happening .. visit www.rcdhu.com or call the Health Info Line at 613-735-8666.
There’s no time like the present to roll up your sleeve and give the Gift of Life. There are two blood donor clinics in the Valley this week with one at the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior on Wednesday from 1:30 to 4 and again from 5 to 7:30. And on Thursday the Almonte Civitan Club is hosting a clinic from 3 to 7 p.m. You can always drop in and donate … but you’re encouraged to book you spot by visiting www.blood.ca
AND IN SPORTS …
The Carleton Place Canadians continue to be the class of the CCHL this season and are once again atop the league standings. And they also continue to climb up the top-20 National Jr A rankings. The Canadians who boast an 22-2-and-1 record after 25 games jump up two spots in this week’s rankings to sit at #2 in Canada. Carleton Place is on a 14-game winning streak … including a big win over the Ottawa Jr Senators on the weekend. The Jr Sens are the only other CCHL team in the Top-20 … but they slipped three spots this week after back-to-back losses. They are now sitting in 14th spot in the country. Carleton Place trails only Thief River Falls from Minnesota who play in the Superior International Junior Hockey League in the Thunder Bay area. They are undefeated in 15 games.
here’s one game in the CCHL-2 tonight as the Arnprior Packers are on the road in Ottawa to face the first-place Canadians. The Packers have nine wins and 10 losses this season while Ottawa has only lost twice in 20 games. Puck drop tonight is 7:20 at the Earl Armstrong Arena.