Police are investigating the theft of 22 boxes of flooring from a home in Renfrew. The residence located on Coleraine Drive was vacant at the time. Police received the call on September 6th. The OPP investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on this break, enter and theft is asked to call police.
A Mississippi Mills Roads and Public Works employee has brought home a provincial honour after winning a recent competition in Owen Sound. John Gleeson won top honours at the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors provincial Truck Roadeo (rodeo) finishing first in a field of 43 competitors. The purpose of the event is to showcase the expertise of the best municipal equipment operators in Ontario. Gleeson and fellow Mississippi Mills employee Ben Kipp represented Lanark County at the competition. Kipp also fared very well finishing in 11th place.
AND … If you live in the Almonte area and are a blood donor, there is a clinic set for tomorrow at the Civitan Club. If you want to roll up your sleeve you can do so from 2 to 4 and from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Canadian Blood Services officials say there is an urgent need for donations. Drop-ins are always accepted but you are encouraged to make an appointment by visiting www.blood.ca … or 1-888-2-DONATE.
AND IN SPORTS …
A long layoff seemed to take its toll on the Quyon Flyers as they lost 7-1 to Kars last night in their first game of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League playoffs. The Flyers the regular season champs earned a bye to the Final Four semi-finals … and hadn’t hit the diamond in almost a month before last night. And it was all Kars from the early going … as the Aces hit six homers on their way to the one-sided win. Brad Pender … Nick Ellis … Ian King … Kristian Knapp … Matt Alkerton … and Danny Power all went deep while Nick Armitage’s solo homer was all the scoring for Quyon. Brad Porter got the win on the mound for Kars … while Trevor Lahey took the loss for the Flyers with relief from Matt Greer.
Kars now advances to the finals while Quyon will face West Carleton in a win-or-go-home game. No date or time has been set for that game yet but we’ll let you know when it’s announced.
In CCHL-2 action last night … the Renfrew Timberwolves were on the road in Ottawa … and fell 10-3 to the Junior Canadians. Jared Burnette … Jack McEnery … and Andrew McIntyre scored for Renfrew … while Ethan Lepinskie took the loss in goal … after giving up three goals in the first period. Daniel Christea played the final two periods for the ‘Wolves.
AND … in high school girls’ basketball action yesterday, the RCI junior and senior teams both came up with wins. Hannah Hubert’s 11 points led the junior Raiders to a 29-26 win against Fellowes while the RCI seniors picked up a big 55-34 win over the Falcons. Louise Jaunet-Maunch led the way with 14 pts.