Just when you think spring has sprung … it seems Mother Nature has one final blast of winter up her sleeve. According to the forecast for this coming weekend there is snow on the way and lots of it. Hopefully you didn’t put your boots shovels, and snow brushes away for the season quite yet because The Weather Network says we could get 2 to 4 cm on Friday and are you ready for this?? … 10 to 15 cm on Saturday and ANOTHER 15 to 20 cm on Sunday. And there could also be some freezing rain on Sunday. It’s only Wednesday and forecasts change but best to be prepared for at least one more visit from Ol’ Man Winter.
We have a food recall to tell you about and this one involves Fresh 2 Go brand roast beef paninis sold at Metro stores across Ontario. If you recently bought these sandwiches you shouldn’t consume them because according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency there could be possible Listeria contamination. At this point there have been no reported illnesses because of the sandwiches … but you are asked to not eat the paninis that came in either two- or four-packs … that were bought at Metro stores up to and including April 10th. Those in the two-packs have a UPC that starts with 0219274 … and the four-packs start with 0219149. If you do have these sandwiches packs … do not eat them … and you should either throw them out or return them to the store where they were purchased. If you did eat them and think you’re sick because of it … you should call your doctor.
The Township of Madawaska Valley has announced that Ontario is providing financial support through the Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance program to help the Township with recovery efforts for flood damage that occurred last year. The funds will help offset costs to repair roads and culverts in Madawaska Valley after the spring melt and significant rainfall from April of 2017 led to floods across Renfrew County. According to the report, the township may be eligible for as much as $135,460 in provincial funding under the program … which helps municipalities address extraordinary emergency response costs and damage to essential property or infrastructure such as bridges, roads and public buildings as a result of a natural disaster. Last year the program was activated in several local communities including Horton and Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards to help offset flood recovery costs.
If you are a blood donor … and want to give the Gift of Life … you can do so today at a blood donor clinic in Carleton Place. If you are interested in rolling up your sleeve and making a donation … you can do so from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Carleton Place Arena. Officials from Canadian Blood Services say there is always a critical need for donations this time of year. Drop-ins are accepted at the clinic.
AND IN SPORTS …
The Carleton Place Canadians will know tonight who they will face for the CCHL championship … as the Brockville Braves and the Ottawa Junior Senators will meet for Game 7 of their semi-final series. The Braves fought off elimination last night with a big 4-2 win at home setting the table for tonight’s deciding game. It’s the second game in a row that Brockville came up with a win to keep their season alive. Tonight’s showdown is at 7:30 at the Jim Durrell Arena.
In the CCHL-2 … Game 4 of the championship series goes tonight in Carleton Place … as the Junior Canadians host the Casselman Vikings. Casselman leads the best-of-seven series 2-1 … but Carleton Place is coming off a big 4-3 win in overtime. Puck drop tonight at the Neelin Street arena is 8:15.
AND … for more on the CCHL and CCHL-2 … and all things hockey … stay tuned to Valley Heritage Radio this afternoon for Rink Wrap … our hockey talk show. Hosts Geoff Patterson and Adam Noack will bring you up to speed on everything happening on rinks around the Valley and beyond. The show begins right after the 5 o’clock news and runs until 6 p.m. Tonight’s guests include Dan Shields coach of the Ottawa Valley Thunder Midget Girls Hockey Team who won the provincial title on Sunday and Arnprior Packers new GM Matt Couvrette.