IT WAS A CRAZY WEEKEND IN THE VALLEY – FREEZING RAIN – ICE PELLETS AND SNOW – and as a result of the Freezing rain warning that was still in effect this morning……SCHOOL BUSES IN OUR LISTENING AREA WERE CANCELLED.
The freezing rain should HAVE Tapered off by now – BUT KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR SLIPPERY parking lots and sidewalks. Environment Canada says to also be aware of branches or electrical wires that could break under the weight of ice. Warmer temperatures will start to kick in within a couple of days…as we’re looking at highs in the double digits to kick off the weekend.
Meanwhile, Hydro One say they continue with their restoration efforts – as outages due to freezing rain, high winds and ice pellets rose overnight. Since the beginning of the storm, crews have restored power to more than 91,000 customers. At this point, crews are facing hazardous conditions and significant damage including broken poles, downed lines and fallen trees as a result of the weather. Over 500 resources including lines maintainers, foresters, support staff and technicians have been mobilized province-wide. The south-west portion of the province has been hardest hit by outages.
Police have arrested a man in connection to the break and enter at Cassidy’s Transfer and Storage on Mackay street in Pembroke ON April 9th. Opp carried out a search warrant on the 12th of April – at a residence on Pembroke Street West – and authorities were able to recover a significant amount of stolen property and charged 35 year-old Joseph McLeod of Pembroke with several offences. Among the charges include Break, enter and committing an indictable offence and possession of property obtained by crime over $5000. McLeod will remain in custody until his next court appearance on April 17th.
If you’re interested in rolling up your sleeve and giving the Gift of Life, you can do so on Tuesday, April 17th in Pembroke. The clinic will take place at the Germania Club from 1 to 4 p.m., and again from 5:30 to 7:30. 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…..
Smiths Falls native – Brooke Henderson has won her 6th LPGA Tour victory this year. Competing at the very gusty – Ko Olina Golf Club in Hawaii – to win the Lo-tay Championship. Henderson made two birdies on her front nine including a 10-footer on nine to stretch her one shot lead at the start of the round to three at the turn. The 20-year-old made a testy 4-footer for par on ten. And despite a bogey on the par-3 12th – and a missed short birdie on the par-5 13th, -Henderson hung tough – and closed with a 3-under 69 for a four-stroke victory. She moved within two victories of tying Sandra Post’s LPGA Tour record for Canadians.
Minnesota used a 4-goal second period to roar back in the first-round playoff series with a 6-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night. Jets lead the best-of-seven series 2-1.
Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists and Matt Murray stopped 26 shots to help the Pittsburgh Penguins silence a raucous Philadelphia crowd and beat the Flyers 5-1 on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series.
And the Vegas Golden Knights – beat the LA Kings at home – 3 – 2. Vegas now leads that series – 3 games to none.