Police are looking for the public’s help in locating a federal offender who’s wanted on a Canada-Wide Warrant … and who may be in the Ottawa Valley. Kyle Keon … a 29-year-old Caucasian man … is described as 5-foot-10 … weighing 190 pounds … with a tattoo of a skull on his right forearm … and a tattoo of a skull with horns and tentacles on his left forearm. He is Unlawfully at Large … and is serving a two-year sentence for a number of drug and weapons charges. He’s known to frequent the Pembroke and Renfrew areas … as well as Ottawa. Anyone having contact with this offender … or information in regards to his whereabouts … is asked to contact police at 1-866-870-7673 … Crime Stoppers … or by calling 9-1-1.
Despite warning road users ahead of the long weekend and their high visibility throughout the four days the OPP laid 1,524 seat belt charges during their Easter Long Weekend Seat Belt Campaign which ran from March 30-April 2nd. The charges mark a five-year high in Easter Long Weekend seat belt offences. With 10 seat belt-related deaths on OPP-patrolled roads so far this year the OPP is reminding drivers and passengers that choosing to not buckle up continues to cost road users their lives.
The finalists have been announced for the 2018 Ottawa Valley Tourist Association Tourism Awards and they are a group of nominees from across the region. The finalists for the Marilyn Alexander Tourism Champion of the Year award are Bob Peltzer and Teresa Hebb while this year’s Business of Distinction finalists are Whitewater Brewing Company Valley Cycle Tours … and the Renfrew County ATV Club. AND … in the Special Event of the Year category … the finalists are the Upper Ottawa River Race & Paddle Festival … Renfrew’s Frewtober Craft Beer & Food Truck Festival … Cavestock – A Subterranean Concert Series … Ontario Festival of Small Halls … and the Paddle & Fiddle the Bonnechere. Award winners will be announced at the annual Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference on April 30th at Sante Fe in Renfrew. For more information … visit www.ottawavalley.travel … or call 613-732-4346.
The Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce recently held their 14th annual Business Achievement Awards and Gala at the Nick Smith Centre, with nine individuals and businesses being recognized in a variety of categories. Hosted by Valley Heritage Radio’s Jason Marshall, the evening celebrated businesses and business people from Arnprior and McNab-Braeside. The winners included: The Prior Sports Bar & Restaurant … which won the President’s Award. Jackie Stephens was given the Young Entrepreneur Award … with Under My Roof taking home the Innovation Award … and Dentistry @ Arnprior earning Business of the Year. Valley Home Services won the Skilled Trade Business Award … with the Vintage Crate taking home New Business of the Year. Jeanette Grant was given the Volunteer of the Year. The McNab-Braeside Awards went to: The Rosien Farm for Agriculture Appreciation … Gilks Signs & Trophies won the Business Appreciation Award and Dwayne Phillips was given the Mayor’s Award.
AND IN SPORTS …
The Carleton Place Canadians are off to the CCHL finals … after a sweep of the Hawkesbury Hawks … capped off with a 5-1 win in the clincher. Jason Cmunt led the Canadians with a pair of goals … while Sam Knoblauch (nob-lock) chipped in three assists. Goalie Michael Leach stopped 36 shots for the win and the sweep in the best-of-seven series. Carleton Place now awaits the winner of the Ottawa-Brockville series as Ottawa leads that one 3 games to 2. Game 6 goes Tuesday night in Brockville and, if needed … Game 7 is Wednesday back in Ottawa.
In the CCHL-2 … the Carleton Place Canadians have now climbed back into the championship series with the Casselman Vikings after winning Game 3 in overtime Sunday night. Ryland Mosley’s power-play goal just over 8 minutes into OT gave the Canadians a 4-3 win and they now trail the series 2 games to 1. Reece Bolton … Alex Vala … and Aiden Parnell also scored for the Canadians while Jacob Lavergne stopped 39 shots for the win. Game 4 of the series is set for Wednesday night in Carleton Place.