NEWS – AUGUST 15, 2018

August 15, 2018 at 12:21 pm  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

An Arnprior Man has been arrested and charged with Theft over 5000 dollars and fraud over 5000 dollars.  Richard (Dickie) McLeod – aged 49 years was charged after the owner of Premium Vehicle Storage Ottawa – located in Arnprior reported to Police back in June of this year that they believed a former employee had been stealing money from the business (to the tune of more than 50,000 dollars) and that it had been going on for some time.  Police investigated – and after meeting with more than 40 witnesses –the Arnprior man was arrested and charged.   He was released on a promise to appear in court in Renfrew on October 24th of this year.

Police have a way to help you know if you’re getting scammed by someone over the phone or by the internet…they say to listen or watch for any mention of iTunes Gift cards.  The heads up, was sent out to residents in Renfrew County after an Arnprior man got taken to the tune of 12-thousand dollars. The victim was made to believe that he owed back taxes to the Canada Revenue Agency…and that if he didn’t pay up – he’d be arrested. Scammers said he could pay off the debt by using iTunes gift cards.  Police say if someone calls you up asking you to pay off a debt with these cards – just hang up the phone.  and….just so you know…the Canada Revenue Agency does not accept iTunes cards as a valid form of payment for taxes owed and police will not arrest you if you owe the government.

And if you’re looking to volunteer sometime soon…then The Muskrat Watershed Council is looking for You!  The watershed council is looking for volunteers to help plant a healthy buffer of native trees and shrubs on several properties from mid-October to early November.  It’s a shoreline revitalization project – which will help address the frequent blue-green algae blooms which affect the local ecosystem and economy. This program will work towards addressing factors contributing to the poor water quality and limited shoreline habitat within the Muskrat Lake Watershed. Algonquin College students and Watersheds Canada staff will implement the planting, with the help of volunteer planters. Training will be provided on the first day of planting and they say that this is a perfect volunteer opportunity for individuals as well as for community groups such as Civitan, Scouts and Guides. High School students wishing to earn volunteer hours would also be welcome.  To find out more…. give the Muskrat Watershed Council a call at 613-646-2746 or email

And if you’ve ever wanted to be a Fire Fighter…well now’s your chance! The municipality of Mississippi Mills Fire Department is recruiting Volunteer (Paid-on-call) Firefighters.  They are looking for people of all ages, races and backgrounds.  There is an expected commitment level, application process and fitness requirements…. which all can be found in the recruitment information package – which can be found at Mississippi mills dot ca.  Who knows…you could be right there along with your neighbours, your co-workers and your friends.  If you are interested,  keep in mind that applications must be received by Friday, September 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm.  And again, the website to find all the information is


West Carleton Electric finished up their regular season in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play with a 15-0 win over a shorthanded Micksburg Twins squad in Fitzroy on Tuesday night. Andy Barber had the win, while Matt McIntyre took the loss with relief from Jared Steege, Chris Costello, Andy Barber, Shawn Rebertz and Derek Barber had home runs for West Carleton. Paul Griffiths was 2-for-2 for the Twins, and Joseph Mick also had a hit. West Carleton finishes the season with a 10-6-3 record. Micksburg still has three games to play.

There are three more games on the fastball schedule this week … all on Thursday night. The Kemptville affiliate squad plays a double header in Carp … facing Micksburg at 7 … and then the Ottawa Valley A’s at 9. Also, on Thursday … the Stittsville 56ers are in Quyon to face the Flyers. That one goes at 8 o’clock.

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