People around the Valley have been hoping for rain for some time. Well … your wish has been granted … as you can expect rain all day today, heavy at times. In fact, a Rainfall Warning has been issued by Environment Canada throughout our listening area … with the wet stuff expected to fall into the evening hours. Most of the region can expect anywhere between 30 and 50 millimetres and some areas could see up to 70 mm or more by this afternoon. There is a risk of thunderstorms throughout the day, with pounding rain at times. Officials are reminding people that heavy downpours can result in flash floods and create pooling on roads. So if you’re behind the wheel, be careful you don’t hydroplane or hit a slick spot. The rain will taper to scattered showers by the evening but the news for the weekend is a bit brighter. Sun is expected Saturday … Sunday … and Monday.
A 57-year-old Pembroke man is facing charges after two heavy-duty stun guns were seized by police during a raid on a Clemow Avenue home last week. On August 8th … the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, along with officers from the Community Street Crime Unit and Emergency Response Team conducted a search warrant and found the prohibited weapons. Leo Schilkie has been charged with unauthorized possession of a weapon and importing a prohibited weapon. He’ll be in court to face the charges on August 28th.
Officers from the Lanark County OPP are warning the public of an active fraud that is victimizing people in the community. The latest variations of “Emergency Funds” theme involves meeting strangers through on-line sites and the development of a social media relationship over weeks before a series of alleged misfortunes arise that require money to be forwarded. The first step may be the new contact will not be able to keep the site account open, and can only communicate by e-mail. Often the story involves being stranded outside Canada. Police say online frauds are evolving all the time … and new technology provides those who prey on the public greater opportunities beyond the reach of phone scams. The OPP advise the public to treat requests for funds or banking information in these circumstances as if they would treat unsolicited requests from strangers.
AND … a long-standing Arnprior business is going through an ownership change. H. Brittle Printing Ltd., which was established in 1960 is being sold. The family-run print shop will now be run by a person very familiar to the business as long-time staff member Robert Hughes will now head up the operation. Current owner Hedley Brittle has announced he will be stepping down after 42 years in the trade, on August 31st. Brittle says the transition will be simple and smooth and when the shop opens its doors on September 3rd after the long weekend, it will be business as usual. He assures under Hughes’ leadership … the craftmanship … integrity … and quality will remain.
AND IN SPORTS …
In Greater Ottawa Fastball League Action last night, the Kemptville Black Sox, affiliating with the league this season, won both games in Carp on Thursday night. In the opener, they defeated the Micksburg Twins 8-4. Will Lowe had the win … while Brenden Hennessy took the loss. The late game saw the Sox beat the Ottawa Valley A’s 6-5. Shannon Borho picked up the win while Adam Rueckwald threw for Valley. The night’s other game in Quyon between the Flyers and Stittsville had to be postponed. With the regular season winding down and make-up games still to be played, we’ll bring you the updated schedule next week when it’s available.