The Ottawa Valley is under a Rainfall Warning today … as heavy rains are expected to continue throughout the day into the evening hours. Environment Canada issued the statement this morning as some areas in the region will see between 30 and 50 mm of rain and thunderstorms are expected to roll through the Valley into the evening. The heaviest storms and rainfall are expected early tonight. Officials say heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads and they are asking anyone behind the wheel to be extra cautious. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is also possible. And … you are also asked to watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.
A Sudbury man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after the stolen ATV he was driving struck a barbed wire fence. On August 16th officers from the Killaloe OPP were investigating a break, enter and theft of two Yamaha ATVs from a hunt camp on Lower Rosenthal Road in Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan Township. Police found one of the stolen vehicles and arrested a man while a second man left the area on the stolen bike. Police found him a short time later after he had collided with the barbed wire fence. He was taken to hospital by helicopter and later charged with Driving While Disqualified and Theft Over $5,000. Stephen Ellis will be in Pembroke Court to face the charges. The second man is also expected to be charged.
AND IN SPORTS …
Ironically enough … it’s raining today … as the Greater Ottawa Fastball League is trying to schedule makeup games for those rained out earlier this season. Tonight … Kars is in Kemptville … and league officials are hoping it’s dry enough to play that game as well as a pair of double headers scheduled for tomorrow night in Manotick. On Wednesday … Kars hosts Quyon for a pair and Carp hosts Kemptville then the Micksburg Twins. Games are set for 7 and 9. AND … on Thursday … Micksburg is in Quyon to face the Flyers.