NEWS – August 27, 2018

August 27, 2018 at 11:50 am  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

A 38-year-old Cobden man is dead following a collision between a transport truck and a motorcycle on Highway 17. On August 23rd shortly after 9:30 p.m.  The Renfrew OPP were called to the highway near Forrester’s Falls Road in Cobden. The motorbike had been southbound when the collision occurred and the driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. The transport driver was uninjured. The motorcycle driver’s name is not being released as the family has asked that his name be withheld. The investigation into the crash is being conducted by the Renfrew OPP and Traffic Collision investigators.

Officers in with the Lanark County OPP are searching for a missing man who was last seen in Lanark County on Thursday, August 23rd. Norman Benn is 64 years old … 5-foot-9 … and weighs 220 pounds. He has short gray hair  and was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt light blue jeans with suspenders and leather dress shoes with Velcro straps. Police say he could be possibly driving a red 1992 Chevy pick-up truck with licence plate NBENN1. If you have any information about the whereabouts of Norman Benn … you are asked to call the Lanark County OPP at 613-267-2626. You can find a photo of him on the Valley Heritage Radio Facebook page or on our website at

If you were on Highway 417 in Ottawa near the area of the Pinecrest and Greenbank interchange on the evening of August 12th police want to know if you witnessed a man who was seriously injured and later died of his injuries. Around 10 p.m. on August 12thpolice were called to the area where they found a white male, between the ages of 25 and 35, who had been hurt. He was approximately 5-foot-10, weighed 200 pounds and had short reddish-brown hair and a goatee. When he was found, he was wearing a T-short, navy blue Fila shorts with red and white stripes and black Vans shoes. He’d been riding a Louis Garneau mountain bike that was black and silver with a red water bottle holder and a pink cable lock. Here is  a forensic artist sketch of the man. If you have any information that can help to identify this man, you are asked to call the OPP or Crime Stoppers.

The Arnprior Fire Department now has new tools in its arsenal, in their effort to save lives when called upon. The firefighters recently received new battery-powered extrication tools … known to many as the Jaws of Life. Since they’re battery operated, this will allow emergency personnel to set up more quickly  and do what’s necessary to free people who are trapped in their vehicle after a collision or to rescue anyone who may be caught after a building collapse. Without hydraulic hoses … or gasoline powered pumps to rely on firefighters are now in a better position to save lives. The fire department would like thank town council for approving the purchase of this vital equipment.


Smiths Falls’ Brooke Henderson made history in Regina this weekend, as the 20-year-old became the first Canadian to win the Women’s Canadian Open in 45 years. Henderson tore it up in Sunday’s final round rolling to a four-shot win over American Angel Yin. And the Valley girl sewed up the title in style crushing her drive on the final hole and sinking a birdie putt to finish the tournament at 21-under par. It was her seventh win on the LPGA Tour and she’s now one win behind the legendary Sandra Post for most wins on the pro tour by a Canadian. The last Canadian to win the Open title on home soil was Jocelyne Bourassa way back in 1973.

AND … local junior hockey leagues are getting ready to roll and that means the exhibition season is underway. In the CCHL on the weekend the Pembroke Lumber Kings split their two games, falling 6-3 to Smiths Falls and beating Powassan 5-3. And the Carleton Place Canadians won two and dropped one, splitting two games with Ottawa and downing Smiths Falls 6-1. Tonight, Pembroke is in Kanata to take on the Lasers.

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