NEWS – August 3, 2018

August 3, 2018 at 11:56 am  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

A 38 year old man from Whitewater region township has been charged with several offences after he allegedly used a knife to rob someone. The incident in question happened on July 24th in the parking lot of a business on Pembroke Street East in Pembroke. The suspect fled before police could get there…but they were able to identify 3 victims..a woman and two men. According to reports the suspect threatened to harm a pet belonging to one of the victims and also threatened to damage some property as well. Police say the victims know the suspect and that one of them was assaulted but suffered non-life threatening injuries. As a result of the investigation police have charged Marty Lowell MATTHEWS, with Assault with a weapon, Robbery with violence, 3 counts of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, Mischief under $5000 and uttering threats to injure/kill animal. Matthews was arrested on July 31st and held for a bail hearing. He was forced to remain in custody until his next appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke which was yesterday.

And since we’re smack dab in the middle of summer….Health Canada would like to remind us to protect ourselves and our families from the sun.  Without Sunscreen – Exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can cause much more than a sunburn. It can lead to sun damage including skin wrinkling and hardening, dark patches, precancerous skin changes that can increase the risk of skin cancer.

Researchers say to Choose a high SPF. of at least 30.  And to Look for water resistant  Products and For best results.  Be sure to follow the instructions on the product label. Health Canada also says not to apply sunscreen on Babies under 6 months of age…for more information on how to protect yourself from the sun….you can visit Health Canada dot ca.

And…. Don’t forget the Eganville Cheesebox race is taking place this weekend. Its happening on Saturday at 1:30pm at 38 Bonnechere street West in Eganville. Cheese boxes are 10 bucks each and there is no limit on how many you can buy. The proceeds of the fundraising event will go towards building a new fully accessible boardwalk/dock and fishing dock in downtown Eganville. The idea is to provide all visitors and residents equal access and enjoyment to the Bonnechere River. For more information go to the website



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