A head on collision with a school bus yesterday morning has left ayouth in critical condition. The collision happened just before 8:30 yesterday morning … just north of Barr Line … in the Township of Admaston Bromley. Police say the 72 yr.old male school bus driver from Douglas, was taken to hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. However, the 17 yr. old male driver of the passenger car from Eganville, was taken to hospital by ambulance and later airlifted by ORNG Air to hospital with serious injuries. A portion of Cobden Road that was closed from Micksburg Road to Barr Line has now been reopened. OPP Technical Collision Investigators have yet to determine the cause ofthe collision. Police ask that if anyone has information regarding this collision to call their local OPP detachment or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
The Ottawa Valley is under a Special Weather Statement as Environment Canada says the region can expect freezing rain overnight Thursday. Officials say the freezing rain will start late Thursday and could continue for a number of hours before tapering off Friday morning as the mercury climbs back above zero. Travel maybe significantly impacted so if you’re a commuter or have travel plans on Thursday night or Friday morning … you’re advised to be extra cautious and give yourself extra time to reach your destination.
There will be a familiar face at the head of the Renfrew County Council table for 2019 as Bonnechere Valley Mayor Jennifer Murphy was elected Warden by her peers yesterday. It will be here third straight term as head of County Council. Murphy was elected by a vote of 10-7 over McNab-Braeside Mayor Tom Peckett in the two-person race. Following the election … Murphy said there are a number of key issues facing the County … and she intends to lead council as they press forward on important matters. Murphy was nominated for the position on Warden by Councillor John Reinwald of Laurentian Hills.
A congratulations to Edward LeDuc of Eganville who held the winning ticket in yesterday’s Valley Heritage Radio Mega 50/50 Christmas Raffle. He walked away with $4,300 after buying his ticket at Foodland in Eganville. VHR volunteer Duncan McQuitty sold the winning ticket. The Board and staff at the station want to congratulate Mr. LeDuc … and thank everyone who bought a ticket insupport of their community radio station.
In the CCHL-2 last night it was a roughnight for the Arnprior Packers as they made the trip to Ottawa to face thefirst-place Junior Canadians and came out on the losing end of an 8-0 score.And still with local hockey in the CCHL tonight the Carleton Place Canadians are in action on the road to take on the Ottawa Junior Senators.Game time at the Jim Durrell Arena is 7:20.
a reminder to make sure to stay tunedto Valley Heritage Radio this afternoon for Rink Wrap our hockey talk show.Hosts Adam Noack and Geoff Patterson will bring you up to speed on everythinghappening on rinks around the Valley and beyond. The show begins right afterthe 5 o’clock news and runs until 6 p.m. Tonight the guests will be ScottHarrington of the Columbus Blue and Grant McCagg, author of the new bookValley Snapshots.