The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP and Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers are looking for the public’s help in solving the theft of a vehicle in Laurentian Valley Township. Sometime between 5 and 11:30 p.m. on December 1st … someone stole a 2008 Jeep Compass SUV from the driveway of a Brazeau Road residence. It is green in colour with an Ontario licence plate BXDK 586. The keys had been left in the vehicle.
And … still with Crime Stoppers … the Lanark County OPP are hoping the public can help them to identify the person involved in an incident in Lanark last week. Around 9 in the morning on Wednesday, Dec. 13th … a man was seen near Maple Grove Public School in Lanark Village … and he was holding a crossbow. Police would like to identify the individual involved and speak with him.
If you have information on either of these incidents … you are asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.
Today marks the first official day of winter and the shortest day of the year. And it has certainly felt like winter for the past week with unseasonably cold days and nights. Today the temperature will hover around minus-11 and dip even lower tonight. We’ll be guaranteed a white Christmas and Environment Canada says it’ll be cold on Christmas Day and that will be the start of a frigid stretch in the region. It makes us long for 2015, when on this day, it was 10 degrees with a 60% chance of showers in the Ottawa Valley. The average daytime temperature for this time of year is minus-5 … and it normally dips down in the minus-15 range at night. Looks like winter is certainly here to stay!
AND IN SPORTS …
In the CCHL-2 … two old rivals met last night in Arnprior … as the Renfrew Timberwolves were in town. And they didn’t give the hometown fans an early Christmas present … as the visitors skated away with a 6-4 win. The game was tied at 4 after two periods … but the third period belonged to Renfrew … as they put the game out of reach … capping it off with an empty-netter. Luka Marinic scored twice for the ‘Wolves … and Andrew McIntyre had a goal and two assists. Danny Johnson led the Packers with three helpers. The game’s first star was Renfrew goalie Ethan Lapenskie who stopped 48 shots … and picked up the win.
Still with the CCHL-2 … the Whitewater Kings have a home game tonight in Cobden as Athens comes to town. Puck drop is set for 8 o’clock.
AND … In the CCHL last night … the Carleton Place Canadians won their third game in a row, defeating Kemptville 5-1 and picking up a point on second-place Ottawa who fell in overtime to Navan. Jeremie Forget stopped 22 shots for the Canadians … while Geoff Kitt and Ben Tupker each had a goal and assist to pace the Carleton Place attack. The Canadians now lead the league with 73 points … 10 more than Ottawa.