The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP are investigating after a report of a break in at the west end mall in Pembroke. On the morning of December 23rd OPP were called to the Eastwood Jewelers kiosk at the West End Mall in Pembroke after a break and enter was discovered. The report said that – sometime during the early morning hours of December 23rd, an unknown suspect or suspects gained entry to the mall and caused damage to the Eastwood Jewelers kiosk – after their attempt to steal merchandise failed. It’s believed the suspect or suspects(s) fled the scene on foot. Anyone with information regarding this break and enter is asked to contact the Pembroke Detachment of the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP at 613-732-3332 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
A survey suggests that most Canadians believe texting and driving is getting worse despite police crackdowns and extensive public education efforts. In a survey conducted by the Canadian Automobile Association in November, 83 per cent of respondents said they believe texting while driving is a bigger problem now than it was three years ago – in fact, 96 per cent of respondents say drivers who text and drive are a threat to their safety on the road. The CAA says it’s not just texting that has become a problem…..other forms of distraction are increasingly an issue, such as drivers talking to or interacting with their in-car technologies, eating and even emailing while driving. Despite anti-texting and driving laws in all provinces across the country and several years of public education campaigns, Canadians still don’t seem to be getting the message. So, this long weekend take care on the roads and put down the devices and stay focused on the road.
And if you’re looking for things to do this – the final weekend of 2017 – Renfrew’s Canada 150 Committee has one final event on Sunday the 31st. It all starts in the afternoon at 1:00pm with indoor and outdoor skating and a reptile show – followed by a magic show, pizza dinner and fireworks at 6:00pm. Organizers say that the best part is that the event – it’s free!”
Canada 150 has been an excellent opportunity for residents and visitors to enjoy the town and some of what it has to offer. The final celebration is a great reason to get out of the house on the last night of 2017 and share in the excitement. For more info you can call the Parks and Recreation Department at 613 432-3131.
And Governor General – Julie Payette issued an informal request to Canadians in her first New Years message as governor general — simply saying for Canadians to stay active.” According to CTV news…. Payette chose to deliver a statement while skating on the ice rink erected beside her official residence at Rideau Hall. In her address, the governor general encourages Canadians to enjoy the Canadian winter by skiing, skating or simply walking. Payette also offers best wishes to Canada’s athletes who will be competing at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
IN THE NHL LAST NIGHT, TAMPA BAY BEAT MONTREAL 3-1; TORONTO BEAT ARIZONA 7-4; VANCOUVER OVER CHICAGO 5-2; SAN JOSE BEAT CALGARY 3-2
OTHER WINNERS WERE, WASHINGTON, FLORIDA AND VEGAS
IN THE WORLD JUNIORS – SLOVAKIA STUNNED TEAM USA LAST NIGHT BEATING THEM 3 to 2
OTHER WINNERS WERE FINLAND, RUSSIA AND SWEDEN
TODAY BELARUS MEETS RUSSIA AT NOON AND CANADA MEETS TEAM USA IN THE FIRST EVER OUTDOOR WORLD JUNIOR GAME – PUCK DROP IS AT 3PM
CANADA AND SWEDEN LEAD GROUP A & B WITH 6PTS – WITH RECORDS OF 2 WINS AND NO LOSSES SO FAR IN THE TOURNAMENT