The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Crime unit and members of the Tactics and Rescue Unit Emergency Response Team and Community Street Crime Unit – executed a search warrant on a home on Gerald Avenue in Petawawa on November 28th and as a result, located and seized a quantity of cocaine, methamphetamines, cash, a pellet gun and drug paraphernalia. 33-year-old Tyler GATES and 30-year-old Felicia VALIQUETTE, both of Petawawa, were arrested and are each facing Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine and Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – methamphetamine. The male is also facing three counts of failing to comply with a recognizance while the female was also charged with one count of failing to comply with conditions of her undertaking. Both were held for a bail hearing. The male accused remains in custody until his court appearance which is scheduled for later today.
The Lanark County Angel Tree program – now in it’s 33rd year – is once again up and running for the season…and there is no doubt that it will continue to be a success, thanks to the generosity and Christmas spirit in Lanark County and the surrounding area. This year the Lanark County Child and Family Services Angel Tree program is starting off with between 550-600 angels. And all you have to do to participate is to find an Angel Trees in your area, pick a card and purchase an appropriate gift for a child. You can find Angel Trees at the Lanark County and Carleton Place OPP Detachments, the Beckwith, Lanark Highlands and Mississippi Mills Municipal Office – at the Pakenham Public Library and at Walmart in Carleton Place. You have until Wednesday December 5th to return your unwrapped gift to the tree – after that, Lanark County OPP and the Mississippi-Tay Crime stoppers will be returning all gifts to the Lanark County Child and Family Services who in turn will ensure children/youth in the area have an appropriate gift at Christmas. The Lanark County Angel Tree organization thanks everyone for participating and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and have a safe and happy New Year!
Our annual Holly Jolly Radiothon & Open House was held here at Valley Heritage Radio on Saturday as we partnered with Hospice Renfrew to raise more than $52,000 for this wonderful organization. Art Jamieson was the host for the day and the pledges kept rolling in for the four hours we were on the air with the fundraiser. Thanks to everyone who called in their donations and to those who stopped by our Open House. As well thanks to the talented Valley musicians who donated their time and talents on the stage all day. Valley Heritage Radio has also committed to Hospice Renfrew in 2019 to again benefit from the funds for Holly Jolly.
Police are looking for the public’s help in finding whoever is responsible for the theft of a large industrial portable generator. Sometime between 5 and 5:30 p.m. on November 24th someone stole the generator from a trailer at the boat launch on River Road in Horton Township. It was a 2013 Atlas Copco … Model QAS25 … Gas Industrial Generator on an attached trailer Unit Number 66888. It was black, yellow and white in colour with Battlefield Equipment Rentals stickers on the unit. If you have any information you are asked to contact the Renfrew OPP … or Crime Stoppers.
AND IN SPORTS …
In the CCHL on the weekend,the Carleton Place Canadians picked up three of a possible four points … with a 5-3 win over Kemptville on Sunday … and a 2-1 overtime loss against Hawkesbury on Friday night. Reece Bolton scored the lone Canadians goal against Hawkesbury … while Ben Tupker and Cole Beckstead each scored a pair against Kemptville to pace the Carleton Place attack. Connor Murphy was in the net for both games. AND … still with the CCHL … the Pembroke Lumber Kings only had one game on the weekend and it didn’t go to plan … as they fell 7-1. Pembroke actually took a 1-0 lead in this one on an Alex DiCarlo goal but it was all Hawkesbury after that as they scored seven straight.
in the CCHL-2 … it wasn’t a great weekend for the local teams as two were on the receiving end of blowout scores. On Friday night, the Renfrew Timberwolves dropped a 13-1 decision to the Ottawa Junior Canadians with Chad Moore scoring the lone ‘Wolves goal. On SaturdaY, Carleton Place beat Arnprior 8-1 with Joel Driscoll the only Packer to find the back of the net. And on Sunday, the Whitewater Kings were also involved in one-sided game but there were on the winning side of the scoresheet beating Char-Lan 10-3. And three Kings had hat-tricks in this one … with Quinn Vanhoof … Alec Lindecker … and Artyon Shiman scoring three apiece. Shiman also had three assists for a seven-point effort. Kevin Proulx stopped 20 shots in the Whitewater net … and earned the win.