The weather in the Ottawa valley and in eastern Ontario remains the topic of conversation again today – not only the record snowfall that blanketed the area overnight – but also for the For the first time since the Ice storm back in 1998 – school across eastern Ontario are closed today –Renfrew county announced a District-wide closure –yesterday. The winter storm warning has ended for our area but another 5cm expected throughout the day….. winds will also be an issue gusting up to 60 km/h may cause near zero visibility in blowing snow. The opp have already responded to several accidents – highway 17 from o’brien road to Lockwinnoch road was closed due to a collision and debris on roads is also causing some accidents the opp is reminding people when clearing snow from your lanes – not to deposit it onto the roadway – if you do you could be fined 110 dollars under the highway traffic act and Municipal by-laws may also prohibit such action by residents. Depositing snow or ice on a roadway can create a hazard for all road users. Be courteous to others and deposit your snow onto your own property.
A special Diamond Dinner Gala fundraiser for Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital will be taking place on Saturday, February 23rd at the Carleton Place Arena. The night will be put on by the CPDMH Auxiliary and auxiliary President Marg Leblac says that the best part of the evening will be the silent auction saying that Guests can choose to bid on several pieces of art, or golf and coffee packages, or even Senators hockey tickets. And she says, items keep coming in from generous local community individuals and businesses. The evening will include cocktails, followed by a four-course with Dancing to follow. The evening will also include a draw for a diamond ring and other special diamond prizes. Tickets are $100 and dress is semi-formal. For more details or to reserve tickets, call the Auxiliary office at 613-257-2200 ext. 323 or email email@example.com.
The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the OPP are investigating after two separate reports of counterfeit American $100 dollar bills were used in the City of Pembroke. The counterfeit bills were used to pay for food deliveries on February 10th and 11th. Police say that the investigation is continuing and anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Pembroke Detachment of the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP at 613-732-3332 or Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or at www.vallleytips.ca . Police say that with the discovery of counterfeit money in the area the OPP would like to remind all residents and businesses to use due diligence when paying or accepting payment in cash.
And some cancellations to tell you about….if you are going out today – make sure to check online for cancellations – this morning the metro senior bus was cancelled and today’s Renfrew county committee meeting has been postponed as well and if your traveling on the roadways – you may want to give a quick look at 511.ca for any road closures in your areas.