A Petawawa woman is facing a number of charges following a police investigation into the operation of a breakfast and snack program for students at a local school. The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP were contacted by the Renfrew County District School Board in November regarding concerns of the financial operation of the program and during the investigation, police identified several offences. Last week, officers arrested and charged 40-year-old Robin Van Hoof with Fraud … and Theft … over $5,000 … as well as possession of property obtained by crime … breach of trust … and working with forged documents. She was released from custody and will be in Pembroke Court on March 13th. Police ask anyone with information regarding this investigation to call the OPP or Crime Stoppers.
When Arnprior voters head to the polls in the October municipal election they will be electing a new mayor for the first time since 2010. Speaking at a Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce business breakfast this week. Mayor David Reid declared that he won’t let his name stand in the fall elections after holding the post for the past eight years. He said it was a difficult decision to step away but wanted to spend more time with family. Candidates will be able to officially declare their intention to run for council beginning in May.
Carleton Place Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn has confirmed that he will be running for the town’s top position in the municipal elections to be held this October. Flynn made the announcement Thursday afternoon that he’ll seek the mayor’s chair this fall. This was revealed during an interview with Lyle Dillabough. Flynn also stated that he would like to work with all members of the current council because he believes them to be good people, and are a good council in spite of the ongoing challenging set of circumstances involving Mayor Louis Antonakos. The election will be October 22nd.
If you are a blood donor, and want to give the Gift of Life, you can do so next Tuesday at a blood donor clinic in Pembroke. If you are interested in rolling up your sleeve and making a donation … you can do so February 13th … from 1 to 4 p.m. … and again from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Germania Club. Officials from Canadian Blood Services say there is always a need for donations in the winter months. Drop-ins are accepted at the Pembroke clinic … but you are encouraged to make an appointment by visiting www.blood.ca
AND IN SPORTS …
In the CCHL this weekend … the Pembroke Lumber Kings have a pair of games as they’re in Brockville tonight to take on the Braves but are back home at the PMC Sunday night when Navan comes to town. Puck drop in that one is 7 o’clock. AND the league-leading Carleton Place Canadians only have one game and that’s on Saturday night when they’re on the road in Kemptville to face the 73’s.
In the CCHL-2 this weekend … the Arnprior Packers play two … the first tonight in Perth … and on Sunday when Char-Lan comes to town. Puck drop Sunday at the Nick Smith Centre is 7:30. The Renfrew Timberwolves also play a pair but both are on the road. One tonight in Westport. Then on Sunday in Carleton Place. And the Whitewater Kings have just one game and that one goes Saturday night when Winchester comes to town. Puck drop at the Astrolabe Arena in Cobden is 7 o’clock.