Three people, including a child, are in hospital today following a collision on Calabogie Road near Burnstown yesterday afternoon. The crash happened just south-west of Burnstown near Fraser Road around 2:30 in the afternoon on January 1st. One child was airlifted to CHEO with critical injuries while two adults were treated on scene and transported by Renfrew County Paramedics to hospital with serious injuries. A third adult in the crash did not suffer any serious injuries. The road was closed for several hours but has now reopened. No names have been released. Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash.
The OPP is reporting there has been an increase in reported extortion scams. The scammer will inform the citizen that a video or picture containing explicit sexual content will be made public if they do not pay a fee immediately. In an attempt to scare the targeted people into believing the scam is real … the fraudsters send an email that contains a password that the person is either currently using … or previously used … as proof that they have hacked their computer while they were visiting a pornographic site. The scammer then says that access to the webcam was gained … and all proceedings were recorded. To prevent any humiliation, scammers urge victims to pay a “confidentiality fee” by bitcoin … or the video will be shared with all family members, colleagues and friends. If you receive an email or phone call similar to this … you are asked to call the OPP or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. Do not give out any personal information or make payment. This is an extortion scam.
Lanark County OPP are looking for the public’s help to find whoever is responsible for a break, enter and theft over the holidays at a construction site on Coleman Street in Carleton Place. Sometime between Boxing Day afternoon and the morning of Thursday, Dec. 27th, someone entered a building under construction and stole a number of tools. If you have any information on this crime … you’re asked to call the Lanark County OPP … or Crime Stoppers … at 1-800-222-TIPS.
AND IN SPORTS …
At the World Junior Championships, Canada’s playoff run starts late this afternoon as Team Canada squares off against Finland in the quarter-finals. Canada finished second in their pool behind Russia, after losing a 2-1 heartbreaker to the Russians on New Year’s Eve. They will play the Finns in the cross-over after Finland finished with a 2-and-2 record. Puck drop in this game is 6 o’clock this evening.
the CCHL and the CCHL-2 resume their regular seasons tomorrow following the Christmas break. The Carleton Place Canadians continue to lead the CCHL’s Robinson Division with 55 points and are tied for second overall with Rockland trailing Hawkesbury by one point. The Pembroke Lumber Kings now sit 10th overall. And in the CCHL-2, the Carleton Place Junior Canadians are the top local team at the break sitting in third place in the Richardson Division and sixth overall. The Arnprior Packers are fifth in the division, Renfrew is seventh and Whitewater is in eighth.