For the Ottawa Valley the weird weather continues. It seems almost daily the region is under a new Special Weather Statement from Environment Canada and today is no exception. With a huge temperature swing expected from today into tomorrow there is some freezing rain expected as the mercury climbs throughout the day. It’s expected to be light across the Valley beginning this afternoon and continuing throughout the evening. There’s no Freezing Rain Warning in effect but if you’re travelling you should be aware that roads may be slippery. It will switch over to rain as the temperature climbs with an expected high of 7 degrees tomorrow.
A threat is serious … whether done verbally … or posted on the Web. Just ask a 58-year-old Laurentian Valley man who is facing a number of charges after posting threats to a family online. Police were first informed that on December 20th threats were posted following a dispute. The man was warned to stop but he continued to put threats online and on January 4th the victim contacted police again saying the threats were worse and they feared would be carried out. The man has been arrested and charged with four counts of uttering threats and four counts of criminal harassment. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
The Killaloe OPP want to remind residents to be extra cautious when it comes to sharing personal information, this following a police investigation into a recent fraud call. Officers responded to the call on Wilno Road on January 5th after it was reported by a caller that someone had obtained his identification and opened several cell phone accounts in his name. Police also advise people to regularly check their bank account activity to make sure no one has done this to you. This incident remains under investigation.
The Lanark County OPP are looking to the public for help in finding whoever is responsible for a break, enter and theft at a home in Blakeney. Police say the B&E happened sometime on January 2nd or 3rd when someone entered the home and stole a number of items including alcohol, a crossbow, and a firearm. If you have any information … you are asked to call the OPP … or Crime Stoppers.
If you’re a regular blood donor … there is a clinic at the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior … where you have a chance to donate from 1:30 to 4 o’clock … and from 5 to 7:30. And on Friday … you can give the Gift of Life at St James Anglican Church in Carleton Place from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Drop-ins are always accepted … but you are encouraged to make an appointment by visiting www.blood.ca … or by calling 1-888-2-DONATE. This will ensure your time and spot.
AND IN SPORTS …
On the high school sports scene Arnprior beat RCI 62-24 in senior boys’ basketball action yesterday … with Justin Smith leading the Rapids with 28 points. Also in senior … Bishop Smith beat Madawaska Valley 64-41. Eric Plazek led the way with 19 points. In junior … Nick Majski hit for 19 points … in leading Bishop Smith to the sweep over Madawaska Valley … with a 69-17 win.
In the CCHL tonight … the Pembroke Lumber Kings are on the road in Kemptville to face the 73’s. Pembroke currently sits in fourth place in the Robinson Division … 13 points ahead of Kemptville. Puck drop goes at 7:30.
Stay tuned to Valley Heritage Radio this afternoon for Rink Wrap … our hockey talk show. Hosts Geoff Patterson and Adam Noack will bring you up to speed on everything happening on rinks around the Valley and beyond. The show begins right after the 5 o’clock news and runs until 6 p.m. Tonight’s guests will be Perth Blue Wings’ Owner/Coach Michael McLean … and Muskrat Novice Voyageurs coach Mark Lang.