The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority says that the recent cold weather is creating conditions ideal for the formation of frazil ice (soft or amorphous ice formed by the accumulation of ice crystals in water that is too turbulent to freeze solid.) anywhere there is open, fast flowing water. areas historically prone to frazil ice are the Mississippi River near Innisville and from Carleton Place through to Pakenham. And these conditions can cause significant fluctuations in water levels as it builds and releases. Since it can form anywhere that there is open water, it is difficult to predict where or when it can occur and the impact it may have on the river. Residents are strongly urged to stay off all ice covered water bodies but especially in these areas that have historically had issues with frazil ice. Parents are advised to remind children about the dangers of playing on or near ice covered surfaces or fast flowing water. Hypothermia is a major concern for anyone playing in areas where they could potentially fall into open water.
Police are looking for more information after a window at a church in Arnprior was damaged. Officers were called after the damage was discovered on January 6th … as a window at Emmanuel Anglican Church on Harrington Street had a small hole in it. Police believe it may have been hit by a pellet gun. Anyone with any information is asked to call the OPP.
Arnprior and Renfrew officers investigated eight domestic disputes during the past week. One male was charged with assault uttering threats, mischief, harassing communication and 2 counts of breach of an undertaking. No other criminal offences were alleged. If you or someone you know is living in or involved in an abusive relationship, police want you to know that help is available. You can contact Bernadette McCann House 24/7 for support, advice or the safety of a shelter … at 1-800-267-4930. The Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County is also available 24/7 for information and support … at 1-800-663-3060. You could also attend the emergency department of any Renfrew County hospital and ask to speak to a member of the Assault Response Team. In emergencies you should call 9-1-1.
And on On Thursday December 20th – 2018 the Killaloe Community Street Crime Unit and the Upper Ottawa Valley Community Street Crime Unit along with the Canine Unit, and the Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at a residence, in the Township of Bonnechere Valley. As a result – One male and one female were arrested and charged – and a large quantity of recovered stolen property was seized – including firearms, all-terrain vehicles, and drugs.
37 yr. old Joshua SPRAGUE Along with 38 year old Erin Dietrich both of Bonnechere Valley Township are facing firearms and ammunition charges, along with altering, destroying or removing a vehicle identification number – possession of property obtained by a crime under 5000 dollars and over 5000 dollars, failing to comply with a probation order and possession of a schedule 3 substance. Both accused are scheduled to appear in court on January 30th. Killaloe OPP ask that anyone with information surrounding this warrant – contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- TIPS or the Killaloe OPP detachment.
AND IN SPORTS …
In the CCHL … the Carleton Place Canadians got back on the winning track with two victories on the weekend including a big 4-2 win over Rockland one of the top teams in the league. Carleton Place added a 4-0 win against Kemptville with Vincent Bujold-Roux earning the shutout with 26 saves. Cole Beckstead scored twice against Kemptville and Zachary Tupker had a goal and two assists in the win against Rockland.
Still with the CCHL the Pembroke Lumber Kings split their weekend games falling 4-2 to Kemptville and bouncing back with a 6-2 win over Smiths Falls. Brendan Browne led the Pembroke offence in the two games … with 3 goals and 5 points.
AND … in the CCHL-2 the Arnprior Packers came up with two big wins over a pair of Valley rivals downing Whitewater 6-4 on Sunday and beating Renfrew 1-0 on Friday night. Adam Church’s first period goal held up to the game winner and Cameron Scott stopped all 31 shots he faced picking up the shutout. Renfrew goalie Ethan Lapenskie was solid turning aside 21 shots in the loss. Against Whitewater Church led the way with a pair of goals for the Packers including the game winner for the second straight game. But the game’s first star was Scott who stopped 54 shots in the win. Quinn VanHoof had a goal and an assist the for the Kings.
Whitewater did pick up a win in their other game a 3-0 victory over Athens. Liam Enright scored the game winner for the Kings and Bennett Oxborough stopped 29 shots for the shutout.
The Renfrew Timberwolves also picked up a win downing Carleton Place 5-4 in a shootout. Luka Marinic had a pair for the ‘Wolves and added a goal in the shootout while Noah Maika had the game winner.