NEWS – January 16, 2019

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January 16, 2019 at 11:55 am  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

It’s Wednesday January 16 a cold afternoon with a high of minus 3 ….  a few clouds tonight with a low of minus 25….Good afternoon I’m Andrew Cartwright and here is your Valley Heritage Radio afternoon news.

The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC), held its annual inaugural meeting last week in Kingston and elected Warden Andy Letham from the City of Kawartha Lakes as the 2019 Chair and County of Renfrew Warden Jennifer Murphy, as the 2019 Vice-Chair who went on to say, “I am pleased to be returning for my second year as the Vice-Chair of the caucus and their continued confidence in me.  2019 will be a challenging year, as we continue to monitor changes from Queen’s Park, and work with the Province to address the priorities of the EOWC.  The EOWC plans to continue the cellular network improvement project.

Canadian Blood Services is asking Renfrew and area blood donors to roll up their sleeves on to help ensure patients’ needs are met following a busy holiday season. Since blood products have a limited shelf life, the demand for blood never stops; cancer patients, accident victims, and people with blood disorders rely on blood transfusions every day. Your donations is needed at a blood donor clinic at Bonnechere Manor, Thursday January 24th from 2 to 7 pm as always drop ins are always accepted … but you are encouraged to make an appointment by visiting www.blood.ca … or 1-888-2-DONATE.

There is a change of staff leadership at Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) General Manager Paul Lehman will be retiring and handing the reins over to Sally McIntyre. “On behalf of the MVCA Board of Directors, we are pleased to welcome Sally McIntyre to the organization,” said Duncan Abbott, Chair of MVCA. “With her extensive background in environmental planning and management, as well as a proven track record in monitoring and stewardship, the position of General Manager is a natural fit.” Ms. McIntyre’s first day will be February 25, 2019 while Mr. Lehman’s final day is February 28, 2019.

IN SPORTS …

Pembroke Lumber Kings forward Brendan Browne has been named the CCHL’s Player of the Week. The 20-year-old forward had six points in three games last week … to jump atop the league scoring race with 18 goals and 51 points … in 42 games. He continues to close in on a point-a-game average in his career … now sitting at 147 points in 159 career games.

Speaking of Browne, he had the lone shootout goal yesterday in a 4-3 Pembroke win over Navan at the annual Winter Showcase in Kemptville. Browne had a goal and an assist in regulation for the Lumber Kings … and Connor Warnholtz scored the game tying goal with just over a minute to play. Goaltender Seth Carter stopped 37 shots for the win. The Carleton Place Canadians came up with a huge win yesterday in Kemptville beating the league’s top ranked team. The Canadians got a goal from Ben Tupker in overtime in a 3-2 win against Hawkesbury. Connor Murphy stopped 30 shots in the win.

AND … in the CCHL-2 tonight the Arnprior Packers are on the road in Brockville to take on the Tikis. Game time in this one is 7:45.

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