Arnprior and Renfrew officers investigated six domestic disputes during the past week. One female was charged with assault, one male was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, one male was charged with uttering threats and one male was charged with four counts of assault, two counts of uttering threats and one count of forcible confinement. 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.
If you are a non-profit group … or charity … serving Lanark County … you may be eligible for funding from the United Way Lanark County. The organization has announced the application process is now open for 2019-2020 … and noted that applications must meet the Focus Areas’ priority goals. They include work with children, a focus on ending poverty … successful aging and building strong neighbourhoods … and aspects of mental health in an approach to solving community issues. Community organizations interested in applying should visit unitedwaylanarkcounty.ca
Judy Booth, One of the victims of the OC Transpo Bus Accident will be laid to rest on Saturday. She’ll also be honoured during the Funeral in Almonte on Saturday by four pipe bands – The Sons of Scotland, the Ottawa Police Service, the RCMP and the Ottawa Highlanders plan to come together to perform at her funeral. Judy was one of the three victims of Crash in Ottawa a week ago that also killed Bruce Thomlinson and Anja Van Beek and injured 23 others. Judy will be remembered for her passion for pipe bands and the North Highlands Games, which she helped organize. Judy played in several pipe bands across the region and met her husband Ches while playing in a band. She learned to play the tenor drum later in life and played for four Ottawa groups before she died. A Celebration of Judy’s life will take place in the Almonte Civitan Hall, on Saturday, January 19 at 2 p.m. In addition to her husband, Judy is survived by two daughters and a granddaughter. She was 57 years-old.
Crime Stoppers and the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP are looking to the public for help in solving a crime. Police say that sometime between December 20th and 28th a black 2016 Jeep Cherokee was damage while parked at a residence on Sack Road. The vehicle’s windshield was smashed, and the vehicle was scratched – with damage estimated at over $10,000. Crime Stoppers believes that someone may have information that could help police in solving this crime. All tips remain anonymous and if you have information on any crime…you could be eligible for a reward of up to 2000 dollars if charges are laid. Call Crime Stoppers at 735-8477 – toll free at 1-800-222-8477. Or….visit valleytips dot ca.
In high school basketball on Thursday … the RCI Raiders junior and senior boys’ teams both came up with big wins against Madawaska Valley. Jack Stewart’s 30 points led the junior Raiders to a 78-21 win … and Cody Mackin had 13 in the RCI seniors 70-31 win. In that one, the Raiders shooters hit for 11 3-pointers.
In the CCHL this weekend, the first-place Carleton Place Canadians have a pair of games. Tonight, they host the Cornwall Colts at 7:45 and are back home Sunday afternoon to face the Brockville Braves in a battle of two of the top teams in the league. Game time in that one is 3 o’clock.
Carleton Place was in action last night as they were in Kanata and fell 1-0 to the Lasers in a tight-checking game. Tonight, Kanata makes the trip up Highway 17 to Pembroke to take on the Lumber Kings at 7 o’clock. And the Lumber Kings are back home Sunday night as Cornwall is in town for a 7 o’clock puck drop at the PMC.
AND … in the CCHL-2 the Renfrew Timberwolves have a pair of home games as they host Athens tonight at 8 and are home again Saturday when Brockville rolls into town. That one is set for 7:30. Also tonight, the Whitewater Kings are on the road in Westport but are back home in Cobden Saturday night to face Perth. Puck drop at the community centre is 7:30.