Police are warning people that an old scam has resurfaced. An area resident was recently defrauded for a substantial amount of money … after someone claimed to be their son. They scammers called posed as the son and then had a second person call claiming to be a lawyer saying the son was in a crash and charged with impaired driving. Eventually the victims paid $6,000 through iTunes gift cards. The OPP remind residents that if you get a call or email from someone claiming to know you and asking for help check to confirm that it’s legitimate before you send any money. Impostor scams are cleverly designed to play on your fears and it’s hard to avoid falling for them. Police say don’t send money unless you’re sure it’s the real person you know.
There are two blood donor clinics in the Ottawa Valley this week and both have set a target number to ensure patients in the area receive the blood they need. The first clinic is set for the Bonnechere Manor in Renfrew on Thursday, January 24th and it’ll run from 2 to 7 p.m. Then on Saturday, January 26th you’ll have a chance to donate in Carleton Place at St. James Anglican Church. That one runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Canadian Blood Services says 72 blood donations are needed at the Renfrew clinic and 77 are needed in Carleton Place. Officials say the demand for blood never stops and cancer patients, accident victims and people with blood disorders rely on blood transfusions every day. If you’re interested in rolling up your sleeve and giving the Gift of Life … please note that drop-ins are always accepted at local clinics… but you are encouraged to make an appointment by visiting www.blood.ca … or 1-888-2-DONATE.
AND IN SPORTS …
In the CCHL on the weekend the Carleton Place Canadians picked up a 4-2 win over Cornwall. Elliott McDermott scored twice for the Canadians including the game winner while Cade Townend and Ryland Mosley each added one. Connor Murphy stopped 25 shots for the win. AND the Pembroke Lumber Kings lost their only game falling 3-2 to Kanata. Connor Warnholtz and Brendan Browne scored for Pembroke while Seth Connor stopped 29 shots but took the loss. Sunday’s games were postponed due to the weather … and will be rescheduled.
AND … in the CCHL-2 … the Renfrew Timberwolves came up with two big wins on the weekend beating Athens 6-1 and downing the Whitewater Kings 7-4. Luka Marinic led the way against Athens with a hat-trick and he added two more goals and four points … in the win over Whitewater. Andrew McIntyre had a huge game against the Kings with a hat-trick and six points. Brayden Dellaire and John Enright each had a goal and an assist for Cobden. Ethan Lapenskie was in goal and picked up both wins for Renfrew. Whitewater lost their other weekend game falling 7-5 to Westport. Dylan Kuehl (keel) led the way with two goals and an assist.