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Police are saying that texting while driving could have been the cause of a crash in the Pontiac that resulted in the death of a Gatineau man. Around 10 o’clock on Tuesday night officers from MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais were called to Highway 148 near Maple Road after a vehicle and a Hydro Quebec truck collided. The investigation shows that Gatineau’s Eric Goyette … age 33 … was heading towards Aylmer when his vehicle veered into the other lane crashing into the truck. The investigation into Goyette’s death continues.
Two Pembroke residents are now facing charges after police were called to the Walmart in Laurentian Valley in the east end of the city following a theft from the store. On January 22nd staff reported that a man had stolen personal accessories and electronics then fled the scene in a minivan. Upper Ottawa Valley OPP officers quickly located the vehicle outside a nearby SportChek store and the man was seen leaving that store with stolen outerwear. He attempted to flee police on foot but was caught and arrested. The 30-year-old has been charged with four counts of theft possession of stolen property breach of probation and resisting a peace officer. Police also found a 31-year-old female passenger in the van and she was arrested after being found in breach of a court order. Both were held in custody pending a bail hearing.
If you own a fish shack on the Ottawa River near Sandy Hook and it was recently broken into, police would like to speak to you. On January 19th a nearby resident reported that a camper-style hut had the door pried open. No one is sure if anything has been stolen but the OPP are asking the owner to contact them to report any further information. Police also want to remind the public to report any suspicious activities they witness. You can call toll free at 1-888-310-1122 as this police number is for any non-emergency calls and is answered 24 hours a day seven days a week. Again … that number is 1-888-310-1122.
If you want to be part of the budget process for Renfrew County then you are welcome to attend a County Council Budget Workshop today at the Council Chambers in Pembroke. The workshop got underway at 9 a.m. and will run throughout the day. If budget discussions aren’t wrapped up on Thursday a second meeting will be held Friday beginning at 9. The public is invited to both sessions.
AND IN SPORTS …
In the CCHL-2 last night … the Renfrew Timberwolves were on the road in Brockville and came up with a strong effort downing the Tikis 6-3. Jack Rouleau scored twice for Renfrew including the game-winner midway through the second period. Andrew McIntyre also had two goals for the Timberwolves while Colby Cochrane and Brandon English also found the net. English also assisted on both of McIntyre’s goals to finish with three points. Dane Brumm (broom) stopped 24 shots and got the win for the ‘Wovles.
Also last night, the Arnprior Packers hosted the Carleton Place Jr Canadians but came up on the losing end of a 3-1 score. Andrew McAtamney scored the lone Packers goal while Arnprior native Ryland Mosley had a goal and two points for Carleton Place. Packers goalie Mitchell Rukavina had a big night in net turning aside 47 shots to keep the Packers in the game.
Still with the CCHL-2 … the Whitewater Kings are back in action tonight as they host the Embrun Panthers. Game time at the Astrolabe Arena in Cobden is 8 o’clock.