An Upper Ottawa Valley OPP officer has suffered minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle while on the side of Highway 17. On January 24th, police were called to investigate an occurrence in Laurentian Valley Township between Highway 41 and B Line Road. Apparently, a set of double wheels had detached from a tractor-trailer and landed in the ditch .after narrowly missing some oncoming vehicles. While conducting the investigation that afternoon an officer was clipped by a passing vehicle and taken to hospital. A 51-year-old woman from Petawawa was charged with failing to move into another lane for an emergency vehicle or tow truck. The charge carries a total penalty of $490 and three demerit points. Police want to remind motorists that the law requires drivers to slow down and proceed with caution when approaching an emergency vehicle or tow truck parked on the side of a highway with its lights activated.
As plans continue to roll out across the Ottawa Valley for the proposed recreation trail on the former CP rail line, there is some concern around the Mississippi Mills council table with regards to the trail running through downtown Almonte. At an economic development committee meeting this week, Mississippi Mills Mayor Shaun McLaughlin made it clear the municipality doesn’t want ATVs running along the trail through the centre of Almonte and said legal advice has been examine what options the town has since Lanark County formally endorsed the concept of a multi-use trail meaning it could be used by ATVs … snowmobiles … pedestrians … and equestrians. Warden John Fenik hopes a compromise can be reached and County staff has been asked to seek a legal opinion on the issue.
Last week two homes in Arnprior were broken into and items were stolen. On January 17th, a Caruso Street residence was entered when a thief forced open the back door sometime between 4:15 and 8:30 p.m. Stolen property includes two TVs … a PS3 systems with games … two laptops … a cell phone … camera … and jewelry. Then. sometime between 4 o’clock on the afternoon of January 20th and 8 a.m. on January 21st thieves entered the property of a Fourth Avenue home through the backyard and forced open the back door. Stolen property includes an iPad … cash … prescription medication … a radio scanner … two pairs of sunglasses … gold cuff links … gold and silver crucifixes … and a Fossil watch. The suspects then left through the front door. Both investigations are continuing and the OPP ask that if you have any information on either incident to please call police.
Police continue to stress that people lock and remove valuables from their vehicles when they are parked. Again last week, two incidents were reported the first involved an unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway on River Road in Horton Township. On January 16th sometime between 3 and 5 p.m. someone stole a wallet from the centre console. Then … on January 18th … at 8:30 p.m. a male stole prescription meds from a car parked in a driveway on John Street in Cobden. He was seen running from the scene. Police say … lock it or lose it.
AND IN SPORTS …
In the CCHL-2 last night the Whitewater Kings downed the Embrun Panthers 4-3 at the arena in Cobden. Jacob McIntyre scored midway through the third period to tie the game before Michael Karas netted the game winner with just over two minutes to play. Dylan Kuehl (keel) and Quinn Vanhoof who scored a short-handed goal also found the net for Whitewater. Lawson Leclaire chipped in two assists. Kevin Proulx went the distance in the Kings net stopping 21 shots and picking up the win. With the victory, Whitewater is now fourth in the division leapfrogging over Renrew and Perth.
Still with the CCHL-2 Whitewater is back in action tonight as they take on the Arnprior Packers in Pakenham. That one goes at 7:30. Then Saturday, the Kings are back home playing their third game in three nights hosting Brockville at 7 o’clock. Arnprior also plays on Sunday night as they’re hosting Ottawa West at the Nick Smith Centre. Game time is 7:30. AND … the Renfrew Timberwolves have one lone game this weekend hosting Richmond tonight. Puck drop at Ma-te-way is 8 o’clock.
In the CCHL this weekend, the Pembroke Lumber Kings have a pair of games on the road tonight in Navan and are back home Sunday night to host the Nepean Raiders. Game time Sunday night at the PMC is 7 o’clock. AND the league-leading Carleton Place Canadians are in Rockland tonight but are home Sunday, hosting Rockland. Puck drop in that one is 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon.