VHR Noon news for January 29th…broadcasted at noon and posted to website
With income tax season right around the corner, the Killaloe OPP would like to remind the public that the long-standing Canada Revenue Agency scam continues to surface around the region. Police want you to know that the CRA will not call you and demand payment and they will not ask for personal information over the phone that they already have. Never give out personal information such as account numbers … or your SIN number … over the phone … or through email … and always confirm the source of the call. If you have any questions … the OPP advise you to contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or visit the website at www.antifraudcentre.ca for more information.
It looks like Lanark County Council is tackling an issue which has been a serious concern in the county for years … that being a lack of public transportation. That could all change, if council is able to follow through on recommendations made by a Transit Advisory group … chaired by Mississippi Mills Councillor Jane Torrance who said transportation is the number one challenge for families in the county. The advisory group recommended that the county establish a permanent transit committee to oversee transportation. It also recommended that $25,000 in funding be provided to support recommendations such as improving communication about what transportation is available and hiring an intern to work on transit. The economic development committee recommended that county council adopt these measures.
Mississippi Mills council is giving local property owners who may be affected by proposed changes to the town’s Community Official Plan a chance to ask questions and gather more information … at a drop-in session this week. It’s set for tomorrow … January 30th … from 1 to 8 p.m. … at the Almonte Old Town Hall. If you’d like to see a copy of the current proposed Official Plan amendment, you can do so at the Mississippi Town Hall municipal building or check it out online at www.mississippimills.ca … under Town Hall … Department … Planning Page. Updates about the plan will also be posted on the Mississippi Mills Facebook page.
A police update for you. Last week the OPP reported that a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel quad cab had been stolen from the garage of a residence on Usborne Street in McNab-Braeside. They did find the truck, abandoned in a parking lot on Edward Street South in Arnprior. It had been stolen overnight on January 17th and 18th. Police are continuing to look for the thief and are asking anyone from the public who may have information to call the OPP … or Crime Stoppers.
AND IN SPORTS …
In the CCHL on the weekend … the Pembroke Lumber Kings put up two big wins downing Navan 5-2 on Friday night and beating Nepean 4-1 Sunday at the PMC. The four points put the Lumber Kings in firm possession of the eighth and final playoff spot and they’re now within a single point of Rockland for seventh. Michael Douglas and Zachary Cross each had a goal and assist for Pembroke against Navan and Casey Rhodes led the charge against Nepean with a pair of goals. Darian MacTavish was outstanding in the Lumber Kings net in the two wins turning aside 70 of 73 shots.
Still with the CCHL … the league-leading Carleton Place Canadians won both ends of a home-and-home set with Rockland by scores of 4-0 and 6-4. Samuel Knoblauch had a pair of goals and five points in the two games to lead the Canadians while Jeremie Forget was between the pipes in both games including the 17-save shutout on Friday.
With the CCHL-2 … there’s one game on the schedule tonight between the league’s two newest rivals as the Whitewater Kings roll into Renfrew to face the Timberwolves. Game time at Ma-te-Way is at 8 o’clock.
It’ll be the fourth game in five nights for the Kings who have won three in a row including a pair of big wins on the weekend. On Friday, Whitewater beat the Arnprior Packers 7-4 and followed that up with a 3-1 win over Brockville at home on Saturday. Peter White … Jacob McIntyre … and Quinn Vanhoof each scored a pair against the Packers while each scored once in Saturday’s win over Brockville. Kevin Proulx picked up both wins in the Kings net.
Still with the CCHL-2 … the Packers came up on the losing end of a 9-1 score to the Ottawa West Golden Knights while Renfrew dropped a 7-5 decision to Richmond. Bailey Hein led the way for the Timberwolves in that one, scoring a pair.