A two-vehicle collision on Round Lake Road has resulted in serious injuries to both drivers. Just after 6 a.m. on Wednesday, the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP responded to the crash between Borne and Rahns roads in Laurentian Valley. It involved an eastbound passenger vehicle and a westbound water tanker truck. Firefighters from Laurentian Valley and Petawawa extricated both drivers who were taken to hospital by paramedics. There were no passengers in either vehicle. Members of the OPP Technical Collision Investigation Unit are helping with the investigation. If you may have witnessed the collision, you are asked to call the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP.
There is now a full fire ban in effect for all of Lanark County. There had been a partial ban in effect for the county but the new ban means that absolutely no burning of any sort is permitted. The dry conditions and lack of precipitation in the forecast are getting the blame. In general, a full burning ban means a total fire ban prohibiting the burning of debris, burning in an outdoor incinerato, chimneys, setting off fireworks and campfires of any type. For regulations specific to your community, please contact your local municipality.
The Renfrew OPP are looking for any information connected to recent vandalism at a Renfrew school. Our Lady of Fatima was the target for vandals on Thursday, June 28th … between 10:30 and 11:30 p.m. Police say that two doors and a window were damaged with rocks and a BB gun. It’s believed a stolen key may have been used to access the building … but nothing was stolen … and no further damage observed. If you have any info on this crime … you’re asked to call police.
AND … if you’re a blood donor in Carleton Place … today is your last chance to give the Gift of Life this summer. There’s a clinic at St. James Anglican Church … today … from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Canadian Blood Services officials say there is an urgent need for donations.
AND IN SPORTS …
There were three games on tap last night in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League including a double header between Carp and West Carleton which ended in a split. In the opener, Carp posted a 5-4 win thanks to a walk-off two-RBI single by Ryan Clare. Chris MacFarlane also homered for the winning team. Matt McNish got the win for Carp and Andy Barber took the loss for Fitzroy. In the nightcap … West Carleton exploded for a 13-4 win. Steve Cavanagh was the winning pitching while Ty Alexander took the loss.
In the night’s other game … Kars beat Stittsville 4-1. Luke Severson earned the win while Kyle Olson took the loss.
Tonight … … the Micksburg Twins travel to Carp to face the Ottawa Valley A’s with the first pitch at 8 o’clock. The night’s other game is in Quyon … as the first-place Flyers host Kars. That one also goes at 8.