Renfrew’s Deslaurier Custom Cabinets has been sold, as the company made the announcement on Monday afternoon. Founder Jim Deslaurier and president Denis Staples said they’ve sold their ownership interest in the company to a new group that includes former Ottawa Senators president Cyril Leeder, CEO of Investment Partners Group James Maxwell, former Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group CEO Bernie Ashe … Mike Deslaurier and Tyler Leeder. The company was founded in 1979 by Jim Deslaurier who said despite the change in ownership he has no plans to leave the company. He also said he’s excited about the company’s future and pleased his son will continue with the new ownership and management team. Staples will remain president until the end of the year to help with the transition. Ashe will serve as the new Executive Chairman of Deslaurier Custom Cabinets and Mike Deslaurier will remain as Director of Operations.
Lanark County OPP officers have launched an investigation after threats were made to a staff member of the Township of Lanark Highlands. Police say the investigation began on Monday and that it is active and ongoing. The OPP have offered no further info on this case but are asking anyone who may have information relating to this crime … to call the Lanark County OPP at 613-267-2626 … or Lanark County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
A Pembroke man is facing charges after police were called to a report of someone abusing a dog. Noah Neuman … age 22 … has been charged with Cruelty to Animals and Failing to Comply with Probation, after Upper Ottawa Valley OPP officers responded to several 911 calls in the early morning hours of July 15th … that a man was physically abusing a dog on Christie Street. He was released on a Promise to Appear and will be in Pembroke Court on September 4th. Police say the dog didn’t require veterinary treatment at the time and was removed from the care of the accused.
Police would like to remind residents that should they receive a phone call from someone who says they are a son, daughter or grandchild and in need of an immediate money transfer that it is likely a scam. They remind you to confirm with other family members that your loved one is not in need. Be aware that the scammers will often pressure you to go and purchase large amounts of gift cards … or wire money electronically to them. This is known as the “Grandparent Scam.” In some cases … the fraudsters will have a second caller contact you and represent themselves as a lawyer and also request money. Police also remind residents never to give out any of your personal or banking information to anyone over the phone.
AND IN SPORTS …
It’s a busy week in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League as there are seven games on the schedule including three double-headers. On Wednesday night, Carp hosts two games in Manotick as Kars is in for a 7 o’clock start and they take on the Ottawa Valley A’s at 9. On Thursday the Quyon Flyers host the West Carleton Electric for a pair … and Stittsville is in Micksburg for a double-header with the Twins. The openers in both get underway at 7 o’clock. And the week’s other game sees the Ottawa Valley A’s hosting the affiliate team from Kemptville in Carp. First pitch in that one is at 8:30.