News – July 18, 2019

July 18, 2019 at 10:59 am  •  Posted in News by

The Ontario government is taking swift action to address concerns about the recent flooding and says they are putting people first…… MPP John Yakabuski, and Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care, announced today that a Special Advisor has been appointed to assist with governments, agencies and organizations involved in flood management.  Doug McNeil’s main role will be to advise the province on ways to reduce the impacts of flooding and ensure communities can recover quickly.   Yakabuski saw first hand the damage caused by flooding – and said that the government is also making it easier for property and homeowners when flooding happens –  right now residents can apply online for a work permit to repair eroded shorelines and conduct erosion control.  Flooding is a serious problem that is becoming increasingly common as Ontario experiences more frequent extreme weather events – Having a special advisor will ensure that the government will help the people of Ontario work on their properties in the most efficient way possible.

Rebecca McNaughton

The Smiths Falls Police Service are seeking the public’s help in locating 23-year-old Rebecca McNaughton of Smiths Falls. She was reported missing on Monday, July 15th … and was last seen in Smiths Falls on July 14th at approximately 1:30 p.m. She is 5-foot-3 … with a thin build … light complexion … hazel eyes … and short reddish-coloured hair. Anyone knowing the whereabouts or has any information regarding Rebecca McNaughton … is asked to call the Smiths Falls Police Service at 613-283-0357 … extension 0. You can find her photo on our website at

The OPP report that an area resident was contacted last week … with someone claiming to be from Microsoft … and the person was looking for banking information … so the company could send a refund. The person did share some information … before realizing it was probably a scam. And in this case … they were lucky there was no loss of money. Police say you need to be aware … and always protect yourself if someone is looking for your personal information over the phone. The OPP say … always asking yourself this question … “If I give out that information, am I putting myself at risk?” If the answer is yes … or you’re not sure … police say … don’t answer their questions.


The Kars Aces and Carp split a doubleheader in Manotick on Wednesday night in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play. The first match-up saw the Aces win 8-0. Brad Porter earned the shutout win … and Matt McNish took the loss. The late game had Carp prevailing 10-5. Chris Parish was the winning pitcher … while Will Dunk threw for Kars.

Tonight …  the Ottawa Valley A’s make the trek to Micksburg where they’ll face the Twins for a double header. First pitch in the opener is set for 7 o’clock … with the nightcap to follow at 9.