The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP and Crime Stoppers are looking for the public’s help in solving a crime that happened on April 9th. At that time … we reported on a theft from Cassidy’s Transfer and Storage on McKay Street in Pembroke … where a maintenance garage was broken into during the overnight hours. A number of commercial quality air tools … cordless impact drivers … cordless drills … hand tools … socket sets … torches … automotive scanners … and a plasma cutter were all stolen. These included such brand names as Snap-on … Mac … Ultra Pro … DeWalt … Blue Point … Mastercraft … Milwaukee … and Miller. Crime Stoppers says this crime is still unsolved … and ask for anyone who may have information to come forward. If you have any info … please call 1-800-222-TIPS … that’s 1-800-222-8477.
Some residents in Lanark want two long-time firefighters re-instated after they recently were let go from the local fire service. A meeting has been set for Timber Run Golf Club on July 23rd at 7:30 for residents to show support for Ron Closs and Jeff Rothwell. Organizers plan to demand that Lanark Highland’s Township council reverse management’s decision to terminate the pair’s employment. Bill Nelson, owner and operator of Timber Run and local resident Herb Crosbie … say it’s important to bring the issues to the public’s attention and to attempt to have questions answered by township representatives. They have invited all members of council … as well as interim Fire Chief Bill Bell and the township’s Clerk/Administrator. All have been asked to give a reason if they can’t attend.
The County of Renfrew continues to invest in active transportation initiatives and this includes the hardening of shoulders along County roads … to make it safer and more comfortable for cyclists. Most recently, County officials … along with staff and members of the Ottawa Valley Cycling & Active Transportation Alliance met along Beachburg Road near where it intersects with Greenwood Road to announce the recent work on road shoulders in that region. This brings the total to more than 180 kilometres of hardened road shoulders across the County and by the end of this year that number should jump to 200 km. That will be approximately one-quarter of the County’s 820-km road system that will have hardened shoulders. This initiative has been ongoing since 2003.
AND … if you live in the Renfrew area … and are a blood donor … there is a clinic set for today at the Bonnechere Manor. If you want to roll up your sleeve … you can do so from 1 to 7 p.m. Canadian Blood Services officials say there is an urgent need for donations. Drop-ins are always accepted … but you are encouraged to make an appointment by visiting www.blood.ca … or 1-888-2-DONATE.
AND IN SPORTS …
In Greater Ottawa Fastball League action last night … the Ottawa Valley A’s beat Carp … and the difference was Dave Baird’s game winning solo homer in the top of the sixth inning. Ben Broek had the pitching win for the A’s … while Ty Alexander took the loss … in relief of Matt McNish.
In the night’s other game … the Kars Aces edged Carp 4-3 … with McNish taking the loss … and Brad Porter earning the win.
Tonight … there’s a pair of double-headers … as Quyon hosts West Carleton Electric … while Stittsville heads into Micksburg to face the Twins for two. Games start at 7 and 9 o’clock. There was to be one other game tonight … but the Kemptville – Ottawa Valley A’s match has been postponed.