What a difference a day makes when it comes to weather in our region. Yesterday the ground was bone dry and this morning the eastern part of the Ottawa Valley was under a Rainfall Warning issued by Environment Canada. Heavy rains fell throughout the area Tuesday night into this morning with more on the way. But it peaked after the sun came up and with 50 to 85 mm of rain across the Valley with total rainfall amounts reaching 100 mm in some areas. Rain will continue through the day today and more is expected tomorrow and Friday before the sun returns on the weekend. Officials are asking people to be careful while driving as water will pool on the road and may cause you to hydroplane.
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A Lanark man has been fined $1,500 for breaking the law with regards to fishing. Charles Darou was fishing on Patterson Lake in Lanark County on January 17th … and when conservation officers attempted to inspect him as he was leaving the lake, he failed to stop. An investigation revealed he was in possession of a prohibited-sized walleye. On July 17th, the case was before a Justice of the Peace in Perth … and Darou pleaded guilty. He was fined $500 for possessing a fish of prohibited size and $1,000 for failing to stop for a conservation officer. His fishing licence was also suspended for one year. All offences were under the Ontario Fishery Regulations and Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.
AND … during Operation Safe Trucking last week, the OPP stopped 4,254 commercial motor vehicles across the province and they laid 2,479 charges and took 120 unsafe CMVs out of service. During the blitz, the OPP covertly conducted highway patrol resulting in 114 distracted driving charges against CMV drivers. Speeding accounted for 576 of the charges … 75 for following too closely and 269 for other moving violations. Defective equipment led to 214 charges and the highest number of charges with 794 was attributed to improper documentation. There were no CMV-related fatalities reported during this period. During the blitz, officers also spotted a number of passenger vehicles whose drivers were charged with various violations … such as distracted driving and speeding.
AND IN SPORTS …
There are four games on the Greater Ottawa Fastball League schedule this week … with two tonight … and a pair on Thursday. The Kars Aces are in Manotick for both games tonight … facing Carp at 7 o’clock … and then taking on the Ottawa Valley A’s at 9. Tomorrow … the defending champion Micksburg Twins are in Quyon to meet the Flyers at 8 o’clock … and the Ottawa Valley A’s host Stittsville at 8:30. That game will be played at the Carp Fairgrounds.
all games scheduled for Wednesday July 25th IN MANOTICK have been cancelled due to rain.