NEWS – July 30, 2018

July 30, 2018 at 11:55 am  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

The valley is sending Congratulations to Gerald Smaglinskie of Killaloe and Lorrie Dombroskie of Barry’s Bay for winning a $250,000 top prize with INSTANT ACES HIGH – the two upper Ottawa valley residents have been playing the lottery together for the past couple of years – Lorrie didn’t realize they had a winning ticket at first. And  sat in silence for about five minutes before throwing the ticket at Gerald with excitement!” The two  have been friends for about 20 years. And  Gerald, is thinking about using his part of the winnings to go on vacation. While  Lorrie is planning on investing her winnings, purchasing a new vehicle and paying off her mortgage. They purchased their winning ticket at Esso on Highway 60 in Wilno.

Police are looking for information after a vehicle was vandalized last weekend.  On Saturday July 21st sometime between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm a report was filed that a vehicle was vandalized while in the parking lot in front of Giant Tiger in Renfrew. The vehicle was a red 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 pick-up truck. Police say that the valve stems were pulled out of the tires and the tires were flat when the owner returned. Anyone with any information on this act of mischief is asked to contact the Renfrew OPP.

And even with some recent heavy rainfalls, the complete Burn Ban for the Municipality of Mississippi Mills will remain in effect until further notice. The Fire Department is continuing to monitor the situation and thanks everyone for their continued patience and for support following the current Fire Ban.  Once the ban is lifted – you are still required to obtain a free permit – you can do so online at or you can pick them up at the Almonte Fire station or Municipal Office during business hours.  For any updates on the burn ban, you can call 613-706-4004.

Congratulations are going out to Carefor Health & Community Services – after they successfully achieved Exemplary standing with Accreditation Canada. The decision followed the on-site survey in April 2018 as part of an ongoing accreditation process and it’s the highest distinction awarded by Accreditation Canada. Steve Perry, CEO of Carefore said that they work incredibly hard to make sure that clients are provided with health care services that are safe, effective, and of the highest quality – and says that this exemplary accreditation award is a real testament to the fact that everyone at Carefor makes quality and safety a priority every day.  Accreditation Canada has been helping organizations improve their quality and safety for over 55 years, because quality health care matters!


Elkland Beverage Co. won the 11th annual Gil Read Memorial Tournament this past weekend in Carp, for the second year in a row. The Pennsylvania-based team defeated the Micksburg Twins 3-0 in Sunday’s final.  Joran Graham of the Twins was named the Joel Langford Memorial Trophy winner as the most valuable player of the event.

AND … in golf … World #1 ranked Dustin Johnson won the RBC Canadian Open for the first time … this past weekend … as he shot a 6-under 66 to finish the only Canadian stop on the PGA Tour at 23-under par. He’d previously tied for second place on two other occasions … but there was no stopping him this year. Not even a two-hour rain delay on Sunday could slow him down for capturing the title at Glen Abbey Golf Course. Johnson was a fan favourite in southern Ontario as he’s engaged to Paulina Gretzky, daughter of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, who grew up in nearby Brantford.

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