A small plane that left Pembroke yesterday, on it’s way to P.E.I crashed at approximately 10:55 am on approach to Greenville Municipal Airport in Greenville, Maine – Killing all 3 people who were onboard. According to the Planes flight plan – there was no scheduled stop in Maine – The Plane crashed in a field near one of the airport’s two runways. The FAA will investigate and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause for the accident. The identities of the victims have not yet been released yet…and no other details on the crash has been made available. We’ll bring you more information once information is released.
Sad news in the Valley as a well known member of the local business community has passed away. The Founder of Crozier excavating…Grant Crozier died on Sunday at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Crozier excavating has been an integral part of the community for over 40 years –
If you would like to pay your respects… Visitation will be held at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St, S, in Renfrew on Friday, August 3rd from 1 to-4pm and again from 7 to 9pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Grant’s memory may be made to Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation. Online condolences and donations may be made at triple w dot Goulet funeral home dot com. A private family service will be held – Grant Crozier was 72.
The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP along with the MTO conducted a seven day Commercial Motor Vehicle safety initiative in the Upper Ottawa Valley focusing on mechanical safety and unsafe driving behaviours. During the initiative several Commercial Vehicles were stopped and inspected by officers resulting in Four commercial vehicles being taken out of service as a result of mechanical defects and safety issues. A variety of other charges were laid under the Highway Traffic Act including seven seatbelt violations, six speeding and four distracted driving charges, along with charges for following too closely and other moving violations. The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP and the MTO say that Further safety initiatives will occur in 2018 and officers continue to remain vigilant on a daily basis – for all types of violations – that put the safety of all road users at risk.
More and more frauds and scams are being uncovered and the latest one comes in from The Ottawa Police Service Organized Fraud Unit – recently the police service received several public complaints of an emerging e-mail scam and it’s advising the public not to respond to these types of e-mails. With this particular scam, people are receiving a personal e-mail from an anonymous sender. The e-mail advises that their password was captured by malware and the sender actually provides the captured password to the potential victim. Investigators believe that the e-mail address and password are likely obtained by the fraudsters from a website previously used by the recipient. Some complainants have informed police that the password was actually an old one that they have not used in years.
In the e-mail, the sender informs the potential victim that they have video – which recorded their activities while they were online visiting pornographic sites threatening to release the said video to the recipient’s contact list if a quantity of Bitcoins are not transferred to a specific Bitcoin account within one day. The Ottawa Police Service advises the public not to reply to these e-mails. And to protect yourself by changing your passwords regularly, and also by making sure you have valid antivirus and malware software on your computer and that you run scans regularly.
AND IN SPORTS …
There is one game on the Greater Ottawa Fastball League schedule tonight … as two of the top three teams meet in Fitzroy Harbour … with West Carleton Electric hosting the Kars Aces. Kars leads the standings with eight wins and two ties in 13 games … and sit two points ahead of West Carleton, who hold down third place. First pitch goes at 8 o’clock.
Elsewhere this week … Carp hosts Micksburg on Wednesday night in Manotick at 8 … and also on Wednesday … the Ottawa Valley A’s are in Stittsville to face the 56ers. That one goes at 9 sharp. Then … on Thursday … Quyon is in Carp for a pair … facing the Ottawa Valley A’s at 7 … then they square off with the Kempville affiliate squad at 9 o’clock.