The township of Admaston/Bromley has issued a fire ban – in effect until further notice. The fire ban was issued on July 4th due to extremely dry conditions. The ban includes all open air burning, container burning, outdoor furnaces and fireworks. The township asks that If you see smoke or flames in and around the area to call 911 immediately….if more information is needed, please contact the Township office.
The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP have been responding to an increase in complaints recently regarding thefts of credit cards from a vehicles. On July 2nd at approximately 330am on Moffat street in Pembroke police say a vehicle owner confronted a suspect who then fled on foot. A search of the area was conducted – with negative results. Later that same morning, at approximately 1030am, r two more vehicles were entered in the same area. Police say the suspect again fled on foot after being confronted by a vehicle owner. Within minutes however, an arrest was made and the suspect was found to be in possession of stolen property from the thefts. As a result 24-year-old Chayton Gerald GEOFFREY, of no fixed address, has been charged with with several offenses. He was held for a bail hearing and remains in custody until his next appearance in Pembroke court on July 10th. Police remind people to keep your valuables out of site in your car….better yet, never leave valuables in plain view, lock the vehicle and park it in a well lit area if possible. Following these steps could help to reduce your chances of becoming a victim.
A serious accident on Wednesday July 4th saw two Wasaga Beach residents taken to hospital. Killaloe OPP say that at approximately 8:24 am on the 4th, police responded to a single vehicle collision on Round Lake Road, where a northbound pickup truck lost control striking the guardrails. The 30 yr. old female driver from Wasaga Beach sustained minor injuries and was transported to hospital – the passenger, a 31 yr. old male also from Wasaga Beach was air lifted to hospital by ORNGE air – with non-life threatening injuries. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.
And another accident on the 4th had the Upper Ottawa Valley police busy on Forest Lea Road in Laurentian Valley Township. According to reports – police responded to a single Commercial Motor Vehicle collision in the early morning hours of July 4th – just before 3AM. Police say a tractor-trailer unit was eastbound on Forest Lea Road when it left the roadway, travelled through guard posts and eventually came to rest at the bottom of an embankment. The driver, 40-year-old Tim ALEXANDER of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec, was taken to hospital by ambulance with minor injuries. The truck sustained significant damage. As a result of the investigation the driver was charged with careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act. The vehicle, which was transporting paint, began leaking fuel and paint as a result of the collision. The Ministry of the Environment was contacted to for cleanup.
And in sports….
Last night in greater Ottawa fastball….. the Stittsville 56ers defeated the visiting Micksburg Twins by a score of 5-2. Kyle Olson had the win while Corey Costello took the loss. In Manotick, I4C Victory and the Kars Aces played to a 1-1 tie. Brad Porter threw for Kars while Matt McNish had the ball for I4C.
Tonight, , the 56ers travel to Quyon to face the Flyers at 8 pm. The Ottawa Valley As are in Fitzroy Harbour as part of the Harbour Days celebrations playing West Carleton Electric – that game gets going at 8:30pm.