Summer road construction underway in the Valley – The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP want to remind motorists of the importance of construction zone safety and reducing speed when entering construction zones. Drivers are reminded to proceed with caution when approaching a construction zone and to obey all warning signs – as It is an offence under the Highway Traffic Act to disobey STOP or SLOW signs displayed by a traffic-control person. Lower speeds posted in construction zones are posted to increase worker safety and to reflect increased road hazards – such as construction vehicles, uneven or gravel surfaces and narrowed lanes. If you don’t follow the limits, you could get hit with a fine that is usually doubled in construction zones when workers are present. For more info – you can visit the MTO Ontario 511 website at www.ontario.ca/511
On-going construction in Almonte has some new parking restrictions at the intersection of Bridge and Mill streets. Because of the construction at the Back and Short Bridges and with the closure of Main Street, – two parking spaces on the northwest side of the intersection and two parking spaces on the southeast side will be removed to better accommodate left turning vehicles. These restrictions will be in place until sometime this fall, with the expected completion of the project.
There are three blood donor clinics in the Valley this week. So, if you’re interested in rolling up your sleeve and giving the Gift of Life, you can do so beginning today, at the Royal Canadian Legion in Eganville from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Then on Wednesday, there’s a clinic at the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior where you have a chance to donate from 1:30 to 4 o’clock … and from 5 to 7:30. And Thursday there is a clinic at the Almonte Civitan Club from 2 to 4 p.m and again from 5 to 8. 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 …
The Micksburg Twins and the Quebec U23 provincial junior team played a doubleheader Sunday in Micksburg. In the first game, the Twins prevailed 4-0. Joran Graham had the win … while Marc-Andre Villeneuve took the loss. The second match also saw the Twins win … this time by a score of 7-0. Corey Costello had the win in this game … while Guillaume Fournier took the loss, with relief from Villeneuve. Graham had two homers for Micksburg in the win.
AND … still on the diamond … there are six games in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League this week. On Tuesday, West Carleton hosts Stittsville at 8:30and on Wednesday night, uyon is in Manotick for a doubleheader with the Kars Aces. First game goes at 7 o’clock. Also on Wednesday … Stittsville hosts the Ottawa Valley A’s at 9 o’clock. And on Thursday, Micksburg hosts Carp for two games … with the opener at 7 … and the second one set to go at 9.