NEWS – June 20, 2018

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June 20, 2018 at 11:55 am  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

The boil water advisory for the Town of Renfrew is still in effect. The town will not be in a position to lift the Precautionary Boil Water Advisory until approximately 8:00 p.m. tonight, at the earliest. For updated information residents and businesses are welcome to contact the Town of Renfrew at 613-432-4848 or visit www.renfrew.ca.


The OPP is putting people on alert after five people in Toronto were recently defrauded of millions of dollars in a telephone scam. Nothing local has been reported yet but police want you to know the latest scheme involves you receiving a phone call from someone posing as a retailer telling you your credit card account has been compromised. You’re then told to call 911 as well as your bank to report the fraud. But when they hang up the call is not actually disconnected. Police say you’re led to believe you’re making an outgoing call and are speaking to authorities but in fact you’re still speaking to the original caller. You’re then told to go to your bank and transfer funds into a different account which will protect your money. Again you’re being told this by the fraudster. And your money will soon no longer be yours. The OPP say to NEVER give out personal financial details or information over the phone and always verify that you’re speaking to your bank or credit card company. Don’t become a victim.


Health Canada urges you to Protect yourself and others from Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a serious illness caused by the bite of an infected blacklegged tick. Blacklegged ticks can be active throughout much of the year, however your risk of a tick bite is highest in spring and summer. For more information, including symptoms, treatment, and safe removal of ticks, visit Canada.ca/Lymedisease.


The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) laid a total 697 charges against transport truck drivers and took 63 trucks out of service during the OPP’s Operation Corridor enforcement initiative on June 13 – 14. In partnership with the Ministry of Transportation, the OPP stopped a total of 1,692 trucks during the 24-hour blitz. Speeding led the list of offences, with 226 charges being laid. Defective equipment ranked second at 176 charges.


Canada is the first industrialized country to legalize cannabis nationwide. A vote by the Senate on Tuesday passed to lift the prohibition of cannabis and will see Canadians able to legally purchase and consume recreational marijuana by mid-September. Officials say it’ll be strictly regulated, with the goal being to keep it out of the hands of young people and to put a dent in the thriving black market controlled by organized crime.


In Sports . . .
The Ottawa Valley A’s won their first game of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League season with a 8-6 over West Carleton Electric on Tuesday night in Fitzroy. Ben Broek had the win in relief of Adam Rueckwald. Steve Cavanagh took the loss.

The Ottawa Senators sent Mike Hoffman to the San Jose Sharks for Danish winger Mikkel Boedker. Within three hours, the Florida Panthers announced they’d acquired Hoffman from San Jose in exchange for three draft picks. News broke last week that Melinda Karlsson, the wife of Senators captain Erik Karlsson, had filed an order of protection against Hoffman’s girlfriend Monica Caryk.

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