Pascal Meunier has been hired as Carleton Place’s new Director of Protective Services and will assume his new role on July 3rd. Meunier, who is currently the Chief of the Mississippi Mills Fire Department was recruited through a province-wide search to replace Les Reynolds, who is retiring from the position at the end of June. Reynolds has held that role for the past 11 years. This position holds the title of Fire Chief and is responsible for Emergency Management, Bylaw Services, and Crossing Guard portfolios. This position is also the main staff liaison between the OPP and the Carleton Place Police Services Board on behalf of the Town. In addition, Meunier will assume the role of the Town’s Community Emergency Management Coordinator, once Clerk Duncan Rogers retires at the end of December. In the meantime, he will work closely with Duncan to ensure a smooth transition of this role.
A reminder, that if you live in the Upper Ottawa Valley, you are advised that personnel from Garrison Petawawa will be conducting training in the community of Deep River … and at the Rolphton Dam on Thursday, June 7th. Residents may notice military aircraft and vehicles uniformed military personnel with weapons and hear noises associated with explosives and personal weapons. Officials say that all efforts will be made to ensure that disruption to the community will be at a minimum.
We have a couple of acts of mischief to tell you about in hopes that someone will come forward with some information on these crimes. Sometime between Friday, May 18th and Tuesday, May 22nd a large piece of machinery located on a property on Church Farm Road in Madawaska Township was spray painted with various forms of tagging and graffiti. White paint was used. There are no suspects. AND in another incident – a cottage owner reported someone attended their property with an axe and damaged trees and bushes. The cottage is located along the K&P Trail in Greater Madawaska Township. If you have information on either of these incidents, you are asked to contact the OPP.
And speaking of police, the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics kicks off today. The torch run gets underway in Ottawa at 11 a.m. then tomorrow they’ll be raising money for our athletes in Pembroke at the town Hall at 9:30. They’ll make their way to Petawawa Legion for 12:15 and will wrap up the day at the Credit Union in Barry’s Bay as they’re expected to arrive around 2:30. On Wednesday, the Torch Run will kick off at Renfrew’s Town Hall at 10 as they proceed to the Arnprior LCBO for 1 p.m. This year actually marks the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics … with the money raised going towards sports and other programs for athletes with intellectual disabilities. The Torch run see’s officers from all walks of life teaming up with Special Olympians running or walking through communities trying to raise awareness. For more information … visit torchrunontario.com
AND IN SPORTS …
In the Greater Ottawa Fastball League, the Micksburg Twins rebounded after a Thursday night loss with a 7-0 win over West Carleton on Friday night. Joran Graham had the win for the Twins allowing only one hit in six innings of work, and striking out 13. Andy Barber took the loss. Graham was 3-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored. Andrew McIntyre was 3-for-4 for the Twins and also scored two runs. Matt McIntyre was 1-for-2, had two walks and scored twice. Jeff Cavanagh had the lone hit for West Carleton and Mitch Taylor reached twice on walks These two teams meet again tomorrow night … in Fitzroy Harbour … with first pitch set for 8:30.
Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals goes tonight in Washington … with the Vegas Golden Knights trailing the series 2-1. Puck drop goes at 8 o’clock.