News – March 11, 2020

March 11, 2020 at 10:42 am  •  Posted in Uncategorized by

Police in the Pontiac still have no answers as to what caused a head-on collision last Sunday evening that claimed the lives of two people … and left four others injured. The crash happened on Highway 148 just outside of Quyon at the intersection of Chemin Murray. The MRC des Collines is reporting that investigators are still uncertain of what happened to explain why one of the vehicles crossed the centre line. Two people in that vehicle were killed … and police have identified them as Todd Vibert … age 23 from Campbell’s Bay … and Karine Marion … age 22 … from Fort Coulonge. The others who were injured remain in hospital and are being treated for serious injuries. Police say a mechanical inspection is schedule for later this week in hopes that investigators may better understand what triggered the crash.

Still with police news….. The Ottawa Police Service are looking to the public for help in locating a suspect involved in an aggravated assault. According to police, back on January 4th of 2020, a man was assaulted by another man at the intersection of Ottawa Road 29 and Keatley Road(just east of Arnprior). The victim suffered extensive injuries and was taken to hospital.  Owen JONES, 21 years of age….of no fixed address –has been charged with aggravated assault and police have a warrant out for his arrest.  JONES is described as 6’2”, 194lbs, he has brown hair and dark-coloured eyes – a photo is available on the valley heritage radio website.  If you have information please call 613-236-1222, ext. 2666.  Or…. Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca.

We’ve all been there … when you’re driving down the road, and someone races past you going well above the speed limit. Most times, you hope the police are up ahead and pull them over. Well … last week … one speeder was caught near Appleton Side Road in Mississippi Mills and when police pulled him over, the 22-year-old Ottawa man was nailed with Stunt Driving as he was doing 147 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone. He immediately had his licence suspended for a week and the vehicle was impounded. He’s also going to feel the pinch later as he was hit with six demerit points. If he’s found guilty and convicted he could lose his licence for up to two years … and be hit with a $2,000 fine … and possible jail time. Police want to take this opportunity to share some wisdom with other drivers who are a little heavy on the gas pedal … slow down, it’s simply not worth the risk.

AND … if you’re a blood donor in the area don’t forget there’s a clinic today at the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior from 1:30 to 3:30 … and from 5 to 8 p.m. And on Friday, there’s another clinic at the Eganville Legion … from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Drop-ins are always accepted … but you are urged to make an appointment by visiting www.blood.ca … or by calling 1-888-2-DONATE. Canadian Blood Services says there is a critical need for donations … and every 60 seconds, someone in Canada needs blood.

AND IN SPORTS …

The CCHL playoffs open this week and that means the league has started to hand out some of the hardware for regular season accomplishments. And so far the Carleton Place Canadians have been well represented. Goaltender Devon Levi … who led the league in almost every statistical category has been named Goalie of the Year. The Quebec native had 34 wins … 8 shutouts … a save percentage of 941 … and a goal against average of 1.47 … in backstopping the Canadians to their seventh straight regular season title. He was also named tournament MVP in the World Jr. A Challenge … helping Team Canada East win the silver medal.

AND … Levi’s teammate Brett Thorne has been named the CCHL’s Defenseman of the Year. The Bedford, Nova Scotia native led all league defenders with 74 points … including 27 goals … in 62 games. In 195 career combined regular season and playoff games … Thorne has totaled 173 points … including 50 goals. Seventeen of those games came on the power play. He has committed to play at Michigan Tech next season.

In the CCHL-2 playoffs … two local teams meet tonight in Perth for Game 2 of the Richardson Division semi-finals as the Carleton Place Junior Canadians roll into town. Perth won the opener 2-1 on Sunday night and lead the best-of-seven series 1-0. Game 3 is Saturday night in Carleton Place. In the other semi-final series Westport leads Arnprior 2-0 with Game 3 in Westport on Friday.