Police are looking for the public’s help for information connected to a theft from several change rooms at the Astrolabe Arena in Cobden. The thief stole personal property from the rooms on Sunday, March 11th sometime between 6 and 8:20 p.m. Witnesses say a lone male was seen entering the arena and he headed directly to the change rooms. He was also seen exiting the building through a fire exit door at the back of the building. Six victims reporter stolen property … including ball caps … cell phones … and wallets. A stolen credit or debit card was later used that evening at the Ultramar Gas Bar in Arnprior and a Fresh Mart grocery store in Ottawa. The suspect is approximately 5-foot-7 with a medium build. He was wearing a hoodie and a jacket … and boots. If you have any information on this crime … you are asked to call the OPP … or Crime Stoppers.
If you live in Arnprior and are a blood donor there is a clinic set for today at the St. John Chrysostom (krizz-awe-stum) Parish Hall … from 1:30 to 4 … and from 5 to 7:30. Canadian Blood Services officials say there is an urgent need for donations. And on March 27th there is a clinic at the Renfrew Legion from 1 to 7 p.m. Drop-ins are always accepted … but you are encouraged to make an appointment by visiting www.blood.ca … or 1-888-2-DONATE.
AND … the world has lost one of it’s brightest minds. World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking passed away peacefully at his home in Oxford, England. The British scientist was famed for his work with black holes and relativity and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time. At the age of 22, Professor Hawking was given only a few years to live after being diagnosed with a rare form of motor neurone disease. The illness left him in a wheelchair and largely unable to speak except through a voice synthesiser. Stephen Hawking was 76 years of age.
AND IN SPORTS …
The Renfrew Timberwolves got a season-saving goal from Bailey Hein in double overtime last night to give his team a 4-3 win over the Carleton Place Junior Canadians and avoid elimination in their CCHL-2 quarter-final series. Hein found the back of the net with a power-play marker just under six minutes into the second extra period. It was his second big goal of the night as he scored midway through the second period to tie the game at three and that sent the game to overtime. Hein also assisted on the other two goals one by Connor Noonan and one by Luka Marinic. Dane Brumm (broom) stopped 36 shots and picked up the win. Carleton Place now leads the best-of-seven series three games to two. Game 6 is set for Friday night in Renfrew at 8 o’clock.
AND … the Pembroke Lumber Kings open their CCHL quarter-final series tonight against the Ottawa Jr Senators. The series opens in Ottawa at the Jim Durrell Arena. Pembroke finished seventh in the regular season and will face the second place Jr Senators who are also the seventh-ranked Jr. A team in the nation. Puck drop tonight is 7:30.