Residents in the Quyon area are under a Boil Water Advisory today and could be for more than a week according to the Municipality of Pontiac. A piece of electronic equipment essential to the operation of the municipal water plan broke down early Thursday morning and as of 3 o’clock yesterday the network has been distributing untreated water. The Advisory is expected to be in effect for around 10 days … and until the warning is lifted … all users of the municipal aqueduct network will have to boil their water for a least one minute before using it for any of the following … drinking … brushing your teeth … giving water to your pets … washing and preparing food … making ice cubes … or adding to foods that require some water to cook, including canned soup. You can use the water directly from the tap for showering or bathing … as long as you don’t swallow any of the water. For a full list of what you should and shouldn’t do under the Boil Water Advisory … you’re asked to visit www.municipalitepontiac.ca/en … or visit the municipality’s Facebook page. There you’ll find updates.
The Ottawa Police Service Break & Enter Unit is investigating a recent commercial break & enter near Carp and is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects responsible. On March 3rd just before 1 a.m. two male suspects forcibly entered commercial premise situated along 1400 block of Diamondview Road. Entry was gained from the side door and once inside, the suspects stole a large quantity of tools. Both suspects are described as Caucasian males in their 20s. One was wearing a two-tone jacket with a grey hoodie and the other was wearing a hunting pattern jacket with a hood. Anyone with information is asked to call Ottawa Police or Crime Stoppers.
There’s a telephone scam on the radar that authorities are warning consumers about and in this one, you can have your own words used against you. Literally. It’s called the ‘Can you hear me?’ scam and reports in the U.S. suggest it’s growing in popularity as fraudsters use it to try to get their hands on your money. In this scam the caller will ask you something like, “Hi, can you hear me clearly?” If you say “Yes” your answer might be edited and used to prove you had willingly subscribed to a service contract or to buy an unwanted product when obviously you haven’t. Most of the scam calls are automated. Officials are warning people to be careful and be aware when you’re on the phone with someone you don’t know. And always watch what you say.
AND IN SPORTS …
The CCHL playoffs get into full swing this weekend with both local teams at home tonight. The Pembroke Lumber Kings … who trail their best-of-seven series with Ottawa 1-0 host the Junior Senators tonight at the PMC for Game 2. Puck drop tonight is 7:30. Game 3 is Saturday night in Ottawa at 7:30. And the top-seeded Carleton Place Canadians host Rockland tonight at 7:45 in that series opener with Game 2 Sunday afternoon in Rockland at 2:30.
The Renfrew Timberwolves have a must-win game tonight in their CCHL-2 quarter-final series with the Carleton Place Junior Canadians. Renfrew trails the series 3-2 after avoiding elimination earlier this week thanks to a Bailey Hein double-overtime goal in Game 5. The game will get underway tonight at Mat-te-way at 8 o’clock. If Renfrew wins the seventh and deciding game will go Saturday night in Carleton Place. That one will also go at 8 o’clock.