A certain type of lean ground beef is being recalled because of possible E. coli contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the Good Boucher brand beef was sold in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and P.E.I. but may have also been distributed in other provinces and territories. The agency says the recall includes 285-gram packages with a best-before date of March 21st and 510-gram packages with best-before dates of March 19th and March 21st. The Agency says the recall was triggered by its test results and that no illnesses have been reported from eating the recalled beef. Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. If you have any of the ground beef … you are asked to either throw it away or return it to where it was purchased for a refund.
The County of Renfrew is in the final phase of updating its Official Plan and members of the public will have a chance to attend special county council meetings and open houses to learn about the proposed changes and to have their say. The first will be held in Eganville on Thursday, March 22nd at the Eagle’s Nest and the second will be Wednesday, April 4th at the Germania Club in Pembroke. On both days … the open house will be from 2 to 4:30 and residents can drop in, and have a chance to meet one-on-one with county staff. Then the meeting will follow each day from 6 to 9 p.m. County staff will the present the Official Plan and major proposed changes after which the public will have the chance to formally address County Council. The only catch is … if you want to address council or make a presentation you need to sign in prior to the meeting on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more on the Official Plan and the meetings … please visit www.countyofrenfrew.on.ca
Mississippi Mills council will be presenting a series of open houses beginning this week to provide information to local property owners who may be affected by proposed changes to the town’s Community Official Plan. The public will have the opportunity to review and ask questions about the information and material including a copy of the current proposed plan with representatives of the Municipality in an informal setting. The first will be in Almonte on March 21st and the second will be in Clayton on March 27th. On March 28th the open house will be in Pakenham … with the final one set for March 29th again in Almonte. Each session will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. If you’d like to see the full list of locations and topics or to see a copy of the current proposed Official Plan amendment you can do so at the Mississippi Town Hall municipal building … or check it out online at www.mississippimills.ca.
Good news if you’re a regular passenger on the Quyon Ferry as it’s up and running for the season. The first run was Saturday morning at 7 o’clock and the ferry runs between Quyon and Fitzroy Harbour leaving the dock every 10 minutes from 5:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Those hours run later on Fridays and the weekend. For more information on the schedule or the historic ferry you can visit quyonferry.com
AND IN SPORTS …
The CCHL playoffs got underway this week and the two top-ranked teams are in tough in their respective series. After opening with a big 5-0 win over Pembroke to open the playoffs … the Ottawa Junior Senators won Game 2 by a score of 6-2 … but the Lumber Kings picked up a 4-2 in Game 3. Malcolm Arseneau scored twice for Pembroke in the win with Connor Warnholz and Mason Emoff also finding the net. Lumber Kings goalie Jake Smith was the game’s first star stopping 45 shots for the win. Smith was also bombarded with shots in the second game … kicking aside 48 … but he took the loss. Peter Falivena and Jared Weber scored for Pembroke. Game 4 is set for the PMC Tuesday night at 7:30.
The top-seeded Carleton Place Canadians won their opener 6-2 against Rockland but fell 3-2 in overtime in Game 2. Aidan Girduckis (gur-duck-kiss) scored twice and had four pints in Game 1 while Zachary Tupker and Geoff Kitt scored for the Canadians in the OT loss. Game 3 is Wednesday night in Carleton Place at 8:15.
The season has ended for the Renfrew Timberwolves as they lost their CCHL-2 quarter-final series to the Carleton Place Junior Canadians in seven games. Renfrew won Game 6 in overtime on Friday night … forcing the seventh and deciding game in Carleton Place but the ‘Wolves lost that one 6-1. Luka Marinic was the hero on Friday scoring just over 3 minutes into the extra period to give Renfrew the win. It was his second goal of the game with Bailey Hein assisting on both. Dane Brumm (broom) had a huge night in the Renfrew net turning aside 42 shots for the win. On Saturday Austin Scheuneman scored the only goal for the Timberwolves. Carleton Place will now face the Ottawa Junior Canadians in the semifinals.