Anyone looking to build in Carleton Place will soon be under new rules as the town has decided to amend its building bylaw. The current bylaw which regulates things like developer fees … building plans and inspections was signed into law in 2016. It will be updated to fix issues that have appeared since then. Changes include: wording alterations to bring the Building By-Law more in line with Ontario Building Code removing the requirement of a two-phase building permit system for new homes and providing the town’s Chief Administrative Officer with the temporary authority to appoint building inspectors from other jurisdictions to assist with inspections in the case of an emergency event. The new By-Law is expected to pass at an upcoming Town Council meeting.
The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP and Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers are looking for the public’s help to solve a break, enter and theft in Pembroke. Sometime during daytime hours on March 13th someone broke into a Noik Drive residence and stole a number of items including an Xbox One console and controller an iPhone6 … and a Lumia 830 phone. Anyone with information is asked to call the police … or CrimeStoppers.
Arnprior and Renfrew officers investigated seven domestic disputes during the past week. In one case, a male was charged with three counts of uttering threats. No other criminal offences were alleged. Police say that if you or someone you know is living in or involved in an abusive relationship … help is available. You can contact Bernadette McCann House 24/7 for support, advice or the safety of a shelter … by calling 1-800-267-4930. The Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County is also available 24/7 for information and support … at 1-800-663-3060. In emergencies call 9-1-1.
Police are reminding people to be extra cautious when near the water around this time of year. Creeks and streams are starting to rise thanks to things like warmer temperatures spring rain and melting snow. Officials say be careful because the currents are quite strong and fast moving and the water is still extremely cold. They’re even cautioning kids to be leery of culverts as they can be very dangerous and tempting to play around. Officials encourage parents to accompany them whenever they are around water. People and their pets should stay back from the water’s edge … which may be slippery or subject to erosion from the spring runoff. Boaters should be on the lookout for floating debris and docks that may have become dislodged from their moorings during the winter months.
AND IN SPORTS …
The Pembroke Lumber Kings are one game away from elimination in the CCHL playoffs … as they dropped a 4-0 decision to the Ottawa Junior Senators last night … and now trail the best-of-seven series three games to one. Pembroke managed 30 shots last night but ran into a hot goalie in Connor Hicks who posted the shutout. Lumber Kings goalie Jake Smith stopped 27 shots, but took the loss. Game 5 of the series is set for Ottawa on Thursday night at 7:30.
Still with the CCHL the Carleton Place Canadians are home tonight to host the Rockland Nationals in Game 3 of that series which is tied at one game each. Game time is 8:15.
Stay tuned to Valley Heritage Radio this afternoon for Rink Wrap our hockey talk show. Hosts Geoff Patterson and Adam Noack will bring you up to speed on everything happening on rinks around the Valley and beyond. The show begins right after the 5 o’clock news and runs until 6 p.m. This week’s special guests are Pembroke Lumber King Scout Andrew Gilgallon … and founder of recrutes.ca Grant McCagg.