As Mississippi Mills looks to make changes to its Community Official Plan the consultation process with area residents continues this week with a series of Open Houses touching on a number of topics. Tonight … the open house looking at recent decisions regarding Agricultural Lands will be in Pakenham at the Stewart Community Centre and will be a drop-in style forum where residents can speak directly to both the JL Richards consultants and municipal planning staff. And on Thursday a general Q&A session will take place at the Almonte Community Centre. All of the sessions run from 6 to 9 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. You can find more information online at mississippimills.ca
There’s a warning to consumers about a number of uncertified USB chargers that Health Canada says could pose a real danger. The federal agency reports that after testing a number of chargers, they found several products posed an unacceptable risk for electric shock and fire. In all … 27 USB chargers are being recalled. That includes chargers sold in stores in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Western Canada. A full list of recalled chargers can be found at Health Canada’s website … at www.canada.ca
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 Whitewater Region … in which firearms were stolen. Sometime between March 18th and 25th … someone broke into a property on Dupuis Line … and stole the following firearms … a 22-caliber bolt-action rifle with red paint spots on the barrel … a 30-30 lever-action rifle with a rusty barrel … and a 12-gauge single-shot shotgun with a broken stock. Anyone with information on this incident … is asked to call the police … or Crime Stoppers.
With income tax season upon us the OPP want to remind people to be wary of scam artists who may try to take your money posing as members of the Canada Revenue Agency. The scam always resurfaces this time of year and police say that the CRA will never request any personal information through email … texts … or by phone. This includes passport data … credit card … or bank account information. The CRA will never collect money by pre-paid debit or credit cards … and will never threaten you. To avoid being a victim … police advise that you don’t supply any personal information and you can also just hang up on the call … and contact the CRA yourself to verify. Never click on any links in emails or texts and if you do decide to call CRA look up the contact information yourself … as fraudsters will give you fake website addresses and phone numbers.
AND IN SPORTS …
The Carleton Place Junior Canadians got a goal from Ryland Mosley with just under five minutes to play last night as they beat the Ottawa Canadians 4-3 to tie their CCHL-2 semifinal series at two games apiece. It was Mosley’s second goal of the game for the Canadians … who also got goals from Aiden Parnell and Reece Bolton. Vincent Bujold-Roux was solid in net for Carleton Place … turning aside 25 shots and picking up the win. Game 5 of this series goes tonight in Carleton Place at 8:15. In the other semifinal Perth hosts Casselman tonight in Game 6 and leads the series 3-2. Game time in this one is 8 o’clock.
AND … In the CCHL … the Carleton Place Canadians will face the Hawkesbury Hawks in the next round of the playoffs after the Hawks pounded the Cornwall Colts 9-0 last night in Game 7 of their quarter-final series. Carleton Place bounced Rockland from the postseason on the weekend downing them in five games and punching their ticket to the semifinals. No schedule has been set for the next round yet but we’ll bring that to you when it’s available.