Eight youths in Pembroke have been caught with marijuana after Upper Ottawa Valley OPP officers and the OPP’s Community Street Crime Unit conducted a surveillance in the east end of the city. On the morning of May 18th police were watching the area after receiving information about possible drug use and found eight young people all between the ages of 14 and 15 who were in possession of marijuana. Five were warned for drug possession under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act and the remaining three will have their possession charges diverted and face other measures under the Act. All of their parents were notified … but their names cannot be released to the public.
Police want you to slow down and proceed with caution when you see an emergency vehicle on the side of the highway with its lights activated. The law says if the highway has more than one lane, you must push over and leave at least one lane between you and the emergency vehicle. But only if it can be done safely. If you don’t, police say you could get hit with a fine ranging anywhere from $400 to $2,000 and three demerit points for a first offence. The law, aptly called “Ontario’s Move Over Law” … was created in 2003 … with the hopes of preventing injury or deaths to officers who are tending to traffic-related incidents. Police issued the warning again after saying there have been several close calls of late.
The OPP are warning drivers to lock parked vehicles or risk losing valuable items. This latest heads-up comes after a number of items were taken from a vehicle parked at a home on Darcy Street in Pembroke. Sometime overnight between May 9th and 10th, thieves went into the unlocked car and stole a Papago brand vehicle dashcam and a blue and green 18-volt Makita cordless drill. Police want to remind people to roll up your vehicle windows … lock it and pocket the keys … park in a well-lit area if possible and never leave valuables in plain view. All these tips will help cut down the chances of you being a victim.
Members of the Opeongo High School concert band and choir certainly have a reason to celebrate as they recently grabbed silver at the Musicfest Nationals and the Jazzcats Choir brought home the bronze. Music director Jodie Armstrong is proud of the musicians and thanked those in the community who’ve supported the group through various fundraisers and efforts.
AND IN SPORTS …
The Greater Ottawa Fastball League’s third week has five games on the schedule with three tonight. Kars will host West Carleton in a double header in Manotick with the opener going at 7 … and the nightcap at 9. Also tonight, the new affiliated team the Kemptville Black Sox will play their first game in the league with a home game at 8:30 in Kemptville against the Stittsville 56ers. Tomorrow night, the Micksburg Twins will host the Quyon Flyers in a battle of unbeaten teams. First pitch is at 8 o’clock. And also on Thursday, the Ottawa Valley A’s will host Carp at 8:30.
AND … it’s Game 7 tonight in Tampa Bay as the Lightning host Washington in a one-game, winner-take-all match for a ticket to the Stanley Cup Finals. The East Final is tied at three games apiece and whoever wins tonight will face Vegas for Cup starting later this week. Vegas beat Winnipeg in 5 games to earn their spot in the Finals. Game time tonight is 8 o’clock.