The numbers are in after the Killaloe detachment of the OPP and Upper Ottawa Valley OPP recently participated in the Canada Road Safety Week Campaign. The initiative began on May 15th and ended on the 21st and as a result, Killaloe OPP laid 114 Speeding Charges, 1 Warn Range Alcohol Suspension, 2 Careless Driving Charges and one 1 Prohibited Driving Charge – The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP laid 135 speeding charges, 11 distracted driving charges, 22 charges for lack of seat belt use, and 12 fail to yield charges. Two drivers were also charged with impaired driving under the Criminal Code. The seven-day campaign was a collaborative effort by Canadian Police Services targeting high risk driving behaviours that put all road users at risk. OPP officers paid specific attention to the “The Big 4” which are impaired driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving and lack of occupant restraint.
A scam involving the purchase of a puppy on Facebook was report to Killaloe OPP . An officer responded to a fraud call on Tuesday May 15th just before 1pm on Hwy 60 in Madawaska township. The person told police that they answered an ad on Facebook to purchase a puppy and transferred money to the persons account. Police said that the ad on Facebook was a scam and remind the community to always confirm who and what you are paying for and to ensure that all transactions are legitimate prior to sending any money.
And with fishing and boating season upon us, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conservation officers are reminding anglers how to have a safe and fun fishing season. Officers say that all Anglers between the age of 18 and 65 are required to have a valid Ontario fishing license and should also review the 2018 Ontario Fishing Regulations Summary to check possession limits, seasons, size restrictions and other regulations – You can do that online at www.ontario.ca/fishing. They also remind you to check your boating equipment well in advance of your first outing to make sure you have what you need before you hit the water. Since Ice out has only recently occurred across many water bodies throughout Ontario – be cautious as water temperatures will be very cold this time of year. Always wear your Personal Flotation Device when out on the water, it saves lives …And be responsible with your garbage and always make sure minnow bags, worm containers and other refuse are picked up. If you see a violation you can call the Ministry Tip line at 1-877-847-7667 toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Visit Ontario.ca/mnrftips to view an interactive, searchable map of unsolved cases. You may be able to provide information that will help solve a case.
If you live in the Renfrew area … and are a blood donor … there is a clinic set for today at Bonnechere Manor. If you want to roll up your sleeve … you can do so from 1 to 7 p.m. Canadian Blood Services says there is a critical need for donations … and every 60 seconds, someone in Canada needs blood. Drop-ins are always accepted … but you are encouraged to make an appointment by visiting www.blood.ca … or by calling 1-888-2-DONATE.
The Washington Capitals will play in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final on Wednesday. The Capitals will play the Vegas Golden Knights for the Stanley Cup. But, did they jinx themselves a long time standing tradition or superstition was never to touch the Prince of Wales trophy…. Alexander Ovetchkin did – saying that he waited far too long to leave it on the table. Game 1 of the best-of-7 series is at Las Vegas on Monday.
And…..In Ottawa Valley Fastball action –the Kars Aces defeated the Ottawa Valley A’s 8 to 5 and the Quyon Flyers won 5 to – 1 last night – tonight Quyon is in Micksburg to face the Twins and at 8 and I4C Victory will face the Ottawa Valley A’s…that game gets underway at 8:30.