NEWS – May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018 at 11:55 am  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

A dog bite sent a Bonnechere Valley woman to hospital –  Killaloe OPP say that on Sunday May 13th at approximately 7:36 pm, Killaloe OPP Constable Neil Gonzalez responded to a report of a dog bite complaint on Water Street, in Eganville.  The officer said that a 48 year. old female was bitten while gardening in her backyard.  Paramedics were dispatched, and the female was transported to hospital by ambulance with injuries to her arm. Information provided to police indicated that three dogs were unleashed at the time of the incident. The owner of the dog has been contacted and the dog in questions has since been removed and placed into quarantine. Renfrew County Public Health has been notified.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Killaloe OPP detachment. The investigation is continuing.

Tick and flea season is upon us and the Ontario Ministry of Health is encouraging people to protect themselves while in the outdoors from tick bites this summer – in an effort to reduce the risk of Lyme disease.   Lyme disease is spread through the bite of an infected blacklegged tick, which can be found almost anywhere in Ontario.  Last year alone there were approximately 997 reported cases of Lyme disease. The ministry recommends that People living or visiting wooded areas with tall grass and bushes, or moist environments, should stay on marked trails, where possible – Wear long sleeves, pants, socks, and closed shoes – Use insect repellent with DEET or icaridin and check your body thoroughly for ticks after being outdoors — Check your pets too!  Prompt removal is the key to help prevent infection.  Left untreated, Lyme disease can cause serious health problems such as recurring arthritis, neurological problems, numbness, and paralysis. Consult a health care professional if you experience any of the following symptoms after a tick bite: Skin rash – Headache – Fever – Muscle and joint pain – Spasms – Weakness, numbness or tingling – or just a General unwell feeling. If caught early, most cases of Lyme disease can be treated successfully with antibiotics.

With the warmer weather comes and different type of scam people need to be aware of construction frauds, paving frauds, and home repair scams. In these scams home owners are approached by the fraudsters who offer jobs including roofing and home repair, paving and lawn maintenance.    Under the new laws in Ontario there are certain door to door sales are banned – like Duct cleaning services, Water treatment devices, air conditioning cleaning, among others.  A good way to prevent these types of scams or frauds is to be suspicious if you’re approached by someone to do repairs or work in your home or yard unsolicited…..always check identification and references – Make sure the contractor is licensed – and get at least 3 written quotes for work that you need completed.  After the work is complete, make sure to ask for an itemized bill for the repairs and materials. And never give a cash deposit.  If you’re not sure of the situation you are in, ask for the individual to come back and get a phone number. Consult with a family member or close friend about the work and the price that is being suggested. If you feel the people attending your property are trying to intimidate you and are putting pressure on you, ask them to leave. If you’re suspicious…write down any information you may observe about their description, number of people, and the vehicles that they are using, especially a license plate number, then call 1- 888-310-1122 to report them to the OPP immediately.

There are many credible and reputable contractors and businesses that will provide the information when requested by customers….so….be diligent and don’t become a statistic.

And in sports…….

In Ottawa Valley Fastball action it was I4C Victory pulling out the win over The Ottawa Valley A’s 8 to 5, The Quyon Flyers and Micksburg twins tied it up at 5 each andWest Carleton pulled out a close 8 to 7 win over the Kars Aces.

Lesley Galbraith
Producer, Valley Heritage Radio

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