A Renfrew resident has been caught in a phone scam that has been making the rounds across the region for some time. The “Emergency Scam” found a local victim and police want people to be aware … so no one else has money stolen from them. In this instance a grandparent got a call from a scammer claiming to be a lawyer saying a grandchild had been in a car crash. The phony lawyer then asked the person to transfer a quantity of cash via Western Union which was done. The cash sent to a crook never to be seen again. The OPP say to protect yourself from this kind of fraud, always check with other family members before sending any cash. Scammers will usually insist on privacy and telling the victim not to discuss it with anyone. Don’t fall for this tactic. Always verify the information. And beware of this scam … as you just may receive this same type of phone call.
If you live in the Upper Ottawa Valley, you are advised that personnel from Garrison Petawawa will be conducting training in the community of Deep River and at the Rolphton Dam on Thursday, June 7th. Residents may notice military aircraft and vehicles, uniformed military personnel with weapons and hear noises associated with explosives and personal weapons. Officials say that all efforts will be made to ensure that disruption to the community will be at a minimum.
A Public Information Centre is set for this evening to answer questions from the public regarding the implementation of bike lanes on Martin Street North from Ottawa Street to Stephen Street, and on Sadler Drive from Ottawa Street to Horton Street in Almonte. The Open House will take place from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 in the Auditorium of the Almonte Old Town Hall. The Public Information Centre will feature information on display, and Municipal Staff will be there to discuss the project and obtain your feedback. You are welcome to drop in at any time during the evening or call the Director of Roads and Public Works at 613-256-2064 ext. 233.
AND IN SPORTS …
The fourth week of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League season has four games on the schedule with the Ottawa Valley A’s heading to Manotick to face the Kars Aces tonight at 8 o’clock and Stittsville hosting Carp at 9. On Thursday, the Quyon Flyers have their home opener as they meet the Micksburg Twins in a battle of unbeaten teams. That one goes at 7:30. And on Friday night … Micksburg hosts West Carleton at 8 o’clock.
Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals goes tonight in Vegas as the visiting Washington Capitals look to tie up the series after the Golden Knights won the opener 6-4. Puck drop tonight is 8 o’clock.