The Grove Nursing Home in Arnprior is about to get a major overhaul that will include a redevelopment of the facility and also the purchase of new medical equipment and technology. The Arnprior Regional Health Foundation is on the cusp of launching a major fundraising campaign with a goal of $5 million. The Come Home to Great Care fundraising campaign will be Co-Chaired by Glenn Arthur and Ed Reid. According to the Foundation, the Town of Arnprior is one of eastern Ontario’s fastest growing communities … and has one of the oldest populations in the province. Seniors in the Greater Arnprior Region have expressed three main concerns they want to live in a safe and secure environment close to their family and friends; they want to be socially engaged with our community; and they want to be treated with respect and dignity. The Foundation says the new redeveloped Grove satisfies all three concerns.
Police are reminding people to be aware that not everyone out there is honest and that means you could be the target of thieves at any time. OPP officers are investigating several reported thefts during the past week including a theft of gas cans from Irving’s Gas station on Stewart Street in Renfrew, a wallet from a victim while shopping at the mall in Arnprior, a Bell receiver stolen last fall from a home while renovations were ongoing, a stolen debit card in Arnprior, someone stealing food from the cafeteria at a hospital, and a theft of cash from a residence on Jack Crescent in Arnprior. Police say to always lock your vehicle and home doors and be aware of your valuables at all times while in public.
We have an oldie, but a goodie for you, when it comes to scams. The OPP report that a local resident was contacted last week with someone claiming to be from Microsoft and the person was looking for banking information so the company could send a refund. The person did share some information … before realizing it was probably a scam. And in this case they were lucky there was no loss of money. Police say you need to be aware and always protect yourself if someone is looking for your personal information over the phone. The OPP say always asking yourself this question “If I give out that information, am I putting myself at risk?” If the answer is yes … or you’re not sure … police say … don’t answer their questions.
AND IN SPORTS …
In Greater Ottawa Fastball League action last night … the Kars Aces beat the Ottawa Valley A’s 5-3. Brad Porter had the win … while Ben Broek took the loss. Matt Alkerton had two hits and three RBIs for the Aces. In the night’s other game … Carp defeated Stittsville 9-7. Matt McNish had the pitching win, while Kyle Olson took the loss … with relief from Luc D’Entremont. Tonight … 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.
the Stanley Cup Finals are now tied at one game apiece … as the Washington Capitals beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 last night. Game 3 is set for Saturday night in Washington at 8 o’clock.