Highway 132 was shut down yesterday following a fatal collision between a tractor trailer and a pick-up truck that claimed the life of a local man. The male driver of the pick-up was pronounced dead at the scene and has been identified as 52-year-old Timothy Cram of Admaston Bromley Township. The incident happened around 8:30 yesterday morning. The driver of the transport suffered minor injuries and was transported by paramedics to hospital where he was treated and released. The highway was closed for most of the day on Thursday while investigators worked the scene.
The CAO / Clerk of Horton Township Suzanne Klatt has resigned as she has been hired in the Upper Valley. Klatt is moving on to Madawaska Valley Township where she will become the new CAO/Clerk. As of May 25th … Hope Dillabough will become the new CAO /Clerk for Horton Township.
An Ayr man has been fined $1,000 for unlawfully hunting a black bear in the Eganville area last fall. Alex Bestfather pleaded guilty and was fined $1,000 for hunting black bear without a licence. The court heard that on November 16th conservation officers from the Guelph enforcement unit were conducting an inspection of a butcher shop in southern Ontario when they observed a harvested black bear and noted inconsistencies regarding its tag. An investigation determined that on November 9th … Bestfather had shot the bear while deer hunting in the Eganville area. The next day, he drove to Eganville and purchased a black bear hunting licence. Bestfather then tagged the bear and transported it to the butcher shop. Justice of the Peace Serge Legault heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Pembroke, on April 23rd.
Canadian Blood Services says there is a critical need for donations and every 60 seconds, someone in Canada needs blood. So if you’re in the Upper Ottawa Valley and interested in rolling up your sleeve and giving the Gift of Life … you can do so at a blood donor clinic next Tuesday at the Petawawa Civic Centre … from 1 to 4 p.m., and again from 5:30 to 7:30. Drop-ins are always accepted but you are encouraged to make an appointment by visiting www.blood.ca … or 1-888-2-DONATE.
AND IN SPORTS …
After dominating the CCHL for the entire regular season and finishing the year as the second-ranked Jr A team in the country the Carleton Place Canadians now face a must-win game this afternoon or their season will come to an end. The Canadians lost their second straight game at the Fred Page Cup yesterday … falling 3-2 to the host Ottawa Junior Senators and now need to beat Edmundston, New Brunswick today or they’ll be eliminated. Ben Tupker and Travis Broughman scored for Carleton Place yesterday but they’ll need the offence clicking today if they hope to advance to the playoff round.
With the win … Ottawa has won both their games … and a win today against Longuieul will put them right into the final.
We’ll have full results from the tournament on Monday’s sportscast.