The temperatures the last couple of nights have made it feel like winter has arrived now we should have the snow to go with it. Environment Canada is calling for the first significant storm of the season with 5 to 10 centimetres of the white stuff in the Ottawa Valley tonight and another 2 to 4 cm expected tomorrow. So make sure you have your shovel and boots handy. While the entire Valley isn’t under a Special Weather Statement, the fringes of our listening area are. This includes West Carleton through Almonte and as far as Perth, including the City of Ottawa, from Kanata through to Orleans where even more snow is expected. They’re calling for 10 to 15 cm tonight into Friday. So if you work in the city, or have an appointment tomorrow the commute could be a challenge. The snow is expected to taper off throughout the day Friday.
The Lanark County OPP is looking for the public’s help in finding whoever is responsible for the theft of items from a garage in Carleton Place. Sometime on November 1st someone entered a garage on Hughes Street in the south end of town adjacent to Highway 7. The person stole eight contractor bags filled with various items. Anyone with information is asked to call police … or Crime Stoppers.
Another traffic advisory … if you’re travelling through Renfrew for the next week. Please be advised that Lochiel Street North will be closed to traffic between Bridge Street and Lisgar Avenue (Highway 132) except for local traffic starting today … until November 23rd. The road closure is part of the Highway 60/Downtown reconstruction project to allow for the installation of new sanitary sewers and watermains on O’Gorman Avenue. But on the good news side of things, Argyle Street North will reopen to traffic today.
If you’re looking to battle cold and flu season and you live in the Upper Ottawa Valley you need to know that there’s a free flu shot clinic today at the Pembroke Legion from 2 to 6. Please note this clinic is by appointment only so you need to call ahead to book a spot. The Renfrew County & District Health Unit is offering free flu shot clinics around the Ottawa Valley this month so for more information or to find out when the flu clinic closest to you is happening … visit www.rcdhu.com or call the Health Info Line at 613-735-8666. You can also use that number to book your appointment.
AND IN SPORTS …
The 2018 Renfrew county high school fall sports season has come to an end and the champions have been crowned. Here are your champs the Valley’s varsity girls’ rugby champs are the Arnprior District High School Rapids the junior boys’ volleyball champs are from Bishop Smith Catholic High School the senior boys’ volleyball champions are St. Joseph’s from Renfrew and the junior and senior girls’ basketball titles both go to Arnprior. Congratulations to all coaches, athletes and officials for another great season.
On the basketball court today and Friday, the senior girls’ single-A eastern Ontario championships are being held at Opeongo High School with the host Wildcats ranked third and RCI seeded fourth.
AND … there are two games in the CCHL-2 tonight as the Arnprior Packers are on the road in Ottawa West to face the Golden Knights and the Renfrew Timberwolves head to Casselman to take on the Vikings.