Well … for those who were wondering when winter was coming we regret to tell you that it should arrive this weekend. At least according to Environment Canada as a special weather statement has been issued for the Ottawa Valley … with a significant winter storm expected to hit the region this weekend. A low-pressure system that is expected to track over Southern Ontario on Saturday has the potential to bring substantial amounts of snow or rain to the Valley through the weekend. Weather experts aren’t sure yet how much rain or snow we’re talking about … but they are pretty sure it should arrive on Saturday and taper off sometime Sunday. So now is the time to dig out that snow shovel … fill the blower up with gas … and get those snow tires on your car.
A meeting of Carleton Place’s town council became heated on Tuesday night amidst the latest controversy concerning Mayor Louis Antonakos. The Mayor is once again accused of mishandling confidential information after sending an email to members of council and the integrity commissioner with confidential documents attached. The contents of the documents could not be divulged, although the mayor advocated for their release. Antonakos defended his actions, saying that he believes a crime has been committed and it was his duty to share his evidence with council. Councillor Sean Redmond asked for Antonakos’ immediate resignation. Also in attendance was former mayor Paul Dulmage who berated the mayor for his actions and demanded a resignation as well. The mayor did not directly respond to the calls for him to resign.
Police are looking for information on whoever is responsible for breaking into a Pembroke home and stealing a number of items while the homeowners were sleeping. Sometime overnight between November 14th and 15th … someone entered a Mary Street home that was unlocked and stole the following items an Asus brand laptop computer an Asus 7-inch tablet an iPhone 5-S in a grey and white case an iPhone SE in a black Otter Box case … and a black nylon purse along with a red accordion-style wallet. If you have any information on this B&E that could help police, you are asked to contact the OPP or Crime Stoppers. Police also remind people to make sure to lock your doors.
AND … with flu season almost upon us there’s no time like the present to get your annual flu shot. Thanks to the Renfrew County & District Health Unit you can get a shot today at the Petawawa Legion from 3 to 6 p.m. You don’t need an appointment and there is no charge. Clinics will continue around the Valley throughout the month. 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.
AND IN SPORTS …
Don’t forget that the Eastern Ontario high school senior football title is on the line today in Arnprior as the ADHS Rapids host La Citadelle from Cornwall at Oattes Field. The winner heads to the all-Ontario championships later this month. AND Arnprior will also host the EOSSAA senior girls’ basketball championships today and tomorrow. The second-seeded ADHS team will face St. Joe’s from Cornwall and then TISS from Brockville. That game is set for 5:30 this afternoon in the McEwen Gym. The playoffs are on Friday and the winner of the tournament will head to OFSAA.
AND … on the ice … once local team is in action tonight in the CCHL as the league-leading Carleton Place Canadians are on the road in Cornwall to face the Colts. Game time in this one is 7:30.