Police are looking for two armed men who broke into a Laurentian Valley Township home on Sunday night tied up the two homeowners … stole cash … and fled the scene. Around 11:30 p.m. on November 26th the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP responded to a break and enter call at a house on Round Lake Road. They found the two residents had been awakened when two men wearing disguises and carrying firearms … broke in … and put both people in restraints. The men stole an undisclosed amount of cash then stole the victim’s 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe and headed west on Round Lake Road. Police found the abandoned car a short distance from the scene. One of the victims sustained minor injuries. The Crime Unit … and the OPP Forensic Identification Service Unit are continuing to investigate. Police ask that if you have information … please call the OPP … or Crime Stoppers.
Two giants in the newspaper industry came together Monday in a deal that saw them swap a number of papers and then announce community papers across the Ottawa area will close. Torstar and Postmedia exchanged dozens of newspapers with Postmedia taking control of the Metroland Ottawa papers and promptly telling employees they would be closing the doors on the operations in early January. Among the local papers that will cease to publish are the West Carleton Review … Kanata Kourier-Standard … and the Stittsville News. Others that are closing include the Orleans News … Nepean/Barrhaven News … and the News publications in Ottawa East, South and West. The closures will result in the loss of 85 to 90 jobs including editorial staff … sales … circulation … and distribution. At this point, the rural Valley newspapers included in the swap will remain open … including the Renfrew Mercury … Arnprior Chronicle-Guide … Carleton Place-Almonte Canadian-Gazette … the Perth Courier … and the Smiths Falls Record News.
The Lanark County OPP are looking for the public’s help in finding the two people they believe to have stolen a quantity of groceries from the Your Independent Grocer store in Almonte. On Monday, November 20th two men were seen leaving the grocery store with two shopping carts full of groceries. They loaded the items into an older model Chev Impala and left the area. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
AND IN SPORTS …
The Arnprior District High School senior football team has captured an all-Ontario championship … after a big 28-10 win yesterday at the National Capital Bowl in Hamilton. The ADHS Rapids got three rushing touchdowns from quarterback Justin Smith who also connected with John Young on a 77-yard TD pass to beat the previously undefeated Nantyr Shores squad from Innisfil. In fact, they had not given up more than 14 points in a single game all season long before the Rapids rolled to a 21-3 halftime lead then added another TD in the fourth quarter to seal the deal … and bring home the OFSAA title.
For the second week in a row the Carleton Place Canadians are the number one ranked Junior A hockey team in the country. The Canadians have been the class of the CCHL all season … with only two losses in 33 games … and a seven-point lead in the league standings. The other CCHL team in the top-20 is the Ottawa Jr Senators who are up one spot this week checking in at #7.