A 15 year old male has been arrested after the The Renfrew OPP and the Renfrew County Crime Unit investigated a report that two teenaged female victims had been sexually assaulted in the past month by a male known to them. The investigation led to a third victim disclosing a sexual assault by the same male. The male was arrested and charged with 4 counts of sexual assault and was released on a promise to appear in Youth Court in Renfrew on January 9th 2019. The name of the accused can not be released because of his age.
Renfrew OPP are continuing to investigate a snowmobile collision that occurred on Saturday Nov 24th on the K & P Trail in Greater Madawaska Township. Officers and Paramedics responded to the single vehicle collision at approximately 2:26am – A 16-year-old male driver and his 17-year-old sister who was the passenger were travelling northbound on the Trail when the snowmobile they were on hit a metal gate near Ashdad Road. The two were ejected from the snowmobile. The female was not injured but the 16-year-old male suffered life threatening head injuries. Both were wearing helmets. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision.
The Municipality of Mississippi Mills is looking for residents to apply for their municipal advisory committees or boards. And have until 12:00 noon on Friday, to do so. The term starts in 2019 and is for four years – they’re looking for volunteers for the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, Transportation and Environment, Heritage Advisory Committee, Accessibility, Community Policing, Adjustment and Property Standards Committee and the volunteers for the Mississippi Mills Public Library Board. For all the information or to submit your application – visit mississippimills.ca. You can also drop off your application at the Municipal office, 3131 Old Perth Rd, in Almonte.
And it’s a holiday tradition – for the whole family! The CP Rail Holiday Train will roll into Perth, Smiths Falls and Merrickville later today. The first in our area will be in Merrickville at 4:45 – in Smiths Falls at the old train station on Victoria Street at 6:20 and the Perth show rounds out the night with its arrival at 7:40pm at the old CP Rail yard. Headlining this year’s train is 3-time Juno award-winner Terri Clark along with the Valley’s own Kelly Prescott and Sierra Noble. CP Rail sends out its annual Holiday Train in support of food banks across North America and it also benefits the annual Build-a-Mountain-of-Food campaign. Volunteers will be on hand to collect donations for this year’s efforts.
AND IN SPORTS …
Hockey Canada and the Canadian Junior Hockey League, with assistance from NHL Central Scouting have identified a list of 84 players from across the country who have earned invites to selection camps in advance of the 2018 World Junior A Challenge in Bonnyville, Alberta. Among them are four members of the Carleton Place Canadians defencemen Cade Townend, Eastan Eckert and Brett Thorne along with forward Ryland Mosley, an Arnprior native. The Team Canada East hopefuls will take part in a three-day evaluation camp in Etobicoke from December 2nd to 4th before the final roster is chosen for the 2018 World Junior A Challenge.
A reminder to make sure to stay tuned to Valley Heritage Radio this afternoon for Rink Wrap, our hockey talk show. Hosts Geoff Patterson and Adam Noack will bring you up to speed on everything happening on rinks around the Valley and beyond. The show begins right after the 5 o’clock news and runs until 6 p.m. Tonight the guests will be Brent Gould, head coach of the Muskrat Novice Voyageurs and Chris Olmstead, assistant coach with the Whitewater Kings.