NEWS – November 29, 2018

November 29, 2018 at 11:55 am  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

The investigation into a Clayton Woman’s recent death is closed – and the Director of the Special Investigations Unit says her death was determined to be because of medical reasons.  The 87-year-old woman was attending a Remembrance Day ceremony when she went into medical distress and several individuals administered first aid while awaiting paramedics. At that time, an Ontario Provincial Police officer who was also present, administered naloxone to the woman –  when he became aware that she was on medication.  She died of a cardiac arrest.  Director Tony Loparco said, “The evidence is clear that the woman’s death was due to a medical cause and had nothing to do with the administration of naloxone.”  After the investigation began, it was announced that the SIU would no longer investigate cases that see a civilian die after Naloxone is administered by an officer.

Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers and the Renfrew OPP need the publics help in solving a mischief and theft in McNab-Braeside Township.  Sometime between 8:30am and 4:30pm on November 10th, several items were stolen from the box of a pickup truck parked at the Claybank boat launch just off White Lake Road. The suspect or suspects,  forcibly opened the hard tonneau cover of the truck causing significant damage to the cover. Items stolen include: a Mastercraft socket set – Bass Pro Shop rainwear – bib and parka G Loomis and Fenwick fishing rods Shimano and Sedona fishing reels Garmin GPS a Cabelas tackle bag and an assortment of hand tools, fishing tackle and fishing accoutrements were also stolen.   If you have any information on this theft … you are asked to call police … or Crime Stoppers.

Ontario Works Cheques for December will be available for pick up – today, November 29th and tomorrow, Friday, November 30th at local Ontario Works Offices in Renfrew County.  They say because  of recent postal disruptions and the uncertainty of future delivery – Cheques will not be mailed and Recipients who usually receive their cheques by mail need to pick them up. People who are signed up for direct bank deposit, will have their payment deposited into their bank account as usual.  Ontario Works says that if you are unable to pick up your cheque, you need to contact your Ontario Works Agent immediately.  Ontario Works recipients are still required to report income and changes to their circumstances and you can drop off the necessary reporting forms at Ontario Works.  But Again, please be aware that Ontario Works cheques for December will not be mailed.  And if you are unable to pick up your cheque, contact Ontario Works  as soon as possible.

If you haven’t had your flu shot yet … you’ll have one last chance today … at the final free clinic offered by the Renfrew County & District Health Unit. You can get your shot today in Pembroke … at the Legion … anytime from 3 to 6 p.m. For more information on the flu shot … visit or call the Health Info Line at 613-735-8666.


There’s one local team in action tonight on the CCHL schedule … as the league-leading Carleton Place Canadians are in Kanata to face the Lasers. The Canadians are atop the standings with only five losses in 29 games … and 44 points. Kanata is two games above 500 … and sit third in the division with 35 points. Puck drop tonight at the Kanata Recreation Complex is 7:30.

AND … it’s never to early in the winter to think about summer sports, so we’re bringing you some news about ball season. The Ontario Amateur Softball Association has announced some hosts for tournaments in 2019 and in our area, Carp will be the location for the U19 Men’s Elimination tournament from June 28-30th. Top finishers in this event will play in the Canadians in Owen Sound in August. As well, McNab-Braeside will host the Intermediate Men’s B/C East tournament on August 17-18th.  Top finishers will be invited to the “Grand Provincial” on September 7th in Pickering.

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