A 36-year-old Braeside man was killed in North Bay Tuesday night in a two-vehicle collision and a Huntsville man is facing a number of charges including impaired driving. Just before 9 p.m. on November 28th a pick-up truck collided with a passenger vehicle driven by Travis Douglas Wright who was pronounced dead at hospital a short time later. The driver of the truck left the scene on foot but was found a short time later by police. The 28-year-old has been charged with impaired driving failing to stop at a scene of an accident, breach of probation, and assault with intent to resist arrest. Wright had recently retired from the Armed Forces and was studying to be a paramedic in North Bay. He is survived by his wife Sarah and two children, Autumn and Erik.
A man and a woman are now facing drug charges after police executed a search warrant in Pembroke where they seized a quantity of drugs and cash. The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP, along with other police teams including the Crime Unit followed through on the warrant on November 16th and arrested and charged and 18-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man. They are now facing charges of cocaine and marijuana possession for the purpose of trafficking as well as possession of hash and also a weapons charge. The man is also facing two breach of probation charges. Both will be in Pembroke Court on January 16th.
Police are looking for the public’s help in finding whoever is responsible for damaging a laneway and retaining wall in Lanark Highlands. The Lanark OPP were called to a residence on Upper Perth Road on November 24th, just after 7:30 p.m. and found that a vehicle had left the roadway and skidded across the lawn of the home. In the process of fleeing the scene the vehicle damaged the wall and the laneway. The vehicle was dark in colour and may have been a pickup truck. If you have any information on this incident you are asked to call police.
With Christmas less than a month away the season of giving is underway. And that includes an opportunity to help local kids and families in need by making a donation of toys and food through the County of Renfrew Paramedic Services Christmas Toy & Food Drive set for next weekend in Renfrew. The 7th annual event is set for Saturday, December 9th at Walmart in Renfrew from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to drop by with a new unwrapped toy donation a food item or a cash donation to for those who need a helping hand in our community. The annual food and toy drive which is spearheaded by local paramedics is in support of the Renfrew and Area Food Bank and the Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Program. Since 2011 the event has gathered 1,774 toys 3,341 items of food and almost $14,000 in cash donations.
AND IN SPORTS …
In CCHL action last night the Pembroke Lumber Kings jumped out to an early 3-0 lead over Kemptville but couldn’t hold on as the 73’s erased three other Pembroke leads and scored twice in the final two minutes for an 8-6 win. The Lumber Kings actually led by three goals less than five minutes into the game but Kemptville scored three straight to tie it. And every time Pembroke went ahead the 73’s fought back until they ended it in the dying minutes for only their 7th win of the year. Jacob Klamps scored twice for the Lumber Kings while Connor Warnholtz scored once and added three assists. Jake Smith went the distance in the Pembroke net an allowed seven goals on 31 shots.
Carleton Place continues to lead the Robinson Division by a wide margin as they’re up 23 points on second-place Brockville. Pembroke sits in third place two points ahead of Kanata. Smiths Falls is in fifth and Kemptville even with the win last night remain in the basement with only 15 points in 33 games.