NEWS – November 5, 2018

November 5, 2018 at 3:08 pm  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

A 36-year-old man is missing as police continue to search for him in the waters of the Ottawa River in Horton Township. Two men were duck hunting Saturday evening … and their boat capsized around 7:30. One of the men was able to swim to a nearby island and the other man was last seen swimming towards shore. Neither was wearing a life jacket. Police were notified the man was missing on Sunday morning when the other man was located and taken to hospital by Renfrew County Paramedics. Search efforts have been underway in the Castleford area since and this includes OPP helicopter  and the Underwater Search and Recovery Unit.

One person was killed on Sunday morning after two planes collided in the air near Carp. Police say the crash happened just after 10 a.m. and one of the planes hit the ground in a field near McGee Side Road. The pilot of the plane died at the scene. The other plane, which was carrying two people, landed safely at the Ottawa International Airport.

Just a little more than four months after being named Minister of Transportation for Ontario, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski has a new portfolio in the Ford Government. As of today, Yakabuski will be the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry swapping roles with Jeff Yurek. This move was one of a handful made today by Premier Doug Ford who shuffled his cabinet following the resignation of Jim Wilson who stepped down as Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade on Friday.

With cold and flu season upon us … the Renfrew County & District Health Unit has started their annual flu shot clinics … and there are three around the area this week. Today you can get a shot at a clinic in Barry’s Bay at the hospital … but this one is by appointment only. So you’ll need to call ahead. It runs from 2 to 6 p.m. Then … on Wednesday … you can get a free shot in Cobden … at the Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre from 3 to 6 p.m. And on Thursday … there’s a clinic at the Legion in Pembroke from 2 to 6 o’clock. 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 or call the Health Info Line at 613-735-8666. You can also use that number to book your spot.

AND … with hunting season open in Ontario today, we wish everyone a safe and memorable hunt. And we also want to remind you to tune in to Valley Heritage Radio … every weeknight of the deer hunt … from 6 to 7 p.m. … for this year’s edition of the popular Hunt Camp Live series. Our very own Jason … Lesley … Gerry … and John will be on the road all next week … bringing you a slice of life from secret hunting locations around the Ottawa Valley and the Pontiac. For more on this … check out the Hunt Camp Live Facebook page … or our website … at


Fourteen. That’s now how many games in a row the Pembroke Lumber Kings have lost on their way to the basement of the CCHL standings. Pembroke lost two more on the weekend falling 6-2 to Smiths Falls on Friday … then losing 5-4 in overtime to the first-place Carleton Place Canadians on Sunday night at the PMC. Brett Thorne was the star for Carleton Place last night as he scored to tie the game in third period … then scored the OT winner just 15 seconds into the extra frame. Pembroke’s Connor Warnholtz was the second star on Sunday scoring an unassisted short-handed goal in the loss. Brendan Browne had a goal and an assist for the Lumber Kings in Friday’s loss. In their other weekend game, Carleton Place hammered Kemptville 8-1. Ben Tupker led the way with a pair of goals … while Arnprior native Ryland Mosley had three assists.

AND … in the CCHL-2 on the weekend, the Renfrew Timberwolves won their lone game downing Embrun 5-2 on Friday night. Luka Marinic scored two for the ‘Wolves … while Ethan Lapenskie stopped 32 shots … and earned the win. And, the Arnprior Packers only played one game on the weekend … and came out on the losing end of a 9-3 decision to Westport. Neil Duncan had a goal and an assist for the Packers … while teammates Brayden Jorssen and Ty Power each had two assists in the loss.

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