Once again scam artists are trying to get your personal information and money by saying they are representing the Canada Revenue Agency. According to the Killaloe OPP concerned citizens have been calling police saying messages have been left on their home answering machines from people claiming to be with the CRA. The messages state the person’s Social Insurance Number has been compromised and there’s a number for them to call and provide information. Police say you shouldn’t take immediate action and don’t offer your personal information. If they reach you directly, you should simply hang up. You can find more information on scams such as this one on the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website.
Last month police reported that a number of firearms had been stolen from a home in North Algona-Wilberforce Township but those guns have been recovered. On November 1st the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Crime Unit executed a search warrant at a Reynolds Avenue residence in Pembroke and seized the firearms along with ammunition several types of drugs along with a chainsaw and several televisions. At this point, no charges have been laid but the investigation is ongoing. Police ask that if you have information on this incident you should call the OPP or Crime Stoppers.
Police are investigation after several items were reported stolen from unlocked vehicles parked at residences in Pembroke. According to the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP, in the early morning hours of October 21st an unlocked vehicle parked at a Boundary Road West home was entered. Stolen items include two yellow DeWalt nail guns a hammer tacker and a quantity of loose change. On October 25th … sometime overnight a vehicle at a Trafalgar Road residence was entered and stolen were a Garmin GPS Maui Jim brand sunglasses a FitBit a JBL-brand Bluetooth speaker and multiple pairs of athletic shoes. Anyone with information is asked to call the OPP. Police want to remind people to always roll up the windows of your vehicle and when you park it lock it.
With cold and flu season upon us the Renfrew County & District Health Unit has started their annual flu shot clinics with four already in the books. This week there’s a Tuesday clinic in Cobden at the Legion from 3 to 6 p.m. and another on Wednesday in Eganville at Grace Lutheran Church. That one also runs from 3 to 6 p.m. 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 www.rcdhu.com or call the Health Info Line at 613-735-8666.
If you are a blood donor and want to give the Gift of Life there are three clinics set up in the area for this week. This afternoon you can donate in Eganville at Legion between 3 and 7 p.m. On Wednesday the 8th a clinic is set for the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior from 1:30 to 4 and again from 5 to 7:30. Then on November 9th you can make a donation in Almonte at the Civitan Club from 3 to 7 o’clock. . If you’re interested in rolling up your sleeve and donating you need to know that drop-ins are always accepted but you’re encouraged to make an appointment by visiting www.blood.ca.
AND IN SPORTS …
Saturday was a day to remember for Arnprior District High School as the Rapids won both the junior and senior Lanark-Renfrew high school football championships at Beckwith Field. Arnprior beat Almonte in both title games … with the juniors winning 14-0 and the seniors making it a sweep with an 18-15 victory. It was the second straight title for the Arnprior juniors … and the first senior title for ADHS since 2015. And it was the first double-title for Arnprior since 2011. The Arnprior seniors will now host La Citadelle from Cornwall in the Eastern Ontario semi-finals. We’ll announce the date and time when it is finalized. And the Arnprior juniors will face the winner of the Kingston championship. Date and location will be announced soon.
In the CCHL on the weekend the first-place Carleton Place Canadians extended their winning streak to 14 games as they beat Rockland 4-0 on Friday and hammered Kemptville 7-1 on Sunday. Samuel Knoblauch scored twice to lead the way against Rockland while Michael Leach earned the shutout. On Sunday Jeremie Forget picked up the win in net for the Canadians while Knoblauch scored once and set up another. The Pembroke Lumber Kings split their weekend games beating Smiths Falls 3-2 in overtime on Friday and losing 6-2 to Brockville on Sunday. Jarrad Vroman scored the OT winner on Friday and Alex Horawski stopped 34 shots for the win. On Sunday, Horawski took the loss and Vroman added his second goal of the weekend.
In the CCHL-2, the Whitewater Kings won both of their weekend games beating Char-Lan 7-3 and downing Ottawa 9-6. Peter White led the way with four goals against Char-Lan while Reid Barber had five assists and Jacob McIntyre added four helpers. White added a goal and an assist in the win over Ottawa while McIntyre scored once and assisted on two others. Darian MacTavish and Kevin Proulx each picked up a win in the Whitewater net. AND … the Arnprior Packers split their weekend games beating Westport 2-1 and losing 5-3 to Alexandria. Brandon English scored the winner against Westport and Colin Baggio scored three times in the two games for the Packers.