Police say to always be on the lookout for scammers with the most recent incident happening at a gas station in Arnprior. On Saturday, November 3rd a victim reported a “gold for cash” scam at Stinson’s Fuels on the White Lake Road. Two men claimed to be from Dubai and said they had no cash on them but offered to sell some gold jewelry to the victim so they could buy gas. The victim refused to take any gold but did buy $30 worth of fuel for the scammers. Even though officers went looking for the suspects they couldn’t find them. The OPP say that if you see suspicious activity like this you should call the 24-hour dispatch centre line at 1-888-310-1122.
A 39-year-old Pembroke man is now in custody after the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP’s Community Street Crime Unit arrested Dion Ranger who was wanted on a bench warrant in relation to drug and weapons charges from an incident in Pembroke in May of 2018. Officers found him on Miller Street and after he fled on foot … he was arrested a short time later at a nearby residence. He’s now facing charges of possession of meth … unauthorized possession of a weapon possession of hydromorphone and failure to attend court. He remains in police custody pending a bail hearing Nov. 7 in Pembroke.
Local Rona locations have been spared the axe after parent company Lowe’s announced a number of store closures in a restructuring move. Lowe’s Companies Inc. says it plans to close 27 Canadian stores by the end of January. This includes nine in Ontario … nine in Quebec … six in Newfoundland and Labrador … two in Alberta … and one in British Columbia. All stores around the Ottawa Valley will remain open and the closest store to our listening area to close its doors will be in Kingston.
The Renfrew County & District Health Unit has continue with their annual flu shot clinics this week with one on Wednesday and another on Thursday. 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 www.rcdhu.com or call the Health Info Line at 613-735-8666. You can also use that number to book your spot.
AND IN SPORTS …
The national Jr A rankings are in for this week … and a CCHL team is the #3 ranked squad in the nation with the Brockville Braves sliding down two spots after one week as the top team in Canada. The Carleton Place Canadians continue their hold in the national top-20 as they drop one spot this week to sit at #15. And there’s one other CCHL team on the list as the Hawkesbury Hawks are holding on to #10 … dipping two spots from last week.