The Renfrew OPP and the Fire Marshal continue to investigate a fire that destroyed a Cobden home early Tuesday morning. No one was injured in the fire but it’s being treated as suspicious. Whitewater Region firefighters responded to the call around 4:30 in the morning and the Meadow Street home was vacant at the time. Once the fire was put out, the Fire Chief contacted police to begin the investigation. Anyone with information on this fire is asked to call the OPP or Crime Stoppers.
Two McNab-Braeside men have been arrested and are facing charges after an incendiary device was thrown towards an Arnprior home on Saturday evening. Police were called to the home on Claude Street around 7:30 p.m. and officers said no one was injured and there was no damage to the home. But the incident resulted in a small fire. A 33-year-old man was arrested Monday and charged with possessing an explosive substance with intent to enable another to deliver. On Tuesday, a 46-year-old man was arrested and charged with placing or throwing an explosive device. He was also hit with three counts of breach of recognizance. Both will be back in court to face all charges.
Night two of Valley Heritage Radio’s Valley Search for a Star contest goes tonight at the station. Twenty singers will take to the Thomas Cavanagh Stage and 10 will be selected by the judges to move on to next week’s semi-finals. The public is invited to attend tonight’s show for a $2 cover charge, which will go to a local charity. But seating is limited … so get here early. And if you can’t make it, the show will be broadcast live on 98.7 or you can stream it from the website at valleyheritageradio.ca. On the line is a shot at the grand prize of $3,500. If Week 1 is any indication of the talent you certainly won’t want to miss Week 2. Doors open at 6 … and the show begins at 7 o’clock sharp!
AND IN SPORTS …
The CarletonPlace Canadians are once again off to a hot start in the CCHL and they are also climbing up the top-20 National Jr A rankings. The Canadians who boast an 13-2-and-1 record after 16 games jump six spots in this week’s rankings to sit at #9 in Canada. But they’re not the biggest movers this week that honour belongs to the only other CCHL team in the Top-20 the Ottawa Jr Senators. They were on the outside last week with an Honourable Mention. This week they are the 12th ranked Jr A team in the country.
There is only one CCHL-2 game on the schedule tonight … as the Whitewater Kings are in Brockville to face the Tikis. Game time in that one is 8 o’clock.
For more on the CCHL and CCHL-2 stay tuned to Valley Heritage Radio this afternoon for Rink Wrap our hockey talk show. Hosts Geoff Patterson and Adam Noack will bring you up to speed on everything happening on rinks around the Valley and beyond. The show begins right after the 5 o’clock news and runs until 6 p.m. Tonight the guests will be Denis Levasseur, co-organizer of Pembroke Lumber Kings’ Blast from the Past event this weekend and Zachary Wilson, assistant coach of the Renfrew Timberwolves.