The numbers are in from the national four-day traffic safety initiative dubbed Operation Impact which took place over the Thanksgiving long weekend. From October 5 to October 8 officers paid close attention the what’s called the “Big 4” which are distracted driving, speeding, impaired driving and lack of occupant restraint. During the campaign…the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP officers laid 103 speeding charges, 12 hazardous moving violation charges, five distracted driving charges and five seatbelt charges. Eight drivers were also charged under the stunt. There were no impaired/over 80mg driving charges laid. In Kilalloe – Officers laid 97 speeding charges, 1 stunt drive charge, 7 seatbelt charges, 1 distracted driving charge and 21 moving violations charges. 1 alcohol warn range driving suspension was issued. And the Renfrew and Arnprior OPP arrested 2 impaired drivers, issued 1 warn range licence suspension, issued 22 speeding tickets and 6 hazardous moving violations during the 4 days. Operation Impact is organized by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), under the leadership of the CACP Traffic Safety Committee, in support of Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025.
McLachlan Road and the Mcleod Road intersection in McNab Braeside Township is finished. The 1.5 million dollar project was completed yesterday, October 10th.. The project included the rehabilitation of approximately 3.3 kilometers of McLachlan Road and the McLeod Road intersection, which addressed not only the poor road condition, but also road width and sightlines to improve overall safety. Construction was completed by Goldie Mohr Ltd. with road design and contract administration provided by Novatech. This project was supported by a $900,000 grant from the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP and Ontario Transportation Minister John Yakabuski was in attendance at an official opening of the revamped road yesterday, along with Mayor Peckett and representatives from the Township and Novatech.
And the OPP want to warn citizens that telephone frauds are real and happening every day. Right now reports of the Revenue Canada Scam are once again being reported, along with other well known phone scams, with the Revenue Canada scam….this is where a caller insists they are with the agency and say that you owe money. Scammers are also pretending to be Banks calling to verify personal information to update accounts; and the family scam….where callers state that there is a family member in need of money and to use an outside agency to transfer funds. All of these – SCAMS. What not to do – Do not provide confidential personal information, especially banking or credit card details over the phone to anyone. If you have doubts about a caller, your best defense is to simply hang up. It’s not rude – it’s smart. Verify the information and then call them back….If you’re in doubt, it’s wise to ask the advice of a close friend or relative, or even your banker in person. Rely on people you can trust. Remember, you can Stop Phone Fraud – Just Hang Up.
AND IN SPORTS …
And last night in CCHL-2 Hockey….Whitewater traveled to Brockville to face the Tikis and pulled out a nice 6-5 win. Tomorrow the Packers take on Cassleman at the Nick Smith Centre…puck drop in that one – is 8pm.
And In Wednesday night Football action….RCI’s Junior Sixes Football team split their double header on Wednesday (in Renfrew) defeating North Grenville from Kemptville 22-0 and losing to St. Thomas Aquinas from Russell. Scoring touchdowns on the day for the Raiders were Jon Roach with 2, Jack Stewart, and Malcolm McKenna.