First responders were called to Old Almonte Road yesterday morning after a small plane lost control and crashed. No one was killed but the male pilot was flown to hospital in serious, but stable, condition with a head injury. The call came in at 8:30 a.m. … and paramedics arrived, along with Ottawa Police and firefighters. Reports show the plane took out wires and caused slight damage to a house near Old Almonte and Howie roads.
With recreational use of cannabis legalized now in Canada, – the Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has collaborated with partners to develop a website to share information that will help people understand the health risks associated with the use of cannabis along with the affects of exposure to second hand cannabis smoke . The site will give information about the affects cannabis use has on –brain – what affects cannabis use has on breastmilk and the development of a fetus and how individuals can become addicted to cannabis; and how the risk is higher if the individual, or family members, has anxiety, depression or other mental illness. To find out more……visit “health unit dot org and type in cannabis in the search window – call the health unit at 1-800-660-5853 or connect with LGLHealthUnit on Facebook and Twitter.
On Saturday September 22, at approximately 4: 09 pm Officers from the Killaloe Detachment of the OPP responded to a serious motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck in Algonquin Provincial Park. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to hospital with serious injuries. As a result, Highway 60, from the East gate to the West gate of Algonquin Provincial Park was closed. And After the investigation…it was found that the pickup truck – designated as a commercial motor vehicle, belonging to “Algonquin Park Services” was charged with 4 Commercial motor vehicle infractions including allowing a person to drive a commercial motor vehicle with a major defect along with failing to meet performance standards and to supply the driver with a Daily inspection schedule, and a daily inspection report. The driver 60 year old Arthur Furniss of Newmarket was charged under the Highway traffic act.
On October 10th and 11th….the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP, with the assistance of the MTO, conducted a two day Commercial Motor Vehicle safety initiative along highway 17 in the Upper Valley. During the initiative 37 Commercial Motor Vehicle’s were stopped and inspected with Eight commercial vehicles taken out of service as a result of mechanical defects and safety issues. A variety of other charges were laid under the Highway Traffic Act and officers charged 10 motorists for failing to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles and tow trucks. Police say that further Commercial Motor vehicle safety initiatives will occur in 2018 and officers will remain vigilant on a daily basis for all types of violations that put the safety of all road users at risk.
AND IN SPORTS …
In high school sports yesterday, the RCI junior and senior girls each came up with big wins over Bishop Smith on the basketball court. The juniors won 41-17 … with Olivia Smart scoring 26 for the Raiders. And the senior girls posted a 60-24 win … with Maggie Scott leading all scorers with 23.
In boys’ volleyball, the RCI juniors went 2-and-1 in their regular season tournament Tuesday in Petawawa. The Raiders defeated Arnprior 3-0 … Valour 3-0 … and lost to Madawaska Valley 3-0.
CCHL tonight … the Pembroke Lumber Kings are looking to put the end to their seven-game losing streak … as they’re on the road in Nepean to face the Raiders. Nepean sits in sixth place in the Yzerman Division … while Pembroke has slipped to fifth in the Robinson. Puck drop tonight is 9 o’clock.
AND … a reminder to make sure to 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 the owner and coach of the Perth Blue Wings Michael McLean (Mc-Lane) … and the voice of the Lehigh (lee-high) Valley Phantoms Bob Rotruck.