A 73-year-old Whitewater Region man was killed Saturday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Beachburg Road, just east of Pappin Road. Upper Ottawa Valley OPP officers responded to the call of a collision between a westbound pickup truck and an eastbound passenger car. The truck driver, Harold Carson Alport, was thrown from his vehicle and died at the scene. The driver of the car, a 38-year-old woman and the passenger an 11-year-old boy, were transported to hospital by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.
The Renfrew OPP have arrested four people they believe are tied to a number of recent break and enters around the region. Police executed a search warrant in Renfrew on Tuesday and recovered a large quantity of stolen property. As a result, charges are pending against four adults as the OPP and the Community Street Crime Unit continue to investigate. The break-ins took place in many areas but the townships hit hardest were Greater Madawaska and Admaston Bromley. Further information will be released by the OPP when charges are laid. Police are encouraging any people who were recent victims of a B&E theft or vandalism to come forward and share information with the OPP. And to report suspicious activities or vehicles to them immediately at 1-888-310-1122.
The OPP are looking for information after a vehicle struck and severed a utility pole in Pembroke and then fled the scene. The incident took place around 10 p.m. on Friday, September 29th in the 200 Block of Second Avenue. Police say a white SUV possibly a Ford backed up and struck the pole snapping it. The vehicle failed to remain at the scene and police are hoping someone has more information about this collision. If you do, you are asked to call the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP or Crime Stoppers.
AND … if you’re a fan of Ottawa Valley music then the Horton Community Centre is the place to be tonight for the semi-finals of the Valley Search for a Star contest. The field of 40 singers is now down to 20 of the Valley’s best and they go head-to-head tonight looking for one of 10 spots in the finals later this month and a shot at the grand prize of $3,500. The show starts at 7 o’clock sharp and the doors open at 5:30. But seating is limited so get there early. And if you can’t make it we’ll be broadcasting live so you can listen at 98.7 or stream it at valleyheritageradio.ca
AND IN SPORTS …
In high school basketball action yesterday, a 22-1 fourth quarter run by the RCI Senior Girls was the difference as they beat the Opeongo Wildcats 59-38. Sydney Smart led the Raiders with a career high 25 points. And Arnprior kept their unbeaten record in tact with a 71-27 win over St. Joe’s. Olivia McIntyre led the ADHS attack with 17 points.
Samuel Knoblauch’s short-handed goal in the third period was the difference as the CCHL-leading Carleton Place Canadians beat the Navan Grads 2-1 last night in a battle of first vs worst. The Canadians now the sixth-ranked Jr A team in the country fell behind 1-0 early in the game but tied it up on the power play with Joshua Gagne converting a Geoff Kitt pass to make it 1-1. Despite peppering the Navan net with shots Carleton Place couldn’t solve Grads goalie Joseph Giacobbo until Knoblauch potted the game winner. The Canadians outshot the Grads 49-16 with Michael Leach earning the win in the Carleton Place net.
In the CCHL-2 tonight the Arnprior Packers are on the road in Brockville to face the Tikis in a battle of the bottom two teams in the Richardson Division. Arnprior sits in 7th place with a 5-and-8 record while Brockville has 3 wins in 12 starts. Game time at the Brockville Memorial Centre 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 Grant McCagg, former NHL Amateur Scout and Matthew Barnaby of the Pembroke Lumber Kings.