Lanark County OPP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a woman who has been missing for years and the Province of Ontario is offering a reward of $50,000 for information leading to locating Carole Dianne Roy. She was reported missing to the OPP on May 23rd, 2012 but the last confirmed sighting for Roy was on October 11th, 1996. She resided in Quebec until the early 1990s before re-locating to the Ottawa area. Roy lived with her 59-year-old boyfriend in Beckwith Township near Carleton Place. Her boyfriend left their residence shortly after the last confirmed sighting and moved to western Canada. Roy is described as a Caucasian female approximately 5-foot-5 weighing between 150 and 175 lbs with short graying brown hair and brown eyes. She was wearing prescription glasses and has a partially paralyzed left arm. She is bilingual with a French accent. She was 43 years old at the time of her disappearance and used the aliases of Carole Lalonde and Dianne Davis. If you have any information on this person, please contact police. You can find her photo on the Valley Heritage Radio Facebook page … or at valleyheritageradio.ca
A local organization has received an international award it’s the first time a Canadian group has been recognized in this way. Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley has been honoured with a 2017 International Award of Excellence by The Council on Quality and Leadership. They are being recognized for their work to build an inclusive community. This includes: helping create more inclusive residential settings moving away from segregated community programming and engaging the community on how to include individuals with intellectual disabilities in their workplaces, organizations and volunteer initiatives. Chris Beesley the CEO of Community Living Ontario says Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley is an example of a community-minded organization that is connecting people with intellectual disabilities to their community and they are doing that in ways that promote respect, dignity and recognition of the contributions each person can make, given the opportunity to do so. The Upper Ottawa Valley group was established in 1958. For more information … visit www.cluov.ca
The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP will have a new detachment commander soon after the announcement that Inspector Mark Wolfe will be retiring later this month. Wolfe has been the Upper Valley’s top cop for almost three years and has been with the OPP for 30 years. Prior to coming to the area he was detachment commander in Aurora and Bancroft and has also served as an officer in the Beaverton and Kawartha Lakes detachments. With Wolfe’s retirement Staff Sgt. Karl Duewel will assume the role of Detachment Commander at the rank of Acting Inspector while Sgt. Chris Pinkerton will serve as Operations Manager at the rank of Acting Staff Sergeant. A process is currently underway to determine the next Detachment Commander for the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment.
The 10 finalists in the Valley Search for a Star contest have been chosen after a great night of live music last night at the Horton Community Centre. Twenty singers hit the stage in the semi-finals in front of a full house and the judging panel of Gord Barnes Lauren Hall and Neville Wells who had the difficult task of whittling the field down to 10. The final 10 will put on an amazing finale which is set for October 29th back in Horton. Your 10 finalists are Jeanika Benoit … Jamie Anne Bentz … Vicki Brittle … Grace Cavanagh … Beverley Cutmore … Levi Hart … Lori MacKenzie … Ainsley Phillips … Bailey Rogers … and Tiffiany Schilkie.
AND IN SPORTS …
The struggles continue for the Arnprior Packers as they fell 7-4 to the last-place Brockville Tikis last night in the CCHL-2. It was the third loss in a row for the Packers and their 8th setback in the past nine games. With the loss Arnprior is only two points ahead of Brockville in the Richardson Division. Ty Power scored twice for the Packers last night with Franco Gagnon and Ryan Rivard scoring one each. Patrick Kealey was between the pipes for all seven Tikis goals and took the loss.
Still with the CCHL-2 the Whitewater Kings have a home game tonight as the Embrun Panthers are in town. Game time at the Astrolabe Arena in Cobden is 8 o’clock.