The Renfrew county district health unit says that just because cannabis is legal, doesn’t mean it’s safe…..They say that no drug is without risk. And say that if you are under the age of 25 and are using cannabis – this will increases the risk of developing health, educational and social issues which may include irritated respiratory system, impacts on thinking and decision making, impaired motor coordination, reaction time, distorted perceptions, drowsiness and anxiety. The risk is higher If there is a personal or family history of mental health problems. And if you become pregnant – the risks of harm to the development of a baby are higher while using cannabis. The Health unit says that If you choose to use cannabis, consult your healthcare provider and follow Canada’s Lower Risk Cannabis use Guidelines….and they note that cannabis can affect individuals differently. For more information you can visit Ontario dot ca or the Renfrew County and District Health Unit website at www.rcdhu.com.
The Killaloe OPP have charged two people with regards to a theft from a hunt camp on Lower Rosenthal Road in Brudenell Lyndoch and Raglan township. Police say that on Thursday August 16th, police began their investigation into the break and enter and theft of two Yamaha all-terrain vehicles – Police located one of the stolen vehicles and arrested one male, while the second male left the area on the stolen ATV. He was located a short time later after being involved in a serious collision where he struck a barbed wire fence. He was transported to hospital by ambulance with major injuries, and later air lifted to hospital by ORNG with life threatening injuries. 28yr old Lyndon Pauze of Madawaska Valley Township was charged and arrested with break and enter, 2 counts of theft under 5 thousand dollars, 2 counts of possession of property obtained by a crime, 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking – He is scheduled to appear in Court in Killaloe on Wednesday November 14th at 9:30 am.
And in a press release from Ontario Power Generation – they are advising anyone who will be using the Ottawa River, downstream of Chenaux Generating Station, that water will be spilled through the sluice gate spillway from Oct. 15th to Nov. 30th. This will be done to assist with work happening at both the station and the neighbouring switchyard. Be aware that river users may experience faster and higher than normal conditions and should be cautious during this time. OPG would like to remind all users of the river to take every precaution around dams and generating stations. To learn more about water safety, you can visit opg.com/watersafety.
AND IN SPORTS …
Make it eight in a row. Not a streak the Pembroke Lumber Kings are particularly proud of … as they dropped their eighth straight game falling 4-3 to the Nepean Raiders last night in CCHL action. Pembroke was down 4-1 heading into the third … and two goals from Connor Warnholtz made it 4-3 … but it was as close as the Lumber Kings would get. But it wasn’t from lack of effort … as Pembroke fired 51 shots at Nepean goalie Logan Bateman. Pembroke goalie Darian McTavish also had a solid game … turning aside 36 shots … but he took the loss.
Tonight … Carleton Place is in Cornwall to face the Colts at 7:30.
AND … in the CCHL-2 tonight … the Renfrew Timberwolves are in Ottawa West to take on the Golden Knights. Puck drop in this one is 7:15.