It’s Election Day across the Ottawa Valley and your final chance to have your say on who will lead your respective municipality for the next four years. The polls will remain open until 8 o’clock this evening and if you haven’t already voted and are waiting until today to decide please make sure you are aware of HOW you are to vote in your area. Some municipalities have done away with going to an actual polling station and putting an “X” in a box and are voting either by phone … or the Internet. So please ensure you know how to vote … and if you have any questions … please contact your local township office for information … or visit their website. Don’t miss your chance to cast your ballot.
The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP are looking for the public’s help in finding out who is responsible for a break and enter in Laurentian Valley Township last week. On the evening of October 18th police got the call about a B&E at Saar’s Store on Highway 41. The call came in just after 10 p.m. Officers say that a cash register was damaged and the thief made off with a quantity of cigarettes and Canadian currency. An OPP Scenes of Crime officer is helping with the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP or Crime Stoppers.
Four people are currently without a place to live after an apartment fire in Pembroke last Friday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the call just after 3:30 on October 19th at 438 Pembroke Street West. Reports indicate that good work from the firefighters contained the fire to the second storey and no one was injured, as all escaped the building safely. The Red Cross is currently helping those affected and displaced because of the blaze.
The Ontario government is asking members of the public and businesses to have their say on how the province can deal with environmental challenged such as climate change. The government is working on a new environment plan and it will be released for formal feedback later this fall. The goal is to create a plan that protects Ontario’s waters and air cleans up communities and encourages conservation. To have your input all you have to do is go online and visit Ontario.ca the follow the links to climate change. There, you can enter your general comments.
AND IN SPORTS …
After a promising start to the CCHL season, the Pembroke Lumber Kings have to wonder what’s gone wrong as they dropped both of their weekend games … and now seeing their losing skid at 10 straight games. The fell 5-2 to the Ottawa Junior Senators on Friday then failed to score a goal last night as Hawkesbury left the PMC with a 4-0 win. Michael Douglas and Connor Warnholtz scored for the Lumber Kings while Jake Smith was in net for both games. And while Pembroke has struggled after a strong start the Carleton Place Canadians have rebounded after a slow debut to the season and picked up 3 of 4 points on the weekend … and continue to hold onto top spot in the division. The Canadians fell 4-3 to Hawesbury in a shootout the came back to beat Navan 4-2. Arnprior’s Ryland Mosley scored a goal in each game to lead the way.
In the CCHL-2 there were two shootouts on Friday night and the two local teams had different results. Joel Driscoll and Neil Duncan both scored in the shootout to give the Arnprior Packers a 3-2 win over Westport while the Renfrew Timberwolves fell 5-4 to Perth at the M-A-C. Andrew McIntyre led the ‘Wolves with a pair of goals in that one. And the Whitewater Kings came up empty in the win column in both of their games losing 7-4 to Alexandria and 3-2 to Char-Lan. Dylan Kuehl (keel) led the way with two goals and a helper in the two games.