NEWS – October 24, 2017

October 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

Police continue to investigate an incident in Pembroke after a firearm was discharged into a parked vehicle on St. Anne Crescent. The call came in to the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP just after 9 a.m. on Friday, October 21st and police believe the car was shot between midnight and 9 that morning. There was no one in the vehicle and no injuries were reported. The OPP’s Forensic Identification Services unit is helping with the investigation. If you have any information on this incident you are asked to call the OPP.

The Renfrew OPP are reporting that a parked car on Pucker Street sustained damage from a bullet on Saturday, October 21st. The bullet broke a window and lodged in the roof of the car. The owner of the vehicle was hunting in the area at the time and did see someone target shooting nearby at the time. No charges have been laid and the investigation continues.

A man from Barrie was killed Saturday afternoon after he crashed his motorcycle on Highway 60 in Algonquin Park. Killaloe OPP officers responded to the call of a single-vehicle collision just after 1 p.m. on October 21st and the 68-year-old driver, Morley Train, was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman who was a passenger on the bike was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The highway was closed for a number of hours following the crash. The investigation is ongoing.

The Arnprior drinking water advisory that was issued last week to all folks located in the Sullivan Industrial Park has been lifted. Officials issued the drinking water advisory just a precaution … after there was a water main break in the municipal water distribution system. Renfrew County and District Health Unit have now said they’ve run their tests and are pleased to announce that everything is fine.

he finals of our Valley Search for a Star contest are set for Sunday afternoon at the Horton Community Centre. 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.  They will each be performing two songs with our Hall of Fame band. There will also be performances from our judges Gord Barnes … Kelli Trottier … and Neville Wells. The cost is only $10 … and the show starts at 3 o’clock … on October 29th. Doors open at 2 … and there are no advanced ticket sales … so make sure to get to the Horton Community Centre early!


The Carleton Place Canadians continue to rack up the wins this CCHL season and are once again atop the league standings. And they also continue to climb up the top-20 National Jr A rankings. The Canadians who boast an 18-2-and-1 record after 21 games jump up one spot in this week’s rankings to sit at #5 in Canada. Carleton Place is on a nine-game winning streak. The only other CCHL team in the Top-20 is the Ottawa Jr Senators and they also climbed this week. They are now sitting in 14th spot up 6 placings from last week thanks to a pair of big wins on the weekend.

The RCI Senior Girls Basketball team took a step closer to the playoffs with a 51-42 over Opeongo on Monday.  Sydney Smart led the way for the Raiders with 19 points while Maggie Scott added 15. The Raiders see action again as they travel to St. Joseph’s this afternoon to take on the Jaguars.

Also in senior girls’ basketball yesterday, Bishop Smith defeated Madawaska Valley 26-25. These two meet again this afternoon in Barry’s Bay. Also on today’s schedule Jeanne Lajoie visits Fellowes and Mackenzie is at Valour.

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