The Municipality of Mississippi mills has released a report on sodium levels in drinking water within the Ward of Almonte – after water samples taken over a period of a month showed elevated levels of sodium. According to the report, levels of sodium over 20 mg were shown during readings taken on July 5th , July 12th, Aug 1st and Aug 10th. These results were communicated to the Medical Officer of Health – who in turn instructed the municipality to inform people of the test results. The Medical Officer of Health also provided some advise…..saying that – Although sodium is an essential dietary element, for some individuals who suffer from hypertension, chronic kidney disease or congestive heart failure – restricting the daily intake of sodium is essential in managing their condition. It is important to be aware that by drinking water from this system, may increase their sodium intake. They say that If you are on a sodium restricted diet, it is recommended that you discuss this situation with your health care provider, so that they are able to help manage your condition. For further information you can contact the Mississippi Mills Roads and Public Works Department at 613-256-2064 Ext. 235.
The County of Renfrew has but the call out for the Warden’s Community Service Awards – a way of recognizing and thanking an Individual, Not-for-profit business, and For-profit Business in our communities. Individuals are encouraged to nominate and outstanding individual, or local non and for profit organization that you feel makes a difference in the county. County of Renfrew Warden Jennifer Murphy says that the awards allow the County to formally recognize, honour and promote the outstanding efforts made by individuals and organizations…..and encourages citizens to nominate individuals and organizations that they feel contribute selflessly to our county and its residents. Each year, a Selection Review Committee comprised of the County of Renfrew Warden, Chief Administrative Officer, and one member of County Council select the award recipients and all nominees are considered on the basis of criteria as to how they contribute to the County of Renfrew’s Quality of life. Deadline for submission is Thursday Nov. 15th. For more info visit the county of Renfrew web site or call 613-735-7288 – Awards will be presented at County Council on Wed, Nov. 28th.
City of Pembroke says that work is continuing on Pembroke Street East. Stage two of the project, from Cecelia Street to Mackay Street, is starting today – October 25th and will last until approximately November 5th – to allow for resurfacing. A temporary Road Closure has been put in place and traffic will be limited to local traffic only. Through traffic will not be permitted and detours will be posted. The City of Pembroke asks that drivers respect the posted construction signage at all times. You are also reminded that the businesses within the construction and detour zones remain open for business and the many business owners would be happy to serve you. Businesses not accessible from a side street will be signed for access off Pembroke Street.
AND IN SPORTS …
Two old CCHL-2 rivals met last night in Arnprior … as the Packers hosted the Renfrew Timberwolves … and the home team came away with a 4-2 win. Joel Driscoll had a hat-trick to lead Arnprior … while Ty Power chipped in three assists. The other Packers goal came from Pat Bones. Arnprior goalie Cameron Scott was solid … turning aside 26 shots for the win … while Ethan Lapanskie stopped 30 in the Renfrew net … but took the loss. Arnprior is now back on top of the Division … with an 8-2-and-2 record … while Renfrew is in fifth place … one game below 500.
On the hard court in high school girls’ basketball action today, the final regular season games wrap up before next week’s Renfrew County playoffs. In junior and senior today, St Joe’s is in Barry’s Bay to face Madawaska Valley while there’s one more game in senior action with Arnprior hosting Mackenzie from Deep River. Playoffs are set to start next Tuesday.