NEWS – October 26, 2018

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October 26, 2018 at 11:55 am  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

A special weather statement has been issued for our area.  Environment Canada says that the first measurable snowfall event of the season is possible late Saturday into Sunday – as a low pressure system approaching from the south will bring some snow into portions of Central and Eastern Ontario late Saturday into Sunday morning. General snowfall amounts of 2 to 5 cm are possible with higher amounts over higher terrain.  At this time, there is still some uncertainty with regards to the track of this system. Meteorologists at Environment Canada will monitor its development and provide further information as the system draws closer.


Arnprior and Renfrew officers investigated 16 domestic disputes during the past two weeks. One male was charged with assault and breach of probation. No other criminal offences were alleged. If you or someone you know is living in or involved in an abusive relationship, police want you to know that help is available. You can contact Bernadette McCann House 24/7 for support, advice or the safety of a shelter … at 1-800-267-4930. The Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County is also available 24/7 for information and support … at 1-800-663-3060. You could also attend the emergency department of any Renfrew County hospital and ask to speak to a member of the Assault Response Team. In emergencies you should call 9-1-1.


Ontario’s Government has announced that three telephone town halls will be held for Eastern Ontario residents as part of the Ministry of Education’s Curriculum Consultation process. The telephone town halls will take place on the following dates … Tuesday, October 30 and Friday, November 15th. Both will be from noon-1:30 p.m. The third is Thursday, November 22nd … from 6:30 to 8 p.m. To register to take part in one of the telephone town halls, visit www.ontario.ca … and following links to telephone town halls. There are other ways to contribute … including an online survey … or making a submission online through the fortheparents.ca website. Officials are asking people to have their voices heard. The consultation is open until December 15.


Hunting season just over a week away and we invite you to join us at the Ladysmith Hotel tonight for our  annual Hunt Camp Night.  It all kicks off at 7pm but seating for the event is limited.  So – it’s probably best if you get their early. The Heritage Hunt Camp Hillbilly Orchestra will be providing the entertainment – including Andy T Williams, Mike Cloutier, Reg Carkner and friends and Bailey Rogers – There will be lots of music, food and prizes to get you in the mood for the hunt. Oh and by the Way…Valley Heritage Radio will be recording the event to air at some point during hunting season.


Pembroke Regional Hospital was recently awarded three awards at a special presentation held yesterday.  The Hospital was recognized by Trillium Gift of Life Network, for its outstanding efforts to integrate organ and tissue donation into quality end-of-life care.  Along with receiving the Provincial Routine Notification Award for achieving a 100 per cent routine notification in 2017 and 2018. And….Francois Lemaire, Vice-President of Patient Services – Acute Care and Chief Nursing Executive was awarded the Hospital Donation Champion Award –  while Dr. Tom Hurley, Kristie Tousignant, Tina Davidson and Kim Haley were recognized as Hidden Heroes.  Pembroke Regional Hospital is one of 29 hospitals and partners to be awarded a 2017/18 Trillium Gift of Life Network Hospital Award and one of seven to receive multiple awards this year.  Today, more than 1,500 people in Ontario are on the waitlist for a lifesaving organ transplant, and every three days someone will die without one.  Right now Pembroke has a donor registration rate of 34 per cent, which ranks them 143 out of 170 communities in Ontario.  To learn more about organ donation or to register you can visit www.beadonor.ca


AND IN SPORTS …

The Pembroke Lumber Kings are looking to snap a streak tonight as they’ve lost 10 in a row heading into tonight’s CCHL action. Pembroke hosts Kanata tonight at 7:30 … and are back home on Sunday as Cornwall comes to town. Puck drop Sunday at the PMC is 7 o’clock. And the Carleton Place Canadians have one game this weekend as they host the Navan Grads tonight at the Neelin Street arena. This one goes at 7:45.

in the CCHL-2 this weekend the Renfrew Timberwolves and Arnprior Packers each have a pair of games … while the Whitewater Kings have the weekend off. Tonight … Renfrew hosts Brockville at the M-A-C … with puck drop set for 8 o’clock. While the Packers are on the road in Winchester. Tomorrow the Packers have a rare Saturday afternoon game at the Nick Smith Centre … as Perth is in town. Game time is 1 o’clock. And also on Saturday … Renfrew is on the road in Westport.

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