Three Pembroke men, two from Laurentian Valley and a woman from Sudbury are facing a laundry list of charges following the execution of a warrant at a home on First Avenue in Laurentian Valley Township on October 25th. During the raid, officer seized a Conducted Energy Weapon … various types of drugs … drug paraphernalia … and a pile of cash. As a result, the list of charges include possession and trafficking of cocaine … heroin … meth … and hydromorphone … among others. Weapons charges have also been laid. Two of them are still in custody, pending a bail hearing in Pembroke tomorrow.
Two Valley residents are really happy they spent a little extra on their recent lottery tickets to play the Encore. Because for both of them an extra dollar turned into $100,000 each. Cobden’s Jordan Crozier matched the last six of seven Encore numbers on his September 14th Lotto Max ticket … but it wasn’t until a few weeks after the draw that he discovered he was a big winner. In fact, he was cleaning his truck when he found the ticket and checked it on the OLG Lottery App. The 27-year-old power lineman is engaged and plans on putting some of his winnings towards the wedding taking his fiancé on an early honeymoon and saving for a house. He bought his ticket at Rooney’s in Cobden.
Sherry Windle of Renfrew is also $100,000 richer after her Encore win in the October 6th Lotto 6/49 draw. She purchased her winning ticket at Giant Tiger in Renfrew.
Changes are being made to the triage area in the Emergency Department at Almonte General Hospital. The goal is to improve how patients access care and to enhance privacy … and the revamped triage area is expected to provide a better patient experience. Work is expected to begin in early November … and last about six weeks. Hospital officials say that during this time patients can still access the Emergency Department through the Emergency entrance. Once inside … signage will guide them to the triage area. The parking and drop-off zones are not affected. Disruptions are expected to be minimal and officials are thanking everyone in advance for their patience.
With cold and flu season now arriving, the Renfrew County & District Health Unit is rolling out dates for local flu shot clinics. On Wednesday you can get your shot in Renfrew at the Royal Canadian Legion. That clinic will run from 3 to 6 o’clock … on November 1st. Clinics will continue around the Valley throughout the month. For more information … or to find out when the flu clinic closest to you is happening visit www.rcdhu.com or call the Health Info Line at 613-735-8666. Some clinics are by appointment only … so don’t miss out on your spot … and book today.
AND IN SPORTS …
Make it an even dozen. Not something the CCHL’s Pembroke Lumber Kings want to hear because they had a promising start to the season winning five of their first six games. But since then, they’ve lost 12 straight games. including a 10-5 loss to Kanata on Friday and a 5-2 defeat to Cornwall last night. Both losses came on home ice. Brady Egan led Pembroke with a pair of goals against Kanata … and Brendan Browne scored both against the Colts. And, the Carleton Place Canadians continue to roll along … picking up win 14 on Friday … downing Navan 3-2. Arnprior native Ryland Mosley had one of the Carleton Place goals in that win.
AND … in the CCHL-2, the Arnprior Packers continue their hold on first place in the division after two wins on the weekend. Arnprior beat Winchester 6-5 in overtime on Friday as Joel Driscoll scored the game winner in extra time. On Saturday, the Packers then came up with a big 6-3 win over the Perth Blue Wings on Saturday … the team they are battling for first place. Neil Duncan had the hat-trick for Arnprior while Ty Power scored once and set up four more to lead the Packers attack. And … the Renfrew Timberwolves lost their only weekend game, falling 10-3 to Westport on Saturday. Luka Marinic had a goal and a helper for the ‘Wolves. Renfrew’s Friday night game against Brockville was postponed.