Officers and detectives from the Lanark OPP are actively investigating a robbery at a gas station in Perth. At 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday night officers responded to a call to the Donaldson’s Gas Bar on Gore Street and found that a man had entered the station with his face hidden and demanded cash. He fled on foot and is believed to be armed. The OPP’s Emergency Response Team Canine Unit and Forensic ID Service were all called in. The investigation is ongoing.
The OPP and Crime Stoppers are looking for the public’s help in finding who is responsible for starting a fire on a school property in Barry’s Bay. Sometime between 3 o’clock in the afternoon on August 3rd and 6 o’clock the following morning a fire was set in the yard of St. John Bosco elementary school on Peter Street. The actual school building was not damaged but police found that someone removed items from a garbage dumpster and lit them on fire in the school parking lot. A second small fire was also lit near a bench on school grounds. If you know anything about this act of mischief and arson you are asked to call police or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Tonight is the kick-off for Valley Heritage Radio’s Valley Search for a Star contest. The first of two preliminary competitions gets underway at 7 o’clock sharp at the station as 20 singers will take to the Thomas Cavanagh Stage with hopes of earning a spot in the semi-finals later this month. There is a $3,500 grand prize up for grabs! The public is invited to attend tonight’s show but seating is limited so if you’re coming, the doors open at 6 o’clock. And if you can’t make it, you can listen to 98.7 or stream at valleyheritageradio.ca as we’ll be carrying the show live. Hope you can tune in!
AND IN SPORTS …
Two streaks continued last night in the CCHL-2 as the Arnprior Packers lost their fourth straight game and the Carleton Place Junior Canadians won their fifth in a row. The Packers fell 5-2 to the Ottawa Canadians and Carleton Place beat Char-Lan 4-0. Franco Gagnon and Colin Baggio scored for Arnprior while Ryland Mosley scored the game-winner for Carleton Place and chipped in two assists. Vincent Bujold-Roux stopped 34 shots for the shutout win.
Tonight the Renfrew Timberwolves are in action as they’re in Brockville for an 8 o’clock start.
AND still with the CCHL-2 the Performers of the Month for September have been announced. The Player of the Month is Reece Bolton of the Carleton Place Jr Canadians. Bolton led all players with 12 goals and 20 points in 10 games of action, registered six multi-point performances and was only held without a point in one game through out the entire month. The Goaltender of the Month is Jean-Sebastien Gratton of the Embrun Panthers and the Rookie of the Month is Liam MacDonald of the Char-Lan Rebels. Darian MacTavish of the Whitewater Kings was given an Honourable Mention as Goalie of the Month while Ryland Mosley of Carleton Place earned an Honourable Mention for Rookie of the Month.
You can get more on the local hockey scene just after the 5 o’clock news this afternoon here on Valley Heritage Radio with our hockey talk show Rink Wrap. Hosts Adam Noack and Geoff Patterson will be talking all things hockey and tonight’s guests include Michael McLean owner and coach of the Perth Blue Wings and Kevin Ready, GM of the Whitewater Kings.