The long weekend is upon us and for many that means travelling area roads and highways. But be warned police will be out in full force looking for law-breakers behind the wheel. The numbers show that 182 deaths on OPP-patrolled roads this year have been tied to the so-called Big Four factors so officers will be watching for impaired drivers, speeders, distracted drivers as well as those not wearing seatbelts as part of Operation Impact. Police will be setting up traffic stops and officers with radar guns will be dotted along the side of the road all in an effort to make sure safety comes first for all travellers. The idea is that everyone arrives alive.
Lanark County OPP have charged a Perth man in connection with an armed robbery at Donaldson’s Shell on Tuesday night. Thirty-nine-year-old Bryan Mordy has been charged with one count of Robbery Using a Firearm. Police and detectives from the Lanark detachment were called to the scene at 9:45 p.m. on October 3rd and say a male suspect entered the business with his face concealed and demanded money. The suspect was in possession of a firearm and fled the scene on foot. The accused in now in custody awaiting a bail hearing in Perth court. The investigation is ongoing.
The Killaloe OPP are investigating three recent break and enters in Bonnechere Valley. On September 28th ,police were called to a B&E at a trailer on Schavens Lake Road. Then on September 29 and 30th there were two separate break-ins at a property on Felhaber Road as a lock on a shed was cut and someone stole a yellow Suzuki ATV and other equipment. The scene was processed for evidence and the incident remains under investigation.
Canadian Blood Services says there is a critical need for donations and every 60 seconds, someone in Canada needs blood. So if you’re interested in rolling up your sleeve and giving the Gift of Life there is a clinic at the Germania Club in Pembroke on Tuesday, October 10th from 1 to 4 p.m. and again from 5:30 to 7:30 Drop-ins are always accepted but you are encouraged to make an online appointment by visiting www.blood.ca or by calling 1-888-2-DONATE. This will ensure your place and time so you can make a donation.
AND IN SPORTS …
The Greater Ottawa Fastball League will crown a champion tonight as the Micksburg Twins host West Carleton Electric in a one-game, winner-take-all showdown. They were the top two teams in the league this season and the Twins are looking for their third title in the past five years while Fitzroy is looking for their first-ever playoff championship. First pitch tonight in Micksburg is at 8 o’clock.
If you’re a high school football fan then the Valley is the place to be this Saturday as four long-time rivals meet in a pair of annual Turkey Bowl games. In Arnprior it’s a battle of the ADHS’s as the Rapids host the Almonte Thunderbolts for two games with kickoff in the junior game set for 12 noon at Oattes Field with the senior match-up to follow at 2 o’clock. And in Pembroke, the Fellowes Falcons host the Mackenzie Mustangs from Deep River. Game time in that one is 2:30.
In the CCHL tonight the Pembroke Lumber Kings are on the road in Kemptville and the Carleton Place Canadians play in Smiths Falls. Then the Lumber Kings and Canadians hook up Saturday night in Pembroke for their first meeting of the season. Puck drop at the PMC Saturday is 7:30. But the games continue on the holiday Monday with a full slate of action in Rockland. Pembroke faces Cornwall at 12:45 and Carleton Place plays Ottawa at 3:30.
The Whitewater Kings dropped a 7-3 home game to Athens last night in Cobden. Peter White led the Kings with two goals and Dylan Kuehl (keel) scored the other for Whitewater. That was their last action for the long weekend but the other Valley teams are busy. Tonight … Arnprior hosts Carleton Place and Brockville is in Renfrew. Both of those games go at 8 o’clock. On Saturday Renfrew hosts Westport at 7:30 and on Sunday Arnprior is on the road in Richmond and Carleton Place heads to Athens to face the Aeros.