NEWS – August 22, 2018

August 22, 2018 at 11:55 am  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

Police are looking for the public’s help in finding the man who struck a pedestrian and her dog last Friday afternoon in Madawaska Valley Township. On August 17th … just after 2 p.m. … Killaloe OPP officers got a call to the intersection of Dunn Street and Opeongo Line after a woman report that a man driving a pick-up truck hit her and her dog. The man stopped briefly, then left the area. The truck was dark grey in colour had a tonneau cover and chrome wheels. Police say that if anyone has information on this incident is asked to call the Killaloe OPP … or Crime Stoppers.

If you live in the Almonte Ward of Mississippi Mills, you need to be aware that the Corporation will be flushing the water mains starting next week through until the middle of October. The annual maintenance program is designed to remove the sediment that accumulates in the water mains and this help ensures good water quality. It may result in temporary inconveniences including reduced water pressure or discoloured water. The flushing begins on September 4th and runs each weekday until October 19th … from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. … with different areas being targeted each day. For more information, you can contact the Mississippi Mills Roads & Public Works Department … or visit

The OPP report that an area resident was recently contacted with someone claiming to be from Microsoft and the person was looking for banking information so the company could send a refund. The person did share some information before realizing it was probably a scam. And in this case, they were lucky there was no loss of money. Police say you need to be aware and always protect yourself if someone is looking for your personal information over the phone.

The Ontario government and Minister of Transportation John Yakabuski announced yesterday that the Province is freezing a number of driver fees that were set to take a jump on September 1st. Premier Doug Ford said people are fed up with paying more every time they need to renew their licence or take a driving test. Yakabuski said that all road and knowledge tests for all driver’s licence classes will be frozen along with any fees to get and renew driver’s licences. This means a regular licence renewal will remain at $90 for one year, instead of the planned hike to $97.


There will be a pair of doubleheaders in Manotick tonight … as the Greater Ottawa Fastball League tries to get caught up on rained out and cancelled games from earlier in the summer. One diamond will feature the Kars Aces hosting Quyon Flyers in a pair of games at 7 and 9 that could determine first place in the league. On the other diamond … Carp will host Kempville at 7 … and the Micksburg Twins at 9. On Thursday in Quyon, the Flyers host the Twins at 8 o’clock.

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