The Renfrew OPP have been very busy lately with a number of break-and-enters across the region. The B&Es are happening at both homes and seasonal properties such as cottages and hunt camps. And they’re taking place in a number of municipalities including Admaston Bromley Greater Madawaska and McNab-Braeside. Last week alone six hunt camps were hit two cottages four residential homes and one vacant home. And the thieves also hit two storage units as well as the shed and garage at the Bruce Street cemetery in Renfrew. Stolen property includes cash tools and an ATV. And sometimes nothing is stolen but extensive senseless damage is happening including smashing of property ripping and destroying couches and setting off fire extinguishers. Police are looking for your help to stop these criminals so if you see suspicious vehicles or people or if you have information on any of these B&Es please call the OPP immediately at 1-888-310-1122.
The local Greens are getting ready for next year’s provincial election, and are seeking potential candidates for the riding of Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston. A candidate nomination meeting has been set for Thursday, October 26 at McMartin House in Perth, starting at 7 p.m. The deadline for applications is October 12th. At the nomination meeting each potential candidate will have the opportunity to speak to the members present prior to the vote. The riding of Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston includes Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills, Perth, and Smiths Falls and a number of townships in that region including Beckwith and Lanark Highlands. The next Ontario election is scheduled for June 7th, 2018.
AND IN SPORTS …
In CCHL weekend action the Pembroke Lumber Kings won both of their games and now sit three points back of the division lead. Pembroke downed Rockland 3-2 on Friday and beat Kanata 6-5 in overtime last night at the PMC on a Connor Warnholtz OT goal. Matt Barnaby led the Lumber Kings Sunday with a goal and three points while Casey Rhodes scored twice on Friday to lead the offence. Pembroke now trails Carleton Place by 3 points after the Canadians split their weekend games against Brockville. The defending champs fell 3-2 in overtime Friday, and bounced back yesterday with a 4-2 win. Connor Hill scored in both games for Carleton Place.
In the CCHL-2 the Whitewater Kings had an up and down weekend posting the franchise’s first-ever shutout on Saturday night beating Char-Lan 6-0 but then getting bounced 8-0 yesterday to Embrun. Darian McTavish stopped all 24 shots he faced Saturday and picked up the win while Peter White Jacob McIntyre … and Quinn Van Hoof each scored and had two points in the win.
The Arnprior Packers split their games beating Athens 3-2 in overtime then falling 5-4 to Westport. Brandon English picked up the OT winner while Franco Gagnon had a goal and three points in the loss.
The Renfrew Timberwolves lost both of their weekend games falling 7-2 to Embrun and 6-2 to Perth. Luka Marinic and Alex Paquette each had three-point weekends for the ‘Wolves.
The Greater Ottawa Fastball League Final Four playoffs continue this week with a semi-final game on Wednesday in Fitzroy Harbour with West Carleton Electric hosting the Ottawa Valley A’s. Game time is 8 o’clock. The winner of this game will face the Micksburg Twins in the league championship game.