A head-on collision on Daniel Street in Arnprior has claimed one life and another person is in serious condition as details are still coming in regarding the crash that happened just before 4 o’clock on Monday afternoon. Reports indicate a 65-year-old woman was killed when the vehicle she was driving was struck by a truck driven by a 20-year-old man. Police say the truck was stolen earlier in the afternoon and was then involved in a collision in Renfrew but the driver sped away. The man was spotted by the OPP on Highway 17 in the area of Calabogie Road and shortly after raced into Arnprior and collided with the car near the entrance to the Arnprior Fairgrounds. The man was arrested at the scene. No names have been released at this point. The Special Investigations Unit was called in and they believe there were a number of witnesses. They are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also asking anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.
The heat wave warning for our region is carrying over from yesterday. Environment Canada says it’s imperative to not over-exert yourself as heat stroke can strike within minutes. Those who suffer from chronic illness, along with pregnant women young kids older adults and folks working or exercising outdoors are at the highest risk. And don’t forget about your pets on hot days like today make sure they have plenty of cold water and shelter from the sun. And never leave pets or people in a parked vehicle. The mercury is expected to hit 32 today and with the humidity it will feel more like 40. But relief is in sight as this hot weather is expected to break by Thursday.
Renfrew and Arnprior OPP officers responded to nine break-and-enter calls during the past week. Five hunt camps or cabins were entered while two residences and two businesses were broken into. Stolen property includes tools a portable generator liquor medication a vacuum and ATV helmet. Locations for the break-ins saw the majority in Greater Madawaska Township on Pucker Street McHugh Road Ferguson Lake Road Wabun Lake Road and Southside Way. Other break-ins took place on Highway 60 in Horton Milton Stewart Ave in McNab-Braeside and MineView Road in Whitewater Region. The OPP encourage the public to continue to report suspicious activities or vehicles to them immediately at 1-888-310-1122. Officers will be immediately dispatched to investigate.
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit says it has been actively monitoring mosquitoes for West Nile Virus this season and a recent sampling has identified the virus in local mosquitoes. Earlier this season other local health units including Ottawa and Renfrew County also ID’d positive mosquitoes. They add that with the recent warm temperatures mosquitoes have remained active late in the season. The risk of being infected by the West Nile virus is low, but now is a good time to reduce your risk and the health unit offers some tips including covering up when mosquitoes are most active between dusk and dawn and using insect repellent with DEET. For more information you can visit your local health unit website.
AND IN SPORTS …
The Carleton Place Canadians are once again off to a hot start in the CCHL and they also hold down a spot in the top-20 National Jr A rankings. The Canadians who boast an 8-1-and-1 record after 10 games are ranked #18 in Canada. Early in the season it’s tough to crack the top-10 in the nation as 17 teams are unbeaten at this point. The only other CCHL team connected to the rankings is the Ottawa Jr Senators who earn an Honourable Mention.