Renfrew County Warden Jennifer Murphy wants to return for a second term as the head of county council. The mayor of Bonnechere Valley told her fellow council mates at yesterday’s meeting that she has enjoyed the challenges of the role thus far and will be seeking re-election to the post. Among the issues she wants to continue moving forward is the further expansion of Highway 17 and the growth of high-speed Internet across the region. The warden’s position is for one term, and is voted on by county council at the first meeting in December. Nominations for warden close on November 14th.
Police are going to be cracking down on people who aren’t wearing their seatbelts. The OPP launched their annual “Fall Seat Belt Campaign” yesterday and will be handing out tickets to anyone who isn’t buckled up. If they catch you. you’re looking at 4 demerit points and a minimum fine of $200. To date 29 deaths in Ontario have been attributed to people not wearing seatbelts. Police say the restraint can keep you from being ejected from your vehicle if you’re ever involved in a crash.
The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP are investigating a break and enter in Pembroke and are asking any members of the public who have information to come forward. Sometime between August 21st and September 22nd an unoccupied home on Moffat Street in Pembroke was broken into. Although nothing was stolen … the place was vandalized with items thrown around the house glass items were broken and cleaning products were poured all over the floor. Anyone who has information on this crime is asked to contact the Pembroke detachment of the OPP or Crime Stoppers.
Vandals have also struck in other areas in the Upper Valley as Killaloe OPP have investigated three incidents of broken car windows in the past week. On September 19th police responded to a call after the back window of a vehicle parked at the General Store on Quadeville Road was shattered. Later that afternoon … the windows were smashed out of a car parked at a residence on Wellington Street in Bonnechere Valley. And on September 24th police were called to Schutt (shoot) Road were the windshield had been smashed out of a parked vehicle. All three incidents remain under investigation.
AND IN SPORTS …
It was a pitcher’s duel and a defensive battle last night as West Carleton Electric beat the Ottawa Valley A’s in a do-or-die semi-final game in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League. Andy Barber pitched a gem tossing a one-hitter for Fitzroy and striking out eight. Lindsay Medynski had the lone hit for the A’s. Adam Rueckwald was rock solid on the mound for the A’s pitching a five-hitter and striking out six. The game’s only run came in the bottom of the fourth when Jon Daley’s RBI-single brought home Matt McKay. The A’s did have the tying run on third in the seventh … but Barber shut the door with a strikeout to end it. West Carleton will now face the Micksburg Twins in the championship final. We’ll let you know the day and time once the schedule has been finalized.
In the CCHL the first-place Carleton Place Canadians are back on the ice tonight for a 7:30 start in Cornwall. AND in the CCHL-2 Perth beat Brockville 7-4 last night. Nathan MacKechnie had a hat-trick to lead the Blue Wings to the win.