If you live in the Quyon Sector of the Pontiac the municipality is asking that you do not drink the water because of an excess of chlorine in the system. Water can be used for other domestic purposes but it is not to be consumed until further notice. You can follow the status of this notice on the municipality’s website at www.municipalitepontiac.ca or their Twitter feed or Facebook page.
If you’re thinking about closing up the cottage for the season anytime soon the OPP have some tips for you when it comes to keeping thieves away. Statistics show that the week following Thanksgiving to the weeks leading up to Victoria Day is when cottages especially the ones that aren’t in use are most likely to be broken into. To dissuade a would-be thief police say empty the place of all food and booze. Have neighbours keep an eye out for you and consider investing in an alarm system. It may also help if you trim trees and shrubs, so that doors and windows are visible from the roadway. Police also suggest removing all your valuables from the cottage and consider installing motion sensors around the perimeter of the building.
The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP are looking for the public’s help in solving a break, enter and theft in Pembroke. Sometime between 6 p.m. on September 13th and noon on the 14th thieves hit a home that was being renovated on Pembroke Street West. Stolen were two drill bit sets, two power drills two Sawz-Alls and one circular saw. The brands of the tools were Milwaukee and Worx. The thieves also stole two rolls of copper wire from the home. If you have any information, you are asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.
The leaves are changing, the temperatures are dropping. Fall has arrived and that also means that more animals are active around area roads and highways. Officials say this is the time of year when animals are on the move as police were called out to more than 6,000 collisions this year alone involving wildlife. Those accidents caused one fatality with about another 300 people getting injured in the process. Cops say if you travel at a slower speed you’ll have more time to react. But whatever you do don’t swerve out of the way if an animal darts onto the road. Officials say that’s when you’re more likely to lose control of your vehicle and wind up in an even worse situation. Don’t forget deer normally travel in packs so if you see one chances are there are more around. Please stay alert.
AND IN SPORTS …
Connor Hill’s goal just under three minutes into overtime capped off a 4-3 comeback win for the Carleton Place Canadians over the Cornwall Colts. Tim Theocardis scored for the Canadians with just over a minute to play in regulation to tie the game and send it to the extra period. Travis Broughman scored the other two goals for Carleton Place and Michael Leach turned aside 11 shots and earned the win.
Tonight in the CCHL Carleton Place is back in action on the road in Hawkesbury. The Pembroke Lumber Kings are back in action Saturday night as they travel to Ottawa to face the Junior Senators. On Sunday Hawkesbury is in Carleton Place at 3 o’clock and the Lumber Kings host the Junior Sens at the PMC. Puck drop is set for 7.
In the CCHL-2 this weekend, the Renfrew Timberwolves have a home game tonight as Athens comes to town. Game time is 8 o’clock. On Saturday the Whitewater Kings host Alexandria in Cobden at 7 p.m. and Arnprior is in Carleton Place for an 8 o’clock puck drop. And on Sunday, Renfrew is in Richmond at 1:30; Perth hosts Whitewater at 3; and Casselman is in Arnprior to face the Packers. Game time at the Nick Smith Centre Sunday night is 7:30.