A Renfrew couple are planning on taking a honeymoon after 15 years of marriage thanks to a recent windfall on Lotto Max Encore. Mark and Stephanie Wright are now $100,000 richer as they matched six of the last seven Encore numbers in exact order on the August 24th draw. They normally play Lotto Max and 6/49 … and always play Encore. But neither one expected their numbers would be drawn and Stephanie said it’s still hard to believe. The couple has two children and finally taking a honeymoon is at the top of their to-do list with the winnings. The ticket was bought at Irvin on Stewart Street in Renfrew.
Impaired drivers don’t just drive cars … trucks … or boats. On the afternoon of September 5th officers from the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP stopped a man driving a motor-assisted bicycle at the intersection of Airport Road and Petawawa Boulevard in Petawawa. The 67-year-old man was under the influence of alcohol and not wearing a helmet and is now facing impaired charges as well as refusing to provide a breath sample. He was also dinged under the Highway Traffic Act for not having a helmet. His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and he’ll be in Pembroke Court October 9th to face the charges.
Safety first. That’s the thinking in Mississippi Mills as Town Council hosted representatives from the Fire Marshal’s Public Safety Council and Enbridge Gas Distribution at the most recent meeting as they were promoting the Project Zero Campaign. Basically, if you live in town and need a working smoke and carbon monoxide alarm you can receive one for free. The Fire Department received 120 alarms through the program to hand out to those in need. If you have any questions or would like to receive a free alarm you’re asked to call Stephanie at the Fire Department. Her number is 613-256-1589 … extension 4.
Roadwork continues in Renfrew and we have another advisory to tell you about. Starting September 10th Barnet Boulevard will be closed in both directions between 6th Street and 1st Street except for local traffic. A detour will be in effect via Raglan Street South … Veterans Memorial Boulevard … and 6th Street. Also be advised … the Millennium Trail at Barnet Boulevard will also be closed. The work is expected to be completed by October 12th.
AND IN SPORTS …
All series are now underway in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League playoffs … with Kars and the Ottawa Valley A’s picking up wins last night. Kars squared off with Stittsville … and posted a big 6-1 win in the series opener. Brad Porter got the win over Kyle Olson. Game 2 is set for September 11th in Manotick. And the Ottawa Valley A’s drew first blood in their series with Carp … thanks to a 3-0 win. Ben Broek (brook) got the win on the mound for the Valley … tossing a one-hitter and striking out 15. Carp pitcher Matt McNish also had a good outing allowing only three hits … but was tagged with the loss. Broek (book) … Sean Lecuyer (leck-wee-yay) … and Kyle Couvieau drove in the runs for the A’s. Game two in this series is set for tonight in Carp. First pitch is set to go at 8 o’clock.