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15 and 18 Year Old Charged In Pembroke Robbery

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 1/29/2015 5:17:00 AM

Two young men are facing Robbery related charges.  Monday night  at approximately 7:46 pm members of the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP  responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Pembroke Variety store on Trafalgar Road in the City of Pembroke.  They say two male suspects wearing balaclavas and armed with weapons entered the store and stole merchandise and cash before fleeing on foot.  No one was injured.  With help from the OPP Emergency Response Team and the OPP Canine Unit,  Officers arrested two suspects a short time later.  18 year old Michael STEIN and a 15-year-old male are facing charges.

Charge Upgraded in Collision on Lake St in Pembroke

Posted By: Brian Burton · 1/27/2015 9:04:00 AM

The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is continuing to investigate a motor vehicle collision that occurred on Lake St. in the City of Pembroke.  The collision was reported at approximately 9:12pm on the 11th of January 2015. Three pedestrians were struck by a westbound vehicle on Lake St.  Two of the pedestrians were treated and released from hospital.  Ernest Hall, 57, of Petawawa died later in hospital

As a result of the investigation, the driver of the vehicle, Martial LAVERDURE, age 38 of Pembroke, is charged with Dangerous Driving Causing Death, contrary to the Criminal Code.  He is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice, Pembroke on March 3, 2015. 

If anyone has any information concerning the collision please contact the Pembroke Detachment of the OPP at 613-732-3332.   

P/C Scott Wood is the investigating officer.  The investigation is continuing. 

Wanted Man Found Dead

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 1/27/2015 5:15:00 AM

Police say a 33-year-old Renfrew man who was wanted on an arrest warrant for several Criminal Code offences has been found dead.  Jason Smith was accused of careless use of a firearm, two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, assault and flight from police following a serious assault in Arnprior on Sunday.  Police say he was found dead late last night. Foul play is not suspected.

One Person Dead In Fire On Mud Lake Road

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 1/26/2015 8:34:00 AM

The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the OPP responded to a 911 call early this morning at 1:10.  Upon arrival they found a home on fire on Mud Lake Road in Laurentian Valley Township.  During the investigation, responders found a body.  City of Pembroke and  Laurentian Valley Fire Departments, as well as County of Renfrew Paramedic Services assisted at the scene.  The OPP Forensic Identification Unit and the Ontario Fire Marshalls Office is continuing to investigate at the scene.

 

 

United Way Exceeds 2014 Goal

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 1/22/2015 7:02:00 AM

The 2014 Renfrew County United Way Fall Campaign was a huge success.

During last nights touchdown United Way Executive Director, Gail Logan, revealed they raised a few thousand dollars more than their 400 thousand dollar goal, something Logan says will help them help more people in the area...

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The deadline for proposal submissions from area charities for funding in 2015 is January 29th.

Pedestrian struck by vehicle after Kings game dies of injuries

Posted By: Brian Burton · 1/14/2015 4:26:00 AM

The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is continuing to investigate a motor vehicle collision that occurred on Lake St. in the City of Pembroke.  The collision was reported at approximately 9:12pm on the 11th of January 2015.

Three pedestrians were struck by a westbound vehicle on Lake St.  Two of the pedestrians were treated and released from hospital.  The third pedestrian was taken to hospital with serious injuries.  On January 12th 2015 the third pedestrian died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision.  Deceased is 57 year old Ernest Hall of Petawawa, Ontario.   

 P/C Scott Wood is the investigating officer.  The investigation is continuing

Charges Laid In Armed Robberies at Valley Pharmacy's

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 1/13/2015 6:52:00 AM

A 24 year old Pembroke man has been charged following 2 armed robberies at Pharmacy's in the Valley.  The robberies happened in November at Aikenhead’s Drug Store in Renfrew and Conway’s Pharmacy in Cobden. 24 year old Darrin Chalmers of Pembroke is charged with 2 counts of Disguise with Intent,  2 counts of Robbery with a Weapon and 2 counts of Theft.  He's scheduled to appear in Pembroke court on January 20, 2015. 

Driver Charged After Pedestrians Hit on Lake Street

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 1/13/2015 6:49:00 AM

Charges have been laid against the driver of a vehicle that allegedly hit 3 pedestrians on Lake Street Sunday night.  It happened just after 9 o'clock as fans were leaving a Pembroke Lumber Kings game. OPP say 2 of the pedestrians were treated and released from hospital, while the third individual remains in hospital with serious injuries.   38 year old Martial Laverdure of Pembroke has been charged with one count of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Bodily Harm. Anyone who witnessed the collision, or has any information concerning the collision is asked to contact the Pembroke Detachment of the OPP.

Renfrew Man in Critical Condition Following Fire

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 1/8/2015 5:57:00 AM

A 44 year old Renfrew man is in critical condition this morning after a fire ripped through an apartment building yesterday.

Around noon Renfrew Firefighters responded to the blaze at the apartment building at 41 Vimy Blvd. Residents have been relocated by the Renfrew County Housing Corporation.

A 57 year old man was also taken to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released yesterday afternoon.

The Ontario SPCA Releases Extreme Cold Alert for Renfrew County

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 1/7/2015 11:21:00 AM

Ontario SPCA asks pet owners to keep pets warm Extreme cold alert issued for all RENFREW COUNTY

 

RENFREW COUNTY, ON (January 7th) – An Extreme Cold Weather Alert has been issued for the entire Renfrew County region, the Ontario SPCA wants to remind pet owners that the cold weather can be harmful to your pets. 

Protect outdoor dogs

While many pets that enjoy the outdoors can withstand exceptional temperatures even the furriest pets will feel the bite of winter chill. Outdoor dogs must be provided adequate shelter and a constant supply of fresh water. Dogs that live outside require as a minimum a dry, draft-free doghouse soundly built of weatherproof materials with the door facing away from prevailing winds. It should be elevated and insulated, with a door flap and bedding of straw or wood shavings.

 

Check your pet's water and food frequently to ensure it's ...

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