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Woman Dies a Week After Multi-Vehicle Accident on Hwy 17

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 2/28/2015 6:10:00 AM

A woman who was seriously injured in a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 17 last Saturday (Feb 21) has died of her injuries in hospital.

The woman has been identified as 23 year old Lisa Lemoine of Ottawa.

Three vehicles were directly involved in the collision while two other vehicles went into the ditch to avoid the accident on Hwy 17 between Anderson Road and Goshen Road. It closed the HWY for 10 hours during a snow storm.

The investigation into the collision is continuing.

One Person is Dead After a Fire Rips Through a Home in Haley Station

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 2/25/2015 10:02:00 AM

 One person has died after a fire destroyed a home on Dombroskie Road in Haley Station, Whitewater Region Township yesterday.  A neighbour noticed smoke coming from the home at approx. 4:45pm and called 9-1-1.  Heavy smoke prevented witnesses from entering the home.  Firefighters from Whitewater Region responded and found the homeowner, 57 year old Karen Dombroskie deceased.  She lived alone in the home.  A post mortem examination has been ordered.

The Ontario Fire Marshall is assisting in the investigation to determine the cause of the fire.  Foul play is not suspected.  The Office of the Ontario Coroner is leading the investigation, with assistance from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).  Provincial Constable Mark Yarmel is leading the OPP investigation.


OPP and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s assistance in solving a motor vehicle collison

Posted By: Brian Burton · 2/24/2015 5:23:00 AM

The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers program are asking for the public’s assistance in solving a motor vehicle collison.

Police are investigating a two vehicle collision that occurred on Petawawa Blvd and Paquette Road in the Town of Petawawa.  Sometime between 11:30 am and11:50 am on Friday February 20th 2015, a small black car with a male driver hit from behind a green Honda CRV while in the merging lane, eastbound on Petawawa Blvd.  The small black car could possibly have front end damage.  The male suspect pulled into a parking lot along with the driver of the CRV, however left the scene without providing any information to the other driver.

Crime Stoppers Pembroke/Renfrew County believes that someone may have information that could assist police in solving this crime.  If you have information on any criminal offence that results in ...

Fatal Snowmobile Collision In Petawawa

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 2/17/2015 11:20:00 AM

The Upper Ottawa Valley detachment of the OPP is investigating a fatal single motorized snow vehicle collision.  They say it occurred on Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) ‘A’ Trail near the intersection of Centurion Road at Garrison Petawawa.  The collision was reported around 10:24 yesterday morning (February 16th).  The lone male rider was transported to hospital by paramedics where he died as a result of his injuries.  He has been identified as 46 year old Steven Petersen of Osgoode, Ontario. The Renfrew County Paramedic Service, the Military Police, the Garrison Petawawa Fire Department and the OPP Technical Traffic Collison Investigators (TTCI) assisted at the scene.   Anyone with any information concerning the collision is asked to contact the Petawawa Detachment of the OPP at 613-735-0188.

Fire At Marianhill Residence In Pembroke

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 2/13/2015 8:02:00 AM

The Pembroke Fire Department responded to an alarm at Marianhill Residence at approximately 4:45 p.m yesterday (February 12th). They arrived to find an abundance of smoke throughout portions of the building.  Following the Marianhill emergency procedures, staff quickly moved residents to areas of safety within the building. They say there was no need to evacuation of any of the residents from the complex.  The fire was quickly ascertained to be within the elevator mechanical room and firefighters quickly extinguished and contained the fire to that room. However, removing smoke from the building took approximately 2 hours using fire department ventilation fans.  The fire was deemed to be caused by a malfunction of one of the elevator operating motors.

Visitor Restrictions at Valley Manor

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 2/11/2015 5:32:00 AM

Valley Manor in Barry's Bay is experiencing an Influenza A outbreak.  As a result, they've imposed restrictions for visitors to any resident who is palliative or very ill.  Visitors will be limited to 1 or 2 at a time.  Activities have also been cancelled until further notice.

Fire On Douglas Street In Pembroke

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 2/5/2015 11:06:00 AM

The Pembroke Fire Department was called to a house fire on Douglas Street around 8:20 this morning .  They say there were people inside the home at the time the fire broke out, however by the time firefighters arrived all occupants had managed to evacuate the single family dwelling.  The firefighters made an aggressive interior attack and the fire was quickly extinguished.  Approximately 20 Firefighters and 2 Fire Department apparatus responded to the scene.  The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.  O.P.P., Ottawa River Power, and Renfrew County Paramedics also responded to the scene. One person from the home was taken to hospital due to smoke inhalation.

Picket At Deep River Hospital Today

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 2/4/2015 8:04:00 AM

Medical laboratory workers at the Deep River and District Hospital are holding an information picket today to protest plans to out-source work that they say will increase costs to the provincial government and delay results for local doctors.

Under the new scheme, patients will continue to have their blood and other specimens drawn at the local hospital but those specimens will be instead sent outside the community to LifeLabs, one of the world's largest private, for-profit medical laboratories.

The laboratory workers, represented by Local 475 of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), maintain the work should stay inside the local hospital, thereby using available surplus capacity while keeping medical costs down.

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.