Local News

Storm Debris Disposal for Pembroke Residents

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 6/22/2016 10:43:00 AM

The City of Pembroke's Tree Dump on Jean Avenue is being opened to Pembroke residents to help with the disposal of storm debris. The Tree Dump is open now until Thursday June 30th from 8AM-7PM to help people clean up after Mondays big storm. You do have to show ID that you are a Pembroke resident.

If you can't make it out there City of Pembroke crews will be collecting storm debris curbside, now until July the 8th. Residents who wish to have storm debris collected at the curbside must call the City at 613-735-6821, Ext. 1409.

Larger branches/brush are always acceptable at the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre; tipping fees do apply.

High Readiness 'Task Force Tomahawk' Unveiled At Garrison Petawawa

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 6/22/2016 5:11:00 AM

2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group announced the creation of the Canadian Army's next high readiness Task Force, Task Force Tomahawk at a ceremony at Garrison Petawawa yesterday.  The Canadian Army's High Readiness Task Force is made up of regular and reserve force Canadian Armed Forces members and serves as the on-call formation ready to respond to orders it receives from the Government of Canada.  Chief Kirby Whiteduck of the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation was on hand at the event for the presentation of a ceremonial tomahawk to 2 CMBG in recognition of the name Task Force Tomahawk. A National Defence News Release says the Tomahawk was chosen as the namesake and emblem for TF Tomahawk in celebration of the rich warrior culture of Canada’s aboriginal community.  The symbol of the Tomahawk is also seen as a well-regarded instrument known for its versatility as an innovative and flexible tool and weapon.  Task Force Tomahawk ...

Motorcyclist Killed In Greenwood Road Collision Identified

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 6/15/2016 7:48:00 AM

On Tuesday June 14th at approximately 4:45 pm officers from the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police  responded to a serious 2 vehicle collision on Greenwood Road in Laurentian Valley Twp. involving a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle.  The collision took place on Greenwood Road just west of Beachburg Road.  The male driver of the motorcycle, 64 year old Gysbertus Reym of Madawaska Valley Twp. was pronounced dead at the scene.  The lone male driver of the passenger vehicle was taken to hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.  OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) is assisting with the investigation. Greenwood Road has been reopened to traffic. Pembroke and Laurentian Valley Fire Department along with County of Renfrew Paramedic Services assisted at the scene.  The investigation is continuing.

OPP Investigate Fatal Collision on Greenwood Road

Posted By: Brian Burton · 6/15/2016 4:54:00 AM

On Tuesday June 14th at approximately 4:45 pm officers from the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a serious 2 vehicle collision on Greenwood Road in Laurentian Valley Twp. involving a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle.  The collision took place on Greenwood Road just west of Beachburg Road.

The male driver of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The lone male driver of the passenger vehicle was taken to hospital by ambulance.

OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) is assisting with the investigation. Greenwood Road was closed between Whitewater Road and Beachburg Road until early this morning. 

The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.

Pembroke and Laurentian Valley Fire Department along with County of Renfrew Paramedic Services assisted at the scene.  The investigation is continuing

SEVERE POWER SURGE CAUSES EXTENSIVE DAMAGE ON L’ISLE-AUX-ALLUMETTES

Posted By: Brian Burton · 6/14/2016 8:34:00 AM

 As a result of a severe power surge that caused extensive damage in homes and businesses on distribution line 221 serving a large section of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, Mayor Winston Sunstrum has called a special Council Meeting for THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 7pm at Harrington Community Center, 64 Pembroke Rd., Chapeau, Qc.

 

During "Question Period" of this meeting residents and ratepayers will be able to inform Council of damages that occurred during power outages on June 5, 8, and 12.

 

All stakeholders will be invited to the meeting, including Hydro Quebec, Brookfield Energy, the U.P.A., the Chamber of Commerce, the Tourism Association and Senior Elected Officials representing the Pontiac.

 

Mayor Sunstrum states that, "Problems with hydro service on distribution line 221 have existed for many years creating an onerous burden on individuals, families and businesses. This situation hinders our reputation, as well as our efforts at economic development. Enough ...

OPP INVESTIGATE CHIP STAND BREAK AND ENTER

Posted By: Brian Burton · 6/14/2016 5:27:00 AM

The Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating a break and enter to PJ’S Golden Fries at the corner of Isabella Street and Christie Street in the City of Pembroke. 

Police were called to the scene just before 1030 pm on June 10th after a passerby heard an alarm from the business and called police. 

Police attended and discovered that the suspect(s) had made forced entry to the business and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information regarding this break, enter and theft is asked to contact the Pembroke Detachment of the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP at 613-732-3332 or Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Boat Engulfed in Flames at Pembroke Marina

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 6/10/2016 3:08:00 PM

Pembroke Fire Fighters responded to a boat fire today around 2:45 in the afternoon.

A boat out in the Ottawa River near the Pembroke Marina was completely engulfed in flames and Fire Fighters responded with the Rescue Boat and along with bystanders assisted the lone person from the boat to shore and passed to Renfrew county Paramedic care. The victim was uninjured and was assessed for precaution.

The boat was totally engulfed in flames upon the fire department arrival and initial reports indicate that it started in the engine compartment.

Fire Fighters remain on scene protecting the public from the hazard and will extinguish from shore if the boat drifts close enough.

The OPP were also on scene and helped with traffic control and investigation of the incident

Photo: MP Cheryl Gallant, Facebook

SHOPLIFTING COMPLAINT AT WALMART LEADS TO DRUG CHARGES

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 6/9/2016 2:06:00 PM

On June 01, 2016 members of the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP responded to a report of a shoplifting incident in progress at Walmart in Laurentian Valley Township.  Walmart staff reported that a female had failed to pay for items, including electronics and cosmetics.  Police located the female suspect with a male party in a car in the parking lot of the business.  Both were found to be in possession of drugs and taken into custody.  24 year old Brandon Chrest of Laurentian Valley Township, and 25 year old Christa Catherine Hier of Pembroke, are both charged with the following :

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Fentanyl

In addition to the CDSA charges the female also faces the following Criminal Code charges:

  • Theft Under $5000

  • Possession of Property ...

More Drug charges in Pembroke

Posted By: Brian Burton · 6/9/2016 5:33:00 AM

On June 02, 2016 members of the Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the OPP’s Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a residence in the City of Pembroke. 

A quantity of marihuana plants were seized and charges were laid under the CDSA and the Criminal Code against a 34 year old man and a 32 year old woman, both of Pembroke. 

Both the male and female are charged with:
• Fail to Comply with Probation
• Produce a Schedule II Substance – Cannabis Marihuana
• Possession of a Schedule II Substance – Cannabis Marihuana

The male was charged with one additional count of Fail to Comply with Probation.  Both were held for a bail hearing. 

The female was subsequently released on a Recognizance of Bail and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on June 21, 2016.  

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Report of illegal hunting and dumping of a black bear.

Posted By: Brian Burton · 6/8/2016 4:24:00 AM

Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry are asking for the publics’ assistance in solving a report of the illegal hunting and dumping of a black bear.

Sometime around May 2, 2016 in the afternoon unknown suspects dumped a black bear carcass off in a sand pit located off mileage 0.5 on the Barron Canyon Road, McKay Township.  A yellow coloured Jeep towing a trailer was spotted near the location and evidence at the scene suggest it may be implicated with the crime.

Crime Stoppers Pembroke/Renfrew County believes that someone may have information that could assist the MNR in solving this crime.  If you have information on this offence or any other criminal offence that result in charges being laid, you qualify for an award of up to $2,000.00.  Call Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at (613) 735-8477 or you can reach us at 1-800-222-8477.  You ...

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