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Harsh Winter Delays Opening of Valour

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 7/30/2014 2:46:00 PM

A harsh winter is to blame for the delay in new Super-school, Valour, not opening on time.

Valour will not be complete for the start of the school year so students will have to start the year at General Lake Public School, Pinecrest Public School or General Panet depending on the students grade level.

Renfrew County District School Board Chair David Kaiser says the contingency plan for the schools delay has already been put in place...

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Parents of the effected students have been mailed out notices detailing the new school schedules and details related to transportation.

Marijuana Seized in Traffic Stop.

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 7/30/2014 12:10:00 PM

Ride Programs along Highway 60 have netted marijuana.

A 29 year old Admaston Bromley Township man is facing possession charges after going through a routine ride program on Highway 60 near the West gate of Algonquin Provincial Park.

Four Way Stop at Civic Centre Rd. & Leeder Lane

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 7/30/2014 12:04:00 PM

A By-Law will be introduced at the next Petawawa Council meeting to put a 4 way stop in at Civic Centre Road and Leeder Lane.

Despite the delayed opening of the new Super-school, Valour, Councillors have agreed to the recommendation to move forward and create a by-law to put the four way stop in.

The stop signs and cross-walks will aid the influx of both pedestrian and vehicular traffic once the school opens.

Thieves Wake Homeowner During Break and Enter

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 7/30/2014 11:59:00 AM

Two teenagers are facing charges after breaking into a home while the homeowner was asleep.

On Saturday at roughly 2:30 in the morning police responded to a break and enter in progress at a home on Forth Chute Road in Admaston Bromley.

The homeowner awoke after hearing the suspects break in and called 9-1-1. The thief grabbed a purse and fled in a black car.

Police stopped the vehicle on Victoria St. in Douglas.

The 16 year old driver was arrested and faces several charges including; break and enter and possession of stolen property.

An 18 year old passenger from Renfrew was also arrested and remanded into custody. Two other passengers in the car were not charged.

Beware of Unexploded Explosive Ordnance Along Ottawa River Beaches

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 7/30/2014 11:56:00 AM

Garrison Petawawa is issuing warnings once again to be aware of possible encounters with Unexploded Explosive Ordnance's along the Ottawa River.

Boaters and beachgoers are advised that from Black Point to Black Bear Beach along the north bank of the Ottawa River there may still be UXO's.

Most explosives have been removed from the riverbed and beaches, however due to the current of the river it's possible the military didn't get all of them and if there are area's marked with warning signs, fences or buoys you should stay clear of the area.

If you do see something that looks like it might be an unexploded device don't touch, remember the location and call 9-1-1 or Garrison Military Police immediately.

Bishop Moving on to 800M Semi-final at Commonwealth Games.

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 7/30/2014 11:37:00 AM

Eganville's own, runner, Melissa Bishop is off to a great start at the Commonwealth Games.

Bishop won her 800 meter heat this morning.

Bishop will race in the second heat of the 800 meter semi-final tomorrow at 1:56PM (Eastern Time) and the 4 by 400 relay Friday.

The Commonwealth Games are currently taking place in Scotland.

UOV OPP Officer Cleared By SIU

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 7/29/2014 3:09:00 PM

An Upper Ottawa Valley OPP officer has been cleared by the province's police watchdog.

The Special Investigations Unit says the police officer was legally justified when he broke a bone near a man's eye last Christmas in Pembroke.

The UOV OPP officer was making an arrest in an apartment when a man who had been drinking hit him in the head.

The SIU says the man then adopted an aggressive posture and held a beer bottle, and the officer feared the man was going to hit him.

The officer then punched him twice in the face, breaking his orbital bone.

Crime Stoppers and Renfrew OPP Investigating Large Theft

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 7/29/2014 9:51:00 AM

Crime Stoppers and the Renfrew Detachment of the OPP are turning to the public for help in their investigation into a break, enter and theft of silver coins.

Back on May 9th between 12PM and 3PM a thief entered a garage on Highway 132 in Admaston Bromley, gained access to a safe and stole a large amount of silver coins valued at more than 50 thousand dollars.

Olympic Coins, as well as various coins of animals and insects were taken as well as silver bars.

If anyone knows anything or saw anything suspicious in that time frame, your asked to call the OPP or contact Crime Stoppers.

Reforms Announced Concerning Gun Licensing

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 7/29/2014 9:35:00 AM

Legislation will be tabled in the House Of Commons this fall concerning firearms licensing.

MP Cheryl Gallant says the "Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act" that will be introduced, include reforms that were directly requested by the firearms community in Renfrew County...

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Other reforms in the Act include; the amnesty of owners of the Swiss arms family of rifles is now extended until the legislation is introduced and those who have been convicted of domestic violence will be prohibited from ever owning any firearms.


Military Training in Calabogie and Surrounding Areas

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 7/29/2014 9:30:00 AM

Soldiers from Garrison Petawawa are getting set to take part in routine training in Calabogie.

Tomorrow and Thursday, troops will be in and around the area carrying weapons and residents may notice noise from weapons firing and explosives.

There is no danger to the public and all effort will be taken to keep disruption to residents at a minimum.