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Pan Am Torch Relay at Garrison Petawawa Today

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 6/29/2015 7:42:00 AM

The Pan American Torch will pass through Garrison Petawawa at 11:00 this morning.  The torch will be welcomed to the Garrison by Garrison Commander, Colonel Marc Gagne at a brief ceremony at the Garrison Petawawa Museum.  The torch bearers selected to carry for Garrison Petawawa will be, Private Beau Banks and Captain Jacklyn Girvan.  The event is expected to last from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

OPP Assist Boaters In Distress On The Ottawa River

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 6/24/2015 7:28:00 AM

The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Marine Unit was called into action yesterday.  They received a 911 call just before noon from a boater in distress on the Ottawa River.   The boat’s engine failed and high winds sent the small 10ft aluminum boat into an uncontrolled drift across the Ottawa River.  The two occupants of the boat tried to paddle to safety but were unable to make progress because of significant waves and high winds.  An officer on shore was able to assist in guiding the Marine Unit to the boat’s location.  The boaters were not injured and they were returned safely to shore along with their boat by the Marine Unit.    The OPP reminds boaters to always check the weather forecast prior to venturing out onto the waterways and to anchor and call for assistance should your boat become disabled.   

Police Urge Boaters To Avoid Section Of The Ottawa River

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 6/19/2015 11:02:00 AM

The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP is urging boaters to be extremely cautious using the Ottawa River near the Inter Provincial Bridge.  The bridge is under construction right now, and a causeway covering just over half the channel between Cotnam Island and Morrison Island has been erected, leaving only a portion of the river open.  This open portion contains very fast moving water and would be very dangerous to navigate.  The public is urged to avoid this part of the Ottawa River.

Jason Blaine Event Raises Money For Local Charities

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 6/18/2015 5:42:00 AM

More than 75-thousand dollars was raised by the 2nd Annual Jason Blaine Celebrity Charity Golf Classic and Night With The Stars Fundraising Gala.  Jason performed along with Chad Brownlee and Tim Hicks at the PMC Tuesday night.  The night was followed by a day of golf.  The funds raised this year will benefit the Pembroke & Area Boys and Girl's Club, Algonquin College In The Ottawa Valley's Capital Campaign, the Pembroke-Petawawa & District Community Foundation, Pembroke Regional Hospital's MRI Campaign and Mental Health Initiatives.  Last year's event raised over $50,000.

Christy Natsis Sentencing Hearing Set

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 6/17/2015 6:33:00 AM

A sentencing hearing has been set for Pembroke dentist Christy Natsis.  The 3 day hearing will begin in Pembroke on October 13th.  On May 29th a judge found her guilty of impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death.  Natsis was behind the wheel of her SUV on Highway 17 near Arnprior in March of 2011 when she was involved in a collision with a vehicle driven by 50 year old Brian Casey.  Casey died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Fire Department Called To Fellowes High School

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 6/12/2015 5:12:00 AM

The Pembroke Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Fellowes High School in Pembroke yesterday (June 11th).  The fire alarm was activated by staff at the school around 1 in the afternoon when smoke was detected in the building.  The Pembroke Fire Department says that after investigation they found no emergencey.  Smoke had been pulled into the building from on site construction and welding processes.

Christy Natsis Sentencing Hearing To Be Held In Pembroke

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 6/11/2015 5:52:00 AM

Pembroke dentist Christy Natsis, who was convicted of  impaired and dangerous driving causing death, will have her sentencing hearing in Pembroke.  The Ottawa Citizen is reporting that a date for the sentencing hearing will be set on Tuesday June 16th.  It's expected to be set for several months from now.  On May 29th a judge found her guilty of impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death. The trial process lasted nearly 3 years.    Natsis was behind the wheel of her SUV on Highway 17 near Arnprior in March of 2011 when she was involved in a collision with the vehicle driven by 50 year old Brian Casey.  Casey died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Deep River's Fire Chief To Retire

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 6/10/2015 5:49:00 AM

Deep River's Fire Chief  has announced his retirement. After more than 36 years of dedication to the Ontario Fire Service, Doug Tennant will retire following a successful career in various fire service positions. He came to the Town of Deep River from the City of Peterborough to be closer to his family and return to his roots in the Chalk River area. He also spent time in Cambridge, Severn and the Ottawa area. Doug also worked with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management providing leadership and guidance regarding the provision of public safety in northern Ontario.  Doug's last day at the Deep River Fire Department will be September 30th, 2015.

Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Weekly Release

Posted By: Brian Burton · 6/9/2015 6:50:00 AM

(PEMBROKE, ON)  During the week of the 01st of June to the 07th of June members of the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Detachment investigated 293 incidents including mischief, thefts, domestic disputes, and motor vehicle collisions.                                                                               

Motor Vehicle Collisions

During the week of the 01st of June to the 07th of June members of the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Detachment investigated 28 motor vehicle collisions.   24 collisions were property damage collisions and 4 were personal injury collisions.

RIDE

During the week of the 01st of June to the 07th of June members of the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Detachment conducted 8 RIDE programs.  The OPP is reminding drivers that any amount of alcohol or drugs can impair one’s ability to drive.  If you plan on drinking or consuming drugs, plan to not drive.  Instead, arrange for a designated driver, take a taxi, stay overnight or ...

Elgin Street House Fire

Posted By: Brian Burton · 6/5/2015 8:08:00 AM

At Approx. 12:40 a.m. (Friday June 5) The Pembroke Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a house on fire on Elgin Street.

 Upon arrival the house was fully engulfed in flames and was threatening to extend to the neighboring home. After an aggressive exterior attack the firefighters were able to contain the major damage to the house of origin however the home is a total loss. The neighboring home may have minor damage due to the heat and flying embers.

The only resident of the house at the time of the fire was outside of the building upon arrival of the fire department.

O.P.P., Ottawa River Power, Renfrew County Paramedics also responded to the scene.

Approximately 20 Fire fighters and 3 Fire Department apparatus responded to the scene.

Fire Fighters are still on scene and the exact cause of the fire is unknown at this time and still ...

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