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Thieves target vehicles in Bell, Ida area

Make sure your smoke alarms work! Test your smoke alarms at least once a month. Only remove the batteries to replace them.

St. Patrick’s Dance Monday MARCH




THE RYAN BROTHERS with special guest

Kyle Felhaver

light lunch served

Get your tickets for the St. Patricks Day Dance at:

Stewart Community Centre, Almonte Old Town Hall, Denzil Ferguson (613) 624-5435 & Nicholson’s Sundries For information: (613) 256-1077



News – OPP report that thieves have been busy in Arnprior stealing valuables from vehicles overnight. Several reports were received from the Bell, Ida and McLachlin street area of town. Stolen items include a wallet, change and two GPS units. OPP remind motorists to not only to lock their vehicles when not in use, but to remove valuables from inside. Thieves are aware people hide wallets and other items in centre consoles and glove boxes. “If you can’t afford to lose it, don’t leave it behind,” advise police. Meanwhile, OPP Constable Denys Baranovskiy is investigating after a quantity of cash was stolen from an office in the Kenwood Corporate Centre in Arnprior on Feb. 27. There is a suspect and the investigation is continuing. A home on Brae-Loch Road in McNab-Braeside Township was broken into on Feb. 21. Sometime during the day time, someone approached the residence on foot and entered the unlocked home. Once inside they took jewelry and a credit card. OPP Const. Chris Colton is continuing to investigate.

He was released on a promise to appear in court in Renfrew on March 26. OPP Const. Marc Bennett investigated. FRAUD AWARENESS


Wintry conditions continue OPP report that two people escaped with minor injuries from this pickup truck Thursday morning, Feb. 27, when it left the road on Highway 17 east of Renfrew. Winter conditions are expected to continue. Drivers are being reminded to exercise caution and drive for the conditions. IMPAIRED TRUCKER On Sunday, Feb. 23 at about 7 p.m., OPP officers were advised of a possible impaired driver in McNab-Braeside. Another motorist reported a transport with an empty flatbed trailer weaving on River Road heading eastbound. The truck was weaving in and out of its lane, flashing high beams, and travelling at various speeds. Officers located the vehicle,

parked on the shoulder of Centre Street in Braeside. A man identified himself as the driver of the vehicle and admitted he had consumed alcohol. After failing a roadside alcohol screening test, he was arrested and transported to the OPP satellite office in Arnprior for further testing. Following those tests, a 41-year-old McNabBraeside man was charged with care or control of a motor vehicle over 80 mgs.

March is Fraud Awareness month in Canada and it provides OPP with an opportunity to bring awareness to the scope of fraudulent activity occurring. From fraudulent e-mails and webpages, to scammers at the door, the simple fact is people should be wary of anyone who is requesting cash, credit card, banking information or social insurance numbers. “They are trying to steal your money, or trick you into parting with it,” warn police. If you have been scammed, OPP urge you to report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. It keeps statistics on the types and frequency of frauds, and can assist with prevention information, and will work with police if there are suspects. Ways to report fraud are: • On-line at https://www.; • Toll-free 1-888-495-8501; • Toll-free fax 1-888-654-9426; • Email info@antifraudcentre. ca. R0012578251

Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital The Grove Nursing Home Primary Health Care Centre Assisted Living Services Adult Day Program Partners in Caring is still seeking community members to join the Board of Directors. Give us a call 613-623-7962 x293

Photoaging March Break is approaching and a trip South is on the horizon for many. With visions of sand, surf and palm trees, how many people are also thinking about the long term effects of sun on their skin? This time of year tends to yield quite a few sunburns to those who travel south, which can lead to the start of photoaging and even worse skin cancer. Photoaging is premature aging of the skin caused by repeated exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV) primarily from the sun, but also from artificial UV sources such as a tanning bed. Photoaging is different from chronologic aging, as the damaging effects of UV rays from the sun (or artificial tanning sources) alter the normal structures of the skin. It is important to not only bring sunscreen but to apply it frequently during the length of your vacation. Even waterproof formulas need to be reapplied as water, sand; towels and sweat help remove their effectiveness. Obviously looking older than you truly are is not high on the desired list, but neither is skin cancer. Skin cancer is the now the 8th most common cancer in Canada. Approximately 5,500 Canadians were diagnosed with melanoma in 2011 and 950 died from it. Melanoma is one of a handful of cancers where the incidence in Canadians continues to grow (1.4% per An example of premature aging. Always year in men, 1% per year in women). use an SPF of 30.

Joyia Chase and Kate Dwyer proudly present $125.30 to Diabetes Educators Janet JamesWhalen and Maureen Miller. The Grade 5 students made and sold jewelry to raise the funds in support of diabetes. Arnprior Regional Health has a diabetes program, where patients and members of the community may self refer to receive diabetes education. For more information please contact Janet at 613 -623-3166 x228 or Maureen at 613-623-3166 x247. There is no cost for this program and it is for both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.

Avoid the Sun while taking the following:

Some people, taking medication, find that their skin becomes oversensitive to the sun. Many people aged 60 or older face a high They can get serious skin damage including risk for developing skin cancer. If you are in this age group, you grew up in a sunburn, blisters, rashes or swelling when out time when little was known about how too much sun could cause skin cancer in the sun. Some of the medications which and premature aging of the skin. The truth is that it is never too late for sun may set off these reactions include antibiotics protection. By protecting your skin from too much sun you can help prevent the (tetracycline and sulfa drugs), diuretics (water onset of skin cancer and more sun damage to the skin. Keeping your skin pills), anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, healthy can help you enjoy your senior years to the fullest! oral diabetic medications and some acne drugs containing vitamin A or its derivatives. 12 Arnprior Chronicle-Guide EMC - Thursday, March 6, 2014

Partners in Caring and the Knights of Columbus have once again partnered to bring A Knight in the Maritimes to Arnprior. Feast on Nova Scotia Lobster, flown in the day of the event or for non-seafood lovers a BBQ’d steak. Tables of 8 are $500 with all proceeds going to the Partners in Caring. Save the date—Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Parish Hall. Live and Silent Auction with auctioneer John O’Neil. Dai Basset returns as our emcee. For more information please call the Partners in Caring office at 613-623-7962 x293.


Arnprior Chronicle-Guide March 6, 2014


Arnprior Chronicle-Guide March 6, 2014