Upper Ottawa Valley cracks top 100 of most dangerous places

Special to WC Online

RENFREW COUNTY – MacLean’s Magazine has released its list of Canada’s Most Dangerous Places, and two West Carleton neighbours cracked the top 229 municipalities.

The Upper Ottawa Valley, including Pembroke, made the Top 100 finishing at 84.

Pembroke Mayor Mike LeMay was not happy to be on the list.

He said it is not reflective of his community but did add that like most municipalities Pembroke has “a drug problem we have to continually work at.”

Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Detachment Commander Steph Neufeld says that violent crime in the area is significantly decreasing. He noted one thing his community is not shy about is reporting crimes, something Neufeld said, probably does not happen in other communities on the list.

To the east, Ottawa hit the list at 144.


– Courtesy Oldies 107.7 FM

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