As of July 10 at 10:30 a.m. 2,710 Ontarians have died due to COVID-19 (+7)          
    Ontario reports a total of 36,464 COVID-19 cases (+116)          
    32,155 of the cases in Ontario are resolved (+178)          
    As of July 10 at 12:01 p.m. Renfrew County & District reports no change with a total of 27 COVID-19 cases, 24 resolved cases and 1 death due to COVID-19          
    15,257 tests have been conducted (+255)          



Your Friday Funny – Make America Canada Again

We thought this Canada Day "Shout" from The New Yorker would give some of you a chuckle. It's entitled "Make America Canada Again" and is courtesy of the genius of ...
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Masks on as of July 14 says RCDHU

In a media release dated July 9, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) issued its local directive for mandatory masks or face coverings in enclosed public spaces throughout the ...
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Total Fire Ban now in effect in Madawaska Valley

As of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, the Township of Madawaska Valley has imposed a Total Fire Ban in the municipality. This means no open flames of any sort ...
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Phone scammers are back in action say OPP

In a media release dated July 8, the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) warn residents of a scam that has recently surfaced in the area ...
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Bent Anchor denied zoning for cannabis store and Chippawa Shores re-zoning approved

In a well-attended and lengthy online meeting on July 7, Madawaska Valley Council dealt with some contentious re-zoning applications focused on properties along the Madawaska River. The public meeting for ...
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Paddling through the pandemic

Mother/daughter team Claudia and Stefi Van Wijk recently announced that Madawaska Kanu Centre is open for the season. This year there are some changes because of COVID-19 but whether you ...
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Mask wearing now mandatory in enclosed public spaces

In a livestreamed video conference on July 6 the public health officers of Eastern Ontario announced their collaboration on a regional approach to mandatory face coverings and masks to help ...
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Workplace sexual harassment and the Me Too Movement

In this millennium the term Sexual Harassment is synonymous with the Me Too movement. Last month we interviewed local Sexual Harassment Lawyer, Marnie Munsterman, who works with the Renfrew County ...
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Canada Day with a difference

July 1 2020 was a glorious summer’s day and people in the Valley took advantage of it. Our nation's flag proudly flew in the sunshine over the Barry's Bay Legion ...
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Gallant wants investigation into rural internet service providers

A media release from Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke Member of Parliament dated June 30 says that MP Cheryl Gallant has requested that Canada'a Competition Bureau Commissioner conduct an investigation into the anti-competitive practices ...
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New COVID-19 case in Renfrew County provokes exposure warning

Earlier today, July 2, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) confirmed one more positive laboratory-confirmed case of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in Renfrew County and District associated with community ...
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Where there’s smoke there’s weed, writes Palmer Rapids resident

Letters to the Editor To the editor: Thank you for your recent coverage of the commercial marijuana operation in BLR. The last we heard back in 2018 was that BLR, ...
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