Eganville homicide victim identified

OPP Killaloe Detachment released the following on Jan.30: The Renfrew County Crime Unit has identified the victim in connection to an ongoing homicide investigation. On January 25, 2023, shortly before ...
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County Health Unit shares Canada’s new guidance on alcohol

The following was submitted by Renfrew County and District Health Unit: On Tuesday, January 17, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) released Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and ...
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Update – Suspect in custody re Eganville homicide investigation

The Renfrew County Crime Unit and members of the Killaloe OPP have one person in custody in connection to an ongoing homicide investigation. On January 25, 2023, shortly before 9:00 ...
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Police seek suspect in Eganville homicide investigation – public safety warning issued

The Renfrew County Crime Unit and members of the Killaloe OPP are currently investigating a homicide and are warning members of the public regarding a safety risk posed by the ...
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Thoughts on proposed redevelopment of Lakeshore Park on Barry’s Bay waterfront

Editor's note: The Current welcomes a new occasional contributor, Barry's Bay resident Roger Prince, who provides the following commentary about the proposed redevelopment of the Kamaniskeg Lake waterfront in Barry's ...
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OPP urge caution following fourteen recent collisions involving deer

The Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is urging all motorists to be cautious of deer after responding to fourteen property damage collisions involving deer over the past ...
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Two MV residents seriously injured in fatal head-on collision on Hwy.60

OPP Technical Collision Investigators, (TCI) were called to assist with a motor vehicle collision investigation that resulted in the death of one driver. On January 20, 2023, at approximately 1:00 ...
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North Algona Wilberforce first Valley township to try homesharing

Submitted by Affordable Housing Alliance of the Ottawa Valley The small Township of North Algona Wilberforce (NAW) is going to be the first in the Ottawa Valley to try a ...
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Tree of Lights campaign raises record 120k for hospital equipment

St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (SFVH) has released the results of its year-end fundraising campaign, Tree of Lights 2022, which raised a record $120,000 for the purchase of much needed ...
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Bite-sized news at Jan.19 2023

Now that the snow is here Snow-lovers: Mark your calendars for two exciting outdoor events! Opeongo Snow Birds Snowmobile Club 40th Anniversary: The Club is hosting a Trailside Barbecue to ...
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MV dumps Giorno and Young-Lovelace as Integrity Commissioners — appoints replacement

Editorial At the Jan.17 Regular Council meeting, the newly-elected Council of Madawaska Valley passed a By-Law to appoint Tony E. Fleming of the firm Cunningham Swan Lawyers as Integrity Commissioner ...
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The impact of Ontario’s More Homes Built Faster Act on our waterfront

Editor's note: The following article written by Monica Seidel was submitted for publication by Watersheds Canada. While the opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and not ...
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Get a smoke alarm – don’t become a fire statistic says MV Fire Chief

Madawaska Valley Fire Department released the following on Jan.9 2023: Ontario recorded 133 fire fatalities in 2022. It has been at least 20 years since there were this many people killed ...
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Sunday, Jan.8

Affordable Housing Alliance of the Ottawa Valley - MV The Madawaska Valley arm of the Affordable Housing Alliance of the Ottawa Valley seeks members. To explore local housing issues and ...
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Thank you from MV Food Bank after fundraising goal surpassed

Madawaska Valley Food Bank issued the following statement on Jan.6: The Madawaska Valley Food Bank sends out a big Thank You to the community for making the end-of-year fundraiser a ...
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Killaloe OPP Bulletins Jan.3 2023

Police assist call results in criminal charges The Killaloe OPP have laid criminal charges on an individual after receiving a police assist call for service. On December 24, 2022, shortly ...
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Health Unit issues urgent drug overdose warning for Renfrew County

Renfrew County and District Health Unit issued the following on Jan.2 2023: Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) and the County of Renfrew Paramedic Service are alerting residents about ...
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Local pharmacists soon to prescribe for common ailments

According to a media release released on Dec.28 by the Ministry of Health, Ontario is making it more convenient for people to connect to care closer to home by launching ...
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Seasons greetings from The Current

The Current’s publishers and contributors wish our readers a very happy holiday season, with our very best wishes for health and good fortune in 2023. We also take this opportunity to ...
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See you at the library, Karen!

When you know someone actually cares about their job, I mean really cares, it makes all the difference. It’s been nearly six years since I was hired as a Librarian ...
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No ice is safe ice warns OPP

The official winter season starts on December 21st, 2022, and with this come outdoor activities to enjoy on the ice. The Killaloe OPP wants everyone to be safe with friends ...
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Home sale prices and new listings continue to decrease

Renfrew County Real Estate Board provided the following statistics for November 2022: The number of homes sold through the MLS® System of the Renfrew County Real Estate Board totaled 84 ...
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Daughter of accused sexual abuser Alfred Villeneuve reaches out to The Current

Encourages other victims to come forward On November 30 The Current reported that as a result of an investigation of historical sexual abuse, the OPP Renfrew County Crime Unit had ...
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MV Food Bank needs $35,000 from radiothon, donations

The holiday season brings out the giving spirit in Valley residents, and community partners dig deep to help those less fortunate. This year the Madawaska Valley Food Bank needs your ...
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Tree of Lights receives 5k from Joe Murray Golf Tournament

Organizers of the 39th Annual Joe Murray Memorial Golf Tournament shared the joy this holiday season by donating the proceeds of the event to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation’s Tree ...
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