As of May 15 at 10:30 a.m. Ontario reports 8,455 deaths due to COVID-19 (+24)          
    There are now 507,117 positive COVID-19 cases (+2,584) in Ontario          
      The province reports 471,096 resolved cases (+3,063)          
    As of May 15 at 12:00 p.m. Renfrew County & District reports no change with 7 deaths due to COVID-19          
    RCD now reports a total of 665 positive COVID-19 cases (+5) of which 617 cases are resolved (+9)         



Short term rental focus of objections to redevelopment of former St. Paul’s Church in Combermere

At a Public Meeting held May 4, Madawaska Valley Township staff and Council responded to multiple communications from residents regarding the proposed development of 1048a-b Mill Street in Combermere by ...
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Crown stays charges against Senack in exchange for peace bond – OPP investigation criticized by defence

The trial of bar server Ann Senack on criminal negligence charges causing death and bodily harm resumed on May 13 following its abrupt adjournment on April 30. The reason for ...
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Stay-at-home extended to June 2

Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) released the following at 1:35 p.m. on May 13: Today, May 13, the Ontario Government announced that it is extending the provincewide Stay-at-Home ...
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County residential sales continue to shatter records as average house price rockets to $408,287

On May 12, Renfrew County Real Estate Board released last month's sales figures. The average price of homes sold in April 2021 was $408,287, a substantial increase of 37.3 percent ...
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St. Francis Monthly Giving Club makes a little go a long way

If you ever wanted to make a big difference in the easiest possible way, consider joining the St. Francis Monthly Giving Club. This incredibly important club is made up of ...
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Bulletins from local police

OPP Killaloe Detachment Serious collision on Opeongo Road investigated: On Thursday, May 6, 2021, at approximately 3:30 p.m., members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded ...
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May 9 2021

Free legal advice for victims of sexual assault John Yakabuski, MPP Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, reminds residents that as of this month the Ontario government is providing up to four hours of free ...
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PPC Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke candidate announced

On May 4 the People's Party of Canada submitted the following: On May 1, David Ainsworth was officially acclaimed as the PPC candidate for the riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke for the ...
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Recent Covid announcements

RCD COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Committee update Below is the summary of vaccination roll-out in Renfrew County & District released on May 5: Second dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments for Renfrew County ...
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Keep Mother’s Day gifts COVID-friendly for patients

On May 7 Pembroke Regional Hospital issued the following advice for COVID-friendly patient gifts this Mother's Day Weekend. If you plan to celebrate Mother's Day with a hospital patient, please ...
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Update on EORN Gig Project

The following was received from County of Renfrew on May 5: On Tuesday, 59 heads of Council from across eastern Ontario gathered for a virtual meeting and voiced overwhelming support ...
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Regional healthcare partners get closer to an Ontario Health Team

On May 3 the following progress update was received from Network 24. As part of the provincial initiative to make health care more collaborative, integrated and patient-centred, a local team ...
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Province to hire more conservation officers

A media release from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry received May 3 states: The Ontario government is enhancing the protection of the province’s precious natural resources and ensuring ...
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Mid-term reflections on MV Council

OPINION Approximately two years ago our newly elected council introduced their first budget. But when they introduced their second budget, it was immediately affected by things outside the municipal scope: ...
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What was the Gazette “deeply sorry” for?

EDITORIAL Let’s begin with the reason I am writing this nearly a month after a controversial editorial appeared in the Valley Gazette. It’s because in last week’s Gazette (Apr.28), it ...
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May 3 2021

Health Canada issues major recall at Canadian Tire, Costco According to media reports, Health Canada has issued the following warnings after "multiple incidents reported." The Canadian Tire recall involves the ...
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Celebrate Kashub Day differently

Since 1999 the Wilno Heritage Society has held its annual Kashub Day Festival at Wilno Heritage Park on the first Saturday in May, but thanks to COVID-19 the celebrations are ...
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Crown asks for time out at Senack trial – cell phone evidence triggers request

A dramatic development in the trial of bar server Ann Senack resulted in an abrupt end to yesterday’s hearing following Assistant Crown Attorney Richard Morris asking Judge Hugh Fraser to ...
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Catching up with COVID-19 bulletins

RCD residents aged 55+ may pre-register now but not book locally until May 5 Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) distributed a media release Apr.30 advising residents that the ...
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Keep smiling with sealants

Have you ever taken a good, close look at your teeth in the mirror? Have you noticed how your molars or back teeth appear to have a natural groove or ...
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New groups eligible to book vaccination appointments

Renfrew County & District Health Unit (RCDHU) released the following information 9:30 a.m. on Apr.28 2021: Today, Apr.28, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is announcing that booking appointments ...
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Local police bulletins at Apr.27

Third person charged after debris left on Hwy.17 Members of the Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) and Renfrew Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have been investigating a number of ...
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Highlights of MV Council April 20

Because of an unusually lengthy Public Planning meeting on April 20, the Regular Council meeting scheduled for 10 a.m. did not begin until after 2 p.m. By then Madawaska Valley ...
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Local police bulletins

OPP Killaloe Detachment Barry's Bay protest referred to OPP Provincial Liaison Team: The Current has been told by OPP Killaloe Detachment that the detachment received two calls concerning the demonstration ...
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Volunteers angry about environmental vandalism

Editorial It seems fitting that Earth Day fell during National Volunteer Week and thanks to community volunteers there’s been a lot of clean-up lately in the Valley. Above from left: ...
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