As of Aug. 8 at 10:30 a.m. Ontario reports 2,784 deaths due to COVID-19 (+1)          
    Ontario has 39,967 COVID-19 cases (+70)          
    36,131 of Ontario’s COVID-19 cases are resolved (+107)          
    As of Aug. 7 at 12 p.m. Renfrew County & District reports a total of 30 cases, 29 of them resolved, and 1 death due to COVID-19          
    Renfrew County & District has conducted 19,222 tests (+391). Local figures only updated Mon-Fri during inactive periods         



Stationkeepers propose oral history project across Renfrew County

According to a press release from the Stationkeepers MV, a non-profit group that aims to preserve and promote local heritage and culture associated with the Barry’s Bay Railway Station, the ...
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An outsider’s perspective

Where I come from, on the other side of Toronto, we are landlocked. Rivers flow through, but nothing stays. Even the people get in their cars by day, drive into ...
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OPP East Region Community Street Crime Unit seize drugs in Pembroke

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) has seized illegal drugs at a residence in the City of Pembroke. On August 5, 2020 members of ...
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Nonprofit news brings its own rewards

Editorial Regular readers know that The Current operates on a not-for-profit basis relying on the support of volunteers and local advertisers to cover costs of production. As such, we are ...
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OPP seek help to find missing teenager

The Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is searching for a missing teenaged female who left a residence in Pembroke in the Laurentian Valley Township ...
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Temporary online Hunter Education Program continues to mid-August Would-be hunters can still obtain their Ontario Hunter Education Accreditation virtually via online learning. This will NOT permit you to hunt with ...
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Rockingham Church 20th anniversary announcement

The Friends of the Rockingham Church are sorry to announce the cancellation of the 20th Anniversary Celebration planned for August, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions in effect ...
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The predicament

It was the 1960s, I was 13 years old and growing up way too quickly. In those days a boy was a man at 13 but that kind of thinking ...
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Valley food and drink during Phase 3

Now that Ontario has entered Phase 3 of its reopening, here is a list of local food and drink establishments for your convenience. The Current also provides their contact details ...
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Ontario implements extra measures for bars and restaurants

A press release from the province received today, July 31, details extra measures to be implemented for restaurants, bars, and other food or drink establishments, to help limit the spread ...
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Ontario plans to safely reopen schools in September

Today, July 30, the Ontario government unveiled its plan for safely reopening schools for in-class instruction beginning this September. Announced jointly by Premier Doug Ford; Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and ...
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MPP John Yakabuski announces RED funding in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke

On July 30, John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, announced that the County of Renfrew will receive up to $14,550 to host career fairs, employee tours, develop a rural transit ride-share ...
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