As of Oct. 1 at 10:30 a.m. Ontario reports 2,851 deaths (+3) due to COVID-19         
    There are now 52,248 COVID-19 cases (+538) in Ontario         
    Ontario has 44,422 resolved COVID-19 cases (+515)          
    As of Oct. 1 at 12 p.m. Renfrew County & District reports no change with 1 death due to COVID-19 out of a total of 52 cases         
    Renfrew County & District now has 44 resolved cases (+1)         
    28,498 tests (+221) were conducted in Renfrew County & District          



Fall colours in the Valley

Editor's Note: This is for all you leaf-peepers who are cottagers, seasonal residents or otherwise unable to get out and enjoy our magnificent fall colours this year. Wilno photographer Sharon ...
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Time for a serious review of the role of the Barry’s Bay arena

Editorial The setback to the future of the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre (PJYCC) caused by the recent rejection of a grant application to help pay for much needed repairs ...
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Yakabuski pays tribute to Renfrew County Fiddlers

John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, said it is the “end of an era.” He referred to the announcement by The Renfrew County Fiddlers that their performance on Sunday, Sept. 23 ...
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Thank heavens for the Blue Jays!

For pandemic prisoners who are sports fans and who have been hoping for extended distractions from not just COVID but the horror show that is happening south of our border, ...
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For those planning a night out, please take note of Ontario's latest COVID-19 restrictions: Catch the Ace lottery news St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation reports that Week #35 Catch the ...
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Renfrew County food banks launch website

Renfrew County's eleven food banks have set up a website to encourage those who need help to seek it out and to tell those who want to support their community's ...
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Insurer donates to local healthcare partners

Peel Mutual Insurance Company and its local broker, Greg Kelly Insurance Brokerage, visited with the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation on September 22 to make two generous gifts. The donations ...
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OPP step up enforcement of COVID-19 capacity limits

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) wants to ensure everyone is aware of how it is supporting efforts to limit transmission of COVID-19. Frontline OPP members will be enforcing provisions of ...
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Gunshot wound leaves Pembroke man in critical condition

The Crime Unit of the Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating after a man with a gunshot wound attended the emergency department at ...
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RCDHU okays Pembroke high school to reopen next week

A media release from Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) received September 25 provides an update on the COVID-19 Outbreak at Fellowes High School in Pembroke, as follows: Effective ...
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Renfrew County paramedics update COVID-19 testing schedule

In a media release received September 24, the Renfrew County Paramedics provided an update on COVID-19 testing as follows: Renfrew County Paramedics have updated the COVID-19 public testing schedule for ...
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Ontario updates guidelines for COVID-19 testing

In a media release from the Ontario Ministry of Health received September 24, the province updated its COVID-19 testing guidelines as follows: Effective immediately, Ontarians should only seek testing at ...
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Five years later: remembering Carol, Anastasia and Nathalie

On September 22, 2015, Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam were murdered. In November 2017 local man Basil Borutski was found guilty of murdering them in a shocking one-day ...
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