July 7

Going away on vacation? Be careful with free hotel wifi

Using free hotel wifi when you’re on vacation may expose your confidential data to hackers. Hotel networks have become a favourite target for hackers because in an effort to provide convenience for guests some hotels offer password-free internet access. This story from The Guardian explains why it could be worth your while to invest in a Virtual Private Network to use when you’re away from home. Click HERE to read.  


Ontario Power Generation Information Session
Ontario Power Generation will hold an Information Session about water levels on the Upper Madawaska River at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre in Barry’s Bay this Wednesday, July 10 at 6 p.m.


Catch The Ace lottery is back in the Valley

St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation has announced that Catch The Ace lottery tickets are on sale again. Tickets cost $5 from local vendors throughout the Valley. Thanks to the progressive jackpot, the last winner netted more than $25,000. The first week’s draw in this new round of CTA lottery will be held at 4 p.m. at the Ash Grove Inn next Thursday July 11. Proceeds from tickets sales contribute to Valley Manor Redevelopment.


PUBLIC MEETING – Disaster Relief Assistance for Ontarians (DRAO) Application Support Presentation

If you were affected by this year’s spring flooding, you may want to attend this public meeting about the Disaster Relief Assistance for Ontarians (DRAO) on Tuesday, July 23 at the Eganville Arena, 178 Eagles Nest, Jane Street, Eganville. Individuals can speak to the application process at 1:00 p.m. The presentation starts at 3:00 p.m. and will include a brief overview of the program followed by guidance on how to complete the application. An evening presentation will take place at 6:30 p.m. and individuals are welcome to stay after the presentation for questions or help with application process.


Status of the Chippawa Shores development

The County of Renfrew Planning Department posted an information update on June 28 saying that the updated plans, updated studies and updated peer review comments will be addressed at an upcoming public meeting (date to be advised) and can be found on the County website. Click HERE to see the documents.  


Events in the Valley

Remember to check out local events right here in The Current. Just click Events in the Valley on our main menu to see a two-week snapshot of upcoming activities. Provided by AlgonquinEast.com in partnership with The Current.

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