Sept. 29

Catch The Ace lottery returns The third round of St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation’s popular Catch The Ace lottery begins soon with the $5 tickets going on sale as of this Friday, October 4. The first weekly draw will take place at the Ash Grove Inn on Thursday, October 10 …

Porch Views: Goodbye Joan

Joan Kitts was buried on a rainy afternoon in the St. Lawrence O’Toole graveyard in Barry’s Bay beside her beloved husband Charlie. Her nine children and many members of their families, some cousins and friends accompanied her on that final journey. Her daughter Julie said that when they drove into …

Alligator comes to rest in Shaw Woods

The Alice May was christened in a ceremonial ‘launch’ at Shaw Woods on September 27, 2019 during National Forest Week by Bonnie Eldridge, Tom Pender and John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. The boat has come to rest in a forest because she is a replica of an …

NDP boosts locally-grown food, listens to farmers

NDP candidate Eileen Jones-Whyte met with two experienced organic farmers to learn about problems food producers are facing, prep for all-candidates debates, and discuss how her party’s climate plan can help them. Above: Ron McCoy, Eileen Jones-Whyte and Bob Dobson talk farm issues (photo submitted) With all-candidates meetings sponsored by the …

Heritage Photo: Postmaster for 26 years at Wilno

The above photo of Vincent Borutski appeared on Page 10 of The Eganville Leader on December 13, 1972. Here is The Leader’s accompanying report on his 26 year career at the Wilno Post Office: “The worst thing was when the mail used to come on the bus,” remarked Vincent Borutski, …

Annual trail ride honours memory of three women

The threat of rain did not deter these riders from participating in this year’s Memorial Trail Ride on September 22. Photo above shows organizer Linda Leonard leading riders Cari Burchat (left), Jo Friese and Jannelle Geiger (all photos Sharon Gardiner). The 90 minute trail ride set off from the Wilno …

Libertarian candidate proposes solution to opioid crisis

Stefan Klietsch, Libertarian Party of Canada candidate for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, is proposing a policy solution for the opioid crisis. “For years Renfrew County and Canadian citizens have read non-stop news stories about deaths from opioid drugs, most especially fatalities from fentanyl,” Mr. Klietsch stated.  The Government of Canada reports that more …

Killaloe OPP news for the week of September 16 to 22

During the week September 16 – September 22, 2019 there were 96 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment. There were six motor vehicle collisions, two were animal related. There were five domestic disputes and one domestic dispute which resulted …

Sept. 23

ATV News The Renfrew County ATV Club announces that thanks to a collaboration of the Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV), Ontario Ministry of Transportation and the OPP, a new tri-fold brochure has been developed. The publication replaces the older Smart Ride Safe Ride booklet. Click HERE or on the …

Truth, Consequences, Options

Dear Editor, The writ has been dropped and Canadians are facing one of the most important elections of modern time. We as citizens are faced with deciding whether we want to maintain our status as a functioning, independent, nation-state or continue to accept a globalist agenda where directives from the …

Inspiration for all ages from library programs

Hordes of visitors invade the Valley each fall to enjoy nature’s beauty. Mobile phones capture the autumn colours and some people imagine what it must be like to be an artist inspired by wilderness views. These thoughts often lead to Canada’s famous Group of Seven landscape painters of the last …

September 29 deadline for Valley entrepreneurs

Valley entrepreneurs launching a new enterprise (or expanding an existing business in operation for less than five years) have until September 29 to register for Starter Company Plus. The program, funded by the Province and delivered by Enterprise Renfrew County (ERC), is designed to provide business training for local business …