Open Public Forum for federal election candidates in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke

An All Candidates Forum will take place at the Killaloe Lions Hall on Saturday, October 5 at 7-9 p.m. All seven candidates in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke riding have been invited:

  • David Ainsworth – People’s Party of Canada
  • Dan Criger – Independent
  • Cheryl Gallant – Conservative
  • Eileen Jones-Whyte – New Democratic Party
  • Stefan Klietsch – Libertarian
  • Ruben Marini – Liberal
  • Ian Pineau – Green Party

Come out and hear what the candidates have to say, so that you can make an informed decision in the October 21 Federal Election. The event is hosted by the National Farmers Union, Renfrew County, Local 330.


OPP warn residents about emergency scam

The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to warn the public that the emergency scam has surfaced in the area again. In recent weeks police have received fraud complaints after two local residents lost significant amounts of money to this type of scam.

In these cases the victim typically receives a frantic phone call or an emergency email from someone claiming to be a grandchild, son/daughter, friend or loved one. The scammer will explain they are involved in some sort of emergency which often involves legal trouble, a motor vehicle collision, a serious injury or trouble returning from a foreign country and that they need money right away.

With the emergency scam the scammer attempts to create a sense of urgency which may cause the victim to not verify the story. The scammer will often insist that the victim not tell anyone and to transfer the money that has been requested through a money transfer company. Also, many scammers want to trick you into providing your banking and personal information. In fact, the criminals will fraudulently use your personal information to steal your money.

If a scam artist contacts you or if you have been defrauded contact your local police service and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC).  You can file a report with the CAFC by calling 1-888-495-8501 (Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm EST) or by using their online reporting tool at


Valley Manor wins big in Catch the Ace lottery

Erin Gienow, Donor Relations and Events Coordinator for St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation, reports that the second round of Catch the Ace Lottery raised $24,550. Overall with proceeds from their first lottery, Catch the Ace has raised $59,204 for the Valley Manor redevelopment project.

Coincidentally, both the first and second round of lotteries have ended at Week 9. And in both cases, the winner of the progressive jackpot was an employee at Valley Manor. It just proves that if anyone understands the need to raise funds for the redevelopment, it’s the folks who work at the Manor.


 MV Gardeners host plant auction

Madawaska Valley Gardening Club will hold its annual plant auction on Thursday September 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Opeongo Senior Centre, 19 Stafford Street, Barry’s Bay. This is your chance to fill the gaps in your borders and there are usually some surprising finds — and bargains.


Strange but true

Imagine this: You are a business owner and send one of your employees down to Toronto for a couple of days to do some marketing. After finishing his appointments, he then goes out on the town for some R&R. This eventually includes forming a romantic relationship with someone he met in a bar which culminates in them returning to his hotel room where sexual relations take place. Unfortunately, the passionate encounter causes your employee to have a fatal heart attack. Believe it or not, a Court in France ruled that when this happened there, it constituted a “work-related accident” with the result that the employer was liable to compensate members of his family.

Not surprisingly, this decision has attracted widespread international media attention.  See, for example, this report in The New York Times.  

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