Your Friday Funny – Make America Canada Again

We thought this Canada Day “Shout” from The New Yorker would give some of you a chuckle. It’s entitled “Make America Canada Again” and is courtesy of the genius of Tim Long with illustrations by Jason Logan. Enjoy! The slideshow will run automatically but you can hover over an image to …

Masks on as of July 14 says RCDHU

In a media release dated July 9, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) issued its local directive for mandatory masks or face coverings in enclosed public spaces throughout the region, effective Tuesday July 14, 2020. The statement goes on to say the purpose of the directive is a gradual …

Masks on as of July 14 says RCDHU

In a media release dated July 9, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) issued its local directive for mandatory masks or face coverings in enclosed public spaces throughout the region, effective Tuesday July 14, 2020. The statement goes on to say the purpose of the directive is a gradual …

Total Fire Ban now in effect in Madawaska Valley

As of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, the Township of Madawaska Valley has imposed a Total Fire Ban in the municipality. This means no open flames of any sort are allowed, including: no campfires no charcoal barbecues no burning of brush no fireworks Everyone has a responsibility to help …

Phone scammers are back in action say OPP

In a media release dated July 8, the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) warn residents of a scam that has recently surfaced in the area. The scammer calls and pretends to be from a financial institution or credit card company and falsely tells the victim …

Obituaries

Mary Lyn (Frederick) Beatty July 10, 1940 – July 4, 2020 The family of Mary Lyn (Frederick) Beatty are very sad to share the news of her passing on Saturday July 4, 2020. Born in Toronto on July 10, 1940. Mary Lyn was faithful wife to Gary Beatty for 40 …

Paddling through the pandemic

Mother/daughter team Claudia and Stefi Van Wijk recently announced that Madawaska Kanu Centre is open for the season. This year there are some changes because of COVID-19 but whether you want a rafting experience or expert paddling instruction, you’ll find it at MKC. As soon as the province gave the …

Mask wearing now mandatory in enclosed public spaces

In a livestreamed video conference on July 6 the public health officers of Eastern Ontario announced their collaboration on a regional approach to mandatory face coverings and masks to help fight the spread of COVID-19. Participants were: Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health Eastern Ontario Health Unit Paula Stewart, Medical …

Workplace sexual harassment and the Me Too Movement

In this millennium the term Sexual Harassment is synonymous with the Me Too movement. Last month we interviewed local Sexual Harassment Lawyer, Marnie Munsterman, who works with the Renfrew County Legal Clinic. Today, let’s talk about how this movement began and how this movement became an agent for change that rippled …

Canada Day with a difference

July 1 2020 was a glorious summer’s day and people in the Valley took advantage of it. Our nation’s flag proudly flew in the sunshine over the Barry’s Bay Legion. Photo above. But celebrations were a little different this year due to COVID-19. Instead of the traditional cake cutting at …

Gallant wants investigation into rural internet service providers

A media release from Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke Member of Parliament dated June 30 says that MP Cheryl Gallant has  requested that Canada’a Competition Bureau Commissioner conduct an investigation into the anti-competitive practices of wholesale internet service providers in rural Canada. “Despite successive governments providing hundreds of millions of dollars for rural broadband, …

New COVID-19 case in Renfrew County provokes exposure warning

Earlier today, July 2, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) confirmed one more positive laboratory-confirmed case of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in Renfrew County and District associated with community spread. A media release received this evening from RCDHU issues an advisory after confirmation that a person who tested positive …

New COVID-19 case in Renfrew County provokes exposure warning

Earlier today, July 2, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) confirmed one more positive laboratory-confirmed case of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in Renfrew County and District associated with community spread. A media release received this evening from RCDHU issues an advisory after confirmation that a person who tested positive …