Suspect COVID-19 outbreak at CNL says health unit

Today, October 27, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is confirming that two employees of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) have positive laboratory-confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). RCDHU has been working closely with CNL to identify all staff considered to be close contacts of the positive cases. The …

MV Council business Oct.20

Here are some highlights of the business conducted by Madawaska Valley Council at the meeting of October 20. Mayor’s address: Mayor Kim Love encouraged hunters to stay safe this season by following COVID guidelines. She  congratulated CAO/Clerk Suzanne Klatt who received a Certificate of Appreciation from The Association of Municipal …

BLR to seek new Clerk/Treasurer

Following the resignation of Clerk/Treasurer Michelle Mantifel at the October 14th meeting, the Council of Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan (BLR) held a Special Council meeting on October 20 to deal with filling the vacancy. Members of Council discussed the job description for the position, a draft ad, and talked about …

New paralegal service in the Valley

Editor’s Note: In recognition of Access to Justice Week (Oct.26-30) we publish this article by paralegal Nicholas McLeod who recently relocated to Madawaska Valley. The Law Society of Ontario is marking its fifth annual Access to Justice Week to reflect on the necessity of the legal system and the barriers …

Petawawa student tests positive

Today, Oct.26, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) in collaboration with the Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB), is confirming that a student at Herman Street Public School in Petawawa has a positive laboratory-confirmed case of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). All students and staff who have been deemed to …

Oct.25

Catch The Ace heads into Week #40 Prizes in the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation Catch The Ace lottery continues to mount, with the estimated weekly prize for next Thursday’s draw at $4,864. When combined with the Progressive Jackpot of $141,634 if the winning ticket reveals the Ace of Spades, …

Student at Opeongo High tests positive

Today, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) in collaboration with the Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB), is confirming that a student at Opeongo High School has a positive laboratory-confirmed case of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). RCDHU has directed a class of students and a number of staff to …

Bring home that 8-pointer not COVID says Health Unit

As another hunting season begins, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is reminding residents to adhere to public health guidelines to ensure a safe hunt.If you decide to hunt or fish, RCDHU encourages residents to limit their hunting party to members of their immediate household. Although the Ontario Government …

Valley residents and credit union partner on pandemic aid

The True North Stronger Campaign saw $10,000 donated by Northern Credit Union alongside their members to United Way for Pandemic Recovery. The fund, launched in June of this year, is comprised of public donations and a matching corporate contribution used to support the immediate needs of local communities. Richard Adam, …

OPP bulletins Oct.20

Operation Impact The Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) participated in a national four-day traffic safety initiative dubbed Operation Impact over the Thanksgiving long weekend. Operation Impact targeted aggressive, distracted and alcohol/drug-impaired driving as well as seat belt non-compliance. Over the long weekend, the Killaloe OPP were highly …

Oct.18

Catch The Ace “all in the family edition” Congratulations to Natalie Blank-Cazabon, the winner of St. Francis Valley Healthcare’s Catch The Ace lottery Week #38 Weekly Prize. Natalie received a cheque for $4,893. Turns out that she is the niece of last week’s winner, Ursula Jeffrey, who received her ticket …

Community comes through again for local healthcare

St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (SFVH) and local healthcare partners had double reasons for celebration before Thanksgiving as two significant donations were presented to them. In both cases, local retailers were as amazed as SFVH to see the extent to which members of the public have contributed during what nobody …