County Legal Clinic reports good news after a challenging year

On October 27 the Renfrew County Legal Clinic held its Annual General Meeting. Fittingly, it took place during Access to Justice Week. Clinic Executive Director Amy Scholten reported on the previous year’s business, including the following items.   Shown above are examples of social media posts (photos Renfrew County Legal Clinic …

Hallowe’en in the Valley: shell-outs and prizes

Looking for Hallowe’en fun this weekend? Look no further, there’s lots to be had right here in the Valley, and the organizers have made sure the treats are COVID-safe for your kids. Remember, no crowding! Family Hallowe’en Hunt Sat. Oct.31          10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Madawaska Valley Public Library, …

The dream of a library extension becomes real in Killaloe

The long-awaited addition to the Killaloe & District Public Library (KDPL) was officially opened on October 22. In attendance were many people who had collaborated on the project. Mayor Janice Tiedje welcomed them on behalf of the Township of Killaloe Hagarty Richards before cutting the ribbon. Photo above shows a …

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, …