April 5 2021

National anti-hate group questions Seat of Wisdom policies and links to conspiracy theorists

On April 1st the Canadian Anti-Hate Network (CAHN) published an article in which Seat of Wisdom College (SWC) comes under the microscope for its “anti-LGBTQ+ policies” and its links through faculty members to “ultra-right conservative media blogs” LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) and Catholic Insight magazine. Journalist Hazel Woodrow has conducted an in-depth investigation following on from previous CAHN investigations of LSN and questions the role played by SWC as a result of the “overlap between” it and LSN as well as Catholic Insight. Among other things she discusses the “thoroughly debunked claim” published by LSN aimed at deterring people from wearing masks. Click HERE to read the full article.

Catch the Ace deferred due to shutdown

Congratulations to Week #1 winner of St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation’s Catch the Ace lottery, Debbie Wodtke. She selected envelope number 5 which revealed the King of Clubs and won her the weekly prize of $1,105.00   Due to provincial health directives, Week #2 ticket sales are temporarily postponed until further notice.

Taxes for treats

Ontario SPCA offers this timely fundraiser until May 31. It’s tax season time and they have Terry Wright on board helping the animals. This year, have your taxes done while supporting animals in need. Charges are $30 for a single return; $50 for a couple. 100 percent of proceeds go to support the Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre. Contact Terry directly to book your tax return. 613-504-2628 or email  taxesfortreats@hotmail.com

Programs for entrepreneurs from Enterprise Renfrew County

Virtual Business Advisory program: https://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/programs/virtual-business-advisory-program/ One-on-One Consultations can be scheduled by PHONE ONLY. Please email csadler@countyofrenfrew.on.ca

Summer Company program: Know any student who wants $3,000 to start a business this summer? Enterprise Renfrew County has a limit of seven (7) spaces for 2021. The deadline to apply is May 23, 2021, but once the spaces are filled the local application process ends for another year. It is highly recommended that you apply early. For complete details and to apply visit https://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/programs/summer-company-information-and-guides/ If you have questions about Summer Company or Starter Company Plus programs email kfraser@countyofrenfrew.on.ca

Should you require information or assistance please call Enterprise Renfrew County during office hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Renfrew:  613-432-6848 or Pembroke:  613-735-8224

Snowdown results

Spring may be here but let’s not forget to congratulate the Snowdown winners! These talented snow artists receive gift certificates so they can shop at local businesses. Here are the results:

  • 1st Place          $300.00           Nash Austin                 Entry #31        Madawaska Valley
  • 2nd Place         $225.00           The Malley’s                Entry #30        Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards
  • 3rd Place          $150.00           Kelly MacLeod            Entry #53        Brudenell, Lyndoch & Raglan

Stephanie Plebon, MV Recreation and Community Development Coordinator, explained the prizes are gift cards for local businesses in each municipality and will be requested by the winners, purchased by the municipalities and combined for the prizes. She thanked everyone who participated by making a snow sculpture or by voting online.

Who wants to play ball?

Some MV parents are trying to determine if they can run a local baseball season this year. There would be COVID restrictions and safety precautions, but it would give the kids a chance to get outside and play some ball. As an informal “PRE-REGISTRATION” interested parents should forward their child’s name, age as of August 31, 2021, and their preferred level of play by email/call/text Tracy BY APRIL 9. Please advise if you can volunteer in some way (coaches, umpires, field times, and other volunteers are needed). If there is a season, it would start late May at the earliest. Details from Tracy Paul Murray  email: tracymurray1@live.ca or telephone 613-602-3327

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