Apr.18 2021

New inter-provincial travel restrictions take effect tonight

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) wants to assure the public that essential travel between Ontario and neighbouring provinces will be permitted, despite new measures designed to help limit the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The OPP will have members located on roadways, at interprovincial points of entry, to screen incoming vehicles beginning Monday, April 19, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. ET/CT-Manitoba time.

All vehicles will be required to slow down as they approach the checkpoints. Commercial vehicles, such as transport trucks, will be permitted to pass. Ontario-plated passenger vehicles will be required to enter the checkpoint, but will be allowed to proceed. Officers will be screening incoming passenger vehicles with out-of-province plates to determine the reason for entering Ontario. Permitted reasons include, but are not limited to:

  • Live/work in Ontario
  • Health care matters
  • Indigenous Treaty Rights
  • Child care or custody matters
  • Transportation of goods
  • Those travelling through Ontario to another location

For specifics of the vehicle border screening legislation (O. Reg. 293/21), visit https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r21293.

Dickson,B.,OPP(2021,Apr.18) INTERPROVINCIAL TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS TO LIMIT SPREAD OF COVID-19 – New Restrictions Take Effect Tonight [media release]

Apply now for Summer Company program

Summer Company program: Know any student who wants $3,000 to start their own business this summer? Enterprise Renfrew County has a limit of seven (7) spaces for 2021. 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:


If you have questions about our Summer Company or Starter Company Plus programs contact: kfraser@countyofrenfrew.on.ca

Should you require information or assistance please call during office hours 8:00AM – 4:00PM. In Renfrew:  613-432-6848 In Pembroke:  613-735-8224

Madawaska Valley District High School seeks donations for Bursaries and Scholarships

The Scholarship and Bursary Committee of Madawaska Valley District High School (MVDHS) is commencing preparations for the annual high school graduation (ceremony date and format TBD).  Individuals and organizations may provide support towards the scholarships and bursaries that will be presented to the graduating students.  By sponsoring a scholarship or bursary, you are indicating your interest in and your encouragement of MVDHS graduates, and are making a meaningful contribution towards their post-secondary goals. Donations must be received no later than May 20. For more information and a donor form, please email Krista Schaub-Coulas at schaubcoulask@rcdsb.on.ca

Madawaska Kanu Centre launches Student Essay Contest

To mark their fiftieth anniversary in 2021, Madawaska Kanu Centre (MKC) is holding an essay competition. To enter, contestants will be asked to write a short essay on the topic: “What can you learn by paddling a river?” The winning writer will receive a free weekend getaway at MKC with meals, accommodation and paddling instruction (value $600). The contest is open until September. More details at Click HERE for more details.

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