Short term rental focus of objections to redevelopment of former St. Paul’s Church in Combermere

At a Public Meeting held May 4, Madawaska Valley Township staff and Council responded to multiple communications from residents regarding the proposed development of 1048a-b Mill Street in Combermere by new owners Craig and Jude Kelley. A significant number of objections to redevelopment of the former St. Paul’s Church related …

Crown stays charges against Senack in exchange for peace bond – OPP investigation criticized by defence

The trial of bar server Ann Senack on criminal negligence charges causing death and bodily harm resumed on May 13 following its abrupt adjournment on April 30. The reason for the request for that adjournment by the Crown was revealed when Renfrew Crown Attorney Jeffrey Richardson announced to the Court …

County residential sales continue to shatter records as average house price rockets to $408,287

On May 12, Renfrew County Real Estate Board released last month’s sales figures. The average price of homes sold in April 2021 was $408,287, a substantial increase of 37.3 percent from April 2020. The more comprehensive year-to-date average price was $390,549, a jump of 37.5 percent from the first four …

Bulletins from local police

OPP Killaloe Detachment Serious collision on Opeongo Road investigated: On Thursday, May 6, 2021, at approximately 3:30 p.m., members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two vehicle collision, involving two pickup trucks near Constant Lake Road, in the Township of Bonnechere Valley. A …

May 9 2021

Free legal advice for victims of sexual assault John Yakabuski, MPP Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, reminds residents that as of this month the Ontario government is providing up to four hours of free legal advice to victims of sexual assault. The province-wide expansion of this program, which has been available as a pilot …

Recent Covid announcements

RCD COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Committee update Below is the summary of vaccination roll-out in Renfrew County & District released on May 5: Second dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments for Renfrew County & District residents Renfrew County & District Health Unit has begun to book appointments for second dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments …

Update on EORN Gig Project

The following was received from County of Renfrew on May 5: On Tuesday, 59 heads of Council from across eastern Ontario gathered for a virtual meeting and voiced overwhelming support for the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) Gig Project, which aims to connect homes and businesses across the region with …

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