Above and Beyond Community Member Lorraine Finn stepping down after 33 years

If you have ever bought anything at the St. Francis Memorial Hospital Auxiliary gift shop, had a mammogram, attended one of the areas massive Auxiliary Bingos, or sat one of the local healthcare boards of hospital, hospice, home support or foundation, you’ve probably encountered Lorraine Finn.  Over the years, Lorraine …

Local priest charged with multiple fraud, theft offences by Killaloe OPP

Following a statement on June 23 from Bishop Guy Desrochers of the Diocese of Pembroke (reproduced below) regarding Father Chris Shalla, Killaloe OPP have today confirmed criminal charges against the priest as described in the OPP media release below. Most recently pastor at St. Andrew’s Parish in Killaloe, Shalla was …

Pembroke Diocese reports claims of historical sexual abuse by local priest

The following statement was released by Bishop Guy Desrochers of the Diocese of Pembroke on June 17 2022. Now retired and believed to reside in Barry’s Bay, the subject of the statement, Father Norbert Cybulski, was ordained June 3 1962. During his priesthood, he served in numerous parishes including St. …

Bike Bank Renfrew County open again after giving away 100 bikes in 2021

Bike Bank Renfrew County is open again, thanks to the Ottawa Valley Cycling and Active Transportation Alliance (OVCATA). In 2021, its first year, more than 100 people in Renfrew County who couldn’t afford bikes got reconditioned used ones through this unique service. Above from left: OVCATA Bike Bank volunteers Howard Metcalfe and Drew …

Inquest jury hears details of police response to murders as they unfolded

Yesterday the ongoing inquest into the deaths of Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam heard evidence from Derek Needham, who was the OPP Critical Incident Commander responsible for coordinating the response to the crimes. He revealed that he wished he had known that Borutski was targeting more than one …

Court of Appeal confirms MV not entitled to a gagging order against The Current

Madawaska Valley Council and the Township have suffered another setback in their attempt to stop a lawsuit against them alleging abuse of power and defamation brought by The Current and its owners. They had appealed the Decision of Justice Doyle dated August 6 2021 which dismissed MV’s attempt to “strike …

Killaloe OPP Bulletins

Theft of trailers and wood splitter The Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating the theft of two trailers and a wood splitter. On May 26, 2022, officers responded to a theft call on Schutt Road, in the Township of Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan. A black 2014 …

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