RCDHU investigates three deaths at Valley Manor – seeks volunteer support due to Covid-19 outbreak

The following release was circulated at 3:15 p.m. on July 27: Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is reporting an active COVID-19 outbreak at Valley Manor Long Term Care facility in Barry’s Bay. The outbreak has resulted in numerous staff and resident infections and RCDHU is currently investigating three …

Will any member of the current MV Council survive this year’s election?

MV voters can look forward to hotly-contested municipal elections this fall. With still over a month left before the nominations deadline, eight candidates have already put their names forward as prospective members of Council. The candidates include the four incumbent Councillors: Carl Bromwich, Ernie Peplinski, David Shulist and Mark Willmer. …

The Logging of Russel Ridge

Mountain top clearing in Killaloe feared by Madawaska Highland residents Note: This opinion piece was submitted for publication by Christopher Huggett, (Former) Independent  Forest Research Associate and Auditor, Temagami District, Ontario now resident in Killaloe-Hagarty-Richards. The Wilno Hills, like the rest of the Madawaska Valley, is no stranger to logging. On …

OPP Bulletins July 11-14

Killaloe OPP Arrest and charges follow Barry’s Bay break and enter last fall An arrest has been made and charges laid after a police investigation into a break and enter that occurred in October 2021. On October 23, 2021, members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) …

COVID-19 on the rise in Renfrew County and District says Health Unit

Renfrew County and District Health Unit released the following on July 12: Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is monitoring signals for viral COVID-19 particles in Pembroke and Petawawa wastewater. While recent signals are relatively stable, COVID-19 particles are still being detected in local wastewater. This data compliments other …

Local healthcare agencies partnering in the Madawaska Communities Circle of Health

The Madawaska Communities Circle of Health – called MCCH or the “Circle of Health” – is a planning group made up of health and social service agencies that provide care to our community residents. Our rural area has limited access to health and social resources and services, so with the …

Triple murder inquest jury seeks major reforms – wants intimate partner violence declared an epidemic

After hearing from almost 30 witnesses over three weeks, the jury tasked with making recommendations arising from the murders of Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam delivered 86 recommendations last Tuesday June 28 2022. Above: Valerie Warmerdam, victim’s daughter, speaking at inquest. The jury’s decision attracted widespread national and …

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