Region’s immigration and training groups partner to attract and retain immigrants

Submitted by Local Immigration Partnership – Lanark and Renfrew Skilled and unskilled labour shortages remain a significant concern across Eastern Ontario. Recognizing the pivotal role of immigrant attraction and retention in addressing these shortages, our municipal leaders, economic development partners, and business owners have come together. The Local Immigration Partnership …

OPP investigate second suspected drowning death in Madawaska Valley

Killaloe OPP is currently investigating a second suspected drowning death. Editor’s Note: The first suspected drowning death in MV occurred at Dam Lake on July 29, 2023. Above: Wadsworth Lake public beach. Photo Facebook/Madawaska Valley On August 2, 2023, just before 5:00 p.m., members of the Killaloe Detachment of the …

Stone Fence Theatre’s final Tom Thomson Colours show in Barry’s Bay for hospital

Tom Thomson & The Colours of Canada, the musical in ragtime inspired by the writings of Roy MacGregor, hits Barry’s Bay on August 15 as the final stop on its tour of Eastern Ontario in support of local hospitals.  This performance will benefit St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation and will be …

Bite-sized news at Aug.5 2023

Wild Women exhibition in Bancroft Wild Women Painters of the Wilderness Linda Sorensen, Kathy Haycock and Joyce Burkholder show their work throughout the month of August at the Annex Gallery at Bancroft’s Place for the Arts, 23 Bridge Street. The opening reception takes place on Saturday, Aug.5 between 11am and …

Eyes on road and roadside

Ahead of another busy long weekend on highways and roads, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding drivers that paying attention to what’s happening on the roadside is just as important as keeping an eye on the road. Despite Ontario’s Move Over law heading into its 20th year, every year, hundreds …

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