Experts issue fresh health warning about wood burning stoves

In December 2019 Health Canada published warnings about the dangers of emissions from wood burning stoves under the title “Wood Smoke.” It emphasized that some groups are especially vulnerable, including people with heart or lung problems and children because their respiratory systems are still developing, and they tend to be …

County Legal Clinic reports good news after a challenging year

On October 27 the Renfrew County Legal Clinic held its Annual General Meeting. Fittingly, it took place during Access to Justice Week. Clinic Executive Director Amy Scholten reported on the previous year’s business, including the following items.   Shown above are examples of social media posts (photos Renfrew County Legal Clinic …

Some Valley trades condemned for rudeness

A number of local residents have recently used social media to criticize trades for not returning calls, not keeping appointments, and generally showing disdain toward potential customers. Real estate broker Pat Scott started the ball rolling on October 9th when she posted, “I find it extremely frustrating that our local …

Thank heavens for the Blue Jays!

For pandemic prisoners who are sports fans and who have been hoping for extended distractions from not just COVID but the horror show that is happening south of our border, there has been very little to cheer about. The Leafs exited the Stanley Cup playoffs at the first opportunity, as …

Massive police raid on Palmer Rapids grow-op

Acting on a tip, The Current paid a visit to the site of the former Wingle Inn in Latchford Bridge near Palmer Rapids this afternoon. There we found a significant police presence that was apparently engaged in dismantling the cannabis grow-op located there. We counted at least nine marked OPP …

Budding grow-op handed setback by BLR Council

June 17th was a Good News / Bad News day for a Palmer Rapids business. At the Brudenell Lyndoch & Raglan (BLR) Council meeting held that day, approval was given for three severances on land on Wingle Road at the site of the former Wingle Inn. (Above: the property in its B&B …

Trudeau hits viral jackpot again with pregnant pause

Opinion Yesterday the international media had a field day with yet another Trudeau/Trump video “moment” that has gone viral. This follows two notorious instances of our Prime Minister filmed acting in ways that were interpreted as ridiculing the American president. The first was in August 2019 when he was filmed …

End of the Penney era for SFMH

Tomorrow, June 1, will be the first day of retirement for Randy Penney, President and CEO of St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH). He had held the position since 1998 and during that time he has received numerous accolades reflecting the esteem in which he is held by his peers. These …

Organized crime bust throws spotlight on auto insurance fraud

Toronto area police announced today that they have laid nearly 200 charges, including First Degree Murder, against members of “several organized crime groups working within the towing industry.” In a video released this morning, Superintendent Mike Slack of the York Regional Police reported that the crime groups “have used violence …