Paradise in ruins – Algonquin Park in the 21st century

OPINION Submitted by Christopher Huggett, retired Conservation Biologist. All photos supplied by the author. Introduced to Algonquin Park in the 1980s by mentor and friend, Ornithologist Monty Brigham, I have witnessed dramatic technological, demographic, and infrastructure changes to accommodate the interests of tourism, forestry and cottagers. As a sound technician …

Resident donates piece of hockey history to Foundation’s online auction

Submitted by St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation Get your bids in before Friday, September 1st at 6 p.m. With more than 80 different items in the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation`s online auction, there is truly something for everyone. But if you have a hockey buff in your life, be …

OPP warns of driveway paving scams

Door-to-door driveway paving and repair related frauds are popping up across East Region and throughout the Province of Ontario.  Despite rules banning certain door-to-door sales in Ontario, criminals have not stopped. Those involved in these frauds are persuasive and persistent. Many of the individuals involved in these scams are working …

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 …

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