Nominate your 2024 Ottawa Valley Tourism Champions

The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association has launched the 2024 Tourism Awards which recognise and honour tourism champions across the Ottawa Valley. The Ottawa Valley Tourism Awards are presented annually by the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) to individuals, businesses, and events that recognize the importance of working together for the …

Apply now for Seniors Community Grant Program funding

Community organizations can apply for funding for initiatives benefiting Ontarians aged 55+ Applications are now open for the Ontario Seniors Community Grant Program. The seniors grants support local, not-for-profit community groups and organizations to deliver programs and learning opportunities for Ontarians aged 55+. Every year, the Ontario government provides hundreds …

Police Bulletins at Feb.21, 2024

Public assistance sought in theft of mail investigation Police are currently investigating a theft of mail incident. On February 14, 2024, just before 6:30 p.m., police responded to a theft call for service on Linkage Lane, in the Township of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards. Several packages were reported stolen from …

Snowmobile Safety Week Feb.12-19

The Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be participating in Snowmobile Safety Week which is part of the OPP’s Provincial Traffic Safety Strategy. The campaign ends Monday, February 19, 2024. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness about safe snowmobiling, and to prevent snowmobilers from …

OPP bulletins at Feb.12, 2024

No injuries in collision involving school bus The Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated a recent collision involving a school bus where one of the drivers has been charged. On February 9,2024, just after 7:00 a.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle collision involving a passenger car and …

Citizens groups issue Federal Court challenge against giant radioactive waste facility beside the Ottawa River

Concerned Citizens of Renfrew County and Area, Ralliement contre la pollution radioactive and the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility have launched a legal challenge to the recent decision by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to license the construction of a giant radioactive waste mound beside the Ottawa River, 180 km north-west …

It’s official: Madawaska Valley District School

The Renfrew County District School Board’s (RCDSB) Board of Trustees is pleased to endorse the recommendation from the School Naming Committee, of the merged JK-12 school in Barry’s Bay, formerly Sherwood Public School and Madawaska Valley District High School, now officially named Madawaska Valley District School.  A well-attended, open to the public, …

Police agencies report massive arrests, charges in carjackings and home invasions

The Provincial Carjacking Joint Task Force (PCJTF) is pleased to announce the results of enforcement actions against those responsible for violent vehicle crimes in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), including carjackings and home invasions for the purpose of vehicle theft. Since September 21, 2023, the PCJTF’s efforts have resulted in: …

False fire alarms in MV

Submitted by Madawaska Valley Fire Chief Corwin Quade Over the past few months, the Madawaska Valley Fire Department has responded to four fire alarm calls in which the fire alarms were intentionally pulled. False alarms are a serious safety concern because we respond to them as emergencies. This makes crews …

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