Province will launch consultations for a new tourism strategy

Crooked Slide Park  photo: Sharon Gardiner Ontario will consult with tourism operators and tourists to build a new tourism strategy to maximize the economic impact of Ontario’s $34 billion tourism industry, and unlock its limitless potential. Sylvia Jones, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, made the announcement today in Windsor, …

Dark Times Choir welcomes all

Photo: Linda Barlett Last year during the dark months of winter, a group of people gathered in the back room of the CRC’s North Street Community Centre in Killaloe to sing. Choirmaster and local musician Schroeder Nordholt directed the choir, which included seasoned singers as well as novices. As Nordholt …

Countdown public art legacy project announced

Image submitted The Countdown Public Art Legacy Project will be launched at Take Back the Night in Eganville, Ontario on September 25, 2018. This legacy project will see the creation of four new sister monuments across Ontario in 2019. In 2016, the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County (WSAC), Red Dress Productions (RDP), …

New reading room officially opens in Old Killaloe

Photos submitted Bookworms, storytellers and poets take note — Love’s Healing Reading Room is officially opening this September 22. Located just south of Killaloe, the reading room is open to lovers of all things book-related. Housed in a cozy building with two levels of comforting space, the lower level is …

Opeongo Reader’s Theatre opens Killaloe’s Irish Gathering 2018

Photos submitted An enthusiastic crowd of thirty-five filled the Killaloe Hagarty and Richards Township Hall on the evening of August 16 to attend an Opeongo Reader’s Theatre performance sponsored by the Killaloe and District Public Library. Pictured above with Librarian Nicole Zummach are the Opeongo Reader’s Theatre performers: (from left) Mark …

Killaloe OPP news as of Aug. 14

Photo: peupleloup creativecommons.org During the week of August 7, 2018 to August 12, 2018 there were 113 calls for service, including the Whitney Detachment. There were eleven motor vehicle collisions, no collisions were animal related. There were three domestic dispute calls for service, and no domestic disputes resulting in criminal …

Killaloe OPP news as of Aug. 8 2018

Photo: Nick3501 creativecommons.org During the week of July 30, 2018, to August 6, 2018 there were 176 calls for service, including the Whitney Detachment. There were eighteen motor vehicle collisions, seven were animal related. There was one domestic dispute call for service, and no domestic disputes resulting in criminal code …

Killaloe OPP news as of July 31 2018

Photo: Nick3501 creativecommons.org During the week of July 23, 2018, to July 29, 2018 there were 157 calls for service, including the Whitney Detachment. There were eighteen motor vehicle collisions, three were animal related. There were three domestic dispute calls for service, and no domestic disputes resulting in criminal code …

Seen from a dock – territorial rights

Photo: Daniel Burka on unsplash.com Dock sittin’ I’ve taken to the art of dock sittin’ like the proverbial duck to water. Dock sittin’ can be inspirational, educational and fascinating. Personally I like to sit on the dock and be distraction free. I prefer no interference from a newspaper, book, iPad …

Hands do so much

Image: creativecommons.org Hands can say hello, hug you close, wave goodbye, Point you in the right direction, cover your eyes when you cry. Hands can harm someone, heal another, Cover a yawn, slap your brother.   Hands can teach, write and draw, Knit scarves, sweaters and buckle bras. Move traffic, …

Concerned Valley resident posts own fire ban sign

Handmade fire ban sign (Photo submitted) Dear friends and neighbours, Last week following the fire at my neighbour’s cottage, I produced a leaflet explaining what a total fire ban means. Although this fire was the result of sheer stupidity (according to the Chief Fire Official it was caused when guests …