Successful Planned Emergency Exercise at St. Francis Memorial Hospital

Submitted by St. Francis Memorial Hospital On Wednesday, October 12, 2022, Renfrew County Paramedics and St. Francis Memorial Hospital conducted a planned emergency CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear) exercise. This planned/staged exercise was a learning opportunity for Paramedic and hospital staff to practice a CBRN disaster with all the required …

A more welcoming community with new initiatives from Local Immigration Partnership

Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) – Lanark & Renfrew launches two new resources to help ensure Ottawa Valley communities are ready to welcome newcomers with open arms with its Community Resource website portal and its Intercultural Development Inventory assessment service.   Thanks to the efforts of the LIP-Lanark & Renfrew’s Creating …

Five Valley communities launch affordable housing committees after townhalls

Action committees have been formed in five area municipalities as a result of townhall meetings staged in the last two weeks by the Affordable Housing Alliance of the Ottawa Valley (AHAOV). The Townhalls concluded this week with meetings in Killaloe, Eganville and Golden Lake. At each of the meetings, municipal …

OPP advises how to protect yourself from the grandparent or emergency scam

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has tips on how to protect yourself from scams in which criminals are targeting elderly persons. The grandparent or emergency scam has several iterations; however, it generally works like this … suspects will contact seniors or family members claiming that their grandchild or family member …

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