OPP investigate fatal fire on Mask Road

On Wednesday November 7, 2018 at approximately 10:46 a.m. members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a garage fire which spread to a residence on Mask Road, in the Township of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards. Police have located the remains of a body at …

Human remains found near Ruby Road

On Monday November 5, 2018 at approximately 10:49 am, the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of the discovery of human remains in the area of Ruby Road, in the Township of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards. The human remains were located by hunters. Members …

Ontario marks official end of wildland fire season

The Current received the following news release on October 31 2018 from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.  Today marks the end of this year’s wildland fire season — a season unlike anything this province experienced in over a decade. With more than 1,000 wildland fires in central …

Talk to teens: Don’t drive high

The Current has received the following press release about National Teen Driver Safety week.  Drug-impaired driving among teens is a major concern. Following the recent legalization of cannabis, priority should be placed on talking to teens about the seriousness of impaired driving. Janice Sawbridge Community Safety Officer, Renfrew OPP reports The …

Hallowe’en safety tips from the OPP

Photo pexels.com The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) remind parents/guardians and children that Hallowe’en can be a time of both excitement and potential danger. Help keep everyone safe by following these safety tips: Carry a flashlight and select a costume with bright colours and reflective …

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, …

Joint effort relocates bear from east end Pembroke

Photo: OPP Upper Ottawa Valley  On Friday October 19, 2018, just before 7 a.m., the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) began receiving reports of a black bear roaming in an east end neighbourhood in the City of Pembroke. Police responded along with the Ministry of …

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 …

OPP warns of local election funds scam

The Current has just received the following warning from Bancroft Detachment OPP: Bancroft OPP warns residents of an ongoing fraud that has been taking place in and around the Bancroft Detachment area regarding the upcoming election. Fraudulent e-mails have been sent to individuals and members of municipalities asking to initiate e-transfers, …

What happened?!

Disappointed, dismayed and concerned, at times even shocked at what I am reading on the internet and hearing about the goings-on in Madawaska Valley.  I have been following the MV elections because I care about MV and still believe that it has great potential to become a thriving corner of …

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 …