May 5 2019

Buried budget item will make provincial government less accountable A proposed new law buried within the Ontario government’s recent budget would increase the legal threshold necessary to bring claims against the government. According to a CBC report, it would considerably limit the instances in which the government would be required …

OPP warns of flood relief scam

Huntsville Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has received reports of individuals going door to door in the Huntsville area collecting money for flood relief. OPP would like residents to know that this is a scam. The individuals involved in this are preying on the generosity of local residents. These individuals often …

Ontario activates disaster relief for residents of Pembroke and Renfrew County

On April 29, Ontario notified the County of Renfrew and the City of Pembroke that the Province has activated the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program in these communities. “On behalf of our government, I want to let those individuals who have been affected by the flooding across Eastern Ontario …

April 28 2019

National Day of Mourning April 28 is the National Day of Mourning. A statement from Ontario’s Minister of Labour, Laurie Scott, said, “This day was chosen to coincide with the day in 1914 when Ontario’s first Worker’s Compensation Act came to be. Here in Ontario, thousands of people will pause …

Flood watch April 28 Warden declares emergency in Renfrew County

3:00 p.m.  Madawaska Valley advises that Kamaniskeg Lake may have reduced slightly overnight but is anticipated to increase over the next 12 hours due to releases from Bark Lake. Staff is monitoring and will continue to update when information is available. Sand bags and sand are available. (See below for Madawaska Valley …

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