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 …

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 …

Bite-sized news at Feb.4 2024

Active living for Valley seniors Monday, Feb.12 1pm-3pm The Killaloe Public Library hosts a workshop from Western University’s Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging. Physiotherapist and Lecturer Steve Di Ciacca will give a virtual presentation, and attendees can meet local volunteer Fitness Instructors. To register call 613-757-3108 or email seniors@crc-renfrewcounty.com …

Ace of Spades still on the loose

Here are the latest Weekly Prize Winners in St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation’s Catch The Ace progressive lottery. Remember, all proceeds support the purchase of essential medical equipment for St. Francis Memorial Hospital. Week #12 Marg Levean of Whitney (above left) purchased her ticket online. She chose envelope number 38 …

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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