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 …

Affordable housing committee for MV struck at Barry’s Bay townhall meeting

Housing is the number one issue, say local politicians at townhall meeting. BARRY’S BAY, September 21: Canada’s housing crisis is hitting small towns hard, and although they don’t have the resources of big cities, small municipalities like Madawaska Valley Township can and must work with local people to solve this …

Valley volunteer Loraine Haskins given June Callwood Award

Madawaska Valley resident and longtime volunteer Loraine Haskins was presented with the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism on August 14 at Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care. At her bedside to witness her receiving the award from Michael Ford, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism, were family members and …

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