AD CAMPAIGN WINS OTTAWA VALLEY WASTE RECOVERY CENTRE AN AWARD
6/27/2017 1:08:42 PM
The Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre is being recognized for the creative way they spread a message about the importance of sorting your recycle.

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ONE OF OTTAWA VALLEY'S BIGGEST CANADA DAY ATTRACTIONS IS CANCELLED
6/27/2017 1:01:13 PM
The much anticipated Emerge Yoga Festival is no more. The festival was highlighted as one of the Ottawa Valley's biggest attractions this Canada Day long weekend.

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HISTORIC MOMENT TO FOLLOW COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING TOMORROW
6/27/2017 12:51:59 PM
A historic moment is taking place at the Renfrew County Administration building tomorrow. Following the regular meeting of County Council and a charity BBQ lunch, there will be a Time Capsule Dedication Ceremony as part of Canada 150 Celebrations.

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CHARGES LAID IN STOLEN VAN CASE
6/27/2017 12:41:45 PM
Police have released the charges against teenagers who allegedly stole a white van in Arnprior last week. Two teens, ages 15 and 17, have each been charged with two counts of possession of property obtained by crime, and possession of a marijuana.

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COUNTY EXPECTED TO AWARD TENDER FOR MAJOR PROJECT AT BONNECHERE MANOR
6/27/2017 8:44:10 AM
Some work needs to be done to the Bonnechere Manor roof. A section of flat roof and the laundry HVAC needs to be replaced on the long-term care home in Renfrew.

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PADDLE FOR ALMONTE GENERAL HOSPITAL
6/27/2017 7:55:43 AM
Canada Day in Almonte begins in the water. The Almonte Fairgrounds is the starting point for the first ever Paddle for the Almonte General Hospital.

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NEW PRINCIPALS ANNOUNCED AT AREA SCHOOLS
6/27/2017 7:40:26 AM
As the school year draws to a close, the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board has announced it's Principal line up for the 2017-2018 calendar year. Some of the moves include Julia Graydon, who had been serving as part-time Vice-Principal at St.

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MAN CRITICALLY INJURED IN SUNDAY MORNING CRASH
6/26/2017 4:51:46 PM
One person is in hospital in critical condition following an accident early Sunday morning.

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ARMED ROBBERY ON L'ISLE AUX ALLUMETTES
6/26/2017 4:44:08 PM
Quebec police are searching for three suspects following an armed robbery late last week. According to Marc Tessier with Surete du Quebec, two suspects entered a business in L'Isle Aux Allumettes on Friday and demanded money.

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RENFREW TO HOST POW WOW FOR CANADA 150
6/26/2017 4:23:26 PM
The Town of Renfrew has given the Golden Age Activity Centre permission to use O'Brien Park for a Pow Wow in July. The organization secured an Ontario 150 grant to pay for the Ceremony of Celebration in honour of Canada's 150th birthday.

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LAST MINUTE DEAL PREVENTS STRIKE AT LCBO
6/26/2017 9:20:41 AM
A tentative contract agreement has been reached averting a strike by L-C-B-O workers. The agreement was announced by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union shortly after the midnight strike deadline passed.

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CANADA 150 RELAY A TEAM EFFORT
6/26/2017 9:10:43 AM
The Township of McNab/Braeside spent the first weekend of summer celebrating Canada's birthday. On Saturday (June 24), the Canada 150 Relay kicked off from the light house on Sand Point with a cannon blast and the passing of a hand made baton.

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WOOD CARVING A LABOUR OF LOVE FOR SAW TECH LOG EXPO VENDORS
6/26/2017 8:59:17 AM
The 25th annual Saw Tech Log Expo drew vendors and businesses from across Ontario. Two businesses shared a tent outside of the Ma-Te-Way Activity centre.

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ARNPRIOR STAMPEDE WEEKEND A SUCCESS
6/26/2017 8:39:13 AM
Plaid and cowboy hats as far as the eye could see this past weekend as the Rawhide Rodeo made a stop in Arnprior. Acting vice president for the Arnprior Agricultural Society, Brad Rundz says there was a lot going on to make for a fun weekend.

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BREAK-IN AT RENFREW FAIRGROUNDS
6/26/2017 8:27:42 AM
You may see a heavier police presence at the Renfrew fair grounds following a break-in late earlier this month. According to the OPP, someone damaged the screen and metal door on June 15th when they broke into the dining hall near the grandstands.

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WATERSHED COUNCIL LAUNCHES WEBSITE
6/26/2017 8:21:42 AM
A new website for the Muskrat Watershed Council has been launched. You can visit www.muskratwatershedcouncil.com, which was developed by Charlie Quinn, a graduate from the Graphic Design program at Algonquin College.

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LAST WEEK TO HELP RENFREW COUNTY WIN SILVER CHAIN CHALLENGE
6/26/2017 8:11:38 AM
Time is running out for you to submit your steps through the annual Silver Chain Challenge. The challenge is a parternship between the County of Renfrew and the Ottawa Valley Cycling and Active Transportation Alliance.

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REFUSAL TO PROVIDE BREATH SAMPLE NETS CHARGES FOR QUEBEC MAN
6/26/2017 7:58:31 AM
The battle against impaired driving continues. Renfrew OPP have charged a Quebec man with impaired driving, resisting arrest and refusing to provide a breath sample following an incident June 14th.

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GATES OPEN ON SAW TECH LOG EXPO
6/23/2017 5:02:21 PM
With the opening ceremonies of the Saw Tech Log Expo underway, a three day event in Renfrew has officially kicked off. The event has been hosted every year since 1992, and is held in various locations across the province.

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MAY HOME SALES DIP BUT LONG TERM STILL TRENDING UP
6/23/2017 4:48:14 PM
Home sales in Renfrew County took a slight dip in May but are right in line with the five year average for the month. According to figures released by the Renfrew County Real Estate Board, home sales decreased 4.6% from where they were in May 2016.

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HORTON TOWNSHIP TO MOVE QUICKLY TO DEAL WITH PIGEON PROBLEM
6/23/2017 4:38:43 PM
Pigeons in Horton are leaving their mark and council means to do something about it. Councillor Dave Bennett, disgusted by the mess left by roosting pigeons, says he paid his own staff to clean up the ice surface prior to a scheduled event.

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TOWNSHIP WANTS HAND HELD DEVICE EXEMPTION TO CONTINUE
6/23/2017 4:32:15 PM
Using hand-held devices while driving has been illegal for a while, but municipal crews have been exempt for the past seven years.

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WANTED ARNPRIOR MAN ARRESTED
6/23/2017 4:20:53 PM
An update on a story we brought you recently. A man being sought by Renfrew OPP on several criminal charges has been taken into custody. OPP officers with assistance from the Ottawa Police Service found and arrested Cory Scholl in the Carp area.

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WANTED MAN KNOWN TO FREQUENT RENFREW COUNTY
6/23/2017 3:25:39 PM
A man who is serving a 10 year sentence for Robbery, using an imitation weapon while committing a crime, 10 counts of fraud under $5,000, break and enter and theft is wanted by the OPP's Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement Squad.

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LCBO STRIKE COULD BE GOOD OR BAD FOR BARS, RESTAURANTS
6/23/2017 9:58:07 AM
In myFM business news, with the prospect of an LCBO strike looming, we're asking local bars and restaurants how a strike might affect them? Janna Fortin, the owner of Kerry's Place in downtown Pembroke, says it's all about being prepared.

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ARNPRIOR STAMPEDE PROMISES TO BE WILD RIDE
6/23/2017 9:33:01 AM
More than 300 professional cowboys and cowgirls from five countries are in Arnprior this weekend for the Stampede. Events include bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping and bull riding.

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VALUABLE NECKLACE AMONG ITEMS STOLEN IN VEHICLE BREAK-IN
6/23/2017 9:16:41 AM
A case of lock it or lose it with strings attached; in this case, a necklace with a strand of heavy glass beads.

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SAWTECH LOG EXPO TO BRING THOUSANDS TO RENFREW
6/23/2017 9:10:54 AM
It's an event that's expected to bring roughly ten thousand people to the town of Renfrew. Sawtech Log Expo takes over Ma-Te-Way this weekend with hundreds of exhibits, presentations, courses and activities.

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SWINGING BRIDGE NEEDS REPAIRS, COUNCILLOR QUESTIONS NEED FOR OUTSIDE HELP
6/23/2017 8:59:35 AM
A motion to award engineering services for repairs and construction management of the Swinging Bridge was questioned by Renfrew Councillor Andrew Evans.

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FORMER WHITEWATER REEVE, WARDEN PASSES AWAY
6/23/2017 8:53:05 AM
A well-regarded local politician has died. Gordon White, a dairy farmer and former Renfrew County Warden is fondly remembered by colleague Donald Rathwell.

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HEALTH UNIT AWAITS DETAILS OF OPIOID ADDICTION FUNDING
6/23/2017 8:42:23 AM
The province announced earlier this month that it was increasing funding to Ontario communities in the fight against the opioid crisis.

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RESIDENTS UPSET WITH LOSS OF ARENA DURING RENOVATION
6/22/2017 9:19:51 AM
Bonnechere Valley Councillors say most of the reactions they've received about the arena renovations haven't been positive.

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UNITED WAY FUNDING TO EXPAND COUNSELLING THROUGH ROBBIE DEAN CENTRE
6/22/2017 9:11:28 AM
Counselling services through the Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre are expanding, thanks to the Renfrew County United Way.

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ARNPRIOR'S NEW FIRE CHIEF ARRIVES
6/22/2017 8:58:21 AM
It's been a busy first week on the job for Arnprior's new Fire Chief. Jeff Crawford says he's been making the rounds and learning lots.

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BONNECHERE VALLEY SAND BAG PICK UP THIS WEEKEND
6/22/2017 8:46:21 AM
Residents of Bonnechere Valley will have the opportunity to get rid of their sandbags this weekend.

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CONTRACTS AWARDED FOR MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
6/22/2017 8:32:07 AM
2018 is going to be a big construction season in the town of Renfrew, so council is getting their ducks in a row. They recently passed two separate motions to award engineering service contracts for rehabilitation projects next construction season.

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OPP ASSOCIATION CHALLENGING OTHERS TO MEET DONATION
6/22/2017 8:25:36 AM
An OPP Constable has issued a fundraising challenge to all Ottawa Valley Emergency Response Units, Associations, Unions, and former cross country team members.

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SECOND SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR MAY ROBBERY
6/21/2017 5:19:17 PM
A robbery that took place on May 28 on MacKay street is one step closer to being solved. Police arrested the second suspect, Josh Lawrence Peplinskie, on Monday and charged him with robbery and assault with a weapon.

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COUNCILLOR QUESTIONS REALTOR FEE ON SALE OF POST OFFICE
6/21/2017 8:40:59 AM
Renfrew Council is doling out $20 000 to award real estate advisory and brokerage services to CBRE Limited to handle the sale of the Post Office.

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