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RCDSB welcomes new ed director

Thursday March 30th, 2017 03:11:10 AM
It has been a busy first month for Pino Buffone.

Renfrew County councillors losing federal tax break

Thursday March 30th, 2017 03:10:46 AM
The federal government is peeling back a decades-old tax break for certain elected officials, including Renfrew County councillors.Currently, municipal councillors don't pay taxes on a third of their income. As part of the 2017 federal budget brought down last week, finance minister Bill Morneau

County needs to spend more on active transportation: group

Thursday March 30th, 2017 01:08:58 AM
Advocates are calling on Renfrew County to sink more money into active transportation by improving road infrastructure throughout the region including the addition of more hardened shoulders for cyclists.

OPP asks for public's help investigating sexual assaults at a seasonal property in South Algonquin Twp. in the early 1980s

Wednesday March 29th, 2017 10:58:36 PM
KILLALOE – Police are asking anyone who might have information regarding an investigation into sexual abuse that occurred in South Algonquin Township in the early 1980s to come forward.On March 29, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) provided some details on the man who has been charged in the case.Last December (2016), the Renfrew County Crime Uni

Supporting the PRH Foundation's Cutting Edge Campaign through comedy and music

Wednesday March 29th, 2017 08:58:31 PM
Cutting Edge Comedy and Dance Night is putting the fun in fundraising.

Group wants ATV access in Petawawa

Wednesday March 29th, 2017 01:17:19 PM
All-Terrain Vehicle drivers are seeking permission from the town to access and sign certain roadways despite a municipal bylaw banning ATVs from public roads. Teresa Gamble, president of the Renfrew County ATV Club (RCATV), made a presentation to council

Catholic school board executive director and superintendent of educational services announce they are retiring

Tuesday March 28th, 2017 09:16:40 PM
At the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board (RCCDSB) meeting held earlier this week, it was announced that two members of the board’s leadership team plan to retire in the fall.Michele Arbour, director of education, and Peter Adam, superintendent of educational services, both plan to retire on Sept. 15, 2017. “My fellow trustees and I wish

Leasing begins at new Deep River business centre

Tuesday March 28th, 2017 09:06:41 PM
DEEP RIVER – A new business centre is welcoming professionals to the heart of Deer River.

Laurentian Valley tax rate expected to rise

Tuesday March 28th, 2017 08:41:39 PM
Township of Laurentian Valley taxes are expected to rise in 2017, but the question remains by how much.

Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio hosting fundraiising dinner Friday

Tuesday March 28th, 2017 05:11:52 PM
On Friday, March 31, the Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio is inviting Ottawa Valley residents to join in a truly unique six-course fundraising dinner.

Petawawa Patriots want your vote for their Cheer!

Tuesday March 28th, 2017 04:12:38 AM
The Petawawa Atom Patriots have an on- ice battle cry that could soon be heard across the nation. The Petawawa minor hockey team cracked the top 24 teams in the Cheer Like Never Before contest hosted by Rogers Hometown Hockey which is broadast on Sportsnet.

City to work with ATV Club for trails

Monday March 27th, 2017 07:12:58 PM
Pembroke council sees benefits to cooperating with a local ATV organization to allow local access to the CN rail bed.

Annual hockey game raises $600

Monday March 27th, 2017 07:11:15 PM
PETAWAWA - The legacy of Thomas Sterling goes on.

Sleepwell Property Management working with entrepreneurs to revitalize downtown Pembroke

Monday March 27th, 2017 06:31:19 PM
Sleepwell Property Management is working with local business merchants and making a significant investment to breathe new life into Pembroke’s historic downtown.

Ethan Allard Memorial Hockey Fund to make kids' hockey dreams come true

Monday March 27th, 2017 01:24:14 AM
Ethan Allard was a true ice warrior with a heart of gold and an indelible love for the game of hockey.

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