MP ENCOURAGES APPLICATIONS
12/15/2017 1:00:01 PM
It's the perfect opportunity for employers to create much-needed summer job opportunities for students while strengthening local economies and communities across Canada.

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DISPLAYED FOR ALL TO SEE
12/15/2017 12:44:25 PM
Bonnechere Valley Township has invested in a speed display sign which is being set up in various areas of the municipality-- and, according to Mayor Jennifer Murphy, the move is paying dividends in terms of public safety.

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HOMES TOUR SUPPORTS PRH
12/15/2017 12:41:20 PM
It's the third year for an elegant fundraising event in support of the Pembroke Regional Hospital. Kirk Dobbs says the Festive Home Tour all began with his wife's decorating skills.

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RENFREW CURLING CLUB HOSTING MILK QUALIFIER THIS WEEKEND
12/15/2017 6:12:34 AM
This weekend the Milk Qualifier will draw nine Eastern Ontario curling teams to the Renfrew Curling Club. Barb Westgarth says with experienced athletes competing on local ice, it's an opportunity to really promote curling in our community.

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NO NEED TO BE ALONE FOR CHRISTMAS DINNER THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
12/15/2017 5:57:15 AM
After a one year hiatus, the Christmas Angels are back! Volunteer with the group, Theresa Sabourin, says this is a great way to ensure people don't spend Christmas day alone.

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EFFORTS REWARDED
12/14/2017 3:15:20 PM
With the addition of even more healthier foods, the Pembroke Regional Hospital has reached Silver status in the Healthy Foods in Champlain Hospitals program.

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GROUND BROKEN
12/14/2017 2:52:52 PM
Petawawa's newest apartment complex is set to open in 2019. Parkwood Place, located at 6 Highland Park Drive is expected to consist of modern one and two bedroom unites with appliances, elevator and building security.

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MANS BEST FRIEND OPP CALENDAR
12/14/2017 2:47:50 PM
You can have a police officer and man's best friend for your 2018 calendar. Members of the OPP Canine Team became calendar models for a calendar that beniefts the OPP Youth Foundation and teh OPP Museum.

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SECOND SUSPECT FROM NOVEMBER POPPY THEFT FOUND AND FACING SEVERAL DRUG RELATED CHARGES
12/14/2017 6:28:25 AM
The second suspect in the poppy funds theft in Pembroke has been found. Although 33-year-old George Thomas Bell stole candy not the poppy money, police say he was found to have several types of drugs and drug paraphernalia at the time of his arrest.

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SALVATION ARMY KETTLE CAMPAIGN STILL IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS
12/14/2017 6:19:38 AM
The Salvation Army in Pembroke is still in need of volunteers for their Kettle Campaign until December 23rd.

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CALABOGIE PEAKS OPENS TODAY - TWO DAYS EARLIER THAN SCHEDULED
12/14/2017 6:12:03 AM
All this snow has brought good news for skiiers and snowboarders.

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DRIVERS FACING CHARGES
12/13/2017 4:34:20 PM
Two men are facing charges after traffic stops by Killaloe OPP last week. Officers say that on Wednesday (Dec 6) just before 6 p.m. a vehicle was stopped on Bruce Street in Bonnechere Valley Township.

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SIMILAR TO ONTARIO'S CRIMESTOPPERS
12/13/2017 2:23:13 PM
The Sûreté du Québec are reminding you that there is a safe and secure way to report crimes. If you witness any form of illegal activity, call the Central Criminal Information Centre and you will be put on the line with a police officer.

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OFFICERS RIDING IN TRANSPORT CABS
12/13/2017 2:02:15 PM
Operation Safe Trucking is currently underway and wraps up Friday.

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WARDEN JENNIFER MURPHY BEGINS SECOND TERM AS HEAD OF COUNTY COUNCIL
12/13/2017 7:08:18 AM
Renfrew County's Warden has taken the Declaration of Office for 2018. Jennifer Murphy was nominated by councillor Janice Visneskie-Moore and it was seconded by councillor Rober Kingsbury. Murphy was acclaimed yesterday (Tues Dec 12) as no one ran against her.

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CLARENDON RESIDENT FACING DRUG RELATED CHARGES FOLLOWING RIDE STOP
12/13/2017 6:44:58 AM
Drug charges have been laid after a weekend RIDE program in North Algona Wilberforce. Killaloe OPP say that shortly after 10 p.m. on Saturday, a pick-up truck entered a RIDE checkpoint and a quantity of weed was found in the vehicle.

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YOUNG LOCAL ARTISTS WORK FEATURED ON FUNDRAISING CHRISTMAS CARDS
12/13/2017 6:43:17 AM
You can support local young artists and get in the Christmas spirit. The third annual Christmas Card Contest put on by the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation wrapped up Tuesday (Dec 12) when the top three designs were revealed.

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PEMBROKE COUNCIL ENDORSES APPLICATION
12/12/2017 2:14:51 PM
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories in Chalk River is looking to renew their license for the next 10 years and have asked Pembroke city coucil to support them.

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MUNICIPAL VISITORS GIVE FRESH PERSPECTIVE
12/12/2017 2:00:53 PM
The acronym is FICE means the First Impressions Community Exchange-- but let's just call it the Municipal Secret Shopper Program.

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ATV CLUB SEES GREAT FUTURE
12/12/2017 1:46:05 PM
Theresa Hebb is president of the Renfrew County ATV Club. Her club is updating maps for both the network of ATV trails in Renfrew County, and the Eastern Ontario ATV Alliance map.

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FRASER INSTITUTE RELEASES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RANKINGS - CATHOLIC SCHOOLS SCORE HIGH
12/12/2017 1:26:48 PM
Results have been released from the Fraser Institute. Rankings are based on nine academic indicators using results from reading, writing and math tests.

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POLICE LOOK TO THE PUBLIC FOR LEADS IN NOVEMBER THEFT
12/12/2017 6:56:27 AM
Crime Stoppers and the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP are looking for help in solving a theft in Petawawa.

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TWO ARE TEENS FACING CHARGES FOLLOWING ALLEGED CAR THEFT
12/12/2017 6:19:13 AM
Two Petawawa teens are facing charges after an alleged Saturday morning joyride. Upper Ottawa Valley OPP say they responded to a call just after 3:30 a.m. of a vehicle stolen from a home on Metcalfe Street in Pembroke.

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OPP REMIND DRIVERS TO USE CAUTION ON ROADS FOLLOWING RECENT SNOWFALL
12/12/2017 5:53:22 AM
Winter weather was bound to happen sooner or later and that means shifting your driving style to winter conditions to maneuver snow covered roads. OPP Constable Shawn Peever says he hopes the unusually warm fall hasn't created a false sense of security.

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PEMBROKE MAN NAILED FOR POSSESSION FOR THE PURPOSE
12/11/2017 3:01:57 PM
A Pembroke man is facing drug related charges following a bust on Friday (Dec 8).

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FORMER RENFREW PUBLISHER DIES
12/11/2017 2:39:26 PM
Friends and family grieve the loss of a former newspaper man. Boyd Wilson, who owned the Renfrew Mercury from 1964 to 1970, passed away Friday at the age of 85. Visitation for Boyd takes place today (Tuesday) after 9am at Goulet Funeral Home in Renfrew.

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ST. JAMES STUDENTS HELP GIVE INDIGENOUS CHILDREN A BRIGHTER CHRISTMAS
12/11/2017 10:42:05 AM
Representatives of I Love First Peoples, a national organization aimed at fostering better inter-cultural relations, were at St.

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REFERENDUM QUESTION GIVES BONNECHERE VALLEY VOTERS AN OPTION IN ELECTION PROCESS
12/11/2017 9:34:56 AM
As we approach the end of this calendar year, Ontario's towns and townships must have plans in place for the Municipal Elections next October.

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OPEN HOUSE GAVE PUBLIC A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY
12/11/2017 7:29:35 AM
Canada's first ever nuclear power generator is in the midst of getting decommissioned. After making history in 1962, the Nuclear Power Deomonstrator produced sustainable, clean energy and was a training centre for nuclear operators and engineers.

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10 PERCENT OF VEHICLES LEFT UNLOCKED DURING RECENT OPP CHECK
12/11/2017 7:08:43 AM
You can take a proactive approach to prevent theft, simply lock your vehicle and keep valuables out of sight. The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP remind you to Lock It or Lose It.

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LOCAL BUSINESS CONTINUES TO HELP MAKE WISHES COME TRUE FOR SICK YOUTH
12/11/2017 6:49:47 AM
Critically ill children in Canada are a little bit closer to their wishes coming true. Valley Transportation has been donating to the Children's Wish Foundation since 2002 and have given $42 350 in the past 15 years, the equivalent of 4 wishes.

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MILESTONE YEAR FOR ANNUAL COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER IN PEMBROKE
12/11/2017 6:42:04 AM
Pembroke's Community Christmas Dinner is celebrating its 10th anniversary this Christmas. On Thursday (Dec 7) Scotiabank made their annual $2000 donation to the dinner which will once again be held at Zion Lutheran Church.

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