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WITTKE, CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER, RETURNS TO COURT THIS AFTERNOON
1/17/2018 11:21:38 AM
The man charged with first degree murder in the death of Sheila Welsh returns to court this afternoon.

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TWO OTTAWA VALLEY MEN FACING CHARGES FOLLOWING DOMESTIC DISPUTE CALLS
1/17/2018 6:49:50 AM
Two men face charges following domestic dispute investigations.

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MISSISSIPPI MILLS COUNCIL BIDS FAREWELL TO CAO - SEARCH BEGINS FOR REPLACEMENT
1/17/2018 6:48:06 AM
Mississippi Mills says goodbye to the only Chief Administrative Officer the Town has ever known. Diane Smithson is leaving her job, and starts in a similar capacity in Caleton Place at month's end.

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MELISSA BISHOP UP FOR AWARD, YOUR VOTE NEEDED
1/16/2018 4:31:45 PM
Renfew County's Olympian is up for another award. Eganville's Melissa Bishop has been nominated for Female Athlete of the Year at the 2018 Faces of Ottawa Awards.

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REDUCING THE NUMBER OF HEALTH BOARDS A MISTAKE: COUNTY COMMITTEE
1/16/2018 4:19:56 PM
Renfrew County's health committee does not agree with an expert panel report on public health released by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

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ARNPRIOR RESIDENT WINS BIG IN CASH FOR LIFE
1/16/2018 3:17:05 PM
Congratulations, Debra Shean of Arnprior! Debra is the latest Cash For Life winner, scratching for a 1 thousand dollar a week for life prize in OLG's Instant Cash for Life Game.

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PORTION OF RIDEAU CANAL TO REOPEN TODAY
1/16/2018 8:52:02 AM
Skaters are back on part of the Rideau Canal today. The popular Ottawa skateway was closed last week due to a brief January thaw but the weekend saw frigid weather return.

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RENFREW CONCRETE DONATES $10 000 TO HOSPICE RENFREW
1/16/2018 8:38:07 AM
As Hospice Renfrew commemorates its tenth anniversary comes news of a sizeable donation from a family-operated business, Renfrew Concrete. In a news release, the Prince family says it is their privilege to be able to support Hospice Renfrew.

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VEHICLE HIT JEWELLERY STORE, NARROWLY MISSES GAS LINE AND METER
1/15/2018 7:44:28 PM
A local collision that could have been worse was attended to by members of the Arnprior Fire Department this morning.

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MAN FACES SERIOUS INJURIES AFTER SNOWMOBILE CRASH THURSDAY MORNING
1/15/2018 4:39:11 PM
A Central Frontenac man is recovering from serious injuries after his snow machine struck a tree early Thursday morning. Emergency responders attended the scene shortly after 1am January 11 on an OFSC trail in Mississippi Mills.

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AMERICAN EEL FACING EXTINCTION, OTTAWA RIVERKEEPER CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO ACT
1/15/2018 11:00:06 AM
The American eel is facing extintion in the Ottawa River. Numbers have seriously dwindled in the last few decades according to Patrick Nadeau, Executive Director with the Ottawa Riverkeeper.

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TOWN PROPOSES NEW RECREATION PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN ONLY
1/15/2018 10:57:37 AM
Arnprior is trying to create recreation programs targetted at women. The goal of the Females in Action program is to offer new and unique programs that encourage the inactive to become active and to bring more social interaction.

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FIRST EVER OTTAWA VALLEY TOURISM TRADING POST TO BE HELD
1/15/2018 10:23:13 AM
The first ever Ottawa Valley Tourism Trading Post is coming up on January 24th.

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COUNTY DISCUSSES POWER GAP STUDY
1/15/2018 10:12:25 AM
There's the potential for a power gap study across Renfrew County. At a recent development and property services committee, there was discussion about a municipal energy plan.

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HOSPICE RENFREW MARKING 10 YEARS IN 2018
1/15/2018 10:00:29 AM
It's an incredible milestone for the first ever rural hospice in the province of Ontario. Hospice Renfrew celebrates ten years of offering respite and palliative care to the residents of Renfrew County.

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WEEKEND CRASH CLAIMS THE LIFE OF A LOCAL MAN
1/15/2018 6:55:09 AM
A 55 year old man from Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards Township is dead following a fatal crash on Highway 60 over the weekend. Police say the crash happened around 11:30 Saturday night, just west of Harrington Road.

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RENFREW, WHITEWATER AND ARNPRIOR OPT TO CANCEL FRIDAY NIGHT GAMES
1/12/2018 3:19:32 PM
Icy and snow covered roads have made driving dangerous and with safety in mind, some of our local hockey teams have opted to cancel their games for tonight (Friday).

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MVCA WARNS ICE LIKELY UNSTABLE AFTER MILD WEATHER, RAIN
1/12/2018 3:17:55 PM
The Mississippi Valley Watershed is recommending that people stay off the ice this weekend.

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MILITARY TO TRAIN IN CALABOGIE AREA FOR NEXT TWO WEEKS
1/12/2018 3:04:59 PM
There will be an increase in military vehicle traffic over the next two weeks in the Calabogie area. Members of the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment will be participating in the Winter Complex Terrain School Course from the January 14th to the 26th.

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FIRE OFFICIAL SAYS OSHAWA TRAGEDY A SAD REMINDER OF IMPORTANCE OF ALARMS
1/12/2018 2:53:19 PM
A deadly fire earlier this week in Oshawa has prompted a reminder from more than one local Fire Chief about the importance of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

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FLASH FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT
1/12/2018 11:44:27 AM
There is a flash freeze warning in effect for the entire Ottawa Valley. Temperatures are expected to fall rapidly this afternoon, meaning that puddles, slush, and any falling precipitation will freeze as the temperature drops.

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SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION CANCELLED DUE TO POTENTIAL DANGEROUS ROAD CONDITIONS
1/12/2018 10:58:48 AM
Don't let that mild weather fool you, all transporation for Renfrew County Public and Catholic Schools English as well as French speaking schools has been cancelled today.

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LOCAL HEALTH UNIT LAUNCHES LEAVE THE PACK BEHIND CONTEST
1/12/2018 9:53:29 AM
Have you been thinking about living a smoke-free life? If you have, there are programs out there to help you reach that goal - and some of them even offer cash prizes.

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LOCAL COMEDIAN IN RUNNING FOR TOP COMEDIAN AWARD
1/12/2018 9:38:05 AM
Voting is underway for the 2018 Faces of Ottawa Awards. Local comedian Nigel Grinstead would like you support and he's hoping you take the opportunity to vote early, and vote often.

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SQUARE TIMBER BREWING COMPANY LAUNCHES PEMBROKE PILSNER
1/12/2018 9:26:30 AM
In local business news today, one man's love for Pembroke and the Ottawa Valley has turned into a new beer label. Marc Bru at Square Timber Brewing Company has launched the Pembroke Pils - the first local pilsner beer to be brewed.

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RENFREW COUNTY A LEADER IN COMMUNITY PARAMEDICINE
1/11/2018 2:32:28 PM
Community paramedicine is something being implemented in many communities throughout the province right now. Renfrew County's Chief of Paramedic Services, Mike Nolan, says it's been done locally for quite a few years.

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RIDEAU CANAL SKATEWAY CLOSED DUE TO MILD TEMPERATUES
1/11/2018 2:29:57 PM
Ottawa's Rideau Canal has been closed, just a week after it opened. The National Capital Commission says people should stay off the ice for the time being, since freezing rain and warmer temperatures could make it unsafe. A January thaw is bad news for the skateway.

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MAN CHARGED AFTER VEHICLE HITS LCBO STORE
1/11/2018 12:54:38 PM
No, the LCBO doesn't offer a drive through... a fact learned the hard way by a Killaloe, Hagarty Richards man.

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TWO HURT IN SNOWMOBILE CRASH NEAR ARNPRIOR
1/10/2018 4:50:24 PM
Two people have been hurt after crashing their snowmobile just south of Arnprior. OPP say they were called just before 3 o'clock on Sunday to Lake Madawaska, near Head Pond Road South.

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OFFICIALS INVESTIGATING ALLEGED ASSAULT AT BONNECHERE MANOR
1/10/2018 4:35:42 PM
Police are looking into a suspected assault at Bonnechere Manor in Renfrew on New Year's Day.

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CHARGES LAID AFTER VAN HITS ALMONTE TRAIN BRIDGE
1/10/2018 4:33:13 PM
A 24 year old Gatineau man has been charged in connection with a hit and run case in Almonte. Police say that around 2pm last Thursday afternoon, reports started coming in about a Budget rental van striking the old train bridge on little Bridge Street.

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