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2ND ANNUAL SAWTECH IN RENFREW ATTRACTS LUMBER-RELATED BUSINESSES FROM ACROSS CANADA
7/23/2018 7:51:46 AM
The Tradex-organized Sawtech Log Expo at Ma-te-way drew those with a stake in Forestry, and the curious. David Wybou, Business Development Officer with Renfrew County says there was a strong local presence.

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ANNUAL DRAGON BOAT RACES MAKE ANOTHER SPLASH IN ARNPRIOR
7/23/2018 7:43:45 AM
The 4th Annual Arnprior Dragon Boat Races appears to have marked the transition between Glenn Arthur and Graeme Ivory as the Town's Recreation Director. Arthur spoke with Oldies 107.7 in the run-up, but the closing remarks were from the new man, Graeme Ivory.

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A SERIES OF ONE ACT PLAYS COMING TO CARP IN AUGUST
7/23/2018 7:28:55 AM
Three evenings of three one-act plays are coming to the Carp Fair Ground August 23rd, 24th, and 25th. The plays are being put on by the Rural Root Theatre Company from Constance Bay and will take place at the Carp Agricultural Hall on the Fairground property.

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FIRES CONTINUE TO BURN OUT OF CONTROL IN MARIAH TOWNSHIP - NO ORDERS TO EVACUATE YET
7/23/2018 7:23:46 AM
Fires near Algonquin Park's border in Maria township have merged and continue to burn out of control.

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CROSS COUNTRY WALK FOR CANCER AWARENESS ENTERS OTTAWA VALLEY
7/22/2018 10:42:28 AM
A family from Alberta is making their way across the Ottawa Valley on a cross country walk called Can-Survive 2018.

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FOREST FIRES CONTINUE TO BURN IN UPPER OTTAWA VALLEY
7/22/2018 6:01:28 AM
Provincial officials say it could be days before they can get a handle on forest fires in the province. There are several fires burning in the Upper Ottawa Valley this weekend.

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HIGHWAY 17 REOPENS AFTER CLOSURE DUE TO FOREST FIRE
7/21/2018 5:31:07 AM
Highway 17 is open again after smoke from a forest fire forced the road to close last night. The highway was closed down between Mattawa and Petawawa around 9:30 last night after smoke from a fire severely reduced visibility, making the road unsafe for driving.

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FIRE CAUSED BY BAILOR NOW UNDER CONTROL
7/20/2018 5:53:29 PM
A fire that was reported earlier today is now said to be under control. Reports on social media say that there was a fire in a field just outside of Arnprior. The fire was on Nieman Drive and was reportedly caused by a bailor.

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TWO NEW FOREST FIRES SPARKED IN ALGONQUIN PARK
7/20/2018 2:36:54 PM
The Ministry of Natural Resources are currently fighting five forest fires around our area, and all are still not under control according to officials.

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4TH ANNUAL EVENT PROMISES TO BE BIG HIT
7/20/2018 1:11:42 PM
The 4th annual Arnprior Dragon Boat races take place at Robert Simpson Park. Although the races are recognized on the National circuit that will not be a boost this year.

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ALGONQUIN PARK AND AREA FIRE SITUATION
7/20/2018 1:02:29 PM
The Ministry of Natural Resources are currently fighting five forest fires around our area, and all are still not under control according to officials. Two of the fires are located in Algonquin Park, while the other three are around Mattawa.

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GO TO A BBQ AND HELP VALLEY ANIMAL RESCUE
7/20/2018 12:53:16 PM
Avalon Ranch and Valley Animal Rescue are pairing up for a family friendly fundraising event this weekend. Lynn Cheffins (sheff ins) says Avalon is hosting some talented animals and VAR is hoping to raise some much needed funds.

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MONEY RAISED GOES TO GOOD CAUSE
7/20/2018 12:43:37 PM
Results are in the from the annual Renfrew County District School Board's Golf For Kids tournament. Hundreds came out to support the cause at the Oaks of Cobden, by raising over $12,000.

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HIGH TEMPERATURES AND LITTLE RAINFALL RESULT IN MINOR DRAUGHT CONDITION FOR MVCA
7/20/2018 6:58:54 AM
The Mississippi Valley Watershed is in a level 1 minor draught. The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority says that continued dry weather mixed with the almost nonexistent rainfall this month has caused flows and levels to drop.

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SAWTECH LOG EXPO RETURNS TO RENFREW FOR A SECOND YEAR
7/20/2018 6:55:34 AM
The Sawtech Log Expo is in Renfrew this weekend for an unprecedented second year. Renfrew Reeve, Peter Emon says it's bigger this year because they've expanded the scope of the event.

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ARH RECEIVING RECOGNITION FOR PATIENT CARE
7/19/2018 2:29:33 PM
Arnprior Regional Health is being recognized for excellence in patient care. A 2018 Excellence in Patient Care Award is based on performance and patient experience from 2017. The U.S.-based Huron Studer Group is source of the accolade.

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WORK ON BASKIN DRIVE EXPECTED TO LAST UNTIL AUGUST 24
7/19/2018 2:26:19 PM
You can expect road delays for the next few weeks. County of Renfrew Public Works has reduced Baskin Drive to one lane from Stonehaven Way approximately 250 metres north for the construction of a watermain extension.

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MOOSE ON THE LOOSE CREATING TRAFFIC CONGESTION ON THE 417 NEAR KANATA
7/19/2018 8:13:16 AM
According to media outlets in Ottawa, a moose is on the loose and complicating traffic west of Kanata. Reports indicate the animal has backed up traffic along the eastbound lanes.

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LOCAL ORGANIZATION DISAGREES WITH PC GOVERNMENT'S DECISION TO PULL SEX ED CURRICULUM
7/19/2018 7:43:49 AM
The newly formed PC government is pulling the current sex education curriculum introduced by the Liberals in 2015. Fullfilling the campaign promise seems to have divided the province.

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ARNPRIOR FIRE DEPARTMENT CAUTIONS RESIDENTS TO USE CARE AND REFRAIN FROM BURNING
7/19/2018 7:40:37 AM
The Town of Arnprior has a safety message for its residents.

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FREE CONCERT TONIGHT IN RIVERSIDE PARK, CARLETON PLACE
7/19/2018 7:27:40 AM
You can have fun for free tonight (Thurs). Riverside Park in Carleton Place is hosting a free concert in the park and community celebration from 7 until 9 p.m. There will be Pt Willbond performing along with his daughter Sarah and special guest Mike Maher.

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BUSH FIRE NOW UNDER CONTROL IN GREATER MADAWASKA
7/18/2018 5:31:52 PM
The bush fire in Greater Madawaska is under control. Fire Chief Darryl Wagner says he spoke with the Ministry of Natural Resources earlier today (Wed) and was told that the fire is under control and poses no risk to the public.

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GRANT WILL HELP FIREFIGHTER TRAINING
7/18/2018 1:05:21 PM
The McNab-Braeside Fire Department is beneficiary of a five thousand dollar donation from Enbridge Gas, and the Ontario Fire Marshal's Public Safety Council. A cheque presentation ceremony was held Monday evening at the Township Office.

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PAIR WILL LEARN FATE IN SEPTEMBER
7/18/2018 1:02:49 PM
A McNab Braeside man, and his friend have been found guilty of conspiring to murder his wife.

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FUND CANCELLATION HAS MINIMAL IMPACT
7/18/2018 1:00:05 PM
School repairs will take a hit with the new government. One of the first announcements Doug Ford's PC's made was the cancellation of the 100 million dollar school repair fund.

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BE CAREFUL ON LOCAL LAKES AND RIVERS - NATIONAL DROWNING PREVENT WEEK UNDERWAY
7/18/2018 6:57:24 AM
It's a hot summer and we're hitting local lakes, rivers and pools to stay cool. This past month we've already reported two swimming fatalities and most recently, headlines were made when NHLer Ray Emery drowned while swimming in Hamilton Harbour over the weekend.

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FIREFIGHERS AND MNR FIGHTING BUSH FIRE NEAR CALABOGIE PEAKS
7/18/2018 6:41:00 AM
A bush fire that sparked in Greater Madawaska yesterday (Tuesday) is not yet under control according to the Ministry of Natural Resources.

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FAMILY HEALTH TEAM GETS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
7/17/2018 2:57:04 PM
After a seventeen-year career with the Ontario Public Service, Karen Simpson is returning to the Valley as Executive Director with the Arnprior Family Health team.

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ZACHARY WITTKE WILL STAND TRIAL ON ALL OF HIS CHARGES
7/17/2018 1:06:20 PM
Zachary Wittke is set to stand trial on all of his charges. The third and final day of his preliminary hearing wrapped up earlier today (Tues) with the last three witnesses.

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DESLAURIER CUSTOM CABINETS SOLD TO NEW SHAREHOLDERS
7/17/2018 9:59:05 AM
In myFM business news, Deslaurier Custom Cabinets is changing hands.

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WITTKE IS BACK IN COURT TODAY AS PRELIMINARY HEARING CONTINUES
7/17/2018 6:48:43 AM
Zachary Wittke is in Pembroke court again this morning (Tuesday) as his preliminary hearing continues. The courts heard from ten witnesses on June 7 and 8 while three more are expected to speak today.

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PONTIAC MAYOR FACING THREATS OVER TRAIL TENSIONS
7/17/2018 6:43:30 AM
Tuesday's Pontiac municipal council meeting could see fireworks.

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THE NICK SMITH CENTRE IS AGING - STAFF TAKING A SERIOUS LOOK AT ITS CONDITION
7/17/2018 6:34:27 AM
The Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior is a focal point for recreational activities and community gatherings. The Town's General Manager of Operations, John Steckley says an adminstrative team is looking into the structure's condition.

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LANARK LODGE DOING WHAT IT CAN TO HELP RESIDENTS COPE
7/16/2018 2:41:16 PM
Lanark Lodge is doing what it can to help residents cope with the heat. Glenna Churchill, Director of Resident Care at the County-owned 163-bed facility in the Town of Perth tells Oldies 107.7 there are special cooling area in the home.

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