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UNLOCKED VEHICLES EASY PREY FOR THIEVES IN PAST WEEK: OPP
7/25/2017 1:50:34 PM
Summer is the prime time for thefts, and police are reminding you to lock your vehicle and remove all valuables. In the weekly Renfrew OPP report, police advise there were several thefts from unlocked vehicles in the past week.

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ONLINE SURVEY TO HELP LANARK COUNTY BUILD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN
7/25/2017 1:48:57 PM
A process to create an updated economic development plan for Lanark County is well underway.

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RETRO VIDEO GAMES TAKEN IN ARNPRIOR BREAK-IN
7/25/2017 1:41:14 PM
OPP are looking for a thief with a taste for retro video games. Police say a garage on Bell Street in Arnprior was broken into sometime in the past two weeks and 15 Nintendo 64 games were stolen, along with an Xbox One game system.

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PEOPLE STILL NEEDED TO 'PADDLE FOR AGH'
7/25/2017 8:31:22 AM
The rescheduled date for the first ever Paddle for Almonte General Hospital has been set. The paddle, originally scheduled for Canada Day but had to be postponed due to weather and river conditions, will now run on August 13th.

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BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: ARNPRIOR CANADA DAY CAR SHOW SET FOR AUGUST 7TH
7/24/2017 3:50:19 PM
In its 38th year, the Arnprior Canada Day Car Show is the longest running car show in Renfrew County. However this year, it's a little later than usual. Brian Estabrooks says weather was a factor in their decision to postpone the annual Canada Day event.

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LOCAL ATV CLUB REMOVES HAZARDOUS METAL FROM CN RAILBED
7/24/2017 3:39:17 PM
Operation Safe Tire through the Renfrew County ATV Club has been deemed a huge success. A team of volunteers has taken over 1,500 pounds of hazardous metal off the CN railbed between Pembroke and Laurentian Valley.

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HOME INVASION AND ROBBERY IN RENFREW
7/24/2017 12:59:53 PM
Several people are facing charges after a home invasion and robbery in Renfrew. Renfrew OPP say it happened at a home on Highway 60 shortly after 6am on Sunday. Two women and a man forced their way into an apartment, threatened the occupants and stole several itmes.

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OLD FOUNDARY'S TRANSFORMATION TO ART FACTORY A WORK IN PROGRESS
7/24/2017 9:33:08 AM
It's a huge undertaking and the curious will have to be patient. The Art Factory, located in the old Foundary building on Raglan Street Renfrew, is slowly coming along.

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NHA/NHL MUSEUM PLANS CELEBRATION OF 72 SUMMIT SERIES
7/24/2017 9:18:45 AM
Where were you in 72? As we near the 45th anniversary of the Canada vs Soviet Summit Series, the NHA/NHL Museum in Renfrew is preparing for a very special event to mark the occasion.

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MEET RENFREW COUNTY'S NEWEST YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS
7/24/2017 8:28:58 AM
Six Renfrew County students are being their own bosses this summer. They are participating in the Summer Company Program, which allows students to work as self-employed entrepeneurs over the summer break.

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IT'S GOING TO BE A WET DAY IN THE VALLEY
7/24/2017 5:12:42 AM
Rain, rain, go away! The Valley is still trying to dry out from the incredibly wet Spring we experienced and Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement as we prepare for 20 to 30mm of rainfall today and an additional 10mm tonight.

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PRE-TRIAL SET FOR MAN CHARGED IN HISTORIC SEXUAL ASSAULTS
7/21/2017 5:02:00 PM
A pre-trial will be held next month for 74 year old Peterborough man facing numerous counts related to historic sexual assault cases in Renfrew County. Stan McBride Jr.

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POW WOW IN RENFREW SATURDAY
7/21/2017 3:47:43 PM
Tomorrow (July 22) O'Brien Park in Renfrew will be home to a unique Ontario 150 celebration. The Golden Age Activitiy Centre will be hosting a pow wow from 2 until 4 in the park adjacent to the McDougall Mill Museum and the Swinging Bridge.

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SURETE DU QUEBEC LAUNCH ROAD SAFETY BLITZ
7/21/2017 3:28:14 PM
Reduce your speed, put down your phone and buckle up. Quebec Police are in the midst of a province-wide safe roads campaign and across the Pontiac, they'll be looking for bad drivers. They're also stepping up their presence in construction zones.

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ALGONQUIN COLLEGE PEMBROKE TO OFFER URBAN FORESTRY PROGRAM
7/21/2017 8:38:38 AM
Pembroke's Algonquin College Campus is contuing to grow and this September, the college is building on its forestry program. Algonquin will be introducing a new Urban Forestry Arboriculture Program.

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BLUE-GREEN ALGAE FOUND IN MUSKRAT LAKE
7/20/2017 4:49:34 PM
There are algae problems once again on Muskrat Lake. Samples were taken last week that confirm blue-green algae is present on the lake. The sample was taken from the boat launch in Cobden.

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MISSISSIPPI MILLS MAYOR, COUNCILLOR SUING ONLINE CRITIC
7/20/2017 4:12:22 PM
Missisippi Mills Mayor Shaun McLaughlin and Councillor John Edwards are suing Steve Maynard, a resident of Carleton Place.

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JAPANESE KNOTWEED A THREAT TO HOUSING
7/20/2017 4:02:28 PM
A very invasive plant species has been spotted in Lanark County. Japanese Knotweed is a plant that can degrade wetland quality and habitats and overtake other plants.

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VALLEY DIETITIAN RECOGNIZED FOR PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS
7/20/2017 3:48:44 PM
A local Community Dietitian has received a provincial award. Carolyn Froats-Emond has received the Peer Recognition Award from the Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health.

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COMPANY WORKING ON PLAN FOR COMMUTER TRAIN TO VALLEY
7/20/2017 8:47:15 AM
In less than two years, you might be able to take a train to Ottawa rather than driving there. Moose Consortium Inc.

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JUNE HOME SALES HIT EIGHT YEAR HIGH
7/19/2017 12:14:44 PM
Home sales in Renfrew County for the month of June are at an eight year high. There were 187 houses sold over the 30 days, which is up 7.5 per cent from last June. The value of these sales has gone up to $44.6 million, up nearly 13 per cent from June of 2016.

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ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING STATIONS INSTALLED IN ALMONTE, ARNPRIOR
7/19/2017 12:10:29 PM
Lanark County now has another location where you can charge your electric car. The first one launched in 2015 in Maberley, and is still available to be used.

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CROSS COUNTRY TREK TO RAISE MONEY FOR GUIDE DOG PROGRAM STOPS IN RENFREW
7/19/2017 11:36:40 AM
A stop in Renfrew is garnering quite a bit of attention for two young ladies who are raising money for the Lions Club Guide Dog program by riding horseback across the country.

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NEW RA CENTRE FOR BRAESIDE ONE STEP CLOSER
7/19/2017 8:49:07 AM
A new RA Centre for Braeside is one step closer to reality this morning. McNab Braeside Council has agreed to put the project out to tender for construction companies to bid on.

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LOCAL HOSPITALS BENEFIT FROM FUNDING FOR UPGRADES
7/19/2017 8:41:40 AM
Renfrew and Arnprior's hospitals are each getting a share of new funding for hospital upgrades in Eastern Ontario. Arnprior Regional Health will receive 2.3 million for 2017-2018, while Renfrew Victoria Hospital will receive 2.4 million dollars.

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ASHLEY MACISAAC IN DACRE SEPTEMBER 30 FOR SMALL HALLS
7/19/2017 8:26:10 AM
Exciting news for those living in the Ottawa Valley. In addition to several performances for the Ontario Festival of Small Halls this season, Ashley MacIsaac will join A Change of Step in Dacre September 30 for a performance at the DACA Centre.

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CROSS COUNTRY HORSE BACK RIDE IS ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE
7/18/2017 4:49:55 PM
A love for animals has turned into a fundraiser for the Lions Club Guide Dog program. Katie and Jewel Keca, along with their brother Joseph have been horseback riding across Canada to raise awareness and money for the program and tomorrow, they arrive in Renfrew.

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