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FULL LINEUP OF ACTIVITIES FOR TOMORROW'S PAKENHAM FAIR
8/18/2017 4:45:41 PM
The Pakenham Fair is back again! Tomorow from 9 until 4 there will tons of things to keep the whole family entertained. There will be things like contests, puppet shows, a petting farm and bouncy castles.

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LANARK COUNTY 4H CLUB HOSTING AGRICULTURAL DAY AT PLOWING MATCH
8/18/2017 4:38:14 PM
Lanark County 4-H is having a unique Canada 150 celebration this weekend. The Marketing Club is hosting 4-H Agricultural Day at the Lanark County Plowing Match this Saturday.

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GOAL IS INCREASED PARTICIPATION
8/18/2017 3:04:11 PM
An annual event has once again paired with a great benefactor. The Tour de Bonnechere will go this Sunday from Eganville's Legion Field.

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CALABOGIE BLUES AND RIB FEST RETURNS THIS WEEKEND
8/18/2017 8:47:55 AM
It's one of the biggest music festivals in the area and a huge draw for blues lovers. The 7th annual Calabogie Blues and Ribfest kicks off today (Friday) at 4pm at Calabogie Peaks and this year's event promises to be a rockin' good time with the tastiest ribs in town.

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OPG WARNS ABOUT SWIMMING NEAR WEIR IN THE MADAWASKA RIVER
8/18/2017 8:37:43 AM
If you've been jumping into the Madawaska River by the weir in Arnprior, you may want to stop. Ontario Power Generation is warning against jumping in anywhere near the weir.

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ANNUAL TASTE OF THE VALLEY MAKES FIRST STOP TOMORROW
8/17/2017 4:50:23 PM
The annual Taste of the Valley tour kicks off tomorrow, with the first stop in Barry's Bay. According to Paige Visneskie with the Railway Station, there will be lots to do. Taste of the Valley runs from 10 until 5pm and is free to attend.

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LOCAL FUNNY MAN NEEDS YOUR VOTES
8/17/2017 4:36:58 PM
One of the Valley's own is fighting to be recognized as one of Canada's top comedians. Nigel Grinstead is from Arnprior and is a semi-finalist in this years Sirius XM Top Comic Competition.

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DEMOLITION DERBY WILL KICKSTART ARNPRIOR FAIR TONIGHT
8/17/2017 4:27:35 PM
It's always a huge draw for the Arnprior Fair and President of the Agricultural Society, Jeff Desarmia, credits the Demolition Derby's success to decades of experience. Last year's derby was washed out and replaced with a mud run due to pouring rain.

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FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION IN COLD CASE BRINGS IN MANY TIPS
8/17/2017 8:30:47 AM
OPP say the response to a clay facial reconstruction of an unidentified man has been outstanding. On July 26, the reconstructed face of a body that was found in Algonquin Park in April of 1980 was released to the public.

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ARCHIVES LAUNCH EXHIBIT ON 150 YEARS OF LIVING OFF THE LAND
8/17/2017 8:11:27 AM
The Arnprior and McNab-Braeside Archives has put seven thousand dollars in provincial grant money to good use with the launch of its oral history project, 150 years of living off the land.

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MCNAB BRAESIDE COUNCIL USING APPLICATION EXTENSION TO THEIR ADVANTAGE
8/16/2017 6:53:42 PM
The Township of McNab Braeside continues to eye Provincial Grant dollars under the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling initiative. Mayor Tom Peckett says Council is exploring three options for its application to the OMCC.

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MAJOR ANNOUNCMENT REGARDING ARNPRIOR'S GROVE SENIORS HOME
8/16/2017 11:52:17 AM
Premier Kathleen Wynne is in the midst of a whirlwind tour of the Ottawa Valley. Her visit began this morning at the Grove Nursing Home in Arnprior, where Wynne announced approval of 36 additional beds, which will grow the facility to 96 beds in total.

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HISTORICAL SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE RETURNS TO PEMBROKE COURT TODAY
8/16/2017 7:30:14 AM
A judicial pre-trial for a 74-year-old Peterborough man charged with historical sexual assaults in Renfrew County gets underway today (Wednesday) in Pembroke.

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PROPOSED CNL FACILITY MEETING RESISTANCE FROM COMMUNITIES ALONG GREAT LAKES
8/16/2017 7:12:59 AM
A locally proposed facility is meeting some resistance from communities along the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence.

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PREMIER WYNNE VISITS ARNPRIOR THIS MORNING
8/16/2017 7:10:52 AM
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is visiting Arnprior this morning (Wednesday). An announcement on Arnprior Regional Health's Facebook page advises Wynne will be a special guest at the Summer Social at the Grove Nursing Home, at 9am this morning.

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WAYWARD BULLOCK'S ORIOLE FINALLY HEADING HOME
8/15/2017 12:15:31 PM
A little bird at the Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre is garnering national attention once again. The Bullock's Oriole that flew into Pakenham in 2015 is finally going home to BC. These birds are found in BC and Alberta, but their main range is in the US.

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MOVING CANADA DAY CAR SHOW TO AUGUST A SUCCESS
8/15/2017 12:03:38 PM
Better late than never is borne out by some impressive statistics. The Arnprior Canada Day Car Show took place on the Civic Holiday (Monday August 7th) instead of the usual Canada Day, and organizers report a huge success.

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PALMER RAPIDS CHURCH STRIVES TO BE FULLY ACCESSIBLE
8/15/2017 11:46:17 AM
The Community Wesleyan Church of Palmer Rapids is using dollars from the Federal Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) to benefit physically-challenged parishioners and visitors.

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HUGE PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF LIFE PLANNED FOR BRYAN MURRAY
8/15/2017 8:27:15 AM
A celebration of life will be held next week for Shawville native and former Ottawa Senators Coach and GM Bryan Murray. The Senators have announced a service honouring Murray will be held on Thursday August 24th at 1pm at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.

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LANARK COUNTY INTRODUCES ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLAN
8/15/2017 8:25:08 AM
Lanark County Council is on board with the Active Transportation Plan, which summarizes current projects and will help to develop future improvements. The document will also assist with related grant applications.

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CPAN NEEDS YOUR HELP TO FILL BACKPACKS
8/15/2017 8:13:26 AM
With back to school now just around the corner, the Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network could use a helping hand with its Tools for School Program.

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LOCAL YOUNG WOMAN NAMED 2ND RUNNER UP AT MISS TEENAGE CANADA PAGEANT
8/14/2017 2:50:29 PM
Miss Teenage Eastern Ontario represented the Ottawa Valley well in Toronto over the weekend. Sophia DeCarle finished as the second runner up. Miss Northern Ontario Emma Morrison won the crown.

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HWY 417 EASTBOUND LANES FULLY RE-OPEN EAST OF ARNPRIOR
8/14/2017 2:17:22 PM
The Eastbound 417 is moving again after an earlier closure. A tractor trailer carrying hay caught fire this morning near the Kinburn Side Road exit just east of Arnprior. The last lane re-opened in the one o'clock hour. No one was hurt.

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TRACTOR TRAILER CATCHES FIRE ON 417 IN ARNPRIOR
8/14/2017 10:54:15 AM
Expect delays if you're heading down the 417 eastbound. A tractor trailer, reportedly carrying hay, caught fire earlier this morning near Kinburn Side Road. The MTO are reporting that the right lane and the shoulder are both closed.

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CNL OPEN HOUSE A CHANCE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NSDF
8/14/2017 9:35:39 AM
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories opened up its facilities to the public for an open house this weekend. There were hundreds of people who registered to get tours and learn about CNL's history.

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CNL OPEN HOUSE A CHANCE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NSDF
8/14/2017 9:22:49 AM
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories opened up its facilities to the public for an open house this weekend. There were hundreds of people who registered to get tours and learn about CNL's history.

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PADDLE FOR AGH PROCEEDS TO BUY NEW DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING EQUIPMENT
8/14/2017 9:07:53 AM
Families, friends, and neighbours took to the Mississippi River Sunday for the Paddle for AGH. It's part of the Almonte General Hospital's "Get In The Picture" campaign with a five kilometre community row.

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HOSPICE CLASSIC RAISES $35,000
8/14/2017 8:55:27 AM
The annual Hospice Classic managed to bring in some much needed dollars for the facility. The event was held Friday at the Renfrew Golf Course. Chair of Hospice Renfrew, Joanne Dowdall-Brown says they managed to raise $35,000.

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ARNPRIOR LIBRARY INTRODUCES FOOD FOR FINES PROGRAM
8/14/2017 8:44:56 AM
There's a new program at the Arnprior Libary that just may entice your return to the facility. Maybe you have a book, or books that are overdue, and the mounting total of fines is scaring you away.

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ARNPRIOR PACKERS READY FOR TRAINING CAMP
8/14/2017 8:35:01 AM
Training camp for the Arnprior Packers is getting underway this week. Camp starts on the 15th with player regisration at 7:30 before players take to the ice at 9. General Manager Brent Sylvester says he expects a lot of competition.

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NEW SUBDIVISION PROPOSED FOR GLASGOW STATION
8/14/2017 8:26:50 AM
There appears to be very little resistance to a proposed subdivision in McNab Braeside.

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STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED FOR ONTARIO TURTLES
8/14/2017 8:11:55 AM
A state of emergency is declared for Ontario turtles, after its main trauma centre in Peterborough took in a lot more turtles this year. Executive and Medical Director Sue Carstairs says there were almost 750 turtles admitted to the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre.

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VALLY RUNNER PLACES FIFTH AT WORLD TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP
8/13/2017 3:52:57 PM
Eganville native Melissa Bishop is coming home empty handed from the IAAF World Track and Field Championships in London. Bishop placed 5th in the women's 800 metre final on Sunday with a time of 1:57:68.

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