More marijuana and cocaine have been seized in Renfrew.
On March 5th the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, Project Paradigm and the Renfrew OPP searched a home on Argyle Street South in Renfrew.
Police say 5 ounces of Cannabis Marijuana, 2 grams of Cannabis Resin and 6 grams of Cocaine and over a thousand dollars of cash were seized. The street value of the drugs is estimated at $1, 450.
46 year old Dale Bickner was arrested and charged with several counts of possession and trafficking, he'll appear in Renfrew court next month.
OttawaValleyWood.com has received the Ontario Wood Award.
The provincial award was presented to County of Renfrew Forester Lacey Rose, who says it's the first time the award has been given out by the Ontario Forestry Association.
Rose adds the award recognizes them for their promotion of wood products in the province...
Ottawa Valley Wood highlights manufacturers from the Ottawa Valley including, local mills, producers, artisans and business that produce local products.
It's the end of the line for City Public Bus Service.
As of March the 28th Thom Transit will no longer provide the service for the City of Pembroke.
Mayor Ed Jacyno says he's not surprised by the decision since ridership hasn't been very high...
This is not a City run business, Thom Transit is a private business that was providing the City with the service.
The City is currently looking into their options and the Pembroke Handi Bus will be expanding their hours to help pick up the slack starting April 1st.
The hours of operation effective April 1st will be 7 a.m. to 5 PM Monday to Friday and Saturday 9 to 4. People are encouraged to call the Office at 613-735-6998.
Rumours have been swirling around the Pembroke Public Library over funding and programming cuts.
City of Pembroke Deputy Mayor, Ron Gervais says there are so many rumours about funding cuts and the closure of the children's department and none of it is true.
When it comes to funding, and programming, Gervais says the Pembroke Public Library Board makes those decisions and sends their requests on to the City of Pembroke and Laurentian Valley Township...
The amounts of money both municipalities are contributing is nearly unchanged from last year and the only change to the Library's operations is a reduction in operating hours on Saturday's during the summer.
All board meetings are open to the public, and all members of the community are encouraged to attend them.
The first ever Destination Imagination regional tournament is being touted as a success.
The Renfrew County Catholic District School Board had 13 teams take part in the event hosted at Renfrew Collegiate Institute on March 1st.
There were 21 teams in all take part from Deep and Chalk River to Barry's Bay and Ottawa.
The Destination Imagination program allows students to use their imagination and creative thinking to come up with innovative solutions to a choice of challenges.
The challenge topic areas include: technical, scientific, fine arts, improvisational, structural and service learning.
Teams must also complete an Instant Challenge using creative and critical thinking, and working quickly as a team with the materials provided to solve a new challenge within a time limit.
Students at John XXIII Catholic Elementary School in Arnprior have a new interim Principal.
The Renfrew County Catholic District School Board announced Scott Nichol will fill the role of Principal.
Julie Huckabone will replace Nichol as Acting Vice-Principal and Special Education Resource Teacher (SERT) at Our Lady of Sorrows in Petawawa during his appointment.
Changes are being made to recyclable Styrofoam collection for the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre.
As of April 1st coloured Styrofoam will no longer be accepted in the yellow bin recycling containers. White however, is still acceptable and that includes plates, cups, bowls and take out food containers, as well as rigid packaging and egg cartons.
Current Laurentian Valley Councillor Debbie Robinson would like to be the Reeve of the Laurentian Valley Township.
Robinson is finishing up her second term on Council and says it's time for her to take on a new challenge.
As Reeve she would represent the Laurentian Valley at the County level.
Robinson wants to focus on two main intersection issues involving county-controlled roads, the corner of Bruham Avenue and Boundary Road, as well as the intersection of Drive-In Road and Highway 148. She says these two major traffic issues have been delayed for far too long.
The War Amps largest fundraiser is getting underway next week.
Identification Key Tags will be mailed out, and while using the key tags is free, donations are accepted to raise money for children in need of prosthetics.
Jamie Lunn a Public Awareness Officer with the War Amps says the costs of prosthetics like the myoelectric can really add making it difficult for families to afford...
All donations go toward child amputees and funding artificial limbs and counselling and support for child amputees.
The War Amps have help 1.5 million people get their keys back after they've been lost.
Distracted Driving is now tops, as the biggest killer on Ontario Roads.
Statistics have proven that Distracted Driving killed 78 people in 2013 and was followed by driving under the influence and speeding as the reason people died in car accidents.
Renfrew OPP Constable, Janice Sawbridge, says distracted drivers will be targeted in a blitz by the OPP next week...
There are exceptions, if it's an emergency you can use your cell phone, and Police, Firefighters and Paramedics are allowed to use their phones in the course of their duties.
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