Local News

Fatal Crash Closes Hwy 17

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 9/16/2014 6:05:00 AM

Renfrew OPP have closed Highway 17 following a fatal collision overnight.  The crash, involving 2 vehicles, happened on the highway, just east of Bruce Street between 11:30 and midnight  last night.  One person was killed.  Traffic is being detoured through Renfrew.

Owner Charged In Fire At Mo's Pita Palace

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 9/16/2014 6:02:00 AM

On January, 19, 2014, the Renfrew detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police launched an investigation into a fire at Mo's Pita Palace on Madawaska Street in Arnprior.  As a result, the owner of the business, Mustapha FAKIH, 52, of Arnprior is charged with:
Arson - Disregard for Human Life and Arson - Damage to Own Property. He has been released and is scheduled to appear in Renfrew Court on October 1st.

Motorcyclist Killed In Crash

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 9/15/2014 11:04:00 AM

Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle yesterday afternoon.  Killaloe OPP were dispatched to  Schutt Road just after 12-noon.  60 year old Brian McCarthy of Russell Township was travelling Northbound with friends when his motorcycle went off the road.  He died at the scene.

Valley Manor Holds Complete Full Evacuation Disaster Exercise.

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 9/7/2014 6:41:00 AM

In light of the recent tragedy in Quebec, the Valley Manor Long Term Care Facility in Barry's Bay held a complete full evacuation disaster exercise on Thursday September 4th.

The staff and the leadership team participated in the disaster exercise and evacuated all of the residents from the facility for a MOCK disaster.

Valley Manor has put a heavy emphasis on safety for the residents and the staff as part of their strategic plan.

Almira Street Fire.

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 9/7/2014 6:38:00 AM

Pembroke Firefighters quickly responded to a house fire on Almira Street South in Pembroke yesterday morning.

The fire was contained to the room it started in and no one was home at the time.

Roughly 20 Firefighters and three apparatus responded ot the incident.

Child Identification Clinic Being Held At Dundonald Hall

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 9/6/2014 7:13:00 AM

Military Police at Garrison Petawawa will be holding a Child Identification Clinic today at Dundonald Hall.

The Clinic runs in conjunction with Fall Family Fun Day and Corporal Artur Wind says it's important for parents to maintain records of their children...

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The clinic takes place in the gym from 9AM until 3PM and it's free.

Body Of Missing Kayaker Is Found

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 8/29/2014 5:58:00 PM

There's a tragic ending to the search for a missing Kayaker near Petawawa.  Members of the Upper Ottawa Valley detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, with the assistance of the Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre,  responded to an overdue kayaker who was out on the Ottawa River near Petewawa yesterday(August 28th).     Today, the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Team located the body of Larry Vanhooren, 60 of Petewawa deceased. No foul play is suspected. 


OPP Provide Update on Labine Crescent

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 8/29/2014 3:17:00 PM

Voluntary evacuations are taking place on Labine Crescent this afternoon as the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP continue to investigate a "matter" on the street.

According to one resident those who decide to leave their homes are being put up at the Civic Centre, residents who remain in their homes have been told to go to the basement, lock their doors and close their blinds.

The OPP Mobile Command Unit is on scene, as well as the Tactical Response Unit (TRU) and Emergency Response Team (ERT) Members.  

Police are requesting the public not attend the area of Labine Crescent and will provide an update when the investigation concludes.

Photos Courtesy of Catherine Lathem, CTV News, Ottawa

Terry Fox Run at Garrison Petawawa Huge Success

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 8/29/2014 10:04:00 AM

It was a banner year for the Terry Fox Run at Garrison Petawawa.

Over 13 thousand dollars was raised and Col Peter Dawe, Commander 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, says taking part in the annual run is important for the troops...

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Following the Terry Fox Run, soldiers from 2 CMBG took part in competitive sporting events throughout the day.

Summer Company Wraps for 2014

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 8/29/2014 9:52:00 AM

Enterprise Renfrew County's program... Summer Company has been a Summer Success!

Students who take part in the program receive a total reward of 3 thousand dollars to start up a business and then complete the program in late August. They also receive guidance and training from business leaders in the County.

Colleen Sadler an Enterprise Renfrew County Business Consultant, says it was a very rewarding summer for the students...

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Some of the businesses that were created include 3D imaging, natural soap making, small engine repair, hand made wooden products, and hand sewn pillows and aprons, as well as a hot dog stand.