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Renfrew's Dorothy Ludwig Shines at Commonwealth Games.

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 7/27/2014 7:18:00 AM

Congratulations to Dorothy Ludwig of Renfrew! She won the bronze in the women's 10 metre air pistol event at the Commonwealth Games!

Ludwig finished with a score of 177.2 points on day 2 of the games.

Ludwig currently lives in B.C. and is a 5 time National Champion. She also competed in the 2012 London Olympics.

Sustainable Communities Judging Now Underway at Garrison Petawawa

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 7/25/2014 7:41:00 AM

Garrison Petawawa is currently taking part in the Canadian Forces Sustainable Communities Competition.

Judges arrived last night and toured the Petawawa Military Museum and have a full day ahead of them today.

Judge Bruce Hay says they will be looking into the environmental impact the Garrison has and what they do to lessen their footprint...

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In 2011 Garrison Petawawa won the competition. This year their competitors are Shiloh, Manitoba and Cold Lake, Alberta.

OPP Introduce Online Reporting

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 7/25/2014 7:34:00 AM

The OPP are simplifying how to report crimes.

Less serious crimes including; theft under $5,000, mischief, damage to property and lost or missing property, can all be reported on the OPP website through a new portal that's been created for the public.

Renfrew OPP Constable Janice Sawbridge says with so many people comfortable with the internet it made sense to take this step, however there are still plenty of times you'll need to call the police....

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You can now report crimes by logging on to o-p-p-dot-c-a, calling 9-1-1 or 1-800-222-Tips.

Impaired Driver Stopped After Single Vehicle Collision

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 7/25/2014 7:32:00 AM

Renfrew OPP have laid several charged against a Laurentian Valley Township man in relation to drinking and driving.

On July 18th shortly after midnight police responded to a collision on Highway 17 in Cobden where there was damage to guardrails and a pickup truck near the intersection of Astrolabe Road. A witness told police the man behind the wheel got out to look at the damage before driving off.

A short while later Renfrew OPP were able to pull over the suspect vehicle and ended up charging the driver with impaired driving, driving under the influence, dangerous driving and failing to remain at the scene of a collision.

Algonquin College Announces New President

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 7/24/2014 7:31:00 PM

Algonquin College has a new President.

Yesterday the Board of Governors announced that Cheryl Jensen will take over duties at President.

Jensen marks the Colleges 8th president and will be visiting the Upper Ottawa Valley, Pembroke Waterfront Campus later this morning.

Jensen was chosen from more than 50 candidates. She comes to Algonquin College from Mohawk College in Hamilton where she was a professor, dean and vice president.

Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre Compost Programs Huge Success

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 7/24/2014 12:41:00 PM

The Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre's Compost programs continue to be a huge success.

The Facility is currently shredding compost and recycled wood into mulch and selling it to the public for use in gardens and landscaping.

Sue McCrae, General Manager of the OVWRC says the diversion programs serve a number of purposes...

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Compost at the OVWRC is created from more than 5 thousand tonnes of organic material the Centre receives each year through municipal green cart collection, and wood mulch is created by grinding wood construction materials that are brought in by contractors or residents renovating homes.

Petawawa Taking Part in Sustainable Communities Competition

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 7/24/2014 12:38:00 PM

Garrison Petawawa is getting set to host Judges as part of the Canadian Forces Sustainable Communities Competition.

The Judges will arrive tonight to a reception at the Petawawa Military Museum and will tour several areas of the Garrison tomorrow.

Some stops include a LAV Barn Tour, Range Control and Wellness Garden.

Things the Garrison will be will be judged on are environmental programs, the cleanliness of the property, beautification and heritage.

Bloom Judges Arrive in the City

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 7/23/2014 11:48:00 AM

Community In Bloom Judges are now in Pembroke.

Arriving last night, their first stop was a tour of the Champlain Trail Museum.

The City of Pembroke is being judged in the Circle of Excellence category and judge Gerry Teahen says taking part in the Communities in Bloom initiative helps residents take pride in their community...

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The judges will meet with CIB Committee Members and City Staff, as well as tour most streets and facilities in the City before leaving Thursday morning.

Town of Deep River Welcomes New CAO

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 7/23/2014 11:45:00 AM

The Town of Deep River has a new Chief Administrative Officer.

Ric McGee will take over the post in early August following the official adoption of a bylaw to accept the agreement between the Town and McGee.

He has more than 40 years of public service and political experience and was the former Mayor of the City of Kawartha Lakes.

McGee says he's looking forward to working with Mayor David Thompson and Council members in supporting the community, along with Atomic Energy Of Canada.

Deep River Legion Supports MRI With Donation

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 7/23/2014 11:44:00 AM

The Deep River Legion Branch 436 is helping make the MRI a reality.

The Legion has recently donated $3,000 to the MRI: Image Matters Campaign.

The funds were donated from the Poppy Campaign since the MRI serves area veterans and their families.

Publicly launched in late summer 2011, members of the community, businesses and organizations have donated $3,790,000 toward the campaign.