The Youth THRIVE Program at the Killaloe Community Resource Centre is expanding, thanks to the Renfrew County United Way.
The THRIVE Program is an online resource centre that provides information on support services and also helps connect kids with community based providers that develop and deliver after school programs.
United Way Executive Director Gail Logan says she hopes the online resource will help more youth come forward...
The Renfrew County United Way has donated 25 thousand dollars toward THRIVE's expansion.
Movember has wrapped and some staff at the County of Renfrew were more than willing to grow moustaches in support of the campaign.
The IT department at the County raised over $2,416 for Movember.
Money raised helps support prostate and testicular cancer as well as men's mental health.
The Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre has set their tipping fees for 2014.
General Manager of the OVWRC, Sue McCrae, says the biggest change is the fee for Contaminated Loads, also known as Mixed Loads...
The 2014 Tipping Fees are the fees customers pay for disposing of waste and other materials at the waste recovery centre and aims to get people recycling more than ever.
County Council celebrated at the Inaugural session of County Council yesterday.
Peter Emon was acclaimed as Warden of the County of Renfrew. 2014 will be Warden Emon's second term.
Given a chance to reflect on the past year, Emon says one of the highlights for him was the Governor General, David Johnston's visit to the area in support of volunteers...
Warden Emon took time out to thank his wife, staff and Council members for their support and patients over the last year and he looks forward to building on the County's successes.
More than 150 Personal Support Workers in Renfrew County are hitting the picket lines.
Notice was given to Red Cross Care Partners and Red Cross Society that all SEIU members who work as Personal Support Workers at these agencies will be on strike as of 7 o'clock this morning.
Pickets have been set up at the Red Cross on Pembroke Street East.
Province wide more than 45 hundred PSW's are on strike after recently rejecting a tentative agreement put forth.
The Renfrew OPP have a new Detachment Commander.
Once again the OPP have decided to promote from within the detachment as Staff Sergeant Colin Slight has been promoted to Inspector, Detachment Commander Renfrew.
Inspector Slight has over 30 years of policing experience in the Renfrew County area.
The promotion has already taken affect.
The Renfrew County United Way is accepting proposals for funding from charitable organizations for 2014.
The deadline for charities involving social and health services to apply is January the 16th.
United Way Executive Director Gail Logan says they are also accepting applications for a new program they are launching...
The 6 priority areas the Renfrew County United Way focus' on are youth, child poverty, seniors, safe and affordable housing, transportation and and health services.
The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce is honouring a woman in business with this years Lifetime Achievement Award.
Eileen Mallette, owner of Custom Draperies and Home Decor, is being honoured for her community involvement and 30 years of business in the Upper Ottawa Valley.
Lorraine Mackenzie, the Executive Director of the UOV Chamber of Commerce says Mallette has always been a huge advocate for woman in business..
This years Chamber of Commerce Gala Awards will be held January 25th at the Germania Hall in Pembroke.
Tickets for the event are still available.
Today marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
During a morning vigil at the Women's Monument in Petawawa women who have been murdered were recognized and honoured.
Jancy Brown the Communications Coordinator of the Renfrew County Women's Sexual Assault Centre says it's extremely important to mark this anniversary...
More than 17 women have been murdered in Renfrew County.
The Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation has received one of their largest donation to date, for the MRI: Image Matters Campaign.
PRH CEO, Pierre Noel says two prominent doctors and community leaders have donated their home...
When the Foundation is given the gift of property they sell it and put the proceeds toward their fundraising efforts.
Those interested in purchasing the three bedroom home on Ester Street can contact the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation Office.
Once sold the home will help the Foundation cross the 3.5 million dollar mark.
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