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.
Movember was a big hit with staff at Renfrew County District School Board Schools.
Movember Captain Andrew Lebert says they were able to raise a handsome
amount of money during the Movember Campaign...
Money raised during Movember goes toward Prostate and
Testicular Cancer Research and Mental Health.
Two prizes were given out for best moustache as well as biggest fundraiser.
Opeongo and Fellowes High School tech students are helping KI Pembroke prepare for this years Holidazzle.
Many of the decorations for this years Christmas Display at KI have been made by the Metal Manufacturing Technology Students.
KI General Manager, Dan Mellen approached the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Coordinator about getting involved last year and now 10 displays that will line Paul Martin Drive have been built by the local students.
The students have been working on the displays for the last three weeks getting them ready, including metal frames for Christmas-themed shapes such as Santa and his reindeer.
The Lighting of Holidazzle will take place on December 11th at 6PM.
Snow, freezing rain and warm temperatures are in the mix for the next few days prompting the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP to remind motorists about safe winter driving.
If you are heading out on the roads, conditions can change quickly and you should always drive according to the current situation. Just because the speed limit is 80 km an hour, doesn't mean you have to drive that fast.
Cancel trips if the weather and roads are bad and Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment Constable Beth Ethier, says make sure you have a survival kit with you during the winter months.....
Other tips include cleaning your car off completely and makeing sure your headlights and tail lights are always cleaned off to increase visibility during storms.
After a lengthy process to hire a new Staff Sergeant Program Manager at the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Detachment, they have announced a promotion from within.
Inspector Jeff Smith from the Detachment made the announcement to Petawawa Town Council this week, adding, 10 people applied for the position from 4 regions of the province.
Petawawa's own Sergeant Nancy Graves was hired and she say's very excited to be staying in the Valley...
Graves will handle the day to day operations of the detachment.
All School bus transportation has been cancelled for Renfrew County students due to the freezing rain we got overnight and icy road conditions. The schools will remain open. Keep in mind that if you drop your kids off, you will also have to pick them up at the end of the school day.
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