Local News

Giving Wings to Hospice Campaign

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 8/18/2014 6:00:00 AM

The Giving Wings to Hospice Campaign is launching this Wednesday at the St. Francis Memorial Hospital.

The Hospital is raising funds to expand their "end of life care".

Toni Lavigne-Conway the St. Francis Memorial Hospital Foundation Executive Director says they will be putting in a two bed hospice...

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The Giving Wings to Hospice Campaign will launch Wednesday at noon, and anyone interested in the community is invited out. The hospital is looking at raising 450 thousand dollars.

Expansion of Deep River Hospital.

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 8/18/2014 6:00:00 AM

The Deep River and District Hospital is getting bigger.

The Ministry of Health recently approved the 3.5 million dollar construction of a Primary Care Building at the hospital site.

Gary Sims, the Chief Executive Officer with the Deep River and District Hospital, says the expansion has been planned for the last two years with their partners; the Champlain LHIN, the Ministry of Health, and Town of Deep River...

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They are currently accepting residents who are still without a family doctor, all you have to do is call the hospital.

The project will now move into the detailed design phase with expectations of a ground breaking likely this fall.

Publicly Funded Physiotherapy Clinic Launches at PRH

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 8/15/2014 11:11:00 AM

The Pembroke Regional Hospital continues to expand in house clinics, the latest launch involves a publicly funded community physiotherapy clinic.

Carolyn Levesque, the Public Affairs and Communications Coordinator for the PRH, says the hospital is one of many getting provincial funding for the clinic....

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Others who qualify for the clinic include those who've had an overnight stay in the hospital that requires physiotherapy.

The program will help seniors and other patients receive physio assessment, diagnosis and treatment in a timely manner.


It's time For School Registration

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 8/15/2014 9:46:00 AM

All Renfrew County District School Board elementary and secondary schools will start accepting school registrations August 25th.

If parents are unsure which school their child would attend, parents can call the Renfrew County Joint Transportation Committee or visit their website to find out.

To register parents will need to go to the school with proof of the child's age, immunization records, Ontario Health card, home address and proof of Ontario residency.

If your child will be attending kindergarten you can get the process started by visiting the school board website.

Warden Emon Enters Municipal Election Race in Renfrew

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 8/14/2014 12:41:00 PM

Renfrew County Warden Peter Emon is entering the municipal election race for Reeve of the Town of Renfrew.

Warden Emon, who is currently relocating to Renfrew and was not planning on running, changed his mind after being approached by several constituents.

Emon says he's focused on trying to attract business and residents to the area...

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If Emon is elected Reeve he would put his name forth to remain as Warden of the County.

Road Rage Leads to Charges

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 8/14/2014 12:28:00 PM

Several people are facing assault charges in relation to a "Road Rage" incident on Highway 60 in Eganville last weekend.

Two vehicles were involved in the incident and because the investigation is ongoing specific details have not been released.

Killaloe OPP Constable Darcy Nicol says when it comes to road rage, it's best to keep your cool...

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As a result of the road rage incident 54 year old Lowell Parks, and 24 year old Mavric Parks, both of North Algona Wilberforce and 20 year old Joshua Eady of Horton Township, are charged with three counts of Assault and one of Mischief.

Hugs Security System in Place at Pembroke Regional Hospital

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 8/14/2014 12:21:00 PM

The Pembroke Regional Hospital is using the "Hugs Security System" to keep new born's safe.

The Hug System involves a security tag being put on the foot of an infant and that tag identifies the baby and tracks the infants location in the hospital. If the tag ever comes off or the baby is moved from their location without authorization an alarm will go off and the lights in the corridor will change to alert hospital staff.

Francois Lemaire, the Vice President of Patient Services, says the program has never been needed and just adds an extra layer of protection for the babies and their parents...

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The security system has been in place at the PRH for four years and they have never had an incident.

More Drunk Drivers on the Road This Summer

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 8/13/2014 9:55:00 AM

The Renfrew OPP is noticing an increase in drunk drivers on our local roadways.

Last weekend five people were charged with drunk driving. One woman was reported to police after going through a McDonalds Drive Thru, one impaired driver was pointed out to police by fellow motorists and other drivers were also charged after getting into accidents.

Renfrew OPP Constable Janice Sawbridge says the OPP takes drunk driving extremely seriously...

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Those facing charges range in age from 19 to 60 and Constable Sawbridge adds that you should never put yourself in that situation, if you know your going to drink, make other arrangements to get around.

Pembroke Woman Wins $75,000

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 8/13/2014 9:45:00 AM

A Pembroke woman has won the top prize of "Instant Cash In Go".

Samantha Boomhour of Pembroke purchased the winning ticket at Marshall's Gas Bar on Bruham Avenue in Pembroke scoring 75 thousand dollars.

The tickets are available for 3 dollars.

Door to Door Sales Increasing in the Valley

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 8/13/2014 9:30:00 AM

Members of the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Detachment are seeing a rise in complaints concerning Door to Door sales people this summer.

Everyone in the community is reminded that if you have not requested a service to come out your home, make sure you know who the person is and what company they are representing is, if you answer the door.

Do not let strangers inside your home and you can call the Better Business Bureau to find out if the company is legitimate and what their standing is with them. Protect yourself.