PETAWAWA POLAR PLUNGERS LUCKY TO HAVE A MILD DAY FOR A ICY DIP
1/22/2018 9:17:35 AM
Day 2 of Cabin Fever in Petawawa included the Polar Plunge in Centennial Park. myFM was there when some brave souls took a dip in the icy river. Andrea Feist, who's stationed in Petawawa, explains why she decided to take the plunge.

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CALABOGIE PEAKS IDEAL TERRAIN FOR CANADIAN FORCES WINTER TRAINING
1/22/2018 9:09:17 AM
Garrison Petawawa soldiers are always looking to sharpen their skills and hone their training. 3 RCR is currently in Calabogie conducting a Winter Complex Terrain School.

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PROVINCE FUNDING NEW DAYCARE SPACES AT TWO LOCAL SCHOOLS
1/22/2018 9:06:13 AM
Good News for those on waiting lists for in-school daycare spaces in both Barry's Bay and Pembroke. The Renfrew County Catholic District School Board (RCCDSB) is getting some money from Ontario's Ministry of Education to enhance child care at two of its schools.

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GRAND OPENING HELD AT SKATING TRAIL AND OUTDOOR RINK
1/22/2018 8:59:11 AM
Saturday was not only the kickoff of the 2018 Alice in Winterland carnival, it was also the grand opening of the new skating trail and the revamped outdoor arena at Alice and Fraser Recreation Centre.

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CARILLION DEAL SECURED FOR PLOWING OF HWY 17 AFTER PARENT COMPANY GOES INTO INSOLVENCY
1/22/2018 8:55:44 AM
The Ontario Ministry of Transportation says Highways 17 and 60 will continue to be plowed. Talks between the ministry and the company that does the plowing, Carrillion Canada, began last week when Carillion's British parent company declared insolvency.

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ALL SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION CANCELLED DUE TO FREEZING RAIN
1/22/2018 5:22:34 AM
Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning and with ice pellets in the forecast as well, the Renfrew County Joint Transportation Consortium has cancelled all school transportation for the area, including both public and Catholic boards as well as the French...

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IS IN EFFECT
1/20/2018 7:44:18 AM
A special weather statement is in effect for Pembroke and surrounding area. Freezing rain is expected Monday night (January 22) and into Tuesday (January23).

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CALABOGIE STUDENTS THRILLED WITH VISIT FROM PETAWAWA SOLDIERS
1/19/2018 1:09:42 PM
It's a special and exciting opportunity for students when military set up in their own playground. The 43 students of St.

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SKATING TRAIL OPENING KICKS OFF ALICE IN WINTERLAND CARNIVAL
1/19/2018 1:06:23 PM
The Alice in Winterland Carnival begins this weekend in Laurentian Valley. Saturday is an entire day of fun activities, beginning with the Carnival Hockey Tournament at 8AM. Also at 8AM, the Skating Trail will open and that event continues until 3PM.

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DISPLACED TENANT APPRECIATES COMMUNITY SUPPORT AFTER APARTMENT BUILDING CLOSED
1/19/2018 12:56:01 PM
It's been a nightmarish month and a half for Brandy McInnes and her husband. The couple were recently forced out of their apartment after the building was closed by the fire department due to unsafe conditions.

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BEACHBURG WINTER CARNIVAL KICKS OFF WITH SATURDAY BREAKFAST
1/19/2018 12:50:25 PM
It's an entire day dedicated to good family fun and the celebration of all things winter. The Beachburg Winter Carnival kicks off tomorrow (Saturday) with a hearty breakfast courtesy of the Lions Club from 7:30 to 11:30 am.

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COCAINE SEIZED DURING DRUG BUST: OPP
1/19/2018 11:00:04 AM
There's been a drug bust in Laurentian Valley Township. Members of the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP, the Community Street Crime Unit and the Emergency Response Team searched a home on Wednesday, where they say they seized a quantity of drugs.

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SNOW PITCH TOURNAMENT, POLAR PLUNGE AMONG EVENTS AT CABIN FEVER 2018
1/19/2018 8:29:16 AM
Cabin Fever 2018 finally arrived in the town of Petawawa. Begining tomorrow, there will be a series of events that continue until January 28th. Colin Coyle with the Petawawa Parks and Recreation department gives us a taste of what's on tap this weekend.

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UNITED WAY ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDING
1/19/2018 8:25:38 AM
The Renfrew County United Way is inviting grant applications. Regional Director Pat Lafreniere says there is a choice of categories in which to apply. If successful this year, there's nothing stopping your organization from reapplying on an annual basis.

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MARCH 1ST RADIOTHON ON MYFM TO BENEFIT PRH
1/18/2018 1:50:06 PM
The first ever Connecting to Care Radiothon is coming to 104.9 myFM on March 1st. It's all in support of the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation's Cutting Edge Campaign, that has a goal of raising $2.5 million.

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RENFREW COUNTY HOME SALES REMAIN ON FIVE YEAR HIGH
1/18/2018 1:01:34 PM
Renfrew County home sales posted a five-year high in 2017.

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RENFREW WOMAN WINS QUARTER MILLION ON SCRATCH TICKET
1/18/2018 12:58:20 PM
A Renfrew woman is cashing a rather large cheque today. Tracey Stroud picked up a mega 7s scratch ticket on her way to work Friday and was suddenly a quarter million dollars richer.

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PROTEST PLANNED FOR TODAY TO OPPOSE CNL 10 YEAR LICENSE RENEWAL
1/18/2018 8:37:45 AM
A group of concerned citizens, indigenous leaders, environmentalists and former nuclear scientists will be marching in Ottawa today, in protest of Canadian Nuclear Laboratory's application for a 10 year license renewal.

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EMPLOYEES COME THROUGH BIG TIME
1/17/2018 5:15:48 PM
A long-standing partnership continues to help the Renfrew County United Way's annual fundraising campaign. Canadian Nuclear Laboratory's employees have come through with over 100 thousand dollars during the current drive.

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CHARGES LAID FOLLOWING VALU VILLAGE INCIDENT
1/17/2018 5:13:58 PM
Two women are facing shoplifting charges. OPP responded to the call last week at Value Village. Police quickly located two laides on foot a short distance from the store and both were taken into custody.

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SERIOUS DAMAGES IN BLAZE
1/17/2018 5:08:01 PM
A late night fire in Petawawa resulted in serious damage to a home and garage on McGregors Bay Trail. One occupant sustained minor injuries but was treated by paramedics and later released.

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CIRCLE JANUARY 27 ON YOUR CALENDAR
1/17/2018 5:03:25 PM
The annual Logger Games are back! This year's event will be held on January 27 and lead organizer Stanley Pecoskie says that on top of being able to fit more people, there are benefit to holding the games at the Round Lake Recreation Complex.

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MURPHY ON EOWC EXECUTIVE
1/17/2018 4:56:06 PM
Jennifer Murphy has another accolade to add to her list of accomplishments. Renfrew County's Warden has been elected as the vice-chair of the Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus. The caucus works as an advocacy group for property taxpayers in rural Eastern Ontario.

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DATES SET FOR PRELIMINARY HEARING FOR ACCUSED
1/17/2018 4:52:58 PM
Zachary Wittke has his dates set for a preliminary hearing. A preliminary hearing is a process to determine whether there is enough evidence to go to trial.

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FIRE CHIEF SPEAKS TO BUILDING CLOSURE AND UNFIT LIVING CONDITIONS
1/17/2018 11:31:26 AM
An update to a story we brought you this morning. Seven people are now looking for a place to call home following the closure of a building in downtown Pembroke. The closure comes following several fire code violations.

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WITTKE, CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER, RETURNS TO COURT THIS AFTERNOON
1/17/2018 11:23:17 AM
The man charged with first degree murder in the death of Sheila Welsh returns to court this afternoon.

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TWO OTTAWA VALLEY MEN FACING CHARGES FOLLOWING DOMESTIC DISPUTE CALLS
1/17/2018 6:51:27 AM
Two men face charges following domestic dispute investigations.

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MELISSA BISHOP UP FOR AWARD, YOUR VOTE NEEDED
1/16/2018 4:33:23 PM
Renfew County's Olympian is up for another award. Eganville's Melissa Bishop has been nominated for Female Athlete of the Year at the 2018 Faces of Ottawa Awards.

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REDUCING THE NUMBER OF HEALTH BOARDS A MISTAKE: COUNTY COMMITTEE
1/16/2018 4:22:29 PM
Renfrew County's health committee does not agree with an expert panel report on public health released by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

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RESIDENTS DISPLACED AFTER FIRE CODE VIOLATIONS FORCE CLOSURE OF BUILDING
1/16/2018 10:43:25 AM
It's unclear how long some Pembroke residents will be out of their downtown home. The Pembroke Fire Department has closed a downtown building, saying a number of "fire and life safety issues" need to be addressed before anyone can move back in.

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POLICE SEARCHING FOR HIT AND RUN DRIVER
1/16/2018 8:44:16 AM
The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP are on the hunt for the driver involved in a hit and run in Laurentian Valley. Back on January 2nd at around 1130 in the morning, an SUV was northbound on Drive In Road when it stopped for traffic near Brooklyn Street.

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PETAWAWA DRAFT BUDGET TO SEE TAXPAYERS PAY ALMOST FIVE PERCENT MORE
1/16/2018 8:42:37 AM
Petawawa has held its budget workshop and has put together a budget to present in February. Mayor Bob Sweet didn't want to go into all of the issues they faced in putting together the document, but he did say that the election had some added costs this year.

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RENFREW CONCRETE DONATES $10 000 TO HOSPICE RENFREW
1/16/2018 8:40:06 AM
As Hospice Renfrew commemorates its tenth anniversary comes news of a sizeable donation from a family-operated business, Renfrew Concrete. In a news release, the Prince family says it is their privilege to be able to support Hospice Renfrew.

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UOV CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RECRUITING
1/16/2018 8:22:15 AM
The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce is looking for new recruits to serve on its Board of Directors.

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MONDAY MORNING ARMED ROBBERY RESULTS IN FOUR ARRESTS
1/15/2018 5:24:22 PM
An early morning armed robbery has several Pembroke residents facing multiple charges. Killaloe OPP say that just before 1 this morning (Monday), they responded a robbery at a home on Lake Dore Road in North Algona Wilberforce.

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FIREFIGHTERS ON SCENE TO PUT OUT BARN FIRE IN ADMASTON BROMLEY
1/15/2018 5:04:44 PM
Another fire has ravaged a valley property. Renfrew and Douglas firefighters were kept busy this afternoon with a barn fire on Reid Road in Admaston Bromley Township.

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UPCOMING LOPPET WILL BENEFIT LOCAL NORDIC SKI CLUB
1/15/2018 4:46:43 PM
The forthcoming Opeongo Classic Loppet cross country ski race-- the club's 4th annual, takes place at Opeongo Hills Nordic Ski Club, on Drohan Road in Brudenell.

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FRIDAY NIGHT BLAZE DESTROYS GARAGE AND APARTMENT
1/15/2018 4:30:06 PM
A Friday afternoon fire is not deemed suspicious. No one was hurt but it did destroy a garage and apartment in Round Lake. Killaloe Hagarty, Richards township Fire Chief, Bob Gareau, says they got the call around 3:30 pm.

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