FUN ON THE OTTAWA TO RAISE MONEY FOR MEN'S HEALTH INITIATIVES
11/17/2017 4:30:52 PM
If you love to race white water, don your best moustache and grab your paddle. The paddling community is coming together once again to raise money for men's health.

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COPPER WIRE STOLEN FROM HYDRO SUB-STATION
11/17/2017 4:27:24 PM
A large quanity of copper wire has been stolen from Mackay Street in Pembroke. OPP report that the sometime back on November 1st, entry was gained into a hydro sub-station in the 900 block of MacKay Street. The wire was reported stolen the following morning.

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MINIMUM WAGE HIKE COULD COST COUNTY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS
11/17/2017 4:10:40 PM
Bill 148, the document that says minimum wage is going up to $15 per hour continues to make headlines. In our latest update, we find out how the increase will effect County of Renfrew staffing.

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COLLEGE STRIKE STILL ON AS NDP BLOCK LEGISLATION ONCE AGAIN
11/17/2017 3:59:11 PM
Premier Kathleen Wynne is vowing to do what it takes to get college students back to class next week.

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KANATA MAN FACES CHILD PORNOGRAPHY RELATED CHARGES
11/17/2017 9:23:25 AM
If one is suspected of uploading child porn, a dedicated IP address is a dead giveaway. A 51 year-old Kanata man learned that lesson first-hand, when Ottawa Police came calling.

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ZACHARY WITTKE TO RETURN TO BAIL COURT AT THE END OF THE MONTH
11/17/2017 9:14:17 AM
Zachary Wittke once again appeared in Pembroke bail court. He appeared via video link on Wednesday (Nov 15) and was scheduled to appear at the end of the month.

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EAST COAST MUSICIAN BRINGS HIS TALENT TO THE VALLEY
11/17/2017 9:03:36 AM
A new PEI indie-folk artist is bringing his unique sound to the Ottawa Valley this week. Belle River's Dylan Menzie kicks-off his solo Ontario tour at the NAC in Ottawa, following a visit to Australia for music week and being on-tour as an opening act.

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WINTER STORM WATCH ISSUED
11/17/2017 7:18:28 AM
The region including Barry's Bay, Killaloe, Pembroke, Petawawa and Cobden could see some pretty significant snow fall beginning tomorrow.

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COLLEGE STUDENT ALLIANCE WEIGHS IN ON STRIKE AFTER NDP BLOCKS BACK TO WORK LEGISLATION
11/17/2017 5:52:13 AM
College students won't be back in classrooms as soon as they may have hoped.

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HIGHWAY 17 REOPENED AFTER EARLIER CRASH
11/16/2017 9:54:34 PM
Highway 17 has reopened after being closed a couple hours late this afternoon-early evening. The accident involved a dump truck and a car and occured near the intersection with Storyland Road. It's not clear what the extent of injuries are yet.

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HIGHWAY 17 CLOSED AT STORYLAND ROAD DUE TO COLLISION
11/16/2017 6:58:57 PM
You may want to avoid Highway 17 on your drive home. The Ontario Provincial Police's Twitter account has confirmed that an accident on 17 has closed off the highway at Storyland Road after a two vehicle collision.

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NDP BLOCKS LEGISLATION TO END COLLEGE STRIKE
11/16/2017 6:55:05 PM
Ontario's New Democrats have blocked an attempt by the Liberal government to table back-to-work legislation today to end a nearly five-week strike by college faculty.

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DWELLING DEMOLISHED AFTER BLAZE
11/16/2017 6:20:54 PM
A mid day blaze yesterday, at a home near the Madawaska Valley Township office completely distroyed the home. CAO for the municipality, Doug Robertson breaks down what happened leading up to the fire department being called.

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WEATHER STATEMENT ISSUED
11/16/2017 6:07:50 PM
It's going to get messy on Saturday. Environment Canada is tracking a low pressure system moving across Southern Ontario which could result in wet weather for the Valley.

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WEATHER STATEMENT ISSUED
11/16/2017 5:58:21 PM
It's going to get messy on Saturday. Environment Canada is tracking a low pressure system moving across Southern Ontario which could result in wet weather for the Valley.

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NEW ROUTE AVOIDS ARTILLERY RANGE
11/16/2017 5:35:44 PM
You may think this is a no-brainer, but there's an effort underway to negotiate a land swap so that the Algonquin Trail doesn't run through the Garrison Petawawa Artillery Range.

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BACK TO THE BARGAINING TABLE
11/16/2017 5:22:37 PM
It's back to the bargaining table for striking Ontario College faculty and the Employer Council.

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COGECO WEBSITE CONFIRMS TV, PHONE AND INTERNET OUTAGES ACROSS THE VALLEY
11/16/2017 10:02:14 AM
If you're a customer of Cogeco, you may be experiencing issues with your phone, cable and internet. A listener just informed us those services are currently unavailable in Renfrew, Arnprior and Petawawa.

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JENNIFER MURPHY ACCLAIMED AS COUNTY WARDEN
11/16/2017 9:16:24 AM
Renfrew County Warden Jennifer Murphy is back for a second term at the upper-tier helm. Murphy, who is also the Mayor of Bonnechere Valley Township won her mandate by acclamation, as no other County Council member chose to stand against her.

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HORTON YOUTH CHARGED WITH MURDER RETURNS TO COURT TOMORROW
11/16/2017 9:07:15 AM
The trial of a seventeen year-old Horton youth on second-degree murder charges resumes Friday (November 17th).

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VERDICT IN BORUTSKI MURDER TRIAL COULD BE HANDED OUT AS EARLY AS MONDAY
11/16/2017 8:58:10 AM
A verdict in the Basil Borutski triple murder trial could be rendered as early as Monday. The case, which was expected to last 17 weeks, wrapped up quickly due largely in part to the silence of the defendent who represented himself during the trial.

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ADMASTON BROMLEY HEARS PROPOSED CHANGES TO MUNICIPAL ACT
11/16/2017 8:47:01 AM
Changes to the Municipal Act are making the document more inclusive. Government employee Steve Seller has the job of selling those changes to area councils. He says revisions bring the Municipal Act into the 21st century.

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COMMITTEE CHAIR JACKIE AGNEW ANNOUNCES CASINO NIGHT IN SUPPORT OF SPLASHPAD
11/16/2017 8:36:37 AM
The Eganville Splashpad Committee is at it again with another big fundraiser. After announcing a huge raffle last month, a New Years Eve Casino Night has officially been planned as well.

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PEMBROKE UNLIKELY TO SEE PROVINCIAL CANNABIS STORE UNTIL 2020
11/16/2017 8:34:08 AM
As we continue to inch closer to the legalization of pot, many are starting to wonder about where cannabis stores will be located locally.

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POLICE HUNT FOR POPPY MONEY THIEVES
11/16/2017 7:02:22 AM
Upper Ottawa Valley OPP are investigating after money was stolen from poppy sales boxes at two Mac's Convenience stores in the City of Pembroke.

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BARRY'S BAY BLAZE
11/15/2017 4:01:57 PM
Madawaska Valley Township municipal workers had a distraction that took many away from their desks this afternoon.

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NATSIS WANTS CONVICTION OVER TURNED OR A NEW TRIAL - APPEAL RULING TO COME AT A LATER DATE
11/15/2017 9:00:47 AM
Pembroke dentist Dr. Christy Natsis has had another day in court, and depending on an Appeals Court judge's ruling, they may do the whole trial all over again.

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PROVINCE BACK PEDDLES ON ON CALL WAGES ACCORDING TO ARNPRIOR MAYOR
11/15/2017 8:49:40 AM
Hold the phone! It appears Queen's Park has heard Ontario's 440 municipalities squalking in unison.

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NEW DETACHMENT COMMANDER IS SETTLING INTO HIS NEW POST NICELY
11/15/2017 8:19:35 AM
The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP's new Detachment Commander has had a few weeks to settle in. Inspector Steph Neufeld has held several positions with the OPP, his latest being the Detachment Commander in Ottawa.

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CPAN'S SNOWFLAKE GALA FESTIVAL OF TREES IS THIS WEEKEND
11/15/2017 8:08:20 AM
The Child Poverty Action Network's Snowflake Gala, a.k.a the CPAN Festival of Trees takes place (Saturday November 18th) in Petawawa. CPAN's Lyn Smith says the activity is the principal fundraiser to assist with her group's good work year-round.

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WHITEWATER CONTINUES WITH CIP AS THEY PREPARE PHASE TWO
11/14/2017 9:15:50 AM
Phase Two of Whitewater Region's Community Improvement Plan is in the works. After Phase One was passed at a recent council meeting, Phase Two would cover the whole township, not just hamlets and downtown cores.

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UNION REP NOT CONFIDENT STRIKING MEMBERS WILL VOTE IN FAVOUR OF LATEST OFFER
11/14/2017 8:57:14 AM
Don't look for striking OPSEU workers to vote in favour of an offer from Ontario's College Council. The labour dispute is into its fifth week, and Pat Kennedy, a member of the union bargaining team says he is perplexed about the employer strategy.

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FORMER AECL WORKERS WANT COMPENSATION FOR RADIATION EXPOSURE NEARLY 60 YEARS AGO
11/14/2017 8:43:11 AM
Momentum is growing for a campaign to compensate Atomic Energy of Canada workers involved in clean-up efforts following two nuclear accidents in the 1950s at AECL's Chalk River facility.

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LOCAL COUNCIL HEARS DETAILS OF 50 MILLION TREE PROGRAM
11/14/2017 8:29:33 AM
Bonnechere Valley Council learned plenty about Forest Ontario's 50 Million Tree Program during a recent meeting. Field Advisor Wade Knight says local contribution has been a huge success.

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JASON BLAINE CONTINUES TO GIVE BACK TO THIS COMMUNITY
11/13/2017 5:16:10 PM
Jason Blaine has raised almost $300,000 for this community since the launch of The Jason Blaine Charitable Fund 5 years ago.

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MULITPLE ARRESTS AND CHARGES FOLLOWING AN ASSAULT INVESTIGATION
11/13/2017 8:24:24 AM
A report of a victim being assaulted, threatened and robbed at a Pembroke residence early in November has been dealt with in short order.

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NATSIS TO RETURN TO COURT TO APPEAL GUILTY RULING
11/13/2017 8:13:14 AM
She's appealing her conviction and sentencing. Pembroke Dentist Dr.

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BORUTSKI TRIPLE MURDER TRIAL RESUMES TUESDAY
11/13/2017 8:04:04 AM
Basil Borutski will return to court tomorrow (Tuesday) as his first degree triple murder trial resumes in Ottawa. Borutski has done very little in way of his own defense and for the most part, has been silent through the trial thus far.

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OFFICIALS INVESTIGATING WEEKEND HOUSE FIRE IN PEMBROKE
11/13/2017 8:00:47 AM
The cause of a weekend house fire in Pembroke is still under investigation. The Pembroke Fire Department responded to the blaze on Murry Street just before 3 o'clock Saturday (Nov 11) afternoon.

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VALOUR HIGH SCHOOL HONOUR WWII VET
11/13/2017 7:59:09 AM
Valour School in Petawawa once again honoured a military veteran. Bruce Westgarth retired as a Warrant Officer with the Dragoons after a long military career that saw him battle on D-Day, at Juno Beach and survive his vehicle being destroyed three times.

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PEMBROKE AND PETAWAWA REMEMBERS
11/13/2017 7:56:41 AM
Thousands came out in both Pembroke and Petawawa on Saturday to honour our past and present military. First Vice President with the Petawawa Legion, Helene Hahn says the support the ceremony gets year after year is astonishing.

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WOLVES RETURN WITH PASSION TO HONOUR HANNIMAN AND PAQUETTE
11/13/2017 7:31:23 AM
The Renfrew Junior Timberwolves were not to be denied in efforts to make their statement in of honour fallen teammantes Brandon Hanniman and Alex Paquette.

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