GATES OPEN ON SAW TECH LOG EXPO
6/23/2017 4:59:01 PM
With the opening ceremonies of the Saw Tech Log Expo underway, a three day event in Renfrew has officially kicked off. The event has been hosted every year since 1992, and is held in various locations across the province.

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MAY HOME SALES DIP BUT LONG TERM STILL TRENDING UP
6/23/2017 4:46:35 PM
Home sales in Renfrew County took a slight dip in May but are right in line with the five year average for the month. According to figures released by the Renfrew County Real Estate Board, home sales decreased 4.6% from where they were in May 2016.

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TOWNSHIP WANTS HAND HELD DEVICE EXEMPTION TO CONTINUE
6/23/2017 4:29:47 PM
Using hand-held devices while driving has been illegal for a while, but municipal crews have been exempt for the past seven years.

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UNEXPLODED DEVICES STILL A DANGER AT GARRISON PETAWAWA BEACHES
6/23/2017 4:27:16 PM
Visitors to beaches at Garrison Petawawa are being advised to use some extra caution this summer. Base officials say there is still the possibility of finding an unexploded device along the Ottawa River beaches.

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WANTED ARNPRIOR MAN ARRESTED
6/23/2017 4:19:11 PM
An update on a story we brought you recently. A man being sought by Renfrew OPP on several criminal charges has been taken into custody. OPP officers with assistance from the Ottawa Police Service found and arrested Cory Scholl in the Carp area.

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WANTED MAN KNOWN TO FREQUENT RENFREW COUNTY
6/23/2017 3:24:02 PM
A man who is serving a 10 year sentence for Robbery, using an imitation weapon while committing a crime, 10 counts of fraud under $5,000, break and enter and theft is wanted by the OPP's Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement Squad.

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LCBO STRIKE COULD BE GOOD OR BAD FOR BARS, RESTAURANTS
6/23/2017 9:55:24 AM
In myFM business news, with the prospect of an LCBO strike looming, we're asking local bars and restaurants how a strike might affect them? Janna Fortin, the owner of Kerry's Place in downtown Pembroke, says it's all about being prepared.

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ARNPRIOR STAMPEDE PROMISES TO BE WILD RIDE
6/23/2017 9:30:33 AM
More than 300 professional cowboys and cowgirls from five countries are in Arnprior this weekend for the Stampede. Events include bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping and bull riding.

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BILLET FAMILIES NEEDED TO HOUSE LUMBER KING PLAYERS
6/23/2017 9:23:57 AM
We are still a couple of months away from hockey season, but the Pembroke Lumber Kings are already looking to find homes for their players. Now with two teams within the organization, mangement is reaching out to area families to become billets for the upcoming season.

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SAWTECH LOG EXPO TO BRING THOUSANDS TO RENFREW
6/23/2017 9:09:06 AM
It's an event that's expected to bring roughly ten thousand people to the town of Renfrew. Sawtech Log Expo takes over Ma-Te-Way this weekend with hundreds of exhibits, presentations, courses and activities.

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ARBITRATION BRINGS DEAL FOR DEEP RIVER FIREFIGHTERS
6/23/2017 9:05:49 AM
The future is certain for Deep River Fire Fighters, at least until December 31, 2019. The last agreement between the town and the Deep River Professional Fire Fighters Association expired on December 31, 2014.

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FORMER WHITEWATER REEVE, WARDEN PASSES AWAY
6/23/2017 8:50:36 AM
A well-regarded local politician has died. Gordon White, a dairy farmer and former Renfrew County Warden is fondly remembered by colleague Donald Rathwell.

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HEALTH UNIT AWAITS DETAILS OF OPIOID ADDICTION FUNDING
6/23/2017 8:39:46 AM
The province announced earlier this month that it was increasing funding to Ontario communities in the fight against the opioid crisis.

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RESIDENTS UPSET WITH LOSS OF ARENA DURING RENOVATION
6/22/2017 9:18:13 AM
Bonnechere Valley Councillors say most of the reactions they've received about the arena renovations haven't been positive.

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UNITED WAY FUNDING TO EXPAND COUNSELLING THROUGH ROBBIE DEAN CENTRE
6/22/2017 9:08:57 AM
Counselling services through the Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre are expanding, thanks to the Renfrew County United Way.

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BONNECHERE VALLEY SAND BAG PICK UP THIS WEEKEND
6/22/2017 8:43:52 AM
Residents of Bonnechere Valley will have the opportunity to get rid of their sandbags this weekend.

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LOCAL MANUFACTURER TO MARK 25 YEARS WITH COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
6/22/2017 8:40:53 AM
In myFM business news, KI Pembroke is celebrating 25 years in business. To mark the occasion, KI is hosting a community party this Friday (June 23rd) according to General Manager Dan Mellon.

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OPP ASSOCIATION CHALLENGING OTHERS TO MEET DONATION
6/22/2017 8:24:00 AM
An OPP Constable has issued a fundraising challenge to all Ottawa Valley Emergency Response Units, Associations, Unions, and former cross country team members.

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SECOND SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR MAY ROBBERY
6/21/2017 5:17:40 PM
A robbery that took place on May 28 on MacKay street is one step closer to being solved. Police arrested the second suspect, Josh Lawrence Peplinskie, on Monday and charged him with robbery and assault with a weapon.

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LOCAL NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY CELEBRATIONS FOCUS ON EDUCATION
6/21/2017 5:15:32 PM
National Aboriginal Day is in full swing at the Pembroke Amphitheater. Hundreds of students from all across Renfrew County attended the celebration, which is focused on education.

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NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY TO BE CELEBRATED ON PEMBROKE WATERFRONT
6/21/2017 8:37:31 AM
National Aboriginal Day celebrations organized by the Anishaanabe Cultural Circle will take place at the Amphitheatre at the Pembroke Waterfront today. This is the fifth National Aboriginal Day celebration locally.

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NOMINATIONS UNDERWAY FOR PETAWAWA HALL OF FAME
6/20/2017 2:09:04 PM
Inspired by similar local Halls-of-Fame in other venues, the Petawawa Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame is now seeking nominations. PSEHOF President and local councillor Gary Serviss says the concept is an obvious fit for the community.

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PETAWAWA COUNCIL TO WRITE LETTERS OF SUPPORT FOR CNL
6/20/2017 2:06:36 PM
Petawawa Mayor, Bob Sweet says he thinks council needs to support Canadian Nuclear Laboratories when it comes to Small Modular Reactors.

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HUGE ONTARIO CONCERT TOUR TO STOP IN PETAWAWA
6/20/2017 1:57:58 PM
An Ottawa Valley town is on the list of 23 communities to host a free concert tour to celebrate Ontario's 150th birthday celebrations. Petawawa is the last stop on the four month tour on September 17th.

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SPEED SPY TO MONITOR SPEEDERS IN DOUGLAS
6/20/2017 1:46:53 PM
The priest at St. Michael's in Douglas is asking Admaston Bromley township to help put the brakes on speeding vehicles. A request before council last week complains about people speeding by the church and the school.

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MAN FACES SEX CHARGES FOR ALLEGED INCIDENT INVOLVING GIRL
6/20/2017 11:44:21 AM
A 26 year old man faces sex charges in connection with an alleged incident involving a girl under the age of 16.

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ROUND LAKE RESIDENTS PRESS RENFREW COUNCIL FOR HELP
6/20/2017 8:39:24 AM
The people of Round Lake have turned to Renfrew Council for help. Chambers were packed with at least forty Round Lake residents last week, asking Renfrew to be a good neighbour. Flooding this past spring was unprecedented, causing millions of dollars in damage.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT TO BRING COUNTY TOGETHER
6/20/2017 8:30:12 AM
It's an opportunity for business and municipal leaders to come together and learn what's happening in Renfrew County.

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MAN DIES IN SUNDAY MORNING FIRE
6/19/2017 5:07:55 PM
A 78 year old man is dead after a fire on the Pikwakanagan First Nation near Golden Lake. Killaloe OPP say the man Darwin Bernard died in hospital after being pulled from the burning home early Sunday morning.

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EGANVILLE ESCAPE ROOM NOW OPEN
6/19/2017 4:13:29 PM
The Escape Room concept has come to Eganville. Escape Rooms promote problem-solving and team-building, and contrary to urban legend, you are NOT locked-in until you solve the puzzle. The challenge is to figure a solution within the one-hour time limit.

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PEMBROKE MAN CHARGED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY
6/19/2017 4:06:01 PM
A 35-year-old man is facing two charges of animal cruelty after an SPCA officer was called a farm in Pembroke. Investigators say a dairy cow was found with injuries to its hind leg from a large, iron ice chopper.

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LONG DISTANCE SWIM GOES LONG WAY TO IMPROVE MUSKRAT LAKE
6/19/2017 3:46:47 PM
A professor at Algonquin College has swam the length of Muskrat Lake in six hours and 24 minutes. Her feat of endurance on Saturday morning was part of a fundraiser for the Muskrat Watershed Council to try and improve the health of the lake.

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HYDRO OUT UNTIL 10 TONIGHT IN BARRY'S BAY AREA
6/19/2017 2:55:35 PM
About a hundred homes and businesses are still without power in the Ottawa Valley following last night's storms and high winds. The last of the outage is centered in the Barry's Bay area. It's estimated they will get the lights back on by 10 o'clock.

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EXPANSION COMING TO DAYCARE AT JEANNE LAJOIE
6/19/2017 9:22:01 AM
As soon as the Fall of 2018 there will be 18 new daycare spaces at La Garderie les Petites Mains, located at Jeanne-Lajoie school in Pembroke.

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BEACHBURG RELAY FOR LIFE SURPASSES $34 000
6/19/2017 9:14:35 AM
Friday night was Beachburg's Relay for Life, and the totals are in. Although there was a torrential downpour that forced the festivities to be moved inside, the event was still a huge success. $34,413 was raised for the fight against cancer.

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LAST MINUTE MEETING ON POLICING WELL ATTENDED BUT CONCERNS REMAIN
6/19/2017 9:12:57 AM
Although Deep River councillors were happy to see so many people attending their special meeting last night, many expressed their displeasure at receiving the information at the last minute.

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PETAWAWA TRIATHLON A FEAT OF ENDURANCE
6/19/2017 8:50:09 AM
Saturday morning, the Petawawa Triathlon Club hosted its fourth annual Garrison Triathlon. Race Co-organizer Melissa Watts says it takes a lot of work to participate in one of these events.

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ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION ALLIANCE PURSUING PROVINCIAL DOLLARS TO IMPROVE LOCAL CYCLING
6/19/2017 8:39:51 AM
There's a new $50 million Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program that allows municipalities to apply for money to improve biking in their community.

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DOUBLE PODIUM WIN FOR LOCAL RACER NATHAN BLOK
6/19/2017 5:35:29 AM
A great weekend for local racer Nathan Blok. The Beachburg native had a double podium finish at the Kyle Nash race in Calabogie this past weekend.

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HUNDREDS OF HOMES ACROSS THE UPPER END OF THE VALLEY ARE IN THE DARK
6/19/2017 5:18:35 AM
Hundreds of homes are in the dark throughout Horton, Admaston Bromley and into the Upper Ottawa Valley.

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ENVIRONMENT CANADA ENDS ALL SEVERE WEATHER ALERTS
6/18/2017 7:14:57 PM
It appears that the worst is behind us. Environment Canada has ended all warnings for severe weather. Earlier today, the upper Ottawa Valley was in danger of high winds, heavy rain and possible tornados.

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METEOROLOGISTS ISSUE TORNADO WARNING FOR UPPER OTTAWA VALLEY
6/18/2017 4:16:02 PM
Environment Canada has issued a tornado warning for Pembroke, Petawawa, Killaloe, Barry's Bay and Cobden. Meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that could possibly produce a funnel.

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MAYOR CALLS EVENING MEETING ON FATHER'S DAY TO DISCUSS POLICING INFORMATION
6/18/2017 1:14:31 PM
Deep River Mayor, Joan Lougheed has called a special council meeting tonight (Sunday) at 9pm to receive and discuss new information regarding the future of policing in Deep River.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PEMBROKE
6/17/2017 11:21:23 AM
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Pembroke and surrounding area this afternoon (June 17). Thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and will last until this evening. The system has the potential for large hail, strong wind gusts and heavy downpours.

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