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Monday, January 25, 2021

County students head back to school Monday

Renfrew County students will be heading back to the classroom Monday morning. Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced late Wednesday afternoon that on the advice from the province's chief medical officer of health, the government is allowing seven public health units and over 100,000 students to return to class on...

Province declares state of emergency, issues “stay at home” order

Ontario residents will be expected to stay home except for "essential trips" beginning Thursday. Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced Tuesday that the province is declaring a second "state of emergency" and issuing a "stay at home" order in response to rising cases of COVID-19. "The latest modelling data shows that Ontario...

Schools to stay closed an extra two weeks

Elementary students in Renfrew County will remain home until at least January 25 after the province announced today that the period of "online teacher-led learning" will be extended by two weeks. As part of the province-wide shutdown announced before Christmas, elementary students were scheduled to return to class next Monday,...

Three COVID cases at Petawawa “esthetician workplace”

The Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) announced Sunday that it has recorded three positive cases of COVID-19, including a staff member and two clients, at an "esthetician workplace" in Petawawa. The health unit said two confirmed cases that are linked within the organization meets the provincial guideline for...

COVID “outbreak” declared at Pembroke hospital

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the Pembroke Regional Hospital after two members of its health care team tested positive for the virus. The outbreak has been contained to personnel in the Emergency Department. The outbreak was declared January 1 after a second case was linked to the first positive...

Santa Claus came to town

'Twas the night before the night before Christmas and Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus were getting ready to embark on a drive-by parade through the streets of Chalk River. The special event Wednesday evening, held so that people could observe the parade from the safety and comfort of their homes,...

Boys spread holiday cheer through Christmas Angel program

Courtney Williams’ two sons, Connor and Parker, lost their father this past fall, but remained determined to celebrate Christmas this year, and spread the Christmas cheer with others in the community. Together, the two boys were able to purchase an amazing 77 gifts for the Angel Tree program, which distributes...

Police investigate commercial break-ins

The Upper Ottawa Valley detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a pair of commercial break-ins overnight Sunday. Officers responded after a report of a break and enter to a Petawawa home improvement business during the overnight hours of December 20-21, 2020. A quantity of lumber products were...

Health unit issues first fines under COVID order

The Renfrew County and District Health Unit has issued its first fines to two individuals for failing to self-isolate under COVID-19 orders. The health unit announced Tuesday that it has issued two tickets for $875 each to residents for not adhering to the "Section 22" order put in place earlier...

Students home until at least January 11 under provincial lockdown

Students across Renfrew County will stay home until at least January 11, 2021 under the new provincial lockdown announced Monday by Ontario Premier Doug Ford. As part of Monday's announcement, the province said all students in southern and eastern Ontario school boards, including Renfrew County, will move to "teacher-led remote...

Hospital names new president, CEO

The Deep River and District Hospital has announced the selection of a new president and chief executive officer. In a statement from chair Chris Carroll, the hospital board of directors has announced that Janna Hotson will take over as president and CEO of the hospital, the Four Seasons Lodge, and...

Missing man found safe in Algonquin Park

A missing 26-year-old man from Richmond Hill was found safe after being separated from friends in Algonquin Park, police report. On Sunday, December 13, 2020, at approximately 12:40 pm, members of the Killaloe detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a missing persons call in Algonquin Provincial Park. The...

Teen faces weapons charges

A Pembroke teen faces serious weapons charges after firing an air pistol at a girl in Petawawa last Wednesday evening. Police say that on December 9, 2020, at approximately 8:30 pm, members of the Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) began investigating after a female...

One hurt in single vehicle rollover

One person was taken to hospital by ambulance late Saturday afternoon after a single vehicle accident east of Chalk River. The late model SUV left the roadway in the passing lanes east of the Petawawa Forestry and rolled onto its roof in the ditch on the south side of the...

Club launches “Don Clements Bursary” for junior sailors

As many readers of the North Renfrew Times will know, Don Clements passed away earlier this year. Don was an avid sailor with a friendly, outgoing, and adventurous disposition. He taught sailing as a senior counsellor at a YMCA camp many years ago, but was captivated by sailing when he...