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Fed economic statement provides some hope for housing: EOWC Chair 

The Chair of the Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus says the federal government seems to be listening to concerns about housing shortages.   Peter Emon says he was pleased that Ottawa is pledging billions of dollars for housing.   The statement said that $15 billion will go to an “apartment construction loan program” to...

Board reviewing new name ideas for consolidated school  

A survey that asked for new name suggestions for a Barry’s Bay consolidated school led to several ideas, which are now being reviewed.   That from Renfrew County District School Board officials, as a process to re-name Madawaska Valley District High School-Sherwood Public School nears an end.  The schools, which share the...

Rally of the Tall Pines runs in Bancroft this weekend

The Rally of the Tall Pines is set to go this weekend in Bancroft.   The event brings hundreds of fans to the area to watch car racers speed through rural roads, one at a time, to compete for the best times.   The rally headquarters will open at the Dungannon Recreation Centre...

Aquatic playground would boost Barry’s Bay economy: owner   

An aquatic playground at Lakeshore Park could boost Barry’s Bay’s economy and not cost taxpayer dollars.   That from the owner of Splashtown, a business that wants to open a franchise at the park if it can get the blessing of Madawaska Valley council.   Derek Stonier says he’s asking for a lease...

Madawaska Valley declares gender-based violence an epidemic  

Madawaska Valley council has voted to declare gender-based violence an epidemic.   It joins a growing list of Ontario governments that have already done so as both a symbolic gesture and to trigger work on more violence-prevention initiatives.   The motion passed unanimously at council Tuesday.   It noted that the municipality is already working...

Ice a factor in recent collisions: OPP 

As winter weather sets in, icy conditions are already causing some collisions on the roads.   Killaloe OPP says ice was a factor in a single-vehicle collision on Nov. 13 on Wilno South Road. A driver lost control near Inukshuk Road and rolled over. The car was towed but no injuries...
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