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Outdoor grad ceremony suggestion 'surprising and aspirational' say Ottawa school boards

Outdoor grad ceremony suggestion 'surprising and aspirational' say Ottawa school boards

The Upper Canada and Renfrew County district school boards say they plan to simply go ahead with the grad ceremonies they've planned, which include virtual and in-person photo-op elements.
Rapper Drake and Smiths Falls' Canopy Growth end pot partnership

Rapper Drake and Smiths Falls' Canopy Growth end pot partnership

Canopy and Drake announced they would work together in November 2019.
Smiths Falls hoping for brighter days ahead as tourism remains in limbo

Smiths Falls hoping for brighter days ahead as tourism remains in limbo

The mayor is confident his town will overcome the recent loss of about two dozen local jobs, as it waits for word on what COVID-19 restrictions will mean for this year's tourism season.
Smiths Falls police issue 42 tickets, make two arrests during Canada Road Safety Week

Smiths Falls police issue 42 tickets, make two arrests during Canada Road Safety Week

The Smiths Falls Police Service says 27 of those tickets were for speeding.
UPDATE: OPP probe suspicious death south of Smiths Falls

UPDATE: OPP probe suspicious death south of Smiths Falls

A 36-year-old man was taken into custody at the scene.
Pikwakanagans of Golden Lake remember one of their own in somber ceremony

Pikwakanagans of Golden Lake remember one of their own in somber ceremony

The Pikwakanagan community gathered on sacred cultural grounds at Golden Lake to remember Joey Commanda and 215 children found buried at the site of one of Canada's residential schools.
Pembroke prepares to welcome back tourists

Pembroke prepares to welcome back tourists

The Upper Ottawa Valley's largest city is eager to see visitors return, but is waiting for word from government and health officials.
'This time I'm leaving on my own terms:' Former Renfrew fire chief retiring from Whitewater department

'This time I'm leaving on my own terms:' Former Renfrew fire chief retiring from Whitewater department

Guy Longtin was forced out as fire chief in the Town of Renfrew in 2018 after the municipality passed a new policy stating that anyone over the age of 60 in the fire department would have to retire.
Arnprior nursing home hiring ahead of expansion

Arnprior nursing home hiring ahead of expansion

Officials at The Grove Nursing Home say they'll be tending to the needs of 60 per cent more residents.
Anti-lockdown rally draws 150 to Pembroke waterfront

Anti-lockdown rally draws 150 to Pembroke waterfront

Several participants identified themselves as retired police officers and/or non-Renfrew County residents.
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