The Current News

Welcome to The Current News page! Here you will find any important updates and information issued by the Township of North Algona Wilberforce. You will also find some fun community and recreation stories.

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June 11, 2021 | Rural Rewards Initiative

Rural Rewards    RE: Shop Local Campaign - Rural Rewards            The Townships of Brudenell, Lyndoch & Raglan, Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards, Bonnechere Valley, North Algona Wilberforce, Madawaska Valley and Whitewater Region have partnered to promote...

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June 10, 2021 | RCDHU – Step 1 Roadmap to Reopening

Step1: Roadmap to Reopen       Friday, June 11, 2021, Ontario will move into Step 1 of theRoadmap to Reopen. This is a three-step plan to safely andcautiously reopen the province and gradually lift publichealth measures.  Step 1: Roadmap to Reopen Poster

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June 8, 2021 | County of Renfrew Turns 160

    NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8th, 2021 The County of Renfrew Turns 160 Pembroke:  June 8th marks the 160th Birthday of the County of Renfrew. In 1861, the separation of Renfrew from Lanark began with the creation of a Provisional Municipal...

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June 7, 2021 | Ontario to Move to Step One of Roadmap

  NEWS RELEASE Ontario to Move to Step One of Roadmap to Reopen on June 11 Improvements in Key Indicators Allowing Province to Begin the Safe and Gradual Lifting of Public Health Measures June 07, 2021 Premier's Office   TORONTO — Based on the provincewide...

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June 7, 2021 | News Release | Letts Cemetery Road

IMMEDIATE RELEASE   On Monday June 14th construction is scheduled to start on Letts Cemetery Road.  There will be some realignment of the road to accommodate a safer sightline at Sno-Drifters Road intersection, one metre paved shoulders as well as complete...

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June 7, 2021 | Environment Canada | Heat Warning

Issued at 2021-06-06 19:29 UTC by Environment Canada: Heat warning issued:    Current details: Humidex values reaching 40 are expected for the next 2 days. Maximum temperatures will exceed 30 degrees Celsius and humidex values will reach 40. Nights will also be warm...

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June 3, 2021 | News Release | Island View Drive

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Temporary Road Closure Island View Drive For a period of five hours (between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.) on Monday June 7, 2021 thru traffic will be limited on Island View Drive as a safety precaution as construction equipment will be blocking a lane...

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June31, 2021 | Tour de Bonnechere

  RIDE FOR MENTAL HEALTH The event is virtual this year* register and pick one of the official route or make aroute of your own Ride your route anytime from August 1 - 29 Ride safe and follow all social distancing guidelines Post your pictures comments and other...

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June 1, 2021 | Ontario Maintains COVID-19 Restrictions

  NEWS RELEASE Ontario Maintains COVID-19 Restrictions as Stay-at-Home Order is Set to Expire Measures address ongoing risks as province prepares to safely and cautiously reopen June 01, 2021 Ministry of the Solicitor General   TORONTO — As was previously...

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June 1, 2021 | Renfrew County – Every Child Matters

  June 1st, 2021 Every Child Matters Pembroke:  The County of Renfrew wishes to express its deepest sympathies to the people of the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, and the surrounding communities. The dark and heinous history of residential schools should...

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May 28, 2021 | Ontario Accelerates Rollout of Second Shots

  NEWS RELEASE Ontario Accelerates Rollout of Second Shots Targeting a Two-Dose Summer 65 per cent of Adults Have Received First Doses, Ahead of Schedule May 28, 2021 Premier's Office   TORONTO — Ontario has reached a key milestone in its fight against...

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May 27, 2021 | Fire Department Media Release

The North Algona Wilberforce Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Tramore Rd at approximately 1:10 this morning with 23 firefighters and eight apparatus. The lone occupant woke to the sound of the smoke alarm.  The fire was discovered outside the bedroom....

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May 26, 2021 | Wildland Fire Season

NORTH ALGONA WILBERFORCE TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE WILDLAND FIRE SEASON The wildland fire season in Ontario runs from April 1st through October 31st each year. Approximately 55 wildfires have occurred in the 2021 fire season to date in Ontario....

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May 25, 2021 | OPP Safe Boating Awareness Week

OPP Promotes Safe Boating Awareness Week (May 22-28, 2021)   Ahead of the boating season, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is urging Ontarians to avoid taking the same risks that cost 32 boaters and paddlers their lives on OPP-patrolled waterways last year.  During...

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May 21, 2021 | News Release | Island View Drive

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Temporary Road Closure Island View Drive For a period of six hours (between 7:00 a.m. and 1;00 p.m.) on Wednesday May 26, 2021 thru traffic will be limited on Island View Drive as a safety precaution as construction equipment will be blocking a lane...

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May 13, 2021 | Renfrew County & District Health Unit

   Province Extends Provincewide Stay-At-Home Order   Today, the Ontario Government announced that it is extending the provincewide Stay-atHome Order (O.Reg. 265/21) until at least June 2, 2021. All public health and workplace safety measures under the...

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May 13, 2021 | Provincial Action Day on Litter

Provincial Action Day on Litter    Visit - https://www.ontario.ca/page/act-on-litter   Tips when grocery shopping:   During the COVID-19 outbreak, if you need to go out, here are some tips: Avoid food waste by planning your meals in advance and buying...

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May 13, 2021 |

  NEWS RELEASE Ontario Continues to Expand Booking Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccines to More Ontarians May 10, 2021 Ministry of Health TORONTO — A stable and reliable increase in vaccine supply to Ontario is enabling the government to further expand eligibility...

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May 11, 2021 | Provincial Action Day on Litter

  May 11, 2021 Visit - https://www.ontario.ca/page/act-on-litter The Provincial Day of Action on Litter is celebrated on the second Tuesday of May each year in Ontario. We are taking action to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills or becoming litter by...

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May 7, 2021 | EORN Gig Project

Letter to the Editor from the EOWC, EOMC, and EORN May 6, 2021 Dear Editor: This letter is a call to action for your readers, especially those in Eastern Ontario who have poor or unreliable access to broadband. Recently, both the governments of Canada and Ontario...

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May 7, 2021 | Community Preparedness Week

May 2 - 8 Emergency Preparedness Week   Windstorms, including tornadoes, downbursts and severe thunderstorms, are more prevelent between May and September, and can strike anywhere.     Visit Emergency Management Ontario for more information!  ...

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May 6, 2021 | Community Preparedness Week

May 2 - 8 Emergency Preparedness Week   Click here to view - Wildland Fires   Every year, Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and local fire departments respond to hundreds of forest fires     Visit Emergency Management Ontario for...

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May 5, 2021 | Ontario Responds to High Vaccination Rates

      NEWS RELEASE Ontario Responds to High Vaccination Rates, Modifies Restrictions in Long-Term Care Homes Changes will help improve residents’ quality of life while keeping homes safe May 04, 2021 Ministry of Long-Term Care   TORONTO — Ontario...

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May 5, 2021 | Statistics Canada

  The 2021 Census Every five years, Canadians are invited to participate in the census to help paint a portrait of Canada's diverse population and the places where we live. The Census of Population provides high-quality information on key socioeconomic trends and...

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May 5, 2021 | EORN Gig Project

                                        May 5, 2021 Media Release   Mayors, Reeves, Wardens Call on Federal and Provincial Governments to support the EORN Gig Project to bring Fibre to the Home   On Tuesday, 59 heads of Council from across eastern...

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May 5, 2021 | Community Preparedness Week

May 2 - 8 Emergency Preparedness Week   Click here to view - Flooding Flooding is the most costly natural hazard in Ontario and it can happen any time of year     Visit Emergency Management Ontario for more information!  ...

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May 4, 2021 | Community Preparedness Week

May 2 - 8 Emergency Preparedness Week   Click here to view - Extreme Heat Extreme heat can be dangerous for everyone, but people who work outdoors, the elderly, some people with disabilities, and children, particularly infants, are more vulnerable.    ...

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May 3, 2021 | Community Preparedness Week

May 2 - 8 Emergency Preparedness Week   Click here to view the  72 Hour Emergency Kit       WHAT TO PUT IN A 72-HOUR “GRAB-N-GO” EMERGENCY KIT: Essentials: Additional Considerations: Water Non-perishable food Manual can opener Flashlight Radio...

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May 3, 2021 | Spring Load Restrictions

    TOWNSHIP HALF LOADS    Effective May 3, 2021 Spring half load restrictions Will no longer be in effect on township roads.     Perry Ashick – Public Works Coordinator April 29, 2021        

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April 29, 2021 | Ontario Paid COVID-19 Leave

  NEWS RELEASE Ontario to Introduce Paid COVID-19 Leave Province to reimburse employers for up to three paid leave days related to COVID-19 for every employee April 28, 2021 Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development TORONTO – While Ontario government...

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April 28, 2021 | RCDHU COVID-19 Media Release

  (Pembroke, Ontario, 9:30 a.m., April 28, 2021) Booking Appointments for COVID-19 Vaccinations Expand to Include New Groups Today, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is announcing that bookingappointments for COVID-19 vaccinations is expanding to...

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April 26, 2021 | COVID-19 Updates Bulletin

North Algona Wilberforce Response – Covid-19 “Stay at Home Order” The Township office is closed to the public. Residents are permitted to use the service window for essential purposes.  We are asking that if you do not need to venture out, please don’t; if you do have...

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April 21, 2021| Caregiver Connect

    Free Webinar series for parents with young children, weekly offerings.  Please pass on to your networks and parents with young children   Barb Pierce Family Peer Supporter | Pair aidant aux familles Ottawa: 613.321.3211 ext.506 | Toll free/sans...

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April 19, 2021| OPP News Release

    FROM: Corporate Communications DATE: April 18, 2021 OPP ENFORCEMENT UNDER THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDER (ORILLIA, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is requesting that Ontarians voluntarily comply with the new emergency orders as it does its part to...

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April 16, 2021| Renfrew County Emergency Child Care

  Media Relations                              _______________________________________________________________________________ NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...

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April 14, 2021| OVCATA Bike Bank

OVCATA launches Bike Bank so everyone can ride   The Ottawa Valley Cycling and Active Transportation Alliance (OVCATA) is launching a unique new service to enable everyone in the Valley who needs a bike to have one. Volunteers working with the Bike Bank collect...

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April 7, 2021| Renfrew County Community Gardens

    NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2021   PROVINCE & COUNTY of RENFREW SUPPORTING SECOND INTAKE FOR COMMUNITY GARDENS County of...

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April 1, 2021| Renfrew County E-Walk In Counselling Clinic

    The Renfrew County CollaborativeE-Walk-In Counselling Clinic (WICC) Who can access the WICC? Our virtual walk-in clinic provides quick and easy access to mental health and addiction therapy services foradults, children, teens and families. We recognize,...

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March 18, 2021 |Cottage Comfort Check 2021

Thursday, March 18, 2021 Cottage Comfort Check, a Covid-19 Response The provincial government is continuing to ask all Ontarians to stay home and not travel. This may be concerning to the seasonal residents that live away from their cottages.  It is routine for many...

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March 2, 2021 |Public 2021 Budget Questions

2021 Resident Budget Questions Ralph Verch - just wandering about the dog kennel trailer. What will it be used for, will it pick up dogs, as a kennel will it be used to house dogs, who will be using it, where will they station it if it's for a kennel, who looks after...

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