Renfrew County’s Taste of the Valley series of events continues tomorrow in Barry’s Bay running all day at the Barry’s Bay Railway Station Park. Friday’s stop is a partnership with the County, the Township of Madawaska Valley, and the Barry’s Bay Farmers’ Market, and is the second stop in the tour. The first event was held in White Lake in late July with the annual Midsummer Herbfest. Taste of the Valley shines a spotlight on local food, products, art, and culture throughout the region. In addition to White Lake, and Barry’s Bay, other events are set for Renfrew, Deep River, and Arnprior in September, and Cobden in mid-October.
If you were considering applying for funding to upgrade your home through the Ontario Renovates program, it is now too late to do so. The County of Renfrew, in partnership with the Province of Ontario had offered the program to help homeowners with a forgivable loan in order to repair their homes, including improving energy efficiency and increasing accessibility. Due to the overwhelming number of applications received, the Renfrew County Housing Corporation is no longer accepting applications to the program. If you have any questions … you are asked to contact the County of Renfrew.
The Killaloe OPP are looking for any information that could help solve a break and enter and a theft in South Algonquin Township last week. On August 8th , just before 4 in the afternoon, police responded to a B&E call on Lakeside Lane after a shed was entered and a grass trimmer, chainsaws, and a propane burner were stolen. This followed a theft the night before when officers were called to Highway 523 … just before 7:30. Three 20-litre gas cans were reported stolen. Both incidents remain under investigation and if you have information, you are asked to call the OPP.
If you are a Hydro Ottawa customer, the corporation is warning about a scam that is circulating through text messages. If you receive a text that is claiming to offer you a refund on your hydro … there will be a link to click. You are warned NOT to click on the link … because there is no refund … and clicking on the link may compromise your privacy and personal information. Officials and police ask people to be wary … and that if something looks too good to be true, it probably is. If you’re unsure of any emails … texts … or links that appear on your phone or computer … your best avenue is to call the company directly before offering any personal information.
AND IN SPORTS …
With the Greater Ottawa Fastball League regular season winding down, a number of rained out and cancelled games are being made up this week … including three tonight. The affiliated Kemptville squad will host a double header in Carp this evening as the Micksburg Twins are in town at 7 o’clock and the Ottawa Valley A’s are in for a 9 o’clock start. Also tonight, the Quyon Flyers host the Stittsville 56ers. First pitch in that one is set to go at 8.