Renfrew County Council has passed a resolution, hiring a new CAO/Clerk. Paul Moreau will follow Jim Hutton, who has retired from the position as of yesterday. Moreau, has been with the County of Renfrew for the past two years as Director of Social Services, and five years previous as Director of Development and Property. He was one of five candidates interviewed for the position from an original list of 55 applicants. Warden Jennifer Murphy, who chaired the Recruitment Committee which recommended Moreau for the position, says he brings experience and leadership to the table and has been a valuable asset and outstanding leader with the County. Hutton spent close to 30 years with the County of Renfrew … and had been CAO/Clerk since 2010. He announced his retirement in April.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is seeking the public’s help in finding who is responsible for leaving a boat on Crown land in Renfrew County. On June 10th … conservation officers received a tip regarding a boat that had been left on Crown land north of Paugh Lake … off Willowski Road in Burns Township. The boat is an older model 16-foot fiberglass vessel black and white in colour with a Chrysler 55-horsepower outboard motor. If you have any information about this boat … please contact the MNRF TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667. This is a toll-free call. Or you are asked to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS … that’s 1-800-222-8477. You can find a photo of the boat in question at valleyheritageradio.ca … or on the Valley Heritage Facebook page.
The winners of the first annual RC100 startup competition have been announced, Riverwood Acoustics won the competition, securing $100,000 in early-stage investment from Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation – . The company – a Renfrew County-based designer and manufacturer of one-of-a-kind premium home blue tooth speakers focuses on sound excellence, build quality and aesthetics. Their branding is built around the connection to local culture and the unique use and careful sourcing of reclaimed wood. Once in full production, the company will create up to 12 full-time positions and influence over 30 positions indirectly through contract manufacturers in Renfrew County. The competition, which launched in February of this year with 35 entries, officially ended yesterday with a Reception, held at the Garrison Petawawa Golf Club. RC100 will enter its second year with a call for applications in January 2019. For more information on the competition – you can visit www.rc100.ca.
And in sports…
In Greater Ottawa fastball league action…the I4C Victory and Ottawa Valley A’s Schedule has been set as follows, Wednesday September 5th, at 8pm in Manotick, Thursday September 6th at 8pm in Carp and if needed, Wednesday September 12th in Manotick. Other playoff games will start after Labour Day – we’ll bring you the dates and times once the schedule is finalized.