Ottawa Valley Economic Developmenthttp://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/Tue, 12 Nov 2013 8:25:33 -0700en-us<![CDATA[General Disclaimer]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/general-disclaimer/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/general-disclaimer/Tue, 12 Nov 2013 8:25:33 -0700The City of Pembroke and County of Renfrew reserves the right to remove without notice any material which in its sole discretion it deems to be unsuitable for dissemination via its World Wide Web server(s).In order to ensure that the information presented here are complete and up-to-date, many people are permitted to access and alter various portions of the information presented by this server. Thus, we make no guarantees as to the accuracy or quality of information stored here. If misleading or otherwise inappropriate information is brought to our attention, a reasonable effort will be made to fix or remove it. Such concerns should be addressed to the author of the material (if known).

Any enquiries pertaining to these Copyright and Disclaimer Statements should be made directly to info@ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com.

The City of Pembroke and County of Renfrew shall also not be held liable for any actions, claims, proceedings, costs, losses and damages whatsoever including but not limited to libel, slander or infringement or copyright or other intellectual property rights or death, bodily injury or property damage and howsoever arising out of or in connection with or by reason of the operation, provision or use of this service.

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<![CDATA[Business Associations]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/business-associations/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/business-associations/Tue, 12 Nov 2013 8:16:51 -0700Ottawa Valley Tourist Association

Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce

Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce

Clubs and Organizations

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<![CDATA[Business Planning and Start-up]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/business-planning-and-start-up/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/business-planning-and-start-up/Tue, 12 Nov 2013 7:36:46 -0700Starting a Business

In this section, learn what is involved in starting a small business in Ontario as well as the supports available within our community to help you launch your business.

Starting a new business can be a daunting task. We can give you a better understanding of what is required and help you to shape your business to succeed. Below you will find some useful links for planning and starting your small business.

Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation

Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation offers many services including business counselling, business financing, community economic development, seminars, workshops and online training. Amongst many of their services is the Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program (OSEB). If you have been affected by downsizing, and you are an Employment Insurance (EI) and pursuing self-employment you may be eligible for this program, please visit OSEB.

Enterprise Renfrew County

Enterprise Renfrew County offers a wide variety of FREE support services to assist you in your business decisions including: consultation with a qualified business consultant, business plan assistance, guidance on licenses, permits, business registration required to start a business. Enterprise Renfrew County also offer business coaching and mentoring, please contact them for more details on what services are available to you.

Preparing a Business Plan

A business plan is a written document that describes your business, what it does and what is in your business’s future. Do you want to simplify the business planning process? Looking for resources to make your idea a reality? This interactive Business Plan Writer has been designed to simplify the business planning process. Not only is this tool dynamic, allowing you to customize your plan, you will find tips & tricks and plenty of examples to guide you as you write. - See more at Awesome Business Plan Writer

Government of Canada Business Resource

This Government of Canada site is extensive and by clicking on one of the following titles you will be able to take advantage of the resources made available to you.

[Starting]  [Planning]  [Financing]  [Managing]  [Growing]  [Government]

Canada Business Network

CBN is a resource where you can find information on Government grants and financing. Entrepreneurs often report that getting financing is the most challenging aspect of starting a business. There are both government and private-sector sources of financing that you can tap into to get your business off the ground.

Start-up Programs for 18-39 year olds

From an idea to reality, Canadian Youth Business Foundation CYBF’s flagship program for young entrepreneurs is designed to support you as you get your business off the ground.

Newcomer Program for 18-39 year olds

Are you new to Canada? This program gives you all the benefits of CYBF’s Start-up program and provides specialized resources and support to better understand Canadian business customs.

The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur (no age restrictions)

The Prince’s Charities Canada program is available to recently retired and transitioning Canadian Forces members interested in realizing their dreams of entrepreneurship


 

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<![CDATA[Business Development and Resources]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/business-development-and-resources/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/business-development-and-resources/Tue, 12 Nov 2013 7:33:47 -0700Enterprise Renfrew County

Enterprise Renfrew County provides new and seasoned entrepreneurs with free consulting and information services needed to get businesses going, and to keep them running smoothly and profitably.

Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program (OSEB)

Are you affected by downsizing? Employment Insurance (EI) benefit recipients pursuing self-employment may be eligible for the OSEB program. To facilitate the transition to self employment, the OSEB program provides income support, training and consultation to qualified EI recipients who have a viable business idea.

Understanding Finances

Are you looking to gain valuable knowledge of money management and how to apply the concepts to your own life. These multi-module seminars are delivered locally, phone 613.735.3951 or email rccfdcinfo@bellnet.ca

Growing Your Business (for 18-39 years olds)

Looking to grow your business? This program provides additional financial and resourcing support for existing CYBF entrepreneurs ready to expand their businesses.

Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation

Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation offers many services including business counselling, business financing, community economic development, seminars, workshops and online training.

The Canadian Entrepreneur

Short, sweat and to the point, great resource.

The Ontario Business Guide

The Ontario Business Guide is your resource for government programs and services for Ontario businesses.

Canada Business Network

CBN is a Government of Canada business resource site with a wide range of guidance on how to register your business, how to obtain any necessary permits or licences. You will also find information about Government grants, financing, day to day operating guidance, including taxes, regulations and much more.

Industry Canada

Industry Canada works with Canadians throughout the economy, and in all parts of the country, to improve conditions for investment, improve Canada’s innovation performance, increase Canada’s share of global trade and build an efficient and competitive marketplace.

Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment

Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment delivers a range of programs, services and tools to help businesses innovate and compete in today’s fast-changing global economy, including business support and youth entrepreneurship programs, strategic investments and international trade and export experts

Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs

Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs helps to build a stronger agri-food sector by investing in the development and transfer of innovative technologies, retaining and attracting investment, developing markets, providing regulatory oversight, and providing effective risk management tools.

Research and Innovation

Research and Innovation supports research, commercialization and innovation taking place across Ontario through a range of programs and services.

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<![CDATA[Contact Us]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/contact-us/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/contact-us/Tue, 12 Nov 2013 7:29:49 -0700County of Renfrew
Economic Development Services
9 International Drive
Pembroke, Ontario    K8A 6W5
 
Phone: 613.735.0091 / Toll Free: 1.800.273.0183
Fax: 613.735.2492
 
Email: ovedinfo@countyofrenfrew.on.ca
 
Website: www.countyofrenfrew.on.ca
 
Staff
Alastair Baird
Manager of Economic Development Services & Tourism
P: 613-735-0091, ext. 466
abaird@countyofrenfrew.on.ca
 
Craig Kelley, Dipl.M.M., Ec.D.
Business Development Officer
613-735-0091, ext. 432
ckelley@countyofrenfrew.on.ca
 
Jackie Stott
Information Coordinator
613-735-0091, ext. 452
jstott@countyofrenfrew.on.ca
 

 

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<![CDATA[Home]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/home/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/home/Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:13:44 -0700An exceptional place to live with nature at your doorstep, and urban amenities close at hand, the Ottawa Valley offers the perfect balance between work and play.

This website focuses on Economic Development Services that the County of Renfrew is able to offer.  You will find a wealth of information about our region, including many opportunities to help you make your decision to locate here.

If you have any questions, please be sure to contact us!

 
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<![CDATA[Small Biz Toolkit]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:03:21 -0700<![CDATA[Contact Us]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/contact-us/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/contact-us/Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:52:51 -0700Key Community Contacts
 

Craig Kelley, Dipl.M.M., Ec.D. Business Development Officer
613-735-0091, ext. 432
ckelley@countyofrenfrew.on.ca

County of Renfrew
Economic Development Services
9 International Drive
Pembroke, ON    K8A 6W5

 

Susan Ellis, B.A., B.Ed, Ec.D, Manager Economic Development, Recreation and Tourism
(613) 735-6821 x 1500
sellis@pembroke.ca

City of Pembroke
Economic Development, Recreation and Tourism  
1 Pembroke St. East Pembroke, ON K8A 3J5

 

Business Inquiry

1.800.273.0183
info@ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com

 
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<![CDATA[Building a Culture of Service Excellence]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/building-a-culture-of-service-excellence-9336.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/building-a-culture-of-service-excellence-9336.htmlWed, 30 Oct 2013 12:05:09 -0700The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA), together with the Township of Whitewater Region and the Ontario's Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) are pleased to invite tourism businesses to attend a full-day workshop on Building a Culture of Service Excellence. Facilitated by Ontario Tourism Education Corporation (OTEC), this workshop will provide owners, managers and supervisors with best practice strategies and tools to create, implement and sustain a culture of service excellence at their organization.

Payment required before October 18, 2013
Click Here to Register (Registration deadline October 18, 2013)

Time: 9:00 to 4:00
Cost: A deposit of $20 is required ($10 to be refunded at the door)

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<![CDATA[Recruitment & Board Development]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/recruitment-board-development-3223.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/recruitment-board-development-3223.htmlWed, 30 Oct 2013 12:04:34 -0700Successful boards require a carefully considered mix of skills and experience, as well as individuals with shared values who can support, contribute to, and complement a productive Board/Staff dynamic.  This seminar takes participants through the process of recruiting new members and works towards improving board members ability with knowledge and insight required to give relevant oversight and ability to make critical decisions.

Registration pre- registration is required due to limited seating

Time: 9:30am to 11:30am
Cost: Free

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<![CDATA[Operations & Financial Management for Boards]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/operations-financial-management-for-boards-4432.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/operations-financial-management-for-boards-4432.htmlWed, 30 Oct 2013 12:04:03 -0700Boards need to have a clear understanding with regards to the relationship between the board and management in the strategy development process is a key first step. A key legal and moral obligation of boards is to ensure your organization’s finances are appropriately allocated. Boards that strategically plan and manage their finances are often more effective than those that take a more conservative approach to financial stewardship.  This seminar takes participants through the importance of proper financial management and setting best practices for operations.

Pre-registration is required due to limited seatin

Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Cost: FREE

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<![CDATA[Introduction to Facebook]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/introduction-to-facebook-3835.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/introduction-to-facebook-3835.htmlWed, 30 Oct 2013 12:03:44 -0700An effective and low-cost way of social marketing, Facebook is a social utility for connecting people with those around them. It allows users to connect and share information in a variety of ways. Come learn the basics of using Facebook for your organization including creating a proper page, editing information & appearance, posting, and interacting with others in this free hands-on workshop.

Pre-registration is required due to limited seating

Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Cost: FREE

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<![CDATA[Legal Responsibilities of Boards]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/legal-responsibilities-of-boards-921.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/legal-responsibilities-of-boards-921.htmlWed, 30 Oct 2013 12:03:17 -0700The board of directors of an organization is legally responsible for the actions of the organization, including those of its employees and volunteers. The board members themselves may be liable if it can be shown that the board itself was negligent. The board must therefore demonstrate “due diligence”.  This seminar looks into four key areas of legal responsibility (Fiscal, Statutory, contracts, and standard of care).

Registration pre- registration is required due to limited seating

Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Cost: FREE

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<![CDATA[Events, Seminars and Workshops]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:51:37 -0700<![CDATA[Office and Human Resource]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/office-and-human-resource/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/office-and-human-resource/Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:26:16 -0700Managing your business includes a wide range of activities, from day-to-day operations to long-term planning. It is important that you understand what you are responsible for, and what you can do to make your business run efficiently. This section covers topics such as organizational design, budgeting, hiring and training employees and marketing and sales.

Day-to-day operations

Successfully managing the ups and downs of daily operations is the backbone of your business.

Employees

Being the boss is not easy. Discover how to effectively manage your employees.

W.S.I.B.

WSIB stands for Workplace Safety & Insurance Board Almost all businesses need to register, whether their workers are full-time or part-time. If you are not sure about whether or not your business needs to be registered, call us at 416-344-1000 or 1-800-387-0750.

Marketing and sales

How well you market your business and interact with your customers can vastly influence your success.

Developing your website

Learn how to create a website so you can attract more customers to your business.

Uses for e-business

E-business is about conducting business online. Discover some of the many ways you can use e-business to your advantage.

E-Business Tool Kit

Getting Started – How You Can Profit from E-Business: An Introductory Handbook. This is an excellent resource to get you started with using Internet technologies to improve efficiencies and profits.

Business Development Bank (BDC) Here to Help

Looking for ways to maximize your online presence?

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<![CDATA[Taxes, Permits, Licences and Zoning]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/taxes-permits-licences-and-zoning/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/taxes-permits-licences-and-zoning/Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:11:27 -0700By-laws are established by Municipal/City Council and some by-laws require certain types of businesses to obtain licenses or permits in order to operate.  Depending on the nature of the business as well as where the property or building is located, related fees, business licensing, building permit and development fees may apply. In addition, when changes are being considered for your property, there are a number of fees and/or permits that may be required depending on what is proposed and where the property/building is located.

Please refer to the following links for your jurisdiction.

Go here to locate your Ottawa Valley Municipality
Go here for the City of Pembroke

NOTE: The Province of Ontario also provides an online service where you can search for information on permits or licences you may need to operate your business.  Go here to start your search.

Did you know?
To operate a business in Ontario using anything but your legal name you must register with the Province of Ontario.

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<![CDATA[Business Financing and Incentives]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/business-financing-and-incentives/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/small-biz-toolkit/business-financing-and-incentives/Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:08:00 -0700We understand the confusion that you have to go through to find information on financial incentives and funding programs. In this section we have a broad listing of financial incentives and funding programs available for business.

PROVINCE OF ONTARIO PROGRAM INCENTIVES

Ontario Business Program Guide

Find information on funding and programs available to help grow healthy, strong and prosperous communities.

The Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE)

Learn more about loans, grants, or tax incentives and how you can access them.

Interested in Energy Efficiency Incentives for Business?

Learn about energy-efficiency programs to assist organizations from the smallest of retail stores to the largest industrial complexes. Programs to help fund energy audits, to replace energy-wasting equipment or to pursue new construction that exceeds our existing codes and standards. Businesses can also pursue incentives for controlling and reducing their electricity demand at specific times. The bottom line is that there are innovative programs that can help businesses reduce their electricity costs, while helping Ontario defer the need to build new generation and reduce its environmental footprint.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAM INCENTIVES

Canada Business Network

CBN is a resource where you can find information on Government grants, financing, day to day operating guidance, including taxes, regulations and much more.

The Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP)

EODP is a Government of Canada initiative which promotes economic development in eastern Ontario. It has been a catalyst in many communities by encouraging new projects and community plans, mobilizing community stakeholders and helping to form partnerships.

Industry Canada

Canada’s small business financing program.

Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF)

Are you under 40 and want to start a business?   The CYBF may be able to help.

Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program

Scientific Research and Experimental Development is a federal tax incentive program to encourage Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct research and development (R&D) in Canada that will lead to new, improved, or technologically advanced products or processes.

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<![CDATA[News]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/news-and-features/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/news-and-features/Wed, 16 Oct 2013 6:53:15 -0700<![CDATA[Economic Development Data]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/ec-dev-data/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/ec-dev-data/Wed, 16 Oct 2013 6:53:15 -0700

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<![CDATA[About Us]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/Wed, 16 Oct 2013 6:53:15 -0700Living well is what it’s all about, in a landscape that stimulates the senses throughout the year. Explore our 900 pristine lakes and 4 major river systems amid 2.4 million hectares of breathtaking wilderness. Enjoy world-class whitewater rafting, a challenging variety of golf courses, extensive 4-season trail networks and excellent angling opportunities. Explore the many eclectic shops and services throughout the Valley, from big box retailers to unique specialty stores, haute cuisine to chip trucks, and many family-focused recreational and leisure activities for all to enjoy.

Relocation for employment or business startup is easy when you can take advantage of a lower than average cost of living. A highly-skilled, loyal labour force plus a mix of commercial and industrial properties are all readily available at costs well below the provincial average.

In terms of area, Renfrew County is the largest county in Ontario, spanning 7,645 square kilometres along a 220 km stretch of the Trans Canada Highway. Bordered by a new 4-lane divided highway, transportation is simplified by intersecting routes, which provide easy shipping to major destinations such as Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Detroit and Buffalo.

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<![CDATA[Business Here]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/business-here/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/business-here/Wed, 16 Oct 2013 6:53:15 -0700We are an Eastern Ontario location with direct access to North American markets. We have skilled labour with an excellent work-ethic and 600 hectares of adaptable and fully serviced industrial land readily available at rates well below the provincial average. For your business, this means lower-than-average construction, service, equipment and training costs. We also have a plan in place for the long-term availability of land and natural resources.

Our region comprises of several industries as well:

Light manufacturing and resource-based industrial enterprises, world renowned research facilities, accommodating tourism and hospitality operations, as well as fully-serviced commercial centres including Arnprior, Renfrew, Barry's Bay and Deep River.

If you're starting up a small retail or service, various commercial districts both large and small offer a ready supply of space in either main street or shopping-centre venues.

Of course, all of this is backed up by Renfrew County's Economic Development Division vast support services which will provide you with the guidance and support you need to make sound business decisions and a solid business plan.

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<![CDATA[Key Sectors]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/key-sectors/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/key-sectors/Wed, 16 Oct 2013 6:53:15 -0700<![CDATA[Playing Here]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/playing-here/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/playing-here/Wed, 16 Oct 2013 6:53:15 -0700The Ottawa Valley has approximately 158,000 acres of clean, clear water. As a result, recreational boating, beaches and marinas are abundant and we are home to world-class whitewater rafting and kayaking. Golf courses to challenge any skill level, numerous ski hills, and hundreds of kilometres of groomed cross-country ski and snowmobile trails make Ottawa Valley a four-season paradise. Community arenas are home to numerous figure skating and minor hockey programs, and baseball and soccer leagues use the many playing fields throughout the summer.

Ottawa Valley Tourist Association
Phone: 613.732.4364
Toll Free: 800.757.658
www.ottawavalley.travel

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<![CDATA[Working Here]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/working-here/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/working-here/Wed, 16 Oct 2013 6:53:15 -0700Ottawa Valley workers are known for their highly-developed work ethic. Major labour industry sectors are manufacturing, tourism, commercial, forestry and service sectors as well as a growing high tech sector.

While income levels are slightly below those found in more urban areas, the cost of living is significantly lower in the Ottawa Valley, allowing for an unprecedented quality of life.

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<![CDATA[Living Here]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/living-here/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/living-here/Wed, 16 Oct 2013 6:53:15 -0700When fun and hard work are over.. the real living begins! And it's easy to view how your whole family will enjoy a higher quality of life in the Ottawa Valley.

Education facilities consist of no less than four publicly funded school boards. And purchasing a nearby dream home will be within your reach, due to lower than average real estate and rental costs.

You will feel safe in your new community with a low crime rate, excellent health care, emergency and retirement services.

We are well noted for our four-season setting, which will bring you a myriad of activities throughout the year. Plus, no mather what the seasons bring, getting around the Valley and in and out of town is well-achieved through our extensive road network, bus services and nearby air charter services.

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<![CDATA[Economic Development Summit - 2013]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/economic-development-summit-2013/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/economic-development-summit-2013/Wed, 09 Oct 2013 7:43:11 -0700Growing our Future: Leveraging Entrepreneurship to Create Growth and Prosperity for Renfrew County

On Thursday, September 26, 2013, the County of Renfrew hosted its first ever Economic Development Summit. The purpose was to bring together people from across the County to learn how we can more effectively create opportunities for economic and business growth and increase the sustainability of all our businesses and communities.

This one-day event was intended for a wide and participative audience of business leaders, entrepreneurs, municipal councillors, Chambers of Commerce members, community economic development volunteers and municipal staff. “The Economic Development Summit is a component of the County of Renfrew Strategic Plan, and it was conceived after a number successful industry sector meetings were hosted by the County.” comments Warden Peter Emon. “In these meetings valuable information about key issues, challenges and opportunities was brought forward by business and community leaders for action by County Council.” he further states. “This revealed the importance of sharing information amongst a wide range of people and business sectors to address issues and opportunities which nurtured the concept of an Economic Development Summit.” Warden Emon explains.

The Renfrew County Economic Development Summit provided a venue for all communities and economic development groups to share information and ideas, learn of best practices and identify cooperative opportunities and new initiatives. Representatives of local, provincial and federal economic development agencies, ministries and departments presented an overview of their programs and available assistance making the Summit an ideal opportunity to engage government support. This resource list is available below.

An exciting key note speaker was recruited to provide insight into how communities across Canada nurture and attract entrepreneurs and to provided examples of rural and small town survival and expansion despite a rapidly changing and challenging global economic environment. Rick Spence writes a weekly column on entrepreneurship and innovation for the National Post, is a former editor and publisher of PROFIT, The Magazine for Canadian Entrepreneurs and is author of Secrets of Success from Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies.

Rick’s topic, Growing our Future: Leveraging Entrepreneurship to Create Growth and Prosperity for Renfrew County, is sure to ignite your enthusiasm and spark ideas for all participants. His presentation is available below for download and reference.

The Renfrew County Economic Development Summit was sponsored by the Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation and the County of Renfrew.

 

Presentation: Growing our Future: Leveraging Entrepreneurship to Create Growth and Prosperity for Renfrew County (PDF)

Presentation: County of Renfrew Economic Development Services overview (PDF)

Resources and Contact Information sheet (PDF)

Presenter List (PDF)

Participant Survey (PDF)

Agenda (PDF)

Strategic Plan One-Pager (PDF)

For More Information:

Alastair Baird or Craig Kelley: County of Renfrew 613-735-0091 / 1-800-273-0183

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<![CDATA[Renfrew County Economic Development Summit]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/news-and-features/renfrew-county-economic-development-summit-6511.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/news-and-features/renfrew-county-economic-development-summit-6511.htmlWed, 09 Oct 2013 7:42:23 -0700Growing our Future: Leveraging Entrepreneurship to Create Growth and Prosperity for Renfrew County

On Thursday, September 26, 2013, the County of Renfrew will be hosting its first ever Economic Development Summit. The purpose is to bring together people from across the County to learn how we can more effectively create opportunities for economic and business growth and increase the sustainability of all our businesses and communities.

This one-day event is intended for a wide and participative audience of business leaders, entrepreneurs, municipal councillors, Chambers of Commerce members, community economic development volunteers and municipal staff. “The Economic Development Summit is a component of the County of Renfrew Strategic Plan, and it was conceived after a number successful industry sector meetings were hosted by the County.” comments Warden Peter Emon. “In these meetings valuable information about key issues, challenges and opportunities was brought forward by business and community leaders for action by County Council.” he further states. “This revealed the importance of sharing information amongst a wide range of people and business sectors to address issues and opportunities which nurtured the concept of an Economic Development Summit.” Warden Emon explains.

The Renfrew County Economic Development Summit will provide a venue for all communities and economic development groups to share information and ideas, learn of best practices and identify cooperative opportunities and new initiatives. Representatives of local, provincial and federal economic development agencies, ministries and departments will present an overview of their programs and available assistance making the Summit an ideal opportunity to engage government support.

An exciting key note speaker has been recruited to provide insight into how communities across Canada nurture and attract entrepreneurs and to provide examples of rural and small town survival and expansion despite a rapidly changing and challenging global economic environment. Rick Spence writes a weekly column on entrepreneurship and innovation for the National Post, is a former editor and publisher of PROFIT, The Magazine for Canadian Entrepreneurs and is author of Secrets of Success from Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies.

Rick’s topic, Growing our Future: Leveraging Entrepreneurship to Create Growth and Prosperity for Renfrew County, is sure to ignite your enthusiasm and spark ideas for all participants.

The Renfrew County Economic Development Summit is sponsored by the Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation and the County of Renfrew.

For More Information:

Alastair Baird or Craig Kelley: County of Renfrew 613-735-0091 / 1-800-273-0183

 

PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE HERE (click for link)

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<![CDATA[Entrepreneur's Toolkit]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:25:38 -0700 

Stay tuned for our new and exciting "entrepreneur's toolkit"!

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<![CDATA[PROPERTY LISTINGS (Not available through MLS)]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/business-here/business-opportunities-investments/property-listings-not-available-through-mls/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/business-here/business-opportunities-investments/property-listings-not-available-through-mls/Fri, 09 Aug 2013 6:07:32 -0700We update from sources such as Kijiji to bring you a selection of business opportunities available around Renfrew County, such as:

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<![CDATA[Township of Bonnechere Valley]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/township-of-bonnechere-valley/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/township-of-bonnechere-valley/Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:43:36 -0700Township of Bonnechere ValleyAmalgamation has brought the former Village of Eganville and the former Townships of Grattan, Sebastopol and South Algona to incorporate the beautiful Township of Bonnechere Valley. Not only can you witness nature at its finest with its abounding lakes and the beautiful Bonnechere River entwined in the woodlands of the Canadian Shield, but you can also enjoy strolling the streets of the Jewel of the Bonnechere, better known as Eganville. Many parks throughout the township offer a place for young and old to relax and feast on the heavenly surroundings that abound. A Rotary Beach in Eganville as well as a lovely beach on Lake Clear and numerous beaches on Golden Lake can be favorite spots for tourists. Several 'Tourist Resorts' throughout the Valley can be accessed by the public. The area is full of history. For instance the Historic Stone Fence off the Opeongo Line makes for an interesting facets of the Township of Bonnechere Valley. For boat enthusiasts, the Bonnechere Public Boat Launch is the place to go. Popular restaurants bring people from far and wide to visit. You have to visit the Bonnechere Valley to fully experience the awesomeness of this township. Just one visit will be sure to draw you back to the Township of Bonnechere Valley


Map


Contact

Box 100,
49 Bonnechere St. E.,
Eganville, Ontario
K0J 1T0
Website: www.bonnecherevalleytwp.com
Email: admin@eganville.com


County Council Member

Name Title Telephone Fax
Jennifer Murphy Mayor (613)628-3101 (613)628-1336

Jennifer Murphy (Mayor) - Township of Bonnechere ValleyJennifer Murphy comes to County Council as the newly elected Mayor of Bonnechere Valley Township. Although she has not served on council, Jennifer has extensive business experience which she will use in any decision making. Jennifer and her husband, Dave, moved from Toronto to their hobby horse farm outside of Eganville in 2000, and opened Murphy’s Auto Service in Renfrew in 2001. Jennifer is involved in many fundraising efforts and community events throughout Bonnechere Valley. In 2011, Mayor Murphy was appointed to the Operations and Health Committees.

 

Elected Municipal Officials

Name Title Telephone Fax
Cairine Cybulski Councillor    
Charlotte Neitzel Councillor    
Bob Peltzer Councillor    
Jack Roesner Councillor    

Municipal Staff

Name Title Telephone Fax
Bryan Martin CAO (613) 628-3101 (613) 628-1336
Sandra Barr Deputy-Treasurer (613) 628-3101  
Bill Kennedy Works Superintendent (613) 628-2855 (613) 628-9884

Dana Jennings

Community Development Officer (613) 628-3101 (613) 628-1336


Additional Info

Website: www.bonnecherevalleytwp.com

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<![CDATA[Township of McNab/Braeside]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/township-of-mcnab-braeside/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/township-of-mcnab-braeside/Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:41:00 -0700Township of McNab/BraesideThe Township fronts on the Ottawa River, has access to White Lake and is crossed by the Madawaska River. Residents enjoy waterfront cottages and homes. The eastern area of the Township is about 30 minutes form the Corel Centre. There is a mixture of agricultural, residential, recreational development and some industrial, commercial and home based industries.

 

Map


Contact

2508 Russett Dr.,
RR 2
Arnprior, Ontario
K7S 3G8
Website: www.mcnabbraeside.com
Email: info@mcnabbraeside.com


County Council Member

Name Title Telephone Fax
Mary Campbell Mayor (613)623-5756 (613)623-9138

Mary Campbell (Mayor) - Township of McNab/BraesideMary Campbell was new to municipal government with her election as Mayor ofMcNab/Braeside in 2007. Owner of a 100 acre beef farm, she applies heroverseas and business management experience to the challenges facing ruraleconomic development. Mary sits on Renfrew Counties Property andDevelopment, and Social Services committees, as well as acting as a Countyrepresentative on the Ottawa Valley Tourism Association Board.

 

Elected Municipal Officials

Name Title Telephone Fax
Christine Blimke Deputy Mayor    
Robert Campbell Councillor    
Brad McIlquham Councillor    
Aldene Styles Councillor    

Municipal Staff

Name Title Telephone Fax
Noreen C. Mellema CAO/Clerk (613)623-5756 (613)623-9138
Connie Graham Treasurer/Deputy-Clerk (613)623-5756 (613)623-9138
Brian Box Roads Superintendent (613)623-6222 (613)623-9138
Murray Gahan Chief Building Official (613)623-5756 (613)623-9138
Geoff Patterson Recreation Director (613)623-5756 (613)623-9138
Bruce Howarth County of Renfrew, Senior Planner (613)735-3204 (613)734-2492


Additional Info

Website: www.mcnabbraeside.com

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<![CDATA[Town of Petawawa]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/town-of-petawawa/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/town-of-petawawa/Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:39:00 -0700Town of PetawawaThe Town of Petawawa is nestled on the western shores of the Ottawa River, just 160 kms west of Ottawa. The Town is blessed with excellent road, rail, air and utility services for all you business needs. The Municipal Industrial park has plenty of vacant land ready for development. Major area employers include Canadian Forces Base Petawawa and Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories (AECL). Petawawa residents take pride in their community with strong support and commitment from area businesses and organizations. Annual events, such as Cabin Fever in January and Civic Centre Days in June, are popular attractions for people of all ages. Petawawa is an excellent place to live. Recreational activities of all kinds abound with all types of facilities being available. Easy access to Algonquin Park and the Petawawa and Ottawa Rivers opens the great outdoors for fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, bird watching and camping. Please visit Petawawa for all your business needs.

You will be glad you did!


Map


Contact

Box 69,
1111 Victoria St
Petawawa, Ontario
K8H 2E6
Website: www.petawawa.ca
Email: email@petawawa.ca


County Council Member

Name Title Telephone Fax
Bob Sweet Mayor (613)687-5536 (613)687-5973

Bob Sweet (Mayor) - Town of PetawawaMayor Bob Sweet is now in his tenth year as a member of County Council. Mayor Sweet has been a very familiar face around the County of Renfrew as he was the only individual to serve three consecutive terms as Warden of the County of Renfrew from 2004-2006. As a current member of Council, Mayor Sweet is the Chair of the Development & Property Committee and also serves on the Finance & Administration Committee. In 2009, Warden Rathwell appointed Mayor Sweet as the Chair of the special County of Expo 150 Committee. As Chair of this committee, Mayor Sweet will oversee the grand celebrations planned for the 150th Anniversary of the incorporation of the County of Renfrew in 2011. When he is not busy serving as Mayor of Petawawa and a member of Council, he spends his time perfecting his golf game and spending time with his wife his two children and his four grandchildren.

Elected Municipal Officials

Name Title Telephone Fax
Tom Mohns Deputy Mayor (613)687-5536 (613)6875973
James Carmody Councillor    
Frank Cirella Councillor    
Treena Lemay Councillor    
Murray Rutz Councillor    
Theresa Sabourin Councillor    

Municipal Staff

Name Title Telephone Fax
Mitch Stillman CAO/Clerk (613)687-5536 (613)687-5973
Dan Scissons Treasurer/Deputy CAO (613)687-5536 (613)687-5973
Tom Renaud Public Works Supervisor (613)687-2692 (613)687-7621
Kelly Williams Manager of Parks and Recreation (613)687-5678 (613)687-6746
Cyndy Phillips-McCann Economic Development Coordinator (613)687-5536 (613)687-5973
Charles Cheesman Manager of Planning Services (613)735-3204 (613)735-2492


Additional Info

Website: www.petawawa.ca

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<![CDATA[Township of Greater Madawaska]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/township-of-greater-madawaska/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/township-of-greater-madawaska/Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:38:10 -0700The Township of Greater MadawaskaLocated in the south-eastern end of Renfrew County, the Township of Greater Madawaska is one of the largest Townships. Significant Crown owed lands afford visitors and residents alike hundreds of excellent fishing lakes and thousands of acres for outdoor activities all year long.

We are a tourism area with recreation facilities for everyone! Most facilities are privately owned such as Calabogie Peaks Four Seasons Resort boasting one of Eastern Ontario's largest vertical drop ski hills; a 27-hole golf course at Calabogie Highlands, located in Barryvale, along with time-share units; a large time-share resort at Calabogie Lodge, located, on Calabogie Lake, complete with indoor pool and tennis courts.

We have Bed & Breakfast facilities, fine restaurants, and two mini-putt courses. Located twenty minutes west of the Highway 417 corridor, the major transportation route through the Ottawa Valley, the Township is a four season recreation playground with something for everyone to do and enjoy!

Come Join Us Anytime of the Year!


Map


Contact

Box 180,
1101 Francis St.,
Calabogie, Ontario
K0J 1H0
Web: www.townshipofgreatermadawaska.com
Email: admin@greatermadawaska.com


County Council Member

Name Title Telephone Fax
Peter Emon Mayor (613) 752-2222 (613) 752-2617

Peter Emon (Mayor) - Township of Greater MadawaskaMayor Peter Emon was born and raised here in the Ottawa Valley. Peter went to Calabogie Elementary School, attended Renfrew Collegiate Institute and graduated from University of Windsor with a BA in Social Work. Peter is very active in his community and over the last 20 years has been involved with a number of Calabogie Lions projects including Demolition Derbys, Santa Claus Parades, and many other community activities including the building of a baseball diamond and organizing Canada Day Celebrations. Peter and his wife live in Calabogie and Peter sits on the County Operations and Social Services Committee and is also on the Executive Committee of the County of Renfrew 150th Expo. As an elected representative on the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association, Peter is a strong supporter of tourism in the County of Renfrew.

Elected Municipal Officials

Name Title Telephone Fax
Brian Hunt Councillor    
Bruno Kierczak Councillor    
Karin Lehnhardt Councillor    
Glenda McKay Councillor    

Municipal Staff

Name Title Telephone Fax
Allison Holtzhauer CAO-Clerk/Treasurer (613)752-2222 (613)752-2617
Adam Murphy Deputy-Treasurer    
Jamie Doering Roads Superintendent (613)752-2214 (613)752-1459
Dennis Fridgen Building Inspector (613)432-3290 (613)752-2617
Alastair Baird County of Renfrew, Economic Development Manager (613)735-0091 (613)735-2492
Anne McVean County of Renfrew Planning Technician (613)735-3204 (613)735-2492


Additional Info


Website:
www.townshipofgreatermadawaska.com

 

 

Municipal Services Include

(Click on the links provide for more information)

  • Private Water Supply

  • Private Sewage

  • Residential & Commercial Hydro

  • Volunteer Fire Department

  • O.P.P. Police

  • Residential & Commercial Zoned Vacant Land

  • 4 Internet Access Providers

  • Elementary Education

  • 3 Municipal Recreational Parks

  • Access to Commercial and Private Area Airports, Customs on call

  • Municipal Public Library
    4984 Calabogie Road
    Public Internet Access

 

Municipal Stats (2006 Census)

Total Population

2,751

Number of Dwellings

2,419

Area (sq. kms.)

1,011.67


Number of Businesses (Renfrew County Business Directory)

Tourism

25

Service

25

Commercial

22

Manufacture

10

Social Organizations

10


Top Area Employers (Renfrew County Business Directory)

Calabogie Peaks

200

Calabogie Highlands Resort

30

Calabogie Lodge Resort

30

Ont. Hydro Barrett Chute

15


Building Permit Values

Year Number of Permits Total Value
2009 121 $9,456,400
2008 102 $10,369,400
2007 89 $6,893,500
2006 91 $8,336,100
2005 115 $13,425,300
2004 109 $7,544,000
2003 95 $7,106,500
2002 89 $6,357,200
2001   $5,256,300
2000   $3,575,000
1999   $3,189,549
1998   $3,880,530
1997   $3,001,850
1996   $1,152,250

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<![CDATA[Township of Whitewater Region]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/township-of-whitewater-region/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/township-of-whitewater-region/Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:34:46 -0700Township of Whitewater RegionThe Township of Whitewater Region, is made up of the prior Municipalities of the Village of Beachburg, Village of Cobden, Township of Ross and the Township of Westmeath. Most of the Villages and Hamlets have Elementary schools, arenas, Ball parks and libraries, Beachburg also has a Medical Centre which serves the surrounding area. Attractions such as Whitewater Rafting, Logos Land theme Park, Golf Courses, Trailer and camping parks, the Ottawa River and Muskrat Lake, all easily accessible from Hwy 17. The Township's proximity to the communities of Renfrew, Pembroke, Petawawa and the national capital region as well as local industries, provides small community lifestyle with nearby employment opportunities. The township has plenty of available and affordable land, ready to be developed. This agricultural region also offers land classes 5, 6 and 7 that can be developed for other uses than agriculture; the Township offers good sources of mineral aggregate. Our industrial park, situated close to the Trans Canada Highway, offers your choice of 3 phase hydro and gas; vacant land is presently available in the park. A commercial airport and a rail line are situated nearby and two railways cross the Township another airport is also situated in the Township. With breathtaking scenery, many forms of recreations, several churches and a friendly environment, it's a great place to be.


Map


Contact

Box 40,
44 Main St.,
Cobden, Ontario
K0J 1K0
Website: www.whitewaterregion.ca
Email: info@whitewaterregion.ca


County Council Member

Name Title Telephone Fax
Donald Rathwell Reeve (613)646-2282 (613)646-2283

Donald Rathwell (Reeve) - Township of Whitewater Region

Mayor Don Rathwell is back at County Council for his second term as Warden of the County of Renfrew. As the Mayor of Whitewater Region Township, Don first served on County Council beginning in 2003. Don served 18 years on the old Ross Township Council before amalgamation. Don was Chair of the Transition Board that brought the four Local Governments together to form Whitewater Region. Prior to entering politics, Don worked for Timminco for 48 years in management, retiring as the Manager of Distribution. As the Warden, Don serves on all committees and oversees the implementation of the County of Renfrew’s $138 million budget and 750 employees. Don and his wife Beverly reside on the shores of Muskrat Lake and are frequently visited by their four children and eight grandchildren. Don always welcomes visitors to Whitewater to experience the natural beauty of the area.

Elected Municipal Officials

Name Title Telephone Fax
Jim Labow Mayor (613)646-2282 (613)646-2283
Izett McBride Deputy Mayor (613)646-2282 (613)646-2283
Allen Dick Councillor    
Daryl McLaughlin Councillor    
Cathy Regier Councillor    
Joseph Trimm Councillor    

Municipal Staff

Name Title Telephone Fax
Christine FitzSimons CAO/Clerk (613)646-2282 (613)646-2283
Annette Mantifel Deputy CAO/Treasurer (613)646-2282 (613)646-2283
Vacant Public Works Supervisor (613)587-4764 (613)587-4229
Charles Cheesman Manager of Planning Services (613)735-3204 (613)734-2492


Additional Info

Website: www.whitewaterregion.ca

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<![CDATA[Township of Laurentian Valley]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/township-of-laurentian-valley/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/township-of-laurentian-valley/Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:34:08 -0700Township of Laurentian ValleyThe former Townships of Stafford-Pembroke and the Township of Alice and Fraser amalgamated on January 1, 2000. The newly formed Township of Laurentian Valley surrounds the City of Pembroke and is south of the Town of Petawawa. Land uses range from rural residential and farming properties on private water and sewer services to suburban and residential and highway commercial on municipal water and sewer. There are several blocks of industrial properties in the municipality and regionally significant mineral aggregate resources. The Township has approximately 20 kilometres of Ottawa River frontage. Development is controlled through the official plan and zoning by-laws. There are a number of excellent recreation facilities in the Township. Laurentian Valley also has an abundance of Crown lands within its boundaries, which border on Algonquin Park and offers easy access to excellent hunting and fishing.


Map


Contact

R. R. 4,
460 Witt Rd.,
Pembroke, Ontario
K8A 6W5
Website: www.laurentianvalleytwsp.on.ca
Email: laurentian@laurvall.on.ca


County Council Member

Name Title Telephone Fax
Jack Wilson Mayor (613)735-6291 (613)735-5820

Jack Wilson (Mayor) - Township of Laurentian ValleyMayor Jack Wilson is the longest serving member of Renfrew County Council. Jack originally served on Pembroke Twp. Councils prior to amalgamation with Alice & Fraser Twps. Jack first arrived at County Council in 1983 when the County Building was in downtown Pembroke. Jack is a lifelong farmer and resides on Wilson Road in the Township. One of Jack’s greatest passions is the promotion of local agriculture. In fact, the 1994 International Plowing Match took place on a section of Jack’s property. One of Jack’s main responsibilities has been his role as Chair of the Renfrew County & District Health Unit. As Chair of the Health Unit, Jack assists in the coordination of policy and funding. Currently, Jack serves on the County’s Operations and Health Committees. When Jack is not busy in his politics, he enjoys fishing and hunting. Jack is also a member of the 150th Anniversary Expo Committee planning for the June 9-12, 2011 Exposition.

Elected Municipal Officials

Name Title Telephone Fax
Steve Bennett Councillor    
Jen Gauthier Councillor    
George Hodgkinson Councillor    
Debbie Robinson Councillor    
James Sheedy Councillor    
Allan Wren Councillor    

Municipal Staff

Name Title Telephone Fax
Dean Sauriol Chief Administrative Officer (613)735-6291 (613)735-5820
Bruce Lloyd Treasurer (613)735-6291 (613)735-5820
David Saunders Public Works Manager (613)735-6291 (613)735-5820
Claus Trost Chief Building Official (613)735-3955 (613)735-5820
Lauree Armstrong Planner/Economic Development Officer (613)735-6291 (613)735-5820
Alastair Baird County of Renfrew, Economic Development Manager (613)735-0091 (613)735-2492


Additional Info


Website:
www.laurentianvalleytwsp.on.ca

 

 

Municipal Services Include

(Click on the links provided for more information)

  • Municipal & Private Water Supply

  • Municipal & Private Sewage

  • Volunteer Fire Department

  • O.P.P. Police

  • Residential Zoned Vacant Land

  • Municipal Industrial Park

  • 7 Internet Access Providers

  • Elementary & French Immersion Education

  • Residential and Commercial Hydro

  • Residential and Commercial Natural Gas

  • Access to Commercial and Private Area Airports, Customs on call

  • 7 Municipal Recreational Park

 

Municipal Stats (2006 Census)

Total Population

9,265

Number of Dwellings

3,506

Area (sq. kms.)

552.44


Number of Businesses (Renfrew County Business Directory)

Service

129

Commercial

77

Tourism

26

Manufacture

26

Social Organizations

13


Top Area Employers (Renfrew County Business Directory)

Home Depot

233

Wal-Mart

233

ATC Panels

145

Red Cross Home Makers

102

Butler Chev-Olds

70

CHRO-TV (Div. of CHUM Ltd.)

50

Hec Clouthier & Sons

40

Rockwood Public School

36


Building Permit Values

Year Commercial Residential
2007 $1,968,000 $11,140,650
2006 $326,000 $14,135,600
2005 $6,971,000 $9,782,500
2004 $196,500 $17,163,000
2003 $8,293,000 $5,510,625
2002 $130,000 $4,603,000
2001 $3,185,000 $3,303,000
2000 $122,000 $4,601,500
1999 $4,830,860 $3,371,735
1998 $159,000 $3,659,125
1997 $153,500 $6,572,300
1996 N/A $3,352,950
1995 $36,720 $3,812,620
Year Municipal Industrial Agricultural
2007   $311,300 $162,000
2006 N/A $2,840,500 $88,500
2005 N/A $823,500 $155,300
2004 N/A $19,959,500 $152,700
2003 N/A $450,000 $25,000
2002 N/A N/A $158,800
2001 N/A $6,247,517 $134,000
2000 N/A $63,500 $17,500
1999 N/A $4,573,000 N/A
1998 $142,125 N/A $70,600
1997 N/A $201,500 $21,650
1996 N/A $144,550 N/A
1995 $454,660 $88,500 N/A

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<![CDATA[Township of Madawaska Valley]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/township-of-madawaska-valley/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/township-of-madawaska-valley/Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:31:01 -0700Township of Madawaska ValleyOriginally settled over a 100 years ago by loggers and farmers, the Township of Madawaska Valley offers visitors and new settlers alike, picturesque forests, plentiful wildlife and over 60 kilometers of navigable waterways. Located only two hours from Ottawa, three from Toronto and in close proximity to world famous Algonquin Provincial Park, the township provides an abundance of recreational, eco-tourism and business opportunities for everyone.

"The Heart of the Madawaska Valley" can be found in its three vibrant communities of Barry's Bay, Combermere and Wilno. Each offers a unique cultural experience and a welcoming environment that makes both tourism and retirement living an integral part of our economy.

From its early roots as a lumbering town, the Village of Barry's Bay has been the main service centre for the surrounding area. A healthy commercial core incorporates a wide range of retail and professional services including grocery and clothing stores, banks, restaurants, hardware/building centres, legal, dental and family medical practices. Also available are municipal water & sewer infrastructure, two elementary schools, the Madawaska Valley District High School and the Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy. St. Francis Memorial Hospital and ambulatory services are located just outside the village.

Combermere has grown from a summer vacation destination to a year-round tourism and retirement living community. Situated on the Madawaska River, both residents and visitors enjoy the fishing, swimming, boating, whitewater rafting, canoeing and bird-watching opportunities of this extensive waterway leading to Conroy's Marsh. Don't forget to visit the Saturday morning Farmer's Market during the summer or enjoy the ice fishing, snowmobile trails, and cross-country skiing throughout the winter.

First settled in the early 1800's by Kashubian Poles, the Hamlet of Wilno is proud to be Canada's oldest Polish Settlement. Local descendents have nurtured and cultivated the culture, arts and crafts of their ancestors, transforming Wilno into a truly unique and colourful experience. Originally built when the railway went through in 1894, the Wilno Tavern offers cold beer, traditional Polish dishes and entertainment by a variety of fine local musicians. Walking tours of Wilno include a breathtaking view of the surrounding hills, forests and lakes from The Shrine Hill lookout.

The Township of Madawaska Valley is serviced by the O.P.P. and has a volunteer fire department with fire halls in Barry's Bay and Combermere. Community recreational facilities include an arena, 3 outdoor rinks, ball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, beaches and parks.


Map


Contact

Box 1000,
85 Bay Street,
Barry's Bay, Ontario
K0J 1B0
Website: www.madawaskavalley.on.ca
Email: info@madawaskavalley.ca


County Council Member

Name Title Telephone Fax
David Shulist Mayor (613) 756-2747 (613) 756-0553

David Shulist (Mayor) - Township of Madawaska ValleyMayor David Shulist is one of the newcomers to Renfrew County Council after winning the 2010 Municipal Election. It was David’s first attempt at elected office. Davis is perhaps best known locally and on a broader stage for his work with the Kashubian Heritage Society, promoting local Polish Kashub culture and forging ties between Wilno and the Madawaska Valley and officials and cultural activists in the Poland, particularly in the Kaszëbë province. Prior to the 2010 Election, most of his energies were devoted to the development of the Heritage Park in Wilno and the restoration of the Opeongo Heritage Trail, which was largely responsible for bringing the first settlers to the Madawaska Valley area. Once those projects were completed, David ran for the Office of Mayor and won. David was also the official County of Renfrew Olympic Torch Bearer during the historic 2010 National Olympic Torch Run. David ran on a platform of road maintenance; encouraging local health-care initiatives, from doctor recruitment, protecting nurses and making sure that the hospital and local long-term-care facilities stay strong and supported. David serves on the County Social Services and Operations Committee.

Elected Municipal Officials

Name Title Telephone Fax
Robert (Bob) Kulas Councillor  (613) 756-2747  (613) 756-0553
Linda Neuman Councillor  (613) 756-2747  (613) 756-0553
Vacant Councillor  (613) 756-2747  (613) 756-0553
Sylvie Yantha Councillor  (613) 756-2747  (613) 756-0553

Municipal Staff

Name Title Telephone Fax
Vacant CAO/Clerk (613)756-2747 ext. 210 (613)756-0553
Brenda Sabatine Deputy-Clerk/Treasurer (613)756-2747 ext. 214 (613)756-0553
Hilary Kutchkoskie Public Works/Operations Manager (613)756-2747 ext. 215 (613)756-0553
Kevin Chapeskie Water & Sewer, Supervisor (613)756-2008 (613)756-1325
Andy Peplinski Building Inspector & Fire Chief (613)756-2747 ext. 216 (613)756-0553
Charles Cheesman Manager of Planning Services (613)735-3204 (613)735-2492

 

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<![CDATA[Town of Arnprior]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/town-of-arnprior/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/town-of-arnprior/Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:27:37 -0700Town of ArnpriorLess than 30 minutes from Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, the Town of Arnprior is located where the Madawaska River meets the Ottawa River. The Town of Arnprior is ideal for vacationers and for people interested in small town life. It is a great place to raise a family or to live a leisurely life of retirement. We have the best of both worlds, small town neighbors and close proximity to the city life offered in the region of Ottawa-Carleton. Arnprior is a progressive community with the right combination of residential, commercial and industrial components. This is probably why so many top 500 companies, including General Electric, Arnprior Aerospace Inc. and Pfizer have chosen to locate in the Town of Arnprior. With the expansion of the TransCanada Highway 17 to four lanes to Arnprior, the possibilities are unlimited. Our beautiful community has several historical landmarks together with the many required modern conveniences, including shopping, recreation, restaurants, watersport facilities, and beaches, just to name a few.

Come to Arnprior to live, visit or set up a business – you will not find a more receptive community!


Map


Contact

P.O. Box 130,
105 Elgin St W
Arnprior, Ontario
K7S 3H4
Website: www.arnprior.ca


County Council Member

Name Title Telephone Fax
Walter Stack Reeve (613) 623-4231 (613) 623-9960

Walter Stack (Reeve) - Town of Arnprior

Reeve Walter Stack of the Town of Arnprior came to County Council in 2006. As the Reeve,Walter represents the town’s interest at the county level. As part ofCounty Council, Walter is a member of the Finance & Administration Committee, and the Operations Committee. Walter has been a member of the Town of Arnprior Council since 2005 and makes it a priority to bring the concerns of hisresidents to County Council in Pembroke. Prior to being elected, Walter spent a number of years working in Pembroke and also worked in Toronto managing a manufacturing plant. Walter has been a lifelong resident of the Town of Arnprior, and along with his wife Barbara and their two sons, Walter is proud that his newest granddaughter becomes the fifth generation of Stacks to call the Town ofArnprior home. Walter invites everyone to visit Arnprior and explore the natural beauty of the Ottawa River shoreline and the many trails in the area.

Elected Municipal Officials

Name Title Telephone Fax
David Reid Mayor (613) 623-4231 (613) 623-9960
Lyle Anderson Councillor    
Lynn Grinstead Councillor    
Daniel Lynch Councillor    
Ted Strike Councillor    
Mark Wilmer Councillor    

Municipal Staff

Name Title Telephone Fax
Michael Wildman CAO (613) 623-4231 (613) 623-9960
Maureen Spratt Clerk (613) 623-4231 (613) 623-9960
Jennifer Moraweic Treasurer (613) 623-4231 (613) 623-9960
  Director of Public Works (613) 623-4231 (613) 623-9960
Robin Smith Planner (613) 623-4231 (613) 623-9960
Lindsay Wilson Marketing and Economic Development Officer (613) 623-4231 (613) 623-9960


Additional Info

Municipal Services Include

(Click on the links provided for more information)

  • Municipal Water Supply

  • Municipal Sewage

  • Residential & Commercial Hydro

  • Residential & Commercial Natural Gas

  • Volunteer Fire Department

  • O.P.P. Police

  • Residential and Commercial Zoned Vacant Land

  • Internet Access

  • Industrial Park

  • Elementary Secondary and French Immersion Education

  • Hospital

  • 10 Municipal Recreational Parks

  • Access to Area Commercial and Private Airports, Customs on call

 

 

 

Municipal Stats (2006 Census)

Total Population

7,158

Number of Dwellings

3,335

Area (sq. kms.)

13.04


Number of Businesses (Renfrew County Business Directory)

Service

210

Commercial

114

Tourism

42

Manufacture

19

Social Organizations

23


Top Area Employers (Renfrew County Business Directory)

Arnprior Aerospace Inc.

400

Nylene Canada Inc.

300

Keata

240

Sandvik Steel Canada

220

Arnprior & District Hospital

180

Smith's Construction Co.
(May - Oct.)

150

Smith's Construction Co. (Winter)

50


Building Permit Values

Year Commercial Residential

2007

$6,000,000

$8,420,000

2006

$4,916,184

$9,632,375

2005 $5,295,989 $11,097,750
2004 $3,272,293 $6,622,190
2003 $3,287,686 $5,650,902
2002 $1,082,840 $7,156,778

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<![CDATA[Town of Deep River]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/town-of-deep-river/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/town-of-deep-river/Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:24:14 -0700Town of Deep RiverDeep River is known internationally as the research home of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. and related high technology businesses. The tremendous technical expertise that exists in the Deep River area makes it an excellent potential location for high-tech business development. Companies that are located elsewhere are also beginning to look at Deep River as a place to conduct research and development projects because of our available expertise, low overheads and local R & D support network. Deep River is also known for its tremendous lifestyle and beautiful natural setting on the banks of the Ottawa River. The clean, clear water, beautiful beaches and great cross-country ski trails are just a few of the amenities that make Deep River a four season paradise. For the tourist, potential resident, or possible business investor, Deep River is a great place to stop and even better place to stay.


Map


Contact

Box 400,
100 Deep River Rd.
Deep River, Ontario
K0J 1P0
Website: www.deepriver.ca
Email: ccarroll@deepriver.ca


County Council Member

Name Title Telephone Fax
Dave Thompson Mayor (613)584-2000 (613)584-3237

Dave Thompson (Mayor) - Town of Deep River After serving as the youngest Reeve in Renfrew County's history in the 1980's, Mr. Thompson
has returned to County Council as the recently elected Mayor of Deep River. A life long entrepreneur,
David was once named as one of the Top 40 Business people in the City of Ottawa under 40 years of age.
David will be serving on the Property and Development committee as well as the Social Services committee.
If not at the hockey rink or out on the Ottawa River, David will be found at home enjoying the company of his
two teenage sons Jon & Nick and his talented wife Janice.

 

Elected Municipal Officials

Name Title Telephone Fax
Daniel Banks Deputy Mayor (613)584-2000 (613)584-3237
Ronald Desrochers Councillor    
Ian Ingram Councillor    
Terry Myers Councillor    
Ruth Syme Councillor    
       

Municipal Staff

Name Title Telephone Fax
Vacant CAO (613)584-2000 (613)584-3237
Christopher Carroll Treasurer (613)584-2000 (613)584-3237
John Walden Development Officer (613)584-2000 (613)584-3237


Additional Info

Municipal Services Include

(Click on the links provided for more information)

  • Municipal Water Supply

  • Municipal Sewage

  • Residential & Commercial Hydro

  • Residential & Commercial Natural Gas

  • Full-time Fire Department

  • Municipal Police

  • Residential and Commercial Zoned Vacant Land

  • 5 Internet Access Providers

  • Elementary & Secondary Education

  • Hospital

  • 5 Municipal Recreational Parks

  • Access to Area Commercial and Private Airports, Customs on call

 

Municipal Stats (2006 Census)

Total Population

4,216

Number of Dwellings

1,894

Area (sq. kms.)

50.84


Number of Businesses (Renfrew County Business Directory)

Service

102

Commercial

37

Tourism

24

Manufacture

7

Social Organizations

14


Top Area Employers (Renfrew County Business Directory)

A.E.C.L.

2,000

Deep River & District Hospital

110

Fleury's Valu-Mart

60

North Renfrew Long-Term Care

53

Mackenzie High School

45

Laurentian View Dairy Restaurant

30

Morrison Public School

30


Building Permit Values

Year Residential Institutional Commercial
2000 $818,210 $0 $202,000
1999 $624,756 $0 $2,381,169
1998 $519,964 $271,000 $365,700
1997 $489,000 $84,000 $311,000
1996 $535,000 $5,000 $91,000
1995 $313385 $945,600 $1,899,700

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<![CDATA[Renfrew County Farm News - Summer 2013]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/news-and-features/renfrew-county-farm-news-summer-2013-7913.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/news-and-features/renfrew-county-farm-news-summer-2013-7913.htmlTue, 28 May 2013 5:24:47 -0700 

Click here to access the latest edition of Farm News (Summer 2013).

 

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<![CDATA[Jobs/Careers in the Ottawa Valley]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/working-here/ottawa-valley-jobs/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/working-here/ottawa-valley-jobs/Fri, 10 May 2013 11:33:15 -0700There are a wide variety of employment opportunities in the Ottawa Valley and the region at any given time. By clicking this link, you will be redirected to a local resource that supplies listings for several area opportunities. (Note:This is a link to an external site, with no affiliation to the County of Renfrew.)

We've collected links to some of the more popular job search websites as well as links to local organizations that maintain employment listings:

Ontario Public Service Careers

Careers in the Federal Public Service

Service Canada Job Bank - Ottawa Valley

Workopolis

Good Luck!

 

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<![CDATA[Location & Maps]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/location-maps/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/location-maps/Wed, 17 Apr 2013 9:28:50 -0700In terms of area, Renfrew County is the largest county in Ontario, spanning 7,645 square kilometres along a 220 km stretch of the Trans Canada Highway.

Bordered by a new 4-lane divided highway, transportation is simplified by intersecting routes, which provide easy shipping to major destinations such as Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Detroit and Buffalo.

The historic Ottawa River flows through the Ottawa Valley, bordering Renfrew County to the north, which also links us to neighbouring Quebec. Ottawa, Canada's capital city, is at the eastern tip. In the northwest, we span into Algonquin Provincial Park, which is Ontario's largest.

Map of Renfrew County (Road Map)

Map of where we are in Ontario (Distance to Markets)

Things to do in Renfrew County, Ontario

Renfrew County GeoSmart web based mapping system (interactive layers)

 

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<![CDATA[Township of Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/township-of-killaloe-hagarty-richards/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/township-of-killaloe-hagarty-richards/Mon, 18 Mar 2013 5:09:24 -0700Township of Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards

Our township was incorporated on July 1st 2000, as the result of the amalgamation of the former Township of Hagarty & Richards and the former Village of Killaloe.
This area was first settled in the middle of the 19th century by Irish immigrants.  As time went on, Irish, German, Kashub, Polish and Wendish settlers arrived by way of the Opeongo colonization road.  That road is now known locally as the "Opeongo Line".
 
Logging was responsible for the initial economic development of the area, with timber being harvested in the interior and transported down streams like the Bonnechere River and Brennan's Creek in Killaloe to the Ottawa River.

At present, logging and tourism are our primary industries.  Timber is harvested on private and crown land, and much of it is processed in local mills.  Our lakes and forests provide a peaceful retreat for visitors who enjoy swimming and boating, camping, fishing, hiking, and hunting.  In winter, snowmobiling and ice fishing are popular activities.  Bonnechere Provincial Park, located in our township, and Algonquin Provincial Park, located 45 minutes away, attract thousands of visitors each year.

We are also home to a thriving community of artists, musicians, and performers, who display their talents at local galleries and venues.  The Madawaska Valley Studio Tour showcases some of the best artists in Killaloe-Hagarty-Richards and neighbouring townships.

Map


Contact

P.O. Box 39
1 John St.
Killaloe, Ontario
K0J 2A0
Website: www.killaloe-hagarty-richards.ca


County Council Member

Name Title Telephone Fax
Janice Visneskie Mayor (613)757-2300 (613)757-3634

Janice Visneskie (Mayor) - Township of Killaloe, Hagarty & RichardsMayor Janice Visneskie is truly one of the veterans of County Council. Mayor Visneskie was first elected to serve at the County of Renfrew in 1988. As Janice points out, the number of changes and responsibilities that the County now administers is staggering. Janice has served on a number of committees over the years, and she has always strived to find the mostfiscally responsible solution to a problem. Janice currently serves as Chair of the Health Committee that oversees Miramichi Lodge, Bonnechere Manor and the Emergency Services Department. Janice served as the Warden of the County of Renfrew from 2007-2008 and was the first woman to hold the Office of Warden for two consecutive years. In her spare time, Janice works in her family’s forestry business.

 

Elected Municipal Officials

Name Title Telephone Fax
Kathy Marion Councillor    
John Jeffrey Councillor    
Carl Kuehl Councillor    
Isabel O'Reilly Councillor    
Stanley Pecoskie Councillor    
Debbie Peplinskie Councillor    

Municipal Staff

Name Title Telephone Fax
Lorna Hudder CAO-Clerk/Treasurer (613)757-2300 (613)757-3634
Alastair Baird County of Renfrew, Economic Development Manager (613)735-0091 (613)735-2492


Additional Info


Website: www.killaloe-hagarty-richards.ca

 

Municipal Services Include

(Click on the link provided for more information)

  • Municipal & Private Water Supply

  • Municipal & Private Sewage

  • Volunteer Fire Department

  • O.P.P. Police Service

  • Residential & Commercial Zoned Vacant Land

  • 6 Internet Access Providers

  • Elementary Education

  • Access to Commercial and Private Area Airports, Customs on call

  • 1 Municipal and 1 Provincial Recreational Park

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<![CDATA[Forestry & Wood Processing]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/key-sectors/forestry-and-wood-processing/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/key-sectors/forestry-and-wood-processing/Tue, 05 Mar 2013 8:22:52 -0700

Over 100 forest companies make their home in Renfrew County, which has identical boundaries to the Ottawa Valley Sustainable Forest Licence area.

Forest industry of Renfrew County supports nearly 4,500 jobs:

  • 2,055 direct jobs - 19.3 per cent of regional goods-producing sector employment

  • 1,069 indirect regional jobs

  • 1,295 indirect provincial jobs

  • Primary wood manufacturing over ten times provincial average

To access our interactive directory and map of our Wood-Based Producers, click on the banner below

 


View Larger Map

 

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<![CDATA[Township of Head, Clara & Maria]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/township-of-head-clara-maria/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/township-of-head-clara-maria/Wed, 20 Feb 2013 6:54:57 -0700Township of Head, Clara & MariaWelcome to the United Townships of Head, Clara & Maria, 25 minutes drive west of Deep River. The Township consists of four small hamlets on the shores of the Ottawa River with access to Algonquin Park. We are situated above the Rapides Des Joachims dam and form part of the Ottawa Temiskaming Waterway. If you appreciate quiet scenic beauty, this is the place for you. Our area is dotted with lakes and rivers, which provide a myriad of opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast including fishing, hunting, hiking, canoeing, boating, and snowmobiling on OFSC trails. Driftwood Provincial Park is located within our borders and we have excellent accommodations available: lodges, housekeeping cabins and private trailer parks. Real Estate in the area is reasonably priced and there are waterfront lots available. Property taxes are the lowest in the County.


Map


Contact

15 Township Hall Rd.,
Stonecliffe, Ontario
K0J 2K0
Web: townshipsofheadclaramaria.ca
Email: twpshcm@xplornet.com


County Council Member

Name Title Telephone Fax
Tammy Stewart Reeve (613)586-2526 (613)586-2596

Tammy Stewart (Reeve) - Township of Head, Clara & MariaReeve Tammy Stewart of Stonecliffe first came to County Council in 2006. As the Reeve, Tammy represents the township’s interest at the county level. As part of County Council, Tammy serves as Vice-Chair of the Health Committee and also serves on the Development & Property Committee. One of Tammy’s true passions is the delivery of health care services to her residents. Because of this, Tammy is a member of the Renfrew County & District Health Unit where she also serves as Vice-Chair. Tammy has called Stonecliffe home since 1970, and although she represents the most northerly local government in the county, Tammy loves the rugged landscape of the area around Mackey and Stonecliffe. When Tammy is not busy in the township serving as the Chair of the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Advisory Board, she likes to spend quality time with her 14-year old son and 7-year old daughter.

Elected Municipal Officials

Name Title Telephone Fax
Debbie Grills Councillor    
Robert Reid Councillor    
Jim Gibson Councillor    
       

Municipal Staff

Name Title Telephone Fax
Melinda Reith CAO (613)586-2526 (613)586-2596
Robert Labre Chief Building Official (613)586-1950  
John Walden Development Officer (613)584-2000 (613)584-3237


Additional Info

Website: www.townshipsofheadclaramaria.ca

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<![CDATA[Township of Admaston/Bromley]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/township-of-admaston-bromley/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/township-of-admaston-bromley/Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:10:18 -0700Township of Admaston/BromleyThe Township of Admaston/Bromley is a unique municipality situated approximately 100 km. west of Ottawa. The Township's major industry is agriculture - dairy, beef, cash crop, sheep, hogs and goats. A network of Municipal Drains has resulted in the most fertile and crop producing land in the Ottawa Valley. The scenic Bonnechere River, which is often used by canoeists, passes through the Municipality. The southern portion of the Township is rugged by nature with a number of ridges and hills providing opportunity for wood cutting, forestry and maple syrup production. The Township has its own library, numerous churches, schools and retail businesses including outlets for groceries, fuel, farm machinery, greenhouses and hunting and fishing requirements. Admaston/Bromley also possesses seasonal recreational facilities including many lakes, a tent and trailer park, a golf course, excellent hunting and fishing, outdoor rinks, skiing and access to groomed snowmobile trails.


Map


Contact

477 Stone Road,
R. R. 2
Renfrew, Ontario
K7V 3Z5
Web: www.admastonbromley.com
Email: info@admastonbromley.com


County Council Member

Name Title Telephone Fax
Raye-Anne Briscoe Mayor (613)432-2885 (613)432-4052

Raye-Anne Briscoe (Mayor) - Township of Admaston/BromleyMayor Raye-Anne Briscoe was elected Mayor of Admaston/Bromley Township in the November 2000 election. As Mayor of Admaston/Bromley, Raye-Anne represents one of the largest agricultural areas in the County of Renfrew. Raye-Anne’s background as both an educator and lobbyist for agricultural agencies in Ottawa and Toronto has given her the experience to deal with a wide range of issues. Raye-Anne is committed to an open transparent government and restoring previous levels of financial commitment from both the federal and provincial governments. Raye-Anne is Chair of the County’s Finance & Administration Committee as well as serving on the Development & Property Committee. Raye-Anne and her husband John own a farm in Admaston/Bromley just outside of Renfrew and enjoy the rural life that her Township offers.

Elected Municipal Officials

Name Title Telephone Fax
Robert Dick Councillor    
Michael Donohue Councillor    
Ray Pender Councillor    
Dirk Rook Councillor    

Municipal Staff

Name Title Telephone Fax
Annette Louis Clerk Treasurer (613)432-2885 (613)432-4052
Chris Kunopaski Roads Superintendent (613)432-3175  
Dennis Fridgen Building Inspector (613)432-3290  
Charles Cheesman Manager of Planning Services (613)735-3204 (613)735-2492


Additional Info

Website: www.admastonbromley.com

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<![CDATA[FOR SALE - Investment and Business Opportunity Database (CORIBO)]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/business-here/business-opportunities-investments/investment-and-business-opportunity-database-coribo-2512.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/business-here/business-opportunities-investments/investment-and-business-opportunity-database-coribo-2512.htmlMon, 14 Jan 2013 9:05:50 -0700Opportunities are available in every sector.  We encourage you to use the local listings where possible.  For a more specific request, please contact us.

When available, we will list non-listed properties and opportunities here and on our Facebook page.

For more opportunities, search the Renfrew County Real Estate Board's current database by clicking here:

 

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<![CDATA[Physical Setting]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/living-here/physical-setting/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/living-here/physical-setting/Tue, 09 Oct 2012 6:38:36 -0700

The Ottawa Valley is rich in natural resources; the power of the Ottawa River is harnessed for electricity and its forests are harvested for wood, pulp and paper. Bounded on the northern side of the Ottawa River by the rocky Canadian Shield, and in the southern end by the ancient Laurentian Hills, towering rock cuts and verdant forest.

Ottawa, Canada's capital city, is at the eastern lower tip, and the wilderness of Algonquin Provincial Park rises to the northwest, encompassing the Valley with everything from city life, to urban sprawl to prestine wilderness and everything in between.
The Ottawa Valley harbours clean water, from over 900 lakes and four major river systems, fresh air and a healthier lifestyle. Residents and tourists alike are beckoned to many out-of-doors recreational opportunities.

Over 400 species of wild birds and animals make their home in the Ottawa Valley including bluebirds, thrushes, wrens, owls, turkeys and the rare red-shouldered hawk. You will often see many deer as you meander through the countryside, and maybe hear a wolf call or two.
Renfrew County encompasses 2400km of gromed local and TOP snowmobile trails throughout it's postcard villages and rolling woodlands. Many hiking and biking trails across the Ottawa Valley present unique opportunities for exploration, nature and historical interpretation.
As summer wanes and days shorten, the Ottawa Valley landscape changes from brilliant green to glorius reds and golds, which make perfect conditions for fall auto and cycle touring.

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<![CDATA[Local Media]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/living-here/local-media/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/living-here/local-media/Fri, 05 Oct 2012 9:24:33 -0700Local Media

Radio Stations

myFM 104.9FM
Pembroke
Phone: 613.735.6936
www.myfmradio.ca

myFM 96.1FM
Renfrew
Phone: 613.432.6936
www.myfmradio.ca

myFM 107.7FM
Arnprior
Phone: 613.632.6936
www.myfmradio.ca

Radio du Pontiac CHIP 101.7FM
Fort Coulonge, Quebec
Phone: 819.683.3155
www.chipfm.com

Valley Heritage Radio 98.7FM
Renfrew
Phone: 613.432.9873
www.valleyheritageradio.ca

Star 96.7FM
Pembroke
Phone: 613.735.9670
www.star96.ca

CHCR Homegrown Commuity Radio 102.9 and 104.5FM
Killaloe
Phone: 613.757.0657
www.chcr.org

 

Television Stations

Cogeco Cablesystems
Pembroke
Phone: 613.735.6819
www.cogeco.com

Cogeco Cablesystems
Renfrew
Phone: 613.432.4812
www.cogeco.com

Cogeco Cablesystems
Arnprior
Phone: 613.623.6542
www.cogeco.com

 

Newspapers

Arnprior EMC
Arnprior
Phone: 613.599.5520

Arnprior Chronicle Guide
Arnprior
Phone: 613.623.6571
website

Cobden Sun
Cobden
Phone: 613.646.2380

The Eganville Leader
Eganville
Phone: 613.628.2332
www.eganvilleleader.com

This Week
Barry's Bay
Phone: 613.756.2944
www.barrysbaythisweek.com

North Renfrew Times
Deep River
Phone: 613.584.4161
www.northrenfrewtimes.com

The Daily Observer
Pembroke
Phone: 613.732.3691
www.thedailyobserver.ca

The Daily News
Pembroke
Phone: 613.735.3141

Petawawa Post
Petawawa
Phone: 613.687.5511
website

Renfrew Mercury
Renfrew
Phone: 613.432.3655
website

Valley Gazette
Barry's Bay
Phone: 613.756.0256
www.valleygazette.ca

The Equity
Shawville, Quebec
Phone: 819.647.2204
www.theequity.ca

Pontiac Journal
Fort Coulonge, Quebec
Phone: 819.683.3582

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<![CDATA[Transportation]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/living-here/transportation/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/living-here/transportation/Fri, 05 Oct 2012 9:21:25 -0700

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<![CDATA[Housing]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/living-here/housing/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/living-here/housing/Fri, 05 Oct 2012 9:14:50 -0700

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<![CDATA[Health Care]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/living-here/health-care/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/living-here/health-care/Fri, 05 Oct 2012 9:08:40 -0700

Health care in the Ottawa Valley is provided by five hospitals, four family health centres, nine long-term care facilities, 12 retirement homes, and a wide variety of community health support services. Physician recruitment activities are undertaken so that the high level of service that our residents have come to expect can be maintained well into the future. There is a wide range of social service organizations to meet the needs of the broader upper Ottawa Valley region, and most of the national health and wellness organizations maintain local offices.

Ottawa Valley Hospitals

Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital
350 John Street North
Arnprior
Phone: 613.623.3166
www.arnpriorhospital.com

Deep River and District Hospital
117 Banting Drive
Deep River
Phone: 613.584.3333
www.drdh.org

Pembroke Regional Hospital
705 Mackay Street
Pembroke
Phone: 613.732.2811
www.pemgenhos.org

Pembroke Regional Hospital
705 Mackay Street
Pembroke
Phone: 613.732.2811
www.pemgenhos.org

Renfrew Victoria Hospital
499 Raglan Street North
Renfrew
Phone: 613.432.4851
www.renfrewhosp.com

St. Francis Memorial Hospital
7 St. Francis Memborial Drive
Barry’s Bay
Phone: 613.756.3044 www.sfmhosp.com

Ottawa Valley Walk-In Clinics

Petawawa Centennial Family Health Centre
154 Civic Centre Road
Petawawa
Phone: 613.687.7641
www.pcfhc.ca

Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre
20 Robertson Drive
Beachburg
Phone: 613.582.3685
www.wbchc.on.ca

Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre
70 Main Street
Cobden
Phone: 613.646.7997
www.wbchc.on.ca

Pembroke Lakeside Medical Walk-In Clinic
227 Lake Street
Pembroke
Phone: 613.732.3209
www.pcfhc.ca

Rainbow Valley Community Health Centre
49 Mill Street
Killaloe
Phone: 613.757.0005

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<![CDATA[Community Services]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/living-here/community-services/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/living-here/community-services/Fri, 05 Oct 2012 9:07:39 -0700

When you need access to special resources, government or community resources, or if you feel the need to contribute back to your community. We have over 500 of these services available to meet the needs of the Upper Ottawa Valley region.

  • County Connections This on-line guide is provided by the Renfrew County Information  Network to link people with 500 community and government services and resources such as child care services. website
  •  Volunteering in Renfrew County Features a comprehensive list of volunteer positions available throughout the Ottawa Valley.
    website

 

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<![CDATA[Our Services]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/business-here/our-services/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/business-here/our-services/Wed, 03 Oct 2012 8:36:56 -0700 

This guide was assembled by the County of Renfrew's Economic Development Service Department, on behalf of the Ottawa Valley Economic Development Partners Group (OVED).

We are here to help you bring your business to Renfrew County and can assist you with:

  • Resettlement and business startup counselling
  • One-on-one business consultation
  • Networking and support services
  • Connections to potential employers
  • Matchmaking for business ideas and opportunities

 

Business Development Services

Ottawa Valley Economic Development Partners Group (OVED), represents Renfrew County’s 17 municipalities, Algonquin College, the City of Pembroke, as well as provincial and federal government departments. We work together to promote and encourage economic growth in the Ottawa Valley.
613.735.0091
ovednfo@countyofrenfrew.on.ca

Enterprise Renfrew County A locally and provincially funded organization, which provides new and seasoned entrepreneurs with free consulting and information services needed to get business going, and to keep them running smoothly and profitably.
Renfrew: 613.432.6848 Pembroke: 613.735.8224
www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com
info@enterpriserenfrewcounty.com

Community Futures Development Corporation Renfrew County CFDC’s mission is to provide support to enterprise, community-based development and employment in Renfrew County. We offer many services including business counselling, business financing, community economic development, seminars, workshops and online training. 613.735.3951
www.rccfdc.org

The Ontario Business Program Guide is your resource for government programs and services for Ontario businesses. 

 

Chamber of Commerce Offices 

Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce
613.732.1492
website

Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce
613.432.7015
website

The Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce
613.623.6817
website

 

 

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<![CDATA[Life Sciences ]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/key-sectors/life-sciences/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/key-sectors/life-sciences/Wed, 03 Oct 2012 7:22:59 -0700Life Sciences study, research, development and manufacturing have a surprisingly long history in The County of Renfrew.   Since the mid- 1940’s the Biology and Health Physics Department of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. Chalk River Laboratories has been engaged in the application of nuclear energy and radioisotopes in the fields of human health. A global leader in radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer, research here has benefited the lives and health of millions of people around the world. Pioneering work in the application of radioisotopes in the field of nuclear medicine for the detection of disease and study of body systems was also carried out at Chalk River Laboratories and is now part of the operations at hospitals world-wide. 
Radioisotopes and processes developed here are also applied globally in the study of biology and especially in micro biology. The measuring, counting and tracking of microscopic organisms are greatly facilitated through the use of short-lived radioisotopes which can be tagged to microorganisms. 
We are also home to Pillar5 Pharma, a contract manufacturer of pharmaceuticals which produces pill and liquid pharmaceutical products for major multi-nationals. More recently small, entrepreneurial companies have sprung up developing dental instruments and surgical tools.
Located as we are at the western border of the City of Ottawa, the capital of Canada, we also enjoy close proximity to the Government of Canada life sciences, animal and agricultural research and development laboratories and institutes. The ministries responsible for human health, the environment and our natural resources are all located in Ottawa.
A region which produces a wide range of agricultural and forestry products, is located next to one of Canada’s largest medical and life sciences communities and which hosts a major laboratory, the County of Renfrew is poised to play an even bigger role in the Life Sciences.

 

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<![CDATA[Green Economy & Energy]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/key-sectors/green-economy-energy/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/key-sectors/green-economy-energy/Tue, 02 Oct 2012 5:20:34 -0700

The Green Energy Act was created to expand Ontario's production of renewable energy, encourage energy conservation and promote the creation of clean-energy green jobs.

The act aims to expand Ontario's renewable energy production and create clean-energy jobs by:

  • creating a feed-in-tariff program that guarantees rates for energy generated from renewable sources - such as solar photovoltaic, biogas, biomass, landfill gas, on-shore and off-shore wind and water power; minimum levels of Ontario labour and materials are required to qualify for the program
  • establishing the right to connect to the electricity grid for all renewable energy projects - including small-scale energy generators, such as homes and schools - that meet technical, economic and regulatory requirements
  • establishing a "one-stop" streamlined approvals process for small-scale renewable energy projects that meet regulatory requirements
  • implementing a "smart" power grid to support the development of new renewable energy projects, and to prepare Ontario for new technologies such as electric cars.

The act promotes conservation in Ontario through:

  • creating new energy-efficient standards for Ontario's building code and for household appliances
  • providing financial assistance for small-scale renewable energy projects
  • working with local utilities to help them reach conservation targets
  • ensuring conservation measures protect low-income Ontarians.

 

 

 

 

(Source: Ontario Ministry of the Environment, © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010 - 2011)

 

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<![CDATA[Tourism]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/key-sectors/tourism/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/key-sectors/tourism/Mon, 01 Oct 2012 1:07:22 -0700We all have a different opinion of what an ideal outdoor vacation should be. For some, it’s a week of challenging the wildest whitewater or the best ski runs possible. For others, it’s time spent on a river catching trophy fish, or out in the marshlands hunting for prize game. Yet others like to spend their time traveling the back roads, enjoying the fresh air and spectacular scenery, immersing themselves in Ottawa Valley culture and learning about the rich Ottawa Valley history and heritage. For a tour of the Ottawa Valley by waterway visit the Ottawa River Waterway and enjoy over 1,300 kilometres of magnificent Valley scenery. Whatever your ideal, if it’s a natural retreat you’re looking for, look to the Ottawa Valley

The Upper Valley stretches from Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, westward along the foot of the Laurentian Mountains to the wilderness of world-renowned Algonquin Park. This landscape of pristine waterways, rolling woodlands and dramatic landforms calls people out-of-doors to recreation opportunities that are varied and adaptable to season, scenery and technical challenge. The online trail guide, Valley Explore includes walking, cycling, driving, skiing and canoeing routes as well as a guide to the various waterfalls in the Valley and is a valuable resource for those looking to explore the Ottawa Valley. The Valley is the perfect outdoor adventure destination, year ‘round

Folks of the Ottawa Valley are known worldwide for their warm brand of hospitality. This land is one of simple pleasures and old-fashioned values, where the generosity of a delicious home-cooked meal and a warm bed have long been part of our pioneering culture. The country side is dotted with family operated lodges and resorts, cozy bed-and-breakfasts homes and good old fashioned country inns. Many of these operations were established years ago, so the passing of time has witnessed the comings and goings of generations of guests and hosts.

We like to say that making people feel at home has become a tradition for those who live in the Valley. You’ll know you’ve arrived when greeted with the now-familiar g’day, g’day!

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<![CDATA[Creative Industries]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/key-sectors/creative-industries/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/key-sectors/creative-industries/Mon, 01 Oct 2012 12:59:15 -0700

The Creative Industries Economy offers unparalleled opportunity for individuals and businesses eager to participate in a lucrative, stimulating and rewarding part of the labour market.

As commonly defined, the Creative Industries Economy is

“An economy in which people are paid to think using ideas, innovation, knowledge and collaboration in their work.”

Or in terms that labour economists use to define work:

“An economy in which the nature of work has moved from routine-oriented jobs to creativity-oriented jobs.”

Ultimately, Creative Economy is about the work people do, not the sectors that businesses fit into. In this way, anyone who does “creative” (that is, non-routine work) is part of the creative economy.

‘Creative’ is not restricted to cultural or artisan enterprises; engineers are creative; consultants, designers, writers, scientists; all of these involve creative work. While a factory worker may not be part of the creative economy, the factory manager or trainer most certainly is.

Renfrew County is a welcoming community to entrepreneurs in the Creative Industries sector.  Through an active network of entrepreneurial support systems, couple with an outstanding quality of life that is found amongst our smaller cities and towns, the Ottawa Valley Economic Development team is committed to helping you achieve success.

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<![CDATA[Agri-business]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/key-sectors/agri-business/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/key-sectors/agri-business/Mon, 01 Oct 2012 11:45:23 -0700

The County of Renfrew has a strong history of agriculture and rural living. Although originally developed in conjunction with the forest industry, a vibrant agriculture community developed on the more arable lands of the County. The predominant agricultural area of the County is located on the sedimentary deposits of the Champlain Sea which are found in a broad area between Arnprior and Petawawa. There are also numerous pockets of good quality farmland located throughout the County.

The fields of the agricultural areas of the County contain bountiful crops of hay, corn, oats and barley. The most common farm types in Renfrew County are beef, dairy and field crops; sheep farming and specialty farms are also becoming an important part of the agricultural economy. Specialty farms include farms specializing in fruit, maple syrup, mushrooms, nurseries products, honey and vegetables.

A close look at the agriculture sector in Renfrew County shows that is is an important component of the overall economy. The 2001 Census of Canada (Agriculture) indicates that there were 402,978 acres of land being farmed in the County, with 163,079 acres (40%) of farmland in crops. Gross Farm Receipts for Renfrew County were 86,806,300 (excluding forest product sales) in 2011.  By using a standard economic development multiplier of 2.4 derived in 2000 through the Economic Impact Analysis that roughly translates into $208 M/yr.

 

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<![CDATA[Local Wood Industry Gets 21st Century Support]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/news-and-features/local-wood.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/news-and-features/local-wood.htmlFri, 28 Sep 2012 6:34:26 -0700July 20, 2012

County of Renfrew introduces OTTAWA VALLEY WOOD Promotion

Pembroke, ON – The County of Renfrew’s Forestry and Economic Development Divisions have partnered to promote the region’s beleaguered forestry/logging industry and to showcase to consumers why choosing wood and wood products from the Ottawa Valley is a very wise purchasing decision.

The forest industry is a major economic driver for Renfrew County and many residents rely on the employment it provides.  The last 5 years have been particularly difficult for the industry and the downturn continues.  There is a general lack of awareness of the ability to buy local wood products, particularly in the under-40 demographic who are exercising their buying power and attempting to be informed consumers.  The ability to walk into a big box store and walk out with everything you need, not knowing where the wood products came from or how they were harvested has led to a net import of wood products in a province that is capable of growing and producing enough wood on an environmentally sustainable basis.  Part of the problem is the lack of awareness of these products, particularly for the consumer who expects to find what they need through internet searching and clear presentation and marketing. 

Studies have shown that there is a desire across all demographics for purchasing Ontario-produced wood for home projects, if it is available and meets other criteria of price, quality and durability. However, the problem still exists that many of the products available from local mills and craftsmen may not be available in local retail stores.

County of Renfrew staff Lacey Rose, Forester, and Craig Kelley, Business Development Officer, have been travelling around the County interviewing, learning and documenting the history, business practices and products of over 20 wood producers to date.  They are using this information to create profiles and product lists that will be available on the website directory www.OttawaValleyWood.com, to be launched this fall.  Product information, pictures and interesting facts about local wood producers who are interested in selling to the public are being gathered, categorized and put online.  Consumers look under the category of product they are interested in, examine their options, contact the producer and buy directly from them.  Purchasers get to meet members of their community who produce high-quality goods and have a personal story to tell with each purchase.

Here’s a sample of just some of the wood products grown and manufactured in Renfrew County: lumber of every species native to eastern Ontario (of any dimension, pressure treated, dried, rough or finished), cedar shingles, cedar wood chips and planks for BBQing, hard maple kitchen utensils, furniture, hardwood and softwood flooring, mouldings, baseboards and trim, exterior wooden siding, wall paneling, roof trusses, fireplace mantels, kitchen cabinets, timber frame and log home building, jewelry and wonderful works of wood art. 

The list continues to grow and the project has received very positive feedback so far, from many people who are surprised and pleased to see they have so many local buying options and from producers who are proud of the work they do.  The County of Renfrew hopes to raise the profile of the sustainable forest management that occurs in the Ottawa Valley and the level of employment that results from wood – in and out of the forest.  It is hoped that a sense of community pride will be created in consumers with the ability to support the local economy through informed purchasing.  The “100 mile diet” is certainly possible for many of our wood needs.

While the full website is being developed, all the information collected so far is available on Facebook (www.facebook.com/OttawaValleyWood). Make sure to “Like” Ottawa Valley Wood to stay up to date when new producers are added!  The website and additional promotional materials will be part of the information that will be distributed when the County of Renfrew, along with local producers, attends various industry and consumer trade shows this Fall and next Spring.

Funding for this project has been supported by the Government of Canada, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario’s (FedDev Ontario) Eastern Ontario Development Program, administered by the Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation and is being offered at no cost to local producers.

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For more information, contact:
Lacey Rose, RPF                                     Craig Kelley, Dipl.M.M., Ec.D.
Forester                                                      Business Development Officer
Phone: 613-735-3204 ext.485               P: 613-735-0091, ext. 432
F: 613-735-2492                                       F: 613-735-2492
E: lrose@countyofrenfrew.on.ca            E: ckelley@countyofrenfrew.on.ca
 

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<![CDATA[Cultural Mapping Website Officially Launched]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/news-and-features/cultural-mapping-website-officially-launched.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/news-and-features/cultural-mapping-website-officially-launched.htmlFri, 28 Sep 2012 6:26:17 -0700

09/25/12

County of Renfrew, Ottawa Valley Tourist Association and City of Pembroke proud of partnership

Pembroke, ON –The City of Pembroke, working in partnership with the County of Renfrew and the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA), is excited to announce the launch of the Ottawa Valley’s official Cultural Mapping website, www.OttawaValleyCulture.ca. More than a year in the making, the Cultural Mapping website is a valuable resource helping to nurture and support cultural development in Pembroke and throughout the entire Ottawa Valley.

Cultural Mapping embraces a broad definition of cultural resources. With $67,150 in funding assistance from the Creative Communities Prosperity Fund (CCPF), delivered through the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the Cultural Mapping project produced a cultural asset inventory of over 900 tangible and intangible, natural and human-made cultural resources. This includes the organizations, stories, occupations, spaces, people, institutions, events and structures that collectively define the PLACE affectionately known as the Ottawa Valley.

The over 900 assets are now part of an online database, www.OttawaValleyCulture.ca, that residents, visitors and prospective investors can use to tour the culturally rich Ottawa Valley. The website, developed by Blue North Studios of Renfrew, allows users to select and map the cultural assets that interest them the most. For example, music lovers can map out upcoming concerts and other musical events. Those interested in heritage buildings can search the online database and create a map based on special architectural structures, churches and cemeteries.

OttawaValleyCulture.ca also houses a growing collection of stories that speak to the unique culture and identity of the region. Visitors and Ottawa Valley residents are encouraged to add to the existing stories, or to submit their own oral histories that speak to the local lifestyle.

“We are very proud of the launch of the cultural mapping website as it showcases and celebrates the Ottawa Valley’s strengths in the creative and knowledge-based economic sectors,” explains Craig Kelley, Business Development Officer for the County of Renfrew. “The other exciting part of this joint project is the development of a Municipal Cultural Framework for Pembroke and the Ottawa Valley. The Framework, which has already been endorsed by the City of Pembroke and which will be presented to the other municipalities of Renfrew County for review over the next few months, addresses the importance of cultural heritage conservation as one of the pillars of sustainability in healthy vibrant communities.”

The City of Pembroke, the County of Renfrew and the OVTA plan to continue building on this work by establishing a regional Cultural Heritage Roundtable. The Cultural Heritage Roundtable will be given the task of coming up with new tools to develop the Valley’s creative economy, as well as to help inform local citizens, organizations and governments about the Cultural Mapping project.

The Cultural Mapping project is a perfect example of what can happen when organizations work together. The City of Pembroke, County of Renfrew and the OVTA, together, support the work of artists and arts and cultural organizations and recognize the important contributions they make to our local economy. They not only contribute to its well-being and sustainability, they also help to attract new visitors and investors to our area.

For more information and to enjoy the new map, please visit www.ottawavalleyculture.ca.

 

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For more information, contact:
Craig Kelley, Dipl.M.M., Ec.D.
Business Development Officer
P: 613-735-0091, ext. 432 / F: 613-735-2492
E: ckelley@countyofrenfrew.on.ca

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<![CDATA[Advanced Manufacturing]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/key-sectors/advanced-manufacturing/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/key-sectors/advanced-manufacturing/Fri, 22 Jun 2012 8:45:14 -0700

The Ottawa Valley is the home to several ADVANCED MANUFACTURING companies.

 

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<![CDATA[Mining]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/key-sectors/mining/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/key-sectors/mining/Wed, 25 Apr 2012 9:04:49 -0700

Although the county has had a long history of mining activity, it is now confined to such areas as magnesium, dolomite and graphite, which is used for export as well as by local manufacturers who send their finished products around the world.

Recent developments in the Ottawa Valley include a renewed interest in the graphite deposits in such areas as Bissett Creek, to the north, and Black Donald, to the south near Calabogie. 

For information on both projects:

 

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<![CDATA[News & Notices]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/Wed, 25 Apr 2012 6:58:59 -0700<![CDATA[Business Opportunities & Investments]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/business-here/business-opportunities-investments/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/business-here/business-opportunities-investments/Wed, 25 Apr 2012 6:51:37 -0700For many, the Ottawa Valley is a place of deep attachments and sound business opportunities. Serving markets worldwide, the region offers a diverse economic base of small and medium manufacturing plants, tourist sites, agricultural operations, service centres and advanced nuclear, aerospace, defence industries. Renfrew County's stable economy reflects the prosperity of its surroundings: Canada's national capital region at the east, the Ottawa River and the province of Quebec to the North, and the lucrative markets of Southern Ontario and the Northern United States within a three-hour drive.

The economics of doing business in the Valley are sound. The area has a substantial inventory of serviced industrial land and buildings, and a ready supply of affordable water, power, natural gas and waste treatment services. The sizable labour force is loyal and dependable, with a proven aptitude for upgrading and training. There is a higher ratio of skilled trade certification here than the rest of Ontario.

But doing business in Renfrew county is not simply a matter of economics. Successful business depends on healthy, contented employees. The Ottawa Valley offers what good living is all about: clean air and water, unlimited recreational and leisure activities, safe neighborhoods, and access to quality health and education services. This is the best of both worlds - a unique blend of progressive business environment and relaxed lifestyle; big-city amenities and small-town quality of life.

Like wise pioneers, the people of the Ottawa Valley have always looked to and planned for the future - harnessing a strong work ethic to build a diversified economy and ensure economic resiliency. Join the next generation of Renfrew County entrepreneurs in preserving this rich legacy.

Opportunities

Recent studies indicate opportunities for growth within several areas of Renfrew County's industrial sector: metal fabrication, electronics, metallurgy, plastics, environmental technology and to added value opportunities and reforestation technology. The travel/tourism industry is also predicting a boom in the local tourism industry, with new visitors expected from Asia/Pacific and the United States.

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<![CDATA[Commercial & Industrial]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/business-here/commercial-industrial/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/business-here/commercial-industrial/Wed, 25 Apr 2012 6:50:54 -0700Renfrew County's economic resources are diverse, encompassing high technology, manufacturing, the traditional sectors of forestry, agriculture and mining, as well as the growing field of tourism.

Manufacturing

More than 8,000 people are employed in this sector, producing everything from wood based products to high-tech components for the nuclear and aerospace industries. Many of the region's manufacturers have been in business for decades and some compete in a global environment.

Technology

This sector of the economy benefits from its close proximity to Ottawa's Silicon Valley North, with many local firms engaged in the research and manufacturing of prototype products. That close working relationship leads many firms into international markets, where their innovative and high-quality products are meeting with great success.

This sector has also benefited greatly from the direct access it has always enjoyed to the research and development facilities found at the Nuclear Research Laboratories of Atomic Energy of Canada, located at Chalk River.

 

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<![CDATA[Business Retention & Expansion Report]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/business-here/business-retention-expansion-report-6651.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/business-here/business-retention-expansion-report-6651.htmlWed, 25 Apr 2012 5:39:15 -0700In 2004, the County of Renfrew undertook a survey of local businesses to understand the needs of the community and how it could assist in growing or attraction industry in the region.

Click here to access the final report

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<![CDATA[Premier Ranked Report]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/key-sectors/tourism/premier-ranked-report-5854.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/key-sectors/tourism/premier-ranked-report-5854.htmlWed, 25 Apr 2012 5:34:05 -0700

The Premier-ranked Tourist Destination Framework (PRTDF) was an initiative developed by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture in 2001. The goal of the PRTDF program is to help destinations across

Ontario identify areas for development related to tourism, assess their competitive tourism advantage and ultimately improve to become a destination of choice. Being a Premier-ranked Tourist Destination indicates that “here is a place more attractive than the rest, a place the potential tourist visitor should consider first in making travel plans.” To be clear, Premier-ranked is not a formal tourism designation but rather is an internal tourism goal for a destination to work towards as it relates to becoming “better than the rest”.

Click here to access the document

To assist municipalities with assessing and developing their tourism product, the Ministry of Tourism and Culture established a tool called the Premier-ranked Tourist Destination Framework. This framework assists jurisdictions in assessing their tourist assets, attractions and amenities and allows them to identify opportunities in tourism development.

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<![CDATA[Distance Chart]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/distance-chart/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/distance-chart/Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:53:17 -0700

 

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<![CDATA[Distance to Major Markets]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/business-here/business-opportunities-investments/distance-to-major-markets-505.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/business-here/business-opportunities-investments/distance-to-major-markets-505.htmlTue, 24 Apr 2012 12:50:13 -0700100 Million North American consumers, and 50% of all manufacturing facilities in Canada and the United States are located within a day's drive. The amenities of Ottawa, Canada's capital city, are just 30 minutes to the east.

Distance to Border Crossings

BORDER CROSSINGS

KM

MILES

Massena/Cornwall

170

105

Detroit/Windsor

658

408

Port Huron/Sarina

584

362

Sault Ste Marie

522

324

Ogdensburg/Prescott

134

83

Buffalo/Fort Erie

453

281

Lewiston/Queenston

426

264

Niagara Falls

431

267

Alexandria Bay/Ivy Lea

176

109

Grand Portage/Thunder Bay

1204

747

International Falls/Fort Frances

1550

961

Baudette/Rainy River

1644

1019

 

Distance to Major Urban Centres

URBAN CENTRES

KM

MILES

Hamilton

364

226

Kingston

161

100

Kitchener/Waterloo

385

239

London

469

291

Montreal

272

169

North Bay

96

60

Ottawa

68

42

St. Catherines

403

250

Sault Ste Marie

522

324

Thunder Bay

1204

747

Toronto

292

181

Windsor

651

404

 

Click on the image below for a closer look

Distance Map

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<![CDATA[Climate]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/living-here/physical-setting/climate-9515.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/living-here/physical-setting/climate-9515.htmlTue, 24 Apr 2012 11:55:13 -0700

Average Temperature and Precipitation Throught the Year

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<![CDATA[Studies]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/key-sectors/agri-business/studies-4897.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/key-sectors/agri-business/studies-4897.htmlTue, 24 Apr 2012 11:07:01 -0700
  • Renfrew County Source Qualified Calf Program - Manual of Best Practices
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  • Renfrew County Forest Industry Survey
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    <![CDATA[Business Assistance]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/business-here/business-assistance-5126.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/business-here/business-assistance-5126.htmlTue, 24 Apr 2012 10:59:05 -0700Site Location Services

    Economic Development staff is available on short notice to conduct research and find answers to the myriad of detailed questions site selectors typically have.

    GIS Directory

    Information on Programs of Assistance

    Ottawa Valley Economic Development maintains information on financial and other assistance available to existing and new businesses. Find out about start-up or expansion incentives from us.

    Ontario Business Program Guide - All Programs

    Ontario Business Program Guide

    Referral Services

    Contact us to make use of our numerous public and private sector contacts available to assist in the start-up, relocation or expansion of business enterprises

    Investor Hosting

    This service is available in conjunction with the support and active participation of local businesses and industry. Foreign businesses and site selectors are provided the grand tour promoting the many offerings of Renfrew County.

    Business Retention & Expansion

    This ongoing visitation process is undertaken by Economic Development staff to determine opportunities and issues related to the local business and industrial community. Appropriate actions are initiated and outside support is sought as required.

    Agricultural Support

    Economic Development staff works with and provides support to this important local business sector.

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    <![CDATA[Business Directory]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/business-here/business-directory-4035.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/business-here/business-directory-4035.htmlTue, 24 Apr 2012 10:52:15 -0700Register your business listing in Ottawa Valley's most comprehensive online business directory. Chock full of features, no packages or upgrades needed, no time limits, nothing to buy, no catch... EVER!

    A powerful promotional tool that's quick and easy to use.

    Click here to visit the business directory

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    <![CDATA[Public Safety]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/living-here/public-safety/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/living-here/public-safety/Fri, 23 Mar 2012 9:14:03 -0700Providing a safe environment is a priority in Ottawa Valley communities. Both professional and volunteer fire services are available throughout the Ottawa Valley. Mutual aid agreements along with a high level of cooperation between departments enhance services.

    Both theOntario Provincial Police and local municipal police departments supply comprehensive police services. 911 emergency service helps tocontribute to the health, safety and welfare of communities throughout the Ottawa Valley.

    Due to the close knit business and residential communities, Neighbourhood Watch and Block Parent programs are found to be successful in augmenting the resources of the local police system.

     

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    <![CDATA[Education]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/living-here/education/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/living-here/education/Fri, 23 Mar 2012 7:41:11 -0700The Ottawa Valley’s education system incorporates facilities within four publicly funded school boards. The Renfrew County District School Board is comprised of 27 elementary schools, seven secondary schools and five alternative schools. TheRenfrew County Catholic District School Board provides 20 elementary schools and two secondary schools. Conseil des écoles catholiques de langue française du Centre-Est, and Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario each operate an elementary and secondary French language school. Pre-school, academic nursery, kindergarten and Montessori Schools are also available.

    Renfrew County Catholic District School Board
    613.735.1031
    website

    Renfrew County District School Board
    613.735.0151

    website

    Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley
    613.735.4700

    website

    Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario
    (French Public School Board)
    613.742.8960

    website

    Conseil des écoles catholiques de langue française
    du Centre-Est
    (French Catholic School Board)
    613.744.2555

    website

     

    Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley is the largest of Algonquin’s regional campuses and is located in Pembroke. The Campus delivers career focused training in several program areas including nursing, business, computer studies, the skilled trades and outdoor adventure. The campus serves approximately 800 full-time students and about 900 continuing education students each year. Established in the late 1960’s, the majority of its graduates remain in Renfrew County upon program completion, helping create a better trained workforce throughout the region.  website

    Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy in Barry’s Bay offers one, two, and three-year programs in the classical liberal arts at a college level, within the light of the teaching of the Catholic Church. Courses include Philosophy, Theology, Literature, History, Latin, Greek, Mathematics, the Arts and Natural Science.www.seatofwisdom.org

    The County of Renfrew prides itself on a skilled workforce with its high literacy and numeracy rates. There is also a higher number of people with Trade Certificates than the national average.



     

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    <![CDATA[Labour Force]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/working-here/labour-force/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/working-here/labour-force/Tue, 20 Mar 2012 7:48:53 -0700

     

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    <![CDATA[Town of Renfrew]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/town-of-renfrew/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/town-of-renfrew/Wed, 07 Mar 2012 9:49:25 -0700Town of RenfrewLess than an hour from Canada's capital, the Town of Renfrew is a beautiful four-season destination with marvelous attractions in town and nearby. Renfrew is strategically located on the TransCanada Highway, approximately 100 km west of Ottawa, with easy access to Montreal, Toronto, Windsor, North Bay and Algonquin Park. It is the commercial hub of the area, serving a rural and small town population base of over 30,000 in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. Founded in the early 1800's, the Town of Renfrew is steeped in heritage and tradition. This unique heritage is celebrated annually in July with the Lumber Baron Festival. Entertainment, pageantry, sidewalk sales, outdoor concerts, music, dancing and living history, along with traditional Valley hospitality welcome all who attend. As the geographical hub of Renfrew County, the Town of Renfrew is a natural starting point for miles of travel adventure. Thrilling whitewater rafting, golfing, swimming, boating, fishing and skiing are only some of the activities that can be found in and around the Renfrew area. So for those wishing to reside or to just visit, we are sure that you will find the Town of Renfrew is a place worthy of its title:

    "Pride of the Ottawa Valley"


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    Contact

    127 Raglan St. S.,
    Renfrew, Ontario
    K7V 1P8
    Website: www.town.renfrew.on.ca
    Email: kbulmer@town.renfrew.on.ca


    County Council Member

    Name Title Telephone Fax
    Audrey Green Reeve (613)432-4848 (613)432-7245

    Audrey Green (Reeve) - Town of RenfrewReeve Audrey Green is truly a political veteran in the County of Renfrew. Audrey has proudly served the Town of Renfrew for over 27 years, serving as a Councillor, Mayor and Reeve. As the town’s representative on County Council, Audrey serves on the Operations, and Social Services Committee. Audrey regards the development of the Enterprise Renfrew County Offices in both Renfrew and Pembroke as a great accomplishment for local businesses. Audrey has a long history of social activism through her work with such organizations as the RoyalCanadian Legion, Renfrew Heritage Society and other community groups. Audrey is a strong supporter of the Town of Renfrew, and notes its growing commercial and industrial sectors as key drivers for the economy. Audrey has served on County Council since 1997, and cherishes the many friendships she has developed with her fellow councillors over the years.
     

    Elected Municipal Officials

    Name Title Telephone Fax
    Bill Ringrose Mayor (613)432-4848 Ext. 112 (613)432-7245
    Tom Anderson Councillor    
    Gail Cole Councillor    
    Andrew Evans Councillor    
    Clint McWhirter Councillor    
    James Miller Councillor    

    Municipal Staff

    Name Title Telephone Fax
    Kim Bulmer Clerk (613)432-4848 (613)432-7245
    Keray O'Reilly Treasurer (613)432-4848 (613)432-7245


    Additional Info

    Website: www.town.renfrew.on.ca

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    <![CDATA[Town of Laurentian Hills]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/town-of-laurentian-hills/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/town-of-laurentian-hills/Wed, 07 Mar 2012 9:45:39 -0700Town of Laurentian HillsThe Town of Laurentian Hills is the amalgamated Village of Chalk River and the Townships of Rolph, Buchanan, Wylie & McKay.

    The Village of Chalk River is world renowned as the home of Atomic Energy of Canada (AECL), the area's largest employer. AECL has proven international expertise in metallurgy, chemistry, biology and engineering. It is also only 10 minutes from Canadian Forces Base Petawawa. A 25 acre Business Park, strategically located between the TransCanada Highway and the Canadian Pacific Railway, is available for phased development as well as highway commercial area suitable for commercial or light industrial activities. The Townships of Rolph, Buchanan, Wylie and McKay stretches from Rolphton to beyond the Village of Chalk River and provides seasonal recreational opportunities such as fishing, swimming, boating, hunting, cross-country skiing as well as Pembroke/North Bay TOP snowmobile Trails and the Temiskawawa Waterway, Ontario's newest recreation system, flows through this area. The Town of Laurentian Hills' real estate is reasonably priced with affordable new and resale housing in this area of the Upper Ottawa Valley. The Visitor Centre, located at the Petawawa Research Forest on Highway 17, offers regional tourist information plus programs on forest and heritage themes. The Centre offers many incredible things to enjoy and explore at no cost. Forest and water trails take visitors around the area and point out different aspects of nature. Take a trip back into the past of the Upper Ottawa Valley with a visit to the School House Museum. With a collection of over 1000 artifacts and over 600 photographs, the museum depicts the history of the area.


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    Contact

    34465 Hwy. 17,
    RR#1
    Deep River, Ontario
    K0J 1P0
    Website: www.laurentianhills.ca


    County Council Member

    Name Title Telephone Fax
    Dick Rabishaw Mayor (613)584-3114 (613)584-3285

    Dick Rabishaw (Mayor) - Town of Laurentian HillsMy Political career started in 2003 as a councillor with the Town of Laurentian Hills and during that period of time I served as chair of public works and vice chair of finance. I also was on the joint economical committee that included Deep River, Head Clair Maria and Laurentian Hills. I have lived in Laurentian Hill all my life and was employed at AECL for 33 years before my retirement in 2001. Renfrew County is my home and I look forward giving back to the community that has provided so much to me and my family.

     

    Elected Municipal Officials

    Name Title Telephone Fax
    Brenda Blimkie Councillor    
    Bruce Boucher Councillor    
    Anne Giardini Councillor    
    John Hoyle Councillor    

    Municipal Staff

    Name Title Telephone Fax
    Wayne Kirby CAO (613)584-3114 (613)584-3285
    Sherry Batten Treasurer (613)584-3114 (613)584-3285
    Scott Loos Town Superintendent (613)584-3865 (613)584-3285
    Gerry Dupuis Building/Plumbing Inspector (613)584-4015 (613)584-3285
    John Walden Development Officer (613)584-2000 (613)584-3237


    Additional Info

    Website: www.laurentianhills.ca

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    <![CDATA[North Algona Wilberforce Township]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/north-algona-wilberforce-township/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/north-algona-wilberforce-township/Wed, 07 Mar 2012 9:03:09 -0700North Algona Wilberforce TownshipThe Township has the world's largest inland freshwater lake without an island, Lake Dore and beautiful Mink Lake and Golden Lake, as well as mile after mile of the Bonnechere River system The Township has residential and commercial space available through private individuals as well as Real Estate Agencies, and with only 2,483 residents in 35,922 square hectares, there is still space for many more people without feeling crowded.

     

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    Contact

    1091 Shaw Woods Rd.,
    Eganville, Ontario
    K0J 1T0
    Website: www.nalgonawil.com


    County Council Member

    Name Title Telephone Fax
    Harold Weckworth Mayor (613)628-2080 (613)628-3341

    Harold Weckworth (Mayor) - North Algona Wilberforce Township Mayor Harold Weckworth is entering his tenth year as a member of County Council. Mayor Weckworth follows a family tradition of politics as his late father, Abby Weckworth, was the Reeve of the former Township of North Algona. As a current member of County Council, Mayor Weckworth is a member of the Operations Committee and Social Services Committee. Harold also sits on the Land Division Committee and is the Elected Representative to the Ministry of Natural Resources Regional Advisory Committee. When he is back home in his own municipality, Harold can be found at the Golden Lake Postal Station where he has been delivering mail for a number of years. Harold always looks forward to the Autumn season so he can take part in the annual deer hunt. Harold has been happily married to Patty and has three sons. Harold and Patty spend a lot of their spare time on the family farm enjoying the company of their grandchildren as often as possible.
     

    Elected Municipal Officials

    Name

    Title Telephone Fax
    Kevin Clarke Councillor    
    Lorenzo Kelo Councillor    
    John Keuhl Councillor    
    Ruth Schoenfeldt Councillor    

    Municipal Staff

    Name Title Telephone Fax
    Marilyn M. Schruder Clerk-Treasurer (613)628-2080 (613)628-3341
    Harvey Reckzin Public Works Director (613)628-2618 (613)628-3341
    Mark Schroeder Chief Building Official (613)628-3101 ext.242 (613)628-1336
    Charles Cheesman Manager of Planning Services (613)735-3204 (613)734-2492
    Alastair Baird County of Renfrew, Economic Development Manager (613)735-0091 (613)735-2492


    Additional Info

    Website: www.nalgonawil.com

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    <![CDATA[Township of Horton]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/township-of-horton/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/township-of-horton/Tue, 06 Mar 2012 8:44:03 -0700Township of HortonHorton Township is situated between the Ottawa River and the Town of Renfrew, 45 minutes west of Kanata. Considered a rural municipality, it has areas of urban population adjacent to Renfrew and along the Ottawa River. Horton Township has approximately 40 hectares (100 acres) of vacant land pre-zoned Commercial and Commercial Reserve. These lands, situated on Provincial Highway 60 and Gillan Road, are awaiting your development. Both areas are adjacent to the Town of Renfrew and are on major transportation routes. Horton has untapped recreational potential with 16 km (10 miles) of Ottawa River waterfront and breathtaking high ridge views overlooking the River and the Province of Quebec. With the anticipated completion of the four lanes to Highway 17, Horton will be within 45 minutes of Silicon Valley North.

    While small enough to know you on a first name basis, we are large enough to meet your needs.


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    Contact

    R. R. 5
    Renfrew, Ontario
    Canada K7V 3Z8
    Website: www.hortontownship.ca
    Email: mjm.horton@renfrew.net


    County Council Member

    Name Title Telephone Fax
    Don Eady Mayor (613)432-6271 (613)432-7298

    Don Eady (Mayor) - Township of HortonDon Eady (Mayor) -Township of Horton

     

    Elected Municipal Officials

    Name Title Telephone Fax
    Glen Campbell Councillor    
    Robert Kingsbury Councillor    
    Jamey Larone Councillor    
    Margaret Whyte Councillor    

    Municipal Staff

    Name Title Telephone Fax
    Mackie J. McLaren CAO/Clerk (613)432-6271 (613)432-7298
    Jennifer Barr Finance Manager (613)432-6271 (613)432-7298
    Rod Eady Public Works Superintendent (613)432-6175 (613)432-7298
    Jeffrey Schruder Municipal Infrastructure Manager (613)432-6175 (613)432-7298
    Dennis Fridgen Chief Building Official (613)432-3290 (613)432-7298
    Alastair Baird County of Renfrew, Economic Development Manager (613)735-0091 (613)735-2492
    Charles Cheesman Manager of Planning Services (613)735-3204 (613)735-2492


    Additional Info

    Website: www.hortontownship.ca

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    <![CDATA[Township of Brudenell, Lyndoch & Raglan]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/township-of-brudenell-lyndoch-raglan/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/township-of-brudenell-lyndoch-raglan/Tue, 06 Mar 2012 7:24:07 -0700Township of Brudenell, Lyndoch & RaglanOur Municipality has an extremely unique White Water Provincial Park which runs through the center of over 60,000 hectares of undeveloped, diverse - natural Crown Lands. The Madawaska River and several undeveloped pristine lakes and rivers flow through the heart of our Municipality. We are also home to several thriving Canoe/Kayak and Wilderness Adventure Industries. Rock Hounds are never disappointed with their digs from the several rock/quarry mines established throughout our area. Development properties are accessed by a well maintained secondary highway network. The positive effects of this access is realized by the several prosperous, second generation logging companies within our Township's geographic boundaries.


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    Contact

    42 Burnt Bridge Rd.,
    Palmer Rapids, Ontario
    K0J 2E0
    Email: blrtownship@xplornet.com


    County Council Member

    Name Title Telephone Fax
    Norm Lentz Reeve (613)758-2061 (613)758-2235

    Norm Lentz (Reeve) - Township of Brudenell, Lyndoch & RaglanReeve Norm Lentz is one of the longer serving members of County Council. Norm started out way back in 1975 as a Councillor for Raglan Township. Norm first served on County Council beginning in 1994 as the Reeve of Raglan Township. Following amalgamation in 1999, Norm has been the Reeve of the Brudenell, Lyndoch & Raglan Township and its representative on County Council. Norm is proud of the cooperative work of County Council and points to the Council’s support of local beef producers when it created the Support Our Beef Committee during the BSE Crisis. Prior to politics, Norm worked for Newman Lumber, and was a millwright for 22 of those years. Norm has two grown children. When Norm is not trying to solve local issues, and if you need to contact him, your best bet is to trek into the woods because Norm takes every chance to enjoy his favourite past-time: hunting!

    Elected Municipal Officials

    Name Title Telephone Fax
    Garry Gruntz Councillor    
    Steven Jessup Councillor    
    Trevor Lidtkie Councillor    
    Heather Phanenhour Councillor    

    Municipal Staff

    Name Title Telephone Fax
    Michelle Mantifel Clerk Treasurer (613)758-2061 (613)758-2235
    Alvin Kauffeldt Roads Superintendent (613)758-1248 (613)758-2235
    Marie Schutt Chief Building Official and Septic Inspector (613)758-2061 (613)758-2235
    Alastair Baird County of Renfrew, Economic Development Manager (613)735-0091 (613)735-2492
    Charles Cheesman Manager of Planning Services (613)735-3204 (613)735-2492


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    Municipal Services Include

    (Click on the links provide for rates information)

    • Private Water Supply

    • Private Sewage

    • Residential & Commercial Hydro

    • Volunteer Fire Department

    • O.P.P. Police

    • Residential Zoned Vacant Land

    • 2 Internet Access Providers

    • Municipal Industrial Park

    • Elementary Education

    • 1 Provincial & 5 Municipal Recreational Parks

    • Access to Commercial and Private Area Airports, Customs on call

     

     

    Municipal Stats (2006 Census)

    Total Population

    1,497

    Number of Dwellings

    1,065

    Area (sq. kms.)

    702.77


    Number of Businesses (Renfrew County Business Directory)

    Service

    18

    Manufacture

    8

    Tourism

    7

    Commercial

    4

    Social Organizations

    N/A


    Top Area Employers (Renfrew County Business Directory)

    Algonquin Provincial Park

    250

    Murray Bros. Lumber Co.

    230

    Camp Walden

    160

    St. Francis Memorial Hospital

    125

    Madawaska Doors

    110

    Valley Manor Nursing Home

    100


    Building Permit Values

    Year Commercial Residential Industrial
    2009 $737,647 $1,762,200  
    2008 $123,000 $2,419,850  
    2007 N/A $638,400  
    2006 N/A $375,100  
    2005 N/A $611,500  
    2000 $555,000 $785,700 $57,000
    1999 $6,500 $1,055,900 N/A
    1998 $150,000 $742,200 $75,000
    1997 $75,000 $179,000 $7,500
    1996 $25,000 $313,500 $15,000
    1995 $90,000 $254,500 N/A

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    <![CDATA[Municipalities]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/about-us/municipalities/Thu, 16 Feb 2012 6:27:30 -0700<![CDATA[News & Features]]>http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/oved-dev/Thu, 16 Feb 2012 6:24:30 -0700