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It's a scorcher - stay cool with tips from health unit

It’s a scorcher – stay cool with tips from health unit

Editor's Note: On June 18th Madawaska Valley announced three cooling centres in the Township. Combermere Community Centre, 1095A Farmers Road, Combermere 8:00am to 3:00pm Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre, 65 ...
Barry's Bay Tim Hortons raises more than $10k for local healthcare

Barry’s Bay Tim Hortons raises more than $10k for local healthcare

Submitted by St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation An incredible $10,776 was raised through the sale of cookies during Smile Cookie Week, which ran from April 29 to May 5, 2024 ...
SFMH experiences increased ER volumes and anticipated wait times

SFMH experiences increased ER volumes and anticipated wait times

Barry’s Bay and surrounding areas sees an annual influx of visitors over the summer months resulting in increased visits to the St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH) Emergency Department (ED). Above: ...
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OPP bulletins at June 11, 2024

MV resident charged in voyeurism, child pornography investigation MV resident charged in voyeurism, child pornography investigation Members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged one ...
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Road safety – however you roll

The Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding the public that if you are using a wheelchair or medical scooter, you must follow the same rules as ...
Local Immigration Partnership expands Culture Connect event in 2024

Local Immigration Partnership expands Culture Connect event in 2024

The Local Immigration Partnership – Lanark & Renfrew is thrilled to announce the 3rd Annual Culture Connect, an exciting celebration of diversity and culture. Now in its third year, this ...
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Bite-sized news June 1 2024

Killaloe Farmers' Market this morning Starting at 9am today, Saturday June 1st, you'll find vendors, crafters and food folks at Station Park in downtown Killaloe. Farmers Markets are among the ...
MVDS student trustee among Renfrew County Student Leaders visit to Parliament Hill

MVDS student trustee among Renfrew County Student Leaders visit to Parliament Hill

Student Senators representing every secondary school in the Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) and Indigenous student leadership had a very special up close and behind-the-scenes visit to Parliament Hill, ...
Council hears about invasive species in MV waterways, Mayor condemns Beer Store closure

Council hears about invasive species in MV waterways, Mayor condemns Beer Store closure

Representatives from three of the area's four lake associations presented a joint delegation to Council: Greg Zdzienicki of Kamaniskeg and Area Property Owners Association (KAPOA); Sophia Sudnikowicz of Kaszuby Cottagers ...
Board joins Lung Foundation pilot program to combat student vaping

Board joins Lung Foundation pilot program to combat student vaping

On May 15 2024 when the Lung Health Foundation announced plans to pilot their existing Quash program with 6 schools across Ontario as part of a funding initiative from the ...
RCDHU issues overdose alert

RCDHU issues overdose alert

Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is alerting residents about an increase in overdoses and suspected overdose-related deaths in the Pembroke and Renfrew catchment areas. Although specific substance(s) related ...
OPP alert following serious collision with moose in Algonquin Park

OPP alert following serious collision with moose in Algonquin Park

Advisory: Moose are frequently on roadways trying to avoid insects One person has suffered life-threatening injuries, another was left with non-life-threatening injuries, after their vehicle collided with a moose in ...
Bags of books and more at the Library

Bags of books and more at the Library

Buy a bag of books this weekend This Bay Day weekend Madawaska Valley Public Library will hold a “Buy a Bag” Used Book Sale. On Friday and Saturday (May 17-18) ...
Tour de BeaverTails brings visitors to the Valley this summer

Tour de BeaverTails brings visitors to the Valley this summer

A brand new bike rally will bring as many as two hundred riders and hikers to the historic village of Killaloe, about two hours west of Ottawa, for a fund-raising ...
The trumpet sounds

The trumpet sounds

Natural Disasters - Part 2 OPINION A great mountain burned with fire, and a third of all trees and grass burnt-up. - Revelation Ch.8 The Madawaska Valley's winter of 2023-24 ...
Petition against closure of Beer Store approaches 700 signatures

Petition against closure of Beer Store approaches 700 signatures

Editorial As has been widely reported, the Barry’s Bay Beer Store is scheduled to be closed on June 16th, 2024. This has resulted in a large public outcry emphasizing the ...
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Lyme Disease – symptoms and prevention

Warmer weather in springtime means more outdoor activities. But it also means more tick activity as well. Above: blacklegged tick on fingertip with the RCDHU logo. (Tick photo: Journalist's Resource) ...
SFMH announces new VP Patient Care and Chief Nursing Executive

SFMH announces new VP Patient Care and Chief Nursing Executive

After an extensive recruitment process, SFMH is pleased to announce Sherri Cope as the new Vice President, Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Executive (VP/CNE) effective April 8th, 2024. “We ...
Hook, line and lead sinker

Hook, line and lead sinker

This May, Carson Trout Lepine and Greenan Lakes Association (CTLG Lakes) will be supporting the Wolfe Lake Association’s (located north of Kingston) initiative, Let’s Get the Lead Out Campaign, to ...
Smile Cookie Week starts with a smile

Smile Cookie Week starts with a smile

Smile Cookie Week is back and better than ever! From now until Sunday, May 5, 2024, you can purchase a Smile Cookie at the Barry’s Bay Tim Hortons. Cookies cost ...
Storage containers: What's the problem?

Storage containers: What’s the problem?

Several Madawaska Valley residents voiced their concerns in no uncertain terms about the proposed Township By-Law to restrict storage containers in the municipality at the Public Meeting held on April ...
MV resident questions legality of Apr.23 Public Meeting

MV resident questions legality of Apr.23 Public Meeting

Editor's Note: This is a copy of a letter sent on April 20, 2024 to all members of the Madawaska Valley Council, and to Brittany Tomasini, MV Deputy Clerk. Click ...
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OPP Bulletins at April 16 2024

Multiple criminal charges for South Algonquin resident follow domestic investigation On April 10, 2024, Bancroft OPP received a report of domestic threats that occurred at a residence in South Algonquin ...
OPP praise citizen for intervention during overdose

OPP praise citizen for intervention during overdose

The Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is praising the quick action of a bystander who recently intervened during a drug overdose. On April 1, ...
Round Lake Centre business is finalist for Tourism Award

Round Lake Centre business is finalist for Tourism Award

The Ottawa Valley Tourism Association (OVTA) has announced finalists for this year's Tourism Awards. One of the finalists in the Sustainability Champion category is local business Eva's Cafe Schoolhouse Inn ...

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