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Owner hopes for July opening of Valley’s first pot shop

Recent passers-by of the former Mayflower building at 48 Bay Street, Barry’s Bay (pictured above) will have noticed evidence of changes taking place. This is because of renovations to turn ...
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Breaking news: Ontario prohibits gatherings of more than five people

Following last night's cabinet meeting, the Ontario government has issued a new emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to prohibit organized public events and social gatherings ...
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Retailers face fines and jail for price gouging on necessary goods

Queen's Park, March 28 Effective immediately, the government has issued an emergency order that retail businesses and individuals in Ontario cannot charge unfair prices for necessary goods. Individual offenders can ...
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SFMH announces preparations for pandemic patient surge

A press release received today explains that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH) has been extremely busy preparing for a potential surge in patients who ...
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In response to pandemic County launches Virtual Triage Unit

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre (RC VTAC) has launched today to strengthen access to primary care for all Renfrew County residents ...
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Where to find the essentials as of March 26

Now that only “essential” services may remain open, The Current keeps you up to date with this list of local businesses and services as of March 26. Please support your ...
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Renfrew County sees first COVID-19 case

This evening, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) released a statement that the first positive laboratory-confirmed case of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) has been identified in the region. A woman ...
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Newly formed group mounts campaign against Chippawa Shores development

The Current has learned of the formation of a group of residents opposed to the re-zoning of the Chippawa Shores development  because of environmental and safety concerns. This follows the ...
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ATV safety reminders from OPP

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Snowmobile ATV Vessel Enforcement (SAVE) Unit today issued a media release to remind ATV users of some basic safety guidelines. With the spring ...
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Positive COVID-19 case employed in Renfrew County and District

On March 23, 2020, the Institut national de santé publique du Québec notified Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) that a Quebec resident working in Renfrew County and District ...
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Good example set by Valley businesses

At his daily briefing this morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doubled down on the need for social distancing to combat spread of COVID-19. He said, "We've all seen the pictures ...
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Combermere residence destroyed in weekend blaze

On March 21, 2020 at 11:16 p.m. the Madawaska Valley Fire Department was dispatched to a house on fire next to the Combermere Service Centre on Combermere Road (County Rd ...
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