As of Apr.14 at 10:30 a.m. Ontario reported 7,610 deaths due to COVID-19 (+28)          
    The province now has a total of 398,835 positive COVID-19 cases (+4,156)          
    There are now 354,417 resolved cases (+3,160) in Ontario          
    As of Apr.14 at 12:00 p.m. Renfrew County & District reports no change with 4 deaths due to COVID-19          
    There are 455 resolved cases (+8) in RCD out of a total of 499 positive COVID-19 cases (+1)          


Valley residents can book COVID-19 tests online

Valley residents can book COVID-19 tests online

The following release from Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre was received April 13: Beginning today, April 13, when residents need to book a COVID-19 test with the Renfrew ...
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Killaloe OPP bulletins

Charges laid in Barry's Bay hit and run last December Members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have concluded the investigation into a Fail to Remain ...
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Resident claims BLR Integrity Commissioner lacks integrity

The Brudenell Lyndoch Raglan (BLR) Integrity Commissioner, Ms. Peggy Young-Lovelace of the Sudbury consulting firm E4m Solutions Inc., was criticized on April 7th when a resident spoke during a public ...
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Ontario students go back to remote learning after Spring Break

The following news release from the Ontario Government was received Apr.12: The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has made the difficult decision to move ...
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Time to be bear wise

Note: with the arrival of warmer weather the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Ontario Provincial Police issued the following bulletin on April 7: Public should exercise caution as ...
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Pembroke Regional Hospital defers elective surgeries as of April 12

The following was received from Pembroke Regional Hospital (PRH) April 9: In order to ensure that there are enough beds and staffing to support the care of COVID-19 patients and ...
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Insight – Madawaska Communities Circle of Health

The Madawaska Communities Circle of Health (MCCH) was formed in 2010 when the Champlain LHIN supported integration of funded health service providers operating in the St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH) ...
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Vaccine available locally for ages 55 and up

The following information was released by Renfrew County & District Health Unit (RCDHU) on April 8: Today, April 8, RCDHU in collaboration with the Arnprior and District Family Health Team ...
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Health bulletins

Valley Manor update This update was received April 8, from Trisha DesLauriers, CEO of Valley Manor Long Term Care: The positive COVID-19 case that was identified on April 5th at ...
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St. Francis Herb Farm CEO talks to The Current

As St. Francis Herb Farm (SFHF) builds a new 33,000 square foot facility to bring all its production, distribution and warehousing functions under one roof -- with a view to ...
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Apply by May 14 for community gardens funding

The County of Renfrew in cooperation with the Province of Ontario will again be accepting requests for grant funding for community garden projects amid the Covid-19 Pandemic. The announcement came in ...
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RCDHU update on provincewide stay-at-home order

Renfrew County & District Health Unit (RCDHU) distributed the following information at 4:05 p.m. on April 7, 2021: Today, April 7, the Ontario Government declared a provincial emergency and announced ...
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Bard of the Bonnechere

The Killaloe area lost a driving, creative personality with a zest for living when Barry Goldie died on March 26, 2021. Barry was full of good and fun ideas, and ...
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Bike bank launched in Ottawa Valley

The Ottawa Valley Cycling and Active Transportation Alliance (OVCATA) is launching a unique new service to enable everyone in the Valley who needs a bike to have one. Volunteers working ...
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Low-risk advisory for COVID-19 exposure in Arnprior

Renfrew County & District Health Unit (RCDHU) issued the following advisory April 6: Today, April 6, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is confirming that an individual has tested ...
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Valley Manor identifies positive COVID-19 case

The following media release from Valley Manor Long Term Care was received Apr.4: Valley Manor has identified a positive Covid-19 case of a symptomatic resident on Sunday, April 4th.  This ...
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April 5 2021

National anti-hate group questions Seat of Wisdom policies and links to conspiracy theorists On April 1st the Canadian Anti-Hate Network (CAHN) published an article in which Seat of Wisdom College ...
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Spring Break fun and library services in April

Editor's note: The provincial Emergency Brake has required a few changes to this month's plans at Madawaska Valley Public Library, but CEO Karen Filipkowski explains below how you can still ...
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Reader supports Hastings Highlands proposed shoreline bylaw

The following letter was received from a resident concerned about maintaining healthy waterways in the area. Dear Editor, The Madawaska Valley Current generally covers issues specific to Madawaska Valley but ...
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RCDHU shutdown Fact Sheet

Renfrew County & District Health Unit issued the following information on Apr.2, stating that when the Provincewide Emergency Brake Shutdown fact sheet was developed, the province stated on their website ...
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Madawaska Coffee Co. announces expansion

Sarah and Neil Wright, founders and owners of Madawaska Coffee Inc. are pleased to announce the opening of a new café location. The new location will be situated at historic ...
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Provincewide shutdown starts Saturday for four weeks

The following information was distributed by Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) at 3:20 p.m. on April 1, 2021: Today, April 1, the Ontario Government announced the implementation of ...
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OPP seek help to locate missing man

UPDATE: OPP advised at 5:05 p.m. the man has been found safe: On April 1, 2021 at approximately 4:30 p.m. officers located the missing person walking on the rail bed ...
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Spring freshet update – Madawaska River

Madawaska Valley Fire Chief Corwin Quade, in his role as Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC), has participated in the second Spring Freshet conference call of the year. CEMCs, ministry personnel ...
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St. Francis Valley Healthcare foundation benefits from Legion donation

On March 26 representatives from the Royal Canadian Legion, Barry's Bay Branch 406 and local healthcare partners St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (SFVH) and St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH) met ...
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