As of Oct. 18 at 10:30 a.m. Ontario reports 3,046 COVID-19 deaths (+5)          
    Ontario now has 64,371 positive COVID-19 cases (+658)          
    There are 55,371 resolved COVID-19 cases (+685) in Ontario          
    During inactive periods local figures are updated Mon-Fri only. As of Oct.16 at 12 p.m. Renfrew County & District reported 1 death and 58 resolved COVID-19 cases out of a total of 72 cases.          
    31,050 tests (+396) have been conducted in Renfrew County & District          



Fall colours in the Valley

Editor's Note: This is for all you leaf-peepers who are cottagers, seasonal residents or otherwise unable to get out and enjoy our magnificent fall colours this year. Wilno photographer Sharon ...
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Catch The Ace “all in the family edition” Congratulations to Natalie Blank-Cazabon, the winner of St. Francis Valley Healthcare’s Catch The Ace lottery Week #38 Weekly Prize. Natalie received a ...
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Community comes through again for local healthcare

St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (SFVH) and local healthcare partners had double reasons for celebration before Thanksgiving as two significant donations were presented to them. In both cases, local retailers ...
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Details announced for flu shot clinic in Barry’s Bay

The Madawaska Valley Family Health Team (MVFHT) has advised that a flu shot clinic will be held at the Barry's Bay Legion Branch 406, 250 John Street on Thursday, Oct ...
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There is only one watchdog in this town

Opinion Back in 2005 I was working as a reporter for a newspaper in the small town of Weyburn, Saskatchewan. It was the only paper of record in Weyburn, and ...
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Farmers Markets close the season

Thanksgiving Weekend marked the end of the 2020 Farmers’ Markets season. Vendors at both the Barry’s Bay Market on Friday and the Killaloe Market on Saturday told us about their ...
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Former councillor rebukes BLR Council during contentious meeting and calls for investigation

Brudenell Lyndoch and Raglan (BLR) Council continued their discussion of the cost of roadway materials during an unruly meeting held on October 7th. Councillor Andrea Budarick and Councillor Trevor Lidtkie ...
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MV Council discusses arena, food bank and more

Madawaska Valley Council had a busy day on October 6th, beginning with a Public Planning meeting held prior to the 10 a.m. start of its monthly Council in Committee meeting ...
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OPP investigate sudden death in Algonquin Park

On Saturday, October 10, 2020, at approximately 4:20 p.m., members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a report of a capsized canoe at Opeongo Lake, ...
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The Current wishes Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers, whether here in the Valley or elsewhere. Catch The Ace weekly prize tops $4,600 Congratulations to Ursula Jeffrey of Barry's Bay ...
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Some Valley trades condemned for rudeness

A number of local residents have recently used social media to criticize trades for not returning calls, not keeping appointments, and generally showing disdain toward potential customers. Real estate broker ...
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Your input needed for Community Safety and Well-Being plan

Message from the Publisher: As a member of the CSWB advisory group in my capacity as a Director of the Renfrew County Legal Clinic, I have received the following release ...
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Mental imprisonment

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be imprisoned, physically detained? Most of us haven't. We have never given any thought to it simply because it doesn't ...
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