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Health Unit issues stay-cool tips as Environment Canada warns of heat

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Renfrew County and District. Daytime maximum temperatures are expected to be near 29 degrees Celsius with humidex values near 40. There will ...
BeaverTails, Killaloe Lions and OVCATA plan first charity hike and bike event July 28

BeaverTails, Killaloe Lions and OVCATA plan first charity hike and bike event July 28

It is almost legend - the BeaverTails® pastry business, which has gone global as a Canadian symbol, was launched in the Killaloe area in the 1970s. Now, in celebration of ...
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OPP Bulletins week of July 8, 2024

OPP investigate mischief in South Algonquin Township Killaloe OPP is currently investigating damaged and destroyed township property. On July 4, 2024, shortly after 8:30 a.m., police responded to a mischief ...
Hospital ED redevelopment approved for tendering phase

Hospital ED redevelopment approved for tendering phase

Submitted by St.Francis Memorial Hospital St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH) is extremely pleased to share that it has received approval of its Emergency Department (ED) Redevelopment Project Stage 2.3 submission, ...
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Lots to choose from in July at your public library

Below are just a few of the many activities that Madawaska Valley Public Library offers this month. For more details, please see the library brochure, check out their Facebook page, ...
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition responds to Dr. Forfar

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition responds to Dr. Forfar

OPINION On Wednesday June 5 I had the pleasure of speaking on euthanasia (MAiD) in Canada at the legion in Barry's Bay Ontario. In good driving conditions Barry’s Bay is ...
The Valley and the Swinging Sixties collide as Stone Fence Theatre presents Miss Pringle's Mini-Skirt

The Valley and the Swinging Sixties collide as Stone Fence Theatre presents Miss Pringle’s Mini-Skirt

Take thirty children, ten  grades, a brand new teacher, a one room schoolhouse in rural Ontario and add a little twist and shout as the Swinging Sixties meet SS #7 in Stone ...
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A physician’s perspective regarding Medical Assistance in Dying in Renfrew County

OPINION “Those who have the privilege to know, have the duty to act, and in that action are the seeds of new knowledge.” -- Albert Einstein I recently watched a ...
Rockathon teams rock the Manor

Rockathon teams rock the Manor

Fourteen teams rocked throughout the day for local healthcare on Friday, June 21. That day marked the third-annual Rockathon, where participants collect pledges and rock together at the Valley Manor ...
Four Valley gardens open on this year’s tour

Four Valley gardens open on this year’s tour

Madawaska Valley Gardening Club offers an exciting range of unique gardens for you to explore during this summer’s Annual Garden Tour on Sunday July 7th between 10 am and 4 ...
Grants, new fund, new name as foundation turns 15

Grants, new fund, new name as foundation turns 15

The Pembroke Petawawa District Community Foundation held their annual general meeting on June 10, 2024 and there was plenty of good news on the agenda. In addition to the annual ...
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Bite-sized news at June 21, 2024

Art inspired by the Madawaska Valley Taylor Farquhar from the @theartofoutside is a featured artist at @Madawaska Coffee Co in downtown Barry's Bay. She's got loads of originals up on ...
Episcopal ordination of tenth Bishop of Pembroke will take place Aug.15th

Episcopal ordination of tenth Bishop of Pembroke will take place Aug.15th

Submitted by Diocese of Pembroke With great cause for rejoicing, I announce that today that our Holy Father, Pope Francis has named Reverend Michael Brehl, C.S.s.R. as the 10th Bishop ...
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 ...

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