September 29 deadline for Valley entrepreneurs

Valley entrepreneurs launching a new enterprise (or expanding an existing business in operation for less than five years) have until September 29 to register for Starter Company Plus. The program, funded by the Province and delivered by Enterprise Renfrew County (ERC), is designed to provide business training for local business …

Cheryl Gallant interviews Current’s editor

It may be politically expedient for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant to do so, but she knows a thing or two about shining a light on new local businesses. While shopping at Afelskie’s in Barry’s Bay recently she picked up a print copy of The Current and this prompted her to …

OPP Killaloe news Sept. 3-15

During the weeks of September 3, 2019 – September 15, 2019 there were 155 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment. There were eight motor vehicle collisions, three were animal related. There were nine domestic disputes, four which resulted in …

Good turnout for Terry Fox Run in Barry’s Bay

The planned power outage last Sunday morning did not stop 48 keen participants from completing the Terry Fox Run in Barry’s Bay. After worries that the lack of power for the second consecutive year would have a negative effect on the event, organizer Colette Mantifel was relieved that many people …

Green Party to launch campaign to elect Ian Pineau

The Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke Green Party is pleased to announce its official campaign launch on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. “Take time out of your busy day to meet the next Member of Parliament for this riding,” says RNP Green Party CEO John Epps. He adds that the RNP Green Party Candidate, Ian Pineau, brings …

Former Green candidate launches Libertarian candidacy

The Libertarian Party of Canada has acclaimed Stefan Klietsch of Renfrew as a candidate for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke for the October 21st, 2019 federal election.  Mr. Klietsch is seeking office in Renfrew County for the third time, having run as the 2015 Green Party of Canada candidate and having unsuccessfully sought the …

SFMH announces leadership succession plan

The Boards of Directors of St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH) and Renfrew Victoria Hospital (RVH) have today issued the following announcement. In order to fulfill their responsibilities to ensure the continued progress and success of RVH and SFMH into the future, the respective Boards of Directors have announced approval of …

Annual mouthguard clinic to benefit food bank

The Barry’s Bay Dental Hygiene Clinic will be holding the annual mouthguard clinic on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. It is the one day a year that a custom made mouthguard is available at cost to anyone in the Madawaska Valley and surrounding area. No appointments …

Renfrew and District Labour Council protests against Ford cuts

The cowbells rang out loudly in Pembroke on Friday the 13th as about a hundred union members and concerned citizens attended a rally to protest against provincial government cutbacks. Michael Wright, President of the Renfrew and District Labour Council, welcomed the group as they gathered at the Marina Amphitheatre before …

Sept.15

Open Public Forum for federal election candidates in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke An All Candidates Forum will take place at the Killaloe Lions Hall on Saturday, October 5 at 7-9 p.m. All seven candidates in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke riding have been invited: David Ainsworth – People’s Party of Canada Dan Criger – Independent Cheryl Gallant …

Further, faster, way more fun

A new way to experience the outdoors – yeah, right! How often have you heard a promise like that, but been disappointed? Well The Current is here to tell you that this time it’s not only true, but so is the title of this article – taken from the tagline …

Terry Fox Run this Sunday

You’re still in time to sign up for the annual Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research on September 14 at Lakeshore Park in Barry’s Bay. Race organizer Colette Mantifel said the weather forecast is good and she hopes people will come out to walk or run instead of sitting inside …