March 31 2019

Province announces expanded availability of alcohol “Our government is actively working to expand the sale of beer and wine to corner stores, box stores, and even more grocery stores,” said Vic Fedeli, Finance Minister, in a speech to a Toronto business audience delivered on March 28. He said the government …

Plant a seed for mental health

Valley residents have more opportunities to engage in the Planting Seeds for Mental Health art project. Partnering organizations Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio (OV-CAOS), Rainbow Valley Community Health Centre (Rainbow Valley CHC) and Community Resource Centre (Killaloe) (CRC) will host free community art workshops at 12 North St. Community …

Fatalities lead OPP to warn snowmobilers about the high cost of taking risks

With two snowmobile deaths in as many days and the arrival of spring, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is urging snowmobilers to avoid taking unnecessary risks, especially on frozen waterways, as their season winds down. The two tragedies over the weekend (March 22-24, 2019) mark 11 fatal snowmobile incidents and …

Gift from the heart 2019

April 6, 2019 marks the eleventh annual Gift From The Heart event. For those who don’t know, Gift From The Heart (GFTH) is the day when registered dental hygienists open their hearts and provide no-cost dental hygiene services to those who can’t afford regular dental hygiene care. The Barry’s Bay …

Morninglory Farm then

Publishers’ Note:  As Morninglory Farm prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary on March 30th 2019, The Current re-prints with permission Douglas Gloin’s article about the back-to-the-land movement, written ten years ago for the Toronto Star. Gloin’s article is just as valuable now as it was when first published in painting a …

March 24 2019

Fatal snowmobile collision in Hastings Highlands OPP Bancroft Detachment report their area’s first fatal motor vehicle collision of this year at approximately 12:26 p.m. on March 23 2019 on E109 trail in the municipality of Hasting Highlands, off Highway 127. Officers attended with Hastings Paramedic Services and were assisted by …

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