Seat of Wisdom professor gives keynote address in UK

Note: The Current’s editor was in London at the time of the lecture, so seized the opportunity to attend. Dr. Richard Shaw, Barry’s Bay resident and Chairman of History at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College (SWC), gave the inaugural St. Augustine of Canterbury Feast Day lecture in collaboration with …

Palmer Rapids man killed in ATV collision

On Sunday May 26, 2019 at approximately 1: 00 p.m., members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single vehicle collision involving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on Ruby Mine Road, near Highway 28, in the Township of Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan. The driver and …

May 26

Seat of Wisdom College professor to give the annual St. Augustine of Canterbury Lecture in UK Dr. Richard Shaw, History Professor at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College and Barry’s Bay resident has been invited to give the inaugural St. Augustine of Canterbury Lecture for the annual English Catholic History …

Heritage Photo: a war bride comes to Barry’s Bay

This is the first summer in Canada for Stanny Chippure (née Constance Sprenger) in 1946 just after World War II. (Above) On this day, she is standing on the original wooden bridge that leads to Mask Island. Notice St. Joseph’s Elementary School in the background beyond the piles of lumber.  …

Monthly column by MPP John Yakabuski

Like many of you, I laid awake at night, hoping and praying that it wouldn’t happen, but it did. Yes, I’m talking about the flooding of 2019. The level of devastation to people’s property has been nothing short of heart-breaking. I saw the effects of it first-hand at many locations, …

Train whistle signals re-opening of Railway Station

On May 18 the sound of a train whistle was once again heard in the waiting room of the Barry’s Bay Railway Station. The Station Keepers blew handcrafted wooden whistles to start the ceremony that officially re-opened the Station. Shown above are the Station Keepers surrounding guest of honour Greta …

An “EPIC” story

Last June under the heading Countdown to new era at SFMH begins, The Current published news of the countdown to implementation of the EPIC health information system at St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH). Click HERE to read.  In a press release dated May 17 SFMH announced that EPIC will go …

OPP Killaloe Detachment news as of May 21

During the week of May 13 – May 20, 2019 there were 133 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police  (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment. There were five motor vehicle collisions, two were animal related. There was one domestic dispute which did not result in …

Kidz Kastle daycare grand opening

Julia Graydon, Principal at St. John Bosco School, welcomed community members to the Grand Opening of Kidz Kastle Day Care on May 8. She thanked the many special guests in attendance from child care, school, church, municipal, county and community organizations as well as the architects and designers who had …

May Long Weekend in the Valley

Smiling faces were a feature at this year’s Bay Day, as can be seen from the photos below. The annual event was arranged by Barry’s Bay Business Improvement Area (BIA) Co-chairs Marcia Rutledge and Ted Williamson. Kids enjoyed family-friendly activities such as a bouncy castle, balloon creations by Terry Newcombe …