May 26

Seat of Wisdom College professor to give the annual St. Augustine of Canterbury Lecture in UK

Richard-ShawDr. 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 Association in Princes Risborough, UK on May 27. Shaw’s lecture is titled: “Bede, Augustine and the Gregorian Mission to Kent in the light of the earliest evidence.”  The public talk is also part of the 2019 Wycombe Arts Festival. Shaw is winner of the Eusebius Prize for Ecclesiastical History. The Current will publish a fuller report soon.


Vendors Market Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Opeongo Seniors Centre, 19 Stafford Street, Barry’s Bay

Valley vendors, wreaths, dream catchers, cards, knitting, quilts, flowers, baking, home decorations, jewellery, hot pepper jelly, unique socks, one-of-a-kind crafts, many unique items.

Lunch available: chili and homemade buns, coffee and tea     $5.00


Ontario Command Service Bureau Officer to visit Barry’s Bay Legion

The Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command Service Bureau Officer, Ms. Patricia Royle, will be visiting Branch 406, Barry’s Bay the week of June 10, 2019.

Ex-Service men and women and dependents wishing information, advice, or assistance with War Disability Pensions, treatment for Entitled Veterans, application for Benevolent Fund Assistance,, or appeals against adverse original applications for War Veterans and Widows Allowance should contact the Branch Service Officer no later than May 31, 2019 to arrange an interview.

Please leave details with the Legion Bar Manager or voice mail on 613-756-3018


Catch The Ace jackpot still growing

The May 30 jackpot is estimated at more than $19,000 if you find the Ace of Spades. Ron Hysert won $1,963 in last Thursday’s Catch The Ace draw.


Combermere Craft Cabin looking for vendors

suzanne-leclerc-nicole-aube-sue-wade-colina-taylor-absentThe Craft Cabin opened for this season on May 18 as fifty or so local makers sell their wares throughout the busy season at the historic Cabin. Committee members (from left) Suzanne Leclerc, Nicole Aubé, Sue Wade (Colina Taylor absent) are always on the lookout for new makers to join the co-operative group and help fill the Cabin’s shelves. Click HERE to contact Sue or any committee member via the Combermere Craft Cabin on Facebook.


Opening the cottage after the flood season?

Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) reminds residents not to eat food that may have come into contact with flood water, and discard any food and beverages that are not in waterproof containers. Examples of food containers that are not waterproof, and should be discarded include:

  • containers with screw caps, snap lids, pull tops, crimped caps;
  • cardboard juice and milk containers;
  • baby formula containers; and
  • home canned foods.

For more information read RCDHU’s fact sheet on Food Safety during an Emergency. For general information regarding emergency preparedness visit:

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