June 24

Well Woman Clinic launches in Barry’s Bay

Madawaska Valley Family Health Team is providing Well Woman care for unattached patients. Women who are not registered with a primary healthcare provider can call to make an appointment with a nurse practitioner. The Well Woman Clinic offers the following services:

  • Medical history questionnaire
  • Well Woman exams, including Pap and breast examination
  • Prescriptions for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
  • Birth control options
  • Notification of any abnormal tests and appropriate referral if required
  • Initial prenatal assessment and referrals
  • Ordering of mammograms or provision of number to register for the Ontario Breast Screening Program

Book appointments by calling the Madawaska Valley Family Health Team at 613.756.9888 option 5.


Glysinskie death still under investigation

Four months ago The Current reported that the OPP was conducting an investigation into the death of Barry’s Bay resident, Sylvester Glysinskie. When contacted earlier this week for an update the OPP advised that the investigation has still not been completed. The Current asked for information relating to the investigation, including whether the delay arises from awaiting the results of forensic investigations, but was told that no information can be released at this time.


Opinion poll results

Results are in for The Current’s recent online opinion poll* relating to municipal transparency and accountability.

  • 91 percent voted in favour of a Public Question Period at Council meetings.
  • Of those in favour, 65 percent would like to see two Public Question Periods (at the beginning and end of each meeting — similar to Hastings Highlands).
  • 72 percent want Council meetings to be held in the evenings.
  • 89 percent are in favour of disclosure of settlement amounts if public funds are used.

The Current thanks readers for taking the time to participate in the poll. If you have ideas for future polls, let us know at madvalleycurrent@gmail.com

*Poll results based on 348 readers


Doctors discuss potential impact of 5G technology on health care costs

Prior to a symposium held at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto on May 31, doctors and scientists  expressed their concerns about rising health care costs likely from the rollout of 5G technology throughout the province. The speakers were introduced by Frank Clegg, CEO of Canadians For Safe Technology (C4ST), himself former President of Microsoft Canada. He said each speaker has delivered expert testimony to the Parliamentary Health Committee in Ottawa on the subject of wireless radiation and human health. The first panelist to speak was Dr. Riina Bray who is also Medical Director of the Provincial Environmental Health Clinic at Women’s College Hospital. Bray said, “We are concerned that the upcoming introduction of 5G will significantly increase the proximity and extent of exposure to microwave technology in Ontarians.” Dr. Magda Harris, Professor Emeritus at Trent University whose pioneering research and early warnings alerted the government to acid rain, urged testing of the longterm biological and health effects of 5G technology before its introduction. Readers interested in learning more may click the YouTube link below.


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