MP Cheryl Gallant announces Paugh Lake Road funding

For the second time this summer Madawaska Valley staff and members of Council heard positive news at the corner of Paugh Lake Road and Opeongo Line (Hwy 60) in Barry’s Bay – this time from MP Cheryl Gallant. On August 29 she announced the federal government has approved the Township’s …

Opeongo Seniors thank volunteers

The Opeongo Seniors Centre held a lunch to thank its corps of volunteers on August 29. These Valley residents regularly give their time and skills so that the Centre can offer a full range of activities in the community. The annual lunch gives the volunteers an opportunity to share a …

Coroner to hold inquest into Borutski victims’ deaths

A media release just received from the Ministry of the Solicitor General for Ontario advised that Dr. David Cameron, Regional Supervising Coroner for Inquests, announced today that an inquest will be held into the deaths of Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam. Ms. Culleton, 66; Ms. Kuzyk, 36; and …

Heritage Photo: 1960 Little League baseball

I remember when Little League Baseball was introduced to Barry’s Bay in 1960. I was a young teenager at the time so didn’t qualify, but I thought it was a great idea. Complete uniforms were provided for all the young kids to introduce them to organized baseball. I don’t think …

OPP Killaloe news at August 26

During the week of August 19 – August 25, 2019 there were 117 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment. There were nine motor vehicle collisions, two were animal related. There were six domestic disputes which did not result in …

Unique SFMH program helps outpatients with heart and lung issues

The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program at St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH) helps people living with heart and lung conditions. This satellite program of the Ottawa Heart Institute (OHI) is delivered in Barry’s Bay via telemedicine under close supervision by local healthcare personnel. Shown above with some of their equipment are team …

Aug. 25

Newlyweds are Week 7 winners of Catch the Ace lottery San Eleser from Purdy is the winner of Week #7 Catch the Ace lottery. St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation said she won $1,244 following her last-minute decision to purchase a ticket just before the draw at the Ash Grove Inn …

Lady Griffins hold Kashubian Flagstick Golf tournament

It was a full house at The Homestead on Wolf Ridge when 42 golfers supported the Lady Griffins’ first fundraising event. The Griffins aim to offset the cost of the team going to the Kashubian homeland in Europe in 2020. Because the initiative is driven by culture and education, it …

Fun at Art Attack summer camp

Nineteen youngsters aged 5-11 enjoyed a week of creative activities at the Art Attack summer camp in Barry’s Bay. Facilitated by Chelsea Clarke and Makaila Ronholm of Madawaska Valley Dance, they spent five full days playing at the arts at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre. The group learned new …

Local law firm expands

Barry’s Bay lawyers Howe & Bradley have welcomed a third lawyer, Courtney A. Burnett. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in June and began practising this summer. Burnett was inspired to consider law as a career by a teacher she met when attending boarding school in Lake Placid, …

Taste of the Valley

Barry’s Bay hosted the annual Taste of the Valley on August 16 at the Railway Station. Visitors enjoyed the chance to see, taste and buy fresh produce and locally-made products. Everyone was entertained by live performances during the day. Dexter and Serena Sernoskie fiddled and danced in the late morning, …

Rockingham Church celebrates restoration anniversary

Glenn Allen, President of The Friends of the Rockingham Church, welcomed more than one hundred people to the Annual Celebration of the Restoration of the Church on August 11. He thanked past and present members of the Friends Committee and the many volunteers who have worked for more than nineteen …

Library Trivia Night successful again

The annual Trivia Night fundraiser for Madawaska Valley Public Library was held at the Barry’s Bay Legion on August 14. Library CEO Karen Filipkowski said the event is an important fundraiser because donations and sponsorship mean there are few expenses and the entry fees go directly into the Library’s coffers. …