Sept. 8

Ontario drivers can now show proof of insurance on smartphones

As of Sept. 5, Ontario drivers may carry electronic proof of auto insurance on their mobile device, including their smartphones. Drivers should note the following:

  • Drivers must have proof of insurance at all times and must show it to police when asked. The paper “pink card” will still be available in addition to electronic proof of insurance.
  • To ensure a smooth transition, insurers must continue to issue the “pink card” proof of insurance for one year, in addition to the electronic option if selected.
  • Drivers are also responsible for ensuring their mobile device can properly display the proof of auto insurance, regardless of poor signal, drained batteries or damaged screens.


Last minute warning for Minor Hockey

Barry’s Bay and Area Minor Hockey walk-in registration is Monday Sept. 9 at 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre.


 MV plans funding application to update arena

MV Recreation and Community Development Coordinator Stephanie Plebon outlined two options for consideration by Council in Committee on Sept. 4 on an application for grant funding to replace the arena slab. She said the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program is now open with an application deadline of Nov.15. The estimated $1.3 million project would require a municipal contribution of up to $371,000. The work would mean the loss of income from summer rentals of the facility for at least one season.


Hydro outage delays Pancake Breakfast at Legion

Barry’s Bay Legion will hold its monthly Pancake Breakfast one week later this month due to the planned hydro outage on Sept. 15. You can enjoy the pancake breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 22 instead.


What happened in Gilead?

The long-awaited sequel to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale to be published on Sept. 10 has already been shortlisted for the prestigious Booker Prize, as well as appearing on the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist.


While on the subject of reading …

Madawaska Valley Public Library in Barry’s Bay is updating its strategic plan and asks that you complete a survey this month. Click HERE for the online version of the survey.   Hard copies of the survey are also available in the library.

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