Auditor slams province’s homebuyers protection program

If you have purchased or built a new home in Ontario sometime during the last 40 years, you will no doubt have heard of Tarion. It is a private, non-profit organization which the Ontario government has empowered to administer and enforce the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act and Regulations. …

Halloween hacks

Halloween can be a very difficult time to take care of your teeth. The excitement, the late night, the sugar — there are so many factors working against the mouth. Prevention is the key to oral health. Here are some hacks that will help save your family’s teeth from the …

The case for public transit – Update

Last December The Current published an editorial entitled The case for public transit. In it, we highlighted a Rural Ontario Institute report which pointed to the “aging demographic of rural Ontario” as identifying an increasing need “for affordable and accessible transportation services.” We ended by noting that MV has one …

Killaloe OPP news for the week Oct. 21-27

During the week of October 21 – October 27, 2019 there were 78 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment. There were eleven motor vehicle collisions, five were animal related. There were four domestic disputes with one domestic dispute resulting …

Oct.27

No Doctor? No problem! Flu shot clinic this Wednesday Renfrew County Community Paramedics and the Madawaska Valley Family Health Team will hold a Flu Shot Clinic for patients who do not have a primary healthcare provider. This is your opportunity to protect yourself and your loved ones. The clinic takes place …

Update from Barry’s Bay Business Improvement Area

The Current publishes this update from the Barry’s Bay BIA during Small Business Week.  The Barry’s Bay Business Improvement Area (BIA) boasts another successful year in the books. With the busy summer season coming to a close, and the fall colour tourism starting to slow down, the quieter time of …

Scammers are back warn OPP

CRA scam The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to warn the public of an ongoing telephone scam by imposters claiming to be Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) employees. The fraudsters advise the target that they owe thousands of dollars in back taxes to the …

Minor hockey honours Bill Green

The first annual Bill Green Memorial Fall Classic tournament was hosted by the Barry’s Bay and Area Minor Hockey Association (BBAMHA) at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre on October 19-20. An emotional tribute was held at centre ice on Saturday afternoon in memory of Bill Green and his tireless …

George Vanier 50th anniversary yields treasures

Last Saturday’s 50th Anniversary celebration at George Vanier Catholic School in Combermere was packed with family fun for all ages. The anniversary event prompted the adults to recall many treasured memories. It also created more for the youngest generation. Above: treasure hunters Craig Hudder and Ramona Cybulskie see proof that …

Gallant retains seat with increased majority

According to ElectionsCanada.ca with 100 percent of polls having reported, incumbent Cheryl Gallant has been re-elected with an increased majority in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke (R-N-P). She received 52.7 percent of the vote compared to 45.83 percent at the last election. Voter turnout in R-N-P was 57,506 of 86,010 registered electors (66.86 percent). …

Oct.20

Catching up with Catch The Ace The third round of St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation’s exciting Catch The Ace lottery has got off to a flying start. In Week One, Terry Hartwick won $1,134 and in Week Two, Tom Plebon took home a cheque for $1,141. So far the Ace …

MV Council meets Barry’s Bay Recreation Committee

The newly-formed Barry’s Bay Recreation Committee (BBRC) made a delegation to Madawaska Valley Council at the October 15 meeting. With Township Recreation Coordinator Stephanie Plebon (at left above) were BBRC members in attendance: Helen Benn, (Executive Member at large) Dr. Jason Malinowski (Chair), Bridget Olver (Vice-Chair), Erica Atfield (Secretary), Rosa …