Yakabuski announces findings of special advisor on flooding

Last July John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, named Doug McNeil as Special Advisor on Flooding and charged him with conducting an independent review of flood management and 2019 flooding events in Ontario. On November 28 the Ontario government issued a media release announcing the findings in McNeil’s …

Old-fashioned personal service at Davis Motors

Just when you think nothing ever changes in the Valley a used car dealer opens up shop on Hwy. 60 in Barry’s Bay. Davis Motors is owned by Kim and Glen Davis. (pictured above with Sammy) Glen has been licensed as an automotive dealer since 2005. He has been coming here …

Grade 7-8 St. Josephs Elementary School 1952-53

This Grade 7 & 8 school picture was taken in 1952-53.  If you see a mistake and you can make a correction, please let us know. FRONT ROW: Clarence Chapeski, Percy Coulas, Lawrence Chapeski, Jerome Cybulski, Bronis Glisinski, John Landon, Ron Gutoski, Jackie Ritza, Robert O’Malley, Jimmy Yantha, Conrad Etmanski, …

Madawaska Coffee named County Community Champions

The Valley’s own Madawaska Coffee Co. was honoured today at the November Renfrew County Council meeting when Warden Jennifer Murphy presented owners Neil and Sarah Wright with the Warden’s Community Service Award. The awards were presented in three categories. Madawaska Coffee Company was the recipient of the award in the …

OPP charge Pembroke men with child pornography and sexual offences

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region has issued media releases about arrests made in connection with sexual exploitation of children. Staff Sergeant Sharon Hanlon, OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, said: “The OPP will continue to aggressively identify and pursue individuals who use technology to exploit children. Child exploitation is …

OPP seek your help to identify these Persons of Interest

The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating break-ins at two businesses in Laurentian Valley Township which occurred in the early morning hours of November 25, 2019. At approximately 1:50 a.m. Brum’s Dairy on Bruham Avenue was the victim of a break, enter and …

Nov.24

Township continues to reduce tax arrears Madawaska Valley Treasurer Amanda Hudder updated Council this month on the success of continuing staff efforts to collect arrears of property taxes. Her report showed the arrears at December 31 2018 had been reduced from $1.3 million to just over $500,000 by July 31 …

Free routine dental care for low-income seniors

The Province announced the launch of its Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP) on November 20, which will provide free routine dental care for eligible low-income seniors, saying, “Each year in Ontario, preventable dental issues like gum disease, infections and chronic pain lead to more than 60,000 emergency department visits …

Dog days

I was pleased to see recently in The Current that dog ownership increases longevity (Hints for a Healthy Lifestyle, Chelsea Clarke, Nov 9, 2019).  However, I do think the article overlooked a few minor points, one of which was “If you own a dog are you sure you want to …

OVCATA marks three years of progress on Active Transportation

The Ottawa Valley Cycling and Active Transportation Alliance (OVCATA) holds its third Annual General Meeting on Saturday, November 23 at 12:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion in Eganville. Shown above OVCATA activists celebrate at 2018 AGM – Bob Peltzer, Pat Krose, Ron Moss, Ish Theilheimer, Debbie Fiebig, Kathy Eisner, …

Sherwood PS Parent Council hosts Hunters’ Bingo

This year’s Hunters’ Bingo was an enjoyable public event, and was well appreciated by many members of the community. Organized by the Sherwood Parent Council, the second annual Hunters’ Bingo took place at the Barry’s Bay Legion Branch 406 on November 13. Starting an hour before play began, a bake …

Eat Your Art Out a sensational experience

Eat Your Art Out, billed as a fashion show exploring the transition from fall to winter, was a sensory feast held in Killaloe on November 9. Teaser hashtags on social media in advance of the event proved to be eminently accurate predictions of the evening: #EatYourArtOut  |  #FoodArt  |  #KillaloeOntario  |  #CommunityArt  |  #WearableArt …