The Valley remembers
Royal Canadian Legion Barry’s Bay Branch 406 reminds you to wear your poppy to show you remember those who served. You can also show your support by attending some of the Remembrance Day events at the Legion Hall, 250 John Street, Barry’s Bay.
- Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m. the Opeongo Readers Theatre (ORT) will present “Once there was a War” to honour local veterans. Free admission. CDs of last year’s memorable show, “Remember Me: WWII Letters Home” will be available for purchase at $10 each. All proceeds to the Station Keepers and the Madawaska Valley Public Library.
- Remembrance Day — Monday November 11 Ceremony commences at 10:45 a.m. The Legion requests that all attendees be seated by 10:40 a.m.
Renfrew County offers recruitment assistance to employers
County of Renfrew Economic Development Services is exhibiting at the Rural Employment Job Fair 2019, taking place on November 19th, 2019 at the Maple Banquet Hall, 1325 Eglinton Ave E, Mississauga, ON L4W 4L9. This annual event is hosted by Newcomer Centre of Peel (NCP) and is targeted at New Canadians to make immigrants aware of the many job opportunities and type of lifestyle available in rural and small town Ontario.
County staff are attending for the third time and encourage you to send a recruiting representative to join the County team at the Job Fair. There will be no fee to participate, but you will need to cover travel, meals (other than breakfast and lunch at the Job Fair) and accommodation. This Job Fair and the NCP team provide a very good connection to the over 106,000 New Canadians who annually make their home in the GTA.
As you address human resources challenges this pool of immigrant workers will be a major part of the solution. If you are unable to send a representative please send your current job postings and County staff will seek out any suitable candidates on your behalf. For more details please call 613.735.0091 Ext. 466 (toll-free 1.800.273.0183 Ext. 466) or email Alastair Baird, Manager of Economic Development Services & Tourism for the County of Renfrew at ABaird@countyofrenfrew.on.ca
Catch The Ace jackpot keeps on growing
Congratulations to the winners of Week #4 Catch the Ace Lottery daughter and mother team Marilyn Glofcheskie and Theresa Shulist of Wilno, who chose 6 being their birth month. They share winnings of $1,120 from their ticket bought at Valley Manor. The Weekly Prize for Week #5 is estimated at $1,135 and if the Ace of Spades is found the total winnings will be around $9,628. Tickets cost just $5 cash.
The first two rounds of the lottery lasted only nine weeks but if the Ace proves elusive for a few more months, that jackpot will be pretty impressive. On November 1 John and Lorna Steer won $238,662.50 after 31 weeks of draws in the Deep River and District Hospital Foundation Catch The Ace draw.
Just retired to the cottage? Get ready for winter.
Those few snowflakes mean it’s time to prepare for winter driving. The province provides useful tips to make sure your car is ready. Be sure to check out municipal511.ca to see how you can use it to confirm road conditions and track snow plows before you start your journey. Click HERE for details.
Hunt camp humour
Here’s a timely classic from Gary Larson of The Far Side.