Neighbour’s quick action slows Barry’s Bay fire

A media release states that at 10:04 p.m. on Sunday June 28 the Madawaska Valley Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire on Bay Street in Barry’s Bay. The Fire Department was on the scene within four minutes of the call coming in. Twelve fire  fighters along with three …

Teenage girl reported missing, now found dead

In a media release received this evening, the Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has now confirmed that a body located in Pembroke on June 28, 2020, is that of Myrah ROGERS-GOERSH, age 17. She had been reported missing on June 20, 2020. The cause of death …

June 28

Body located in Pembroke – No confirmation of identity OPP Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment released information today, June 28, 2020, that shortly after 1:00 p.m. the Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) OPP responded to a report of a body being located in an area near River Road in Pembroke. Members of …

“Dr. Jack” retires from The Ottawa Hospital

Barry’s Bay native, Dr. Jack Kitts, officially retires as President and CEO of The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) on June 29 2020, bringing to “a close a significant chapter in our hospital’s story,” said Tim Kluke, President and CEO of the TOH Foundation. He goes on, “Throughout his career spanning over …

Budding grow-op handed setback by BLR Council

June 17th was a Good News / Bad News day for a Palmer Rapids business. At the Brudenell Lyndoch & Raglan (BLR) Council meeting held that day, approval was given for three severances on land on Wingle Road at the site of the former Wingle Inn. (Above: the property in its B&B …

Congratulations class of 2020!

Madawaska Valley District High School (MVDHS) students celebrated the end of their secondary schooling last evening with all the traditional trappings: mortarboards and gowns; speeches from the Class Valedictorian, MVDHS Principal, School Board Trustee, and even the Prime Minister; congratulations from MVDHS staff; and the presentation of a host of …

OPP warns of bears entering unlocked cars

The OPP Haliburton Highlands Detachment has today reported on the activities of a car-loving bear. On Tuesday June 23 members of the detachment were called to investigate car entries in the area of Kennaway Road and Dudley Road in Haliburton. Their report of the investigation states that it “revealed a …

Ten books for summer reading

Some summer days are warm and sunny and others are cool and rainy, but all summer days are perfect for reading.  Here are some suggestions for books to take to your favourite reading spot. (Above: a favourite summer reading spot in the author’s backyard . Photo supplied.)   A Gentleman in …

COVID-19 news recap

Peel and Toronto enter Phase 2 on June 24 On June 22 the Ontario government announced it is moving the City of Toronto and Peel Region into Stage 2 on Wednesday. This decision was made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the local medical officers of health. …

The orphan

Editor’s note: For all the dads who enjoy stories about wildlife in the Valley … Happy Father’s Day from The Current. Spring and summer are beautiful times of year and 2011 seemed especially lovely. I don’t remember if there were the usual hordes of black-flies or an onslaught of sharp nosed …