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 the UOV Detachment, UOV OPP Crime Unit and the Regional Coroner’s Office are on the scene and the OPP Forensic Identification Unit will also be assisting in this investigation. The identity of the deceased person cannot be confirmed at this time. A post mortem examination will be conducted.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP at 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or at www.valleytips.ca.

Dickson,B. OPP East Region(2020,June28) BODY LOCATED IN PEMBROKE [media release]



Canada Day

MV has postponed its Canada Day fireworks to Labour Day Weekend, but in the meantime here are just a few of the fun ways you can celebrate July 1st.


  • Canada Day Yard competition: Did you submit a photo of your yard decorated in Canada-style to the Barry’s Bay Recreation Committee? Today is the last day for submissions to bridget.olver@gmail.com  Remember to VOTE for your favourite June 29 to July 1 at facebook.com/barrys.bay.rec.committee  The winning entry will receive a $25 gift card to a business of your choice in Barry’s Bay.
  • Canada Day Catch & Release Kids Fish (any lake/any time) If you ordered a Kids Fish Pack, you can collect outside the Township Office on June 29. Remember to email a photo of your kids’ catch to  recreation@madawaskavalley.ca  Photos will be displayed online.
  • Virtual Bike Parade: June 29 is the deadline to email a photo of your decorated Canada Day bike to recreation@madawaskavalley.ca All pictures submitted will be combined for an online show. Prizes will be awarded in a random draw for TEN $25 MV Business Gift Cards of your choice.
  • Barry’s Bay Legion Barbecue 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 1, Canada Day. The Branch 406 fundraiser offers affordably priced burgers and hotdogs for all the family, either “to go” or to eat in the shaded patio at the Legion.


catch-the-aceCatch The Ace returns!

As of July 3 you will once again be able to buy a $5 Catch The Ace ticket in the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation’s fundraising lottery. If you had a ticket for the Week 24 draw (cancelled last March due to COVID-19), your ticket will be entered in the draw on Thursday, July 9. You can watch the Thursday draws at 4:30 LIVE on the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation Facebook page and posted online at www.sfvhfoundation.com  If you Catch the Ace of Spades on July 9, you can win an estimated $59,395!

Tickets available for $5 (cash) at: Charlie D’s, Barry’s Bay Esso, Lorraine’s Pharmasave, Barry’s Bay Shell, AJ’s Convenience, Killaloe Hardware, CO Country Market, Round Lake Centre Food Market, Wilno Building Supply, The Cottage Cup, Eganville Shell & Conway’s Pharmacy. Proceeds benefit the redevelopment project of Valley Manor Long Term Care.


Barry’s Bay local historian honoured

Joshua Blank, a Barry’s Bay native now teaching in Ottawa and well known throughout the Valley for his heritage research and publications, has won the prestigious Swastek Prize from Polish American Historical Association (PAHA). The annual prize is awarded for the best article published in a given volume of Polish American Studies, the journal of the Polish American Historical Association. Blank’s article, “Stills in the Hills: Moonshine Memories from around Canada’s first Polish Kashub Community,” was published in the Spring 2019 issue and, according to the editors, “combines anthropological and historical research to present a topic of important social and cultural consequences in the Diaspora.” The award, established in 1981, is named in honor of Rev. Joseph V. Swastek (1913-1977), the editor of Polish American Studies for many years, and a past president of the Polish American Historical Association. Mark Woermke referred to Blank’s paper in his Porch Views column for The Current. Click HERE to read.

Congratulations, Joshua Blank!

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