Ontario implements extra measures for bars and restaurants

A press release from the province received today, July 31, details extra measures to be implemented for restaurants, bars, and other food or drink establishments, to help limit the spread of COVID-19. The amended orders will implement the following measures:   All patrons will be required to be seated at all …

Ontario plans to safely reopen schools in September

Today, July 30, the Ontario government unveiled its plan for safely reopening schools for in-class instruction beginning this September. Announced jointly by Premier Doug Ford; Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health; Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education; and Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health, the plan …

Ontario plans to safely reopen schools in September

Today, July 30, the Ontario government unveiled its plan for safely reopening schools for in-class instruction beginning this September. Announced jointly by Premier Doug Ford; Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health; Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education; and Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health, the plan …

OPP warns pulling tube with ski bar could be fatal mistake

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Snowmobile, Vessel, ATV, Enforcement team (SAVE) wants to increase safety and enjoyment of towing sports.  In 2007 a 7-year-old girl was fatally injured by a ski bar pulling a tube. Investigation revealed that ski bars are only designed to pull a water skier.  They are …

Investigation of BLR Fire chief leads to Ombudsman complaint

Brudenell Lyndoch and Raglan Township (BLR) has agreed to comply with two recommendations from the Provincial Ombudsman after a complaint of illegal meetings of BLR Council was filed earlier this year, according to records seen by The Current.  Following the Ombudsman’s review, BLR Township agreed to “be vigilant in adhering …

Killaloe Farmers’ Market aims to increase visibility

Shoppers looking for the Killaloe Farmers’ Market last Saturday didn’t need eyeglasses to see one sign as Killaloe’s own Banksy — market organizer Rachelle Clayton — went to work with a set of chalks in downtown Killaloe. (above photo: Rachelle Clayton) But for those who like to look behind the …

Combermere reader jumps into bridge safety issue

Dear Editor,   Subject: Safety First!   In the interest of safety, we ask local government officials to place signs on both sides of the  Combermere bridge that say something like swimmers only, and for the other side of the bridge, it would say boats only.     People have been …

Heritage Photo: Whitney Red Devils 1959 Champions

Only a short wait now until hockey fans can watch this year’s NHL playoffs. Meanwhile, to whet your appetite, here’s a local newspaper clipping that involves many well-known Whitney names. The Whitney Red Devils won the Madawaska Valley Hockey championship in 1959 by defeating Barry’s Bay four games to three.  …

July 26

Adult learning available in Barry’s Bay For adults over the age of 19 who want to upgrade their skills, become familiar with digital technology or get ready for college or the workplace, the Training & Learning Centre is now open in Barry’s Bay at the Natural Health Centre on 43 …

Update: new access to MV Food Bank

Madawaska Valley Food Bank held its first session at 8 Martin Street, Barry’s Bay on July 12. Car access by Food Bank clients was complicated by the weekly delivery to the back of the LCBO located across from the Food Bank. In order to alleviate traffic and to avoid blocking …

Parents asked to complete survey about return to school

Renfrew County and District School Board (RCDSB) has provided an online survey so parents can provide feedback on plans for their children’s return to school this fall. The RCDSB website says this is “in the spirit of better understanding the needs of our parents/guardians so that we can continue to …