Catch The Ace updates from St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation Week #31 Catch the Ace Lottery winner Brad Parisien of Barry’s Bay took home the weekly prize of $3,088! The ticket was purchased at the Barry’s Bay Shell. Mr. Parisien choose envelope number 39 which revealed the Nine of Diamonds. …

Online Auction for local healthcare features incredible finds

The global pandemic has forced most events to go virtual. Thankfully, the popular online auction for local healthcare didn’t require any change – and it’s back and bigger than ever. Running in conjunction with the Friends of St. Francis Virtual Charity Event, the online auction features items from around 50 local …

Controversy and secrecy surrounds sudden departure of Seat of Wisdom College President – culture of fear said to exist

On August 14 Seat of Wisdom College (SWC) posted an announcement on its website stating: “Dr. Ryan Williams will no longer be continuing as president of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College.” The announcement did not give a reason for his sudden departure, but subsequent investigation by The Current, based …

Back to school (or not)

Editor’s Note: The Current looks at plans for returning to school this fall from different points of view; the first of the series is the student’s view. I am a grade 9 student at Madawaska Valley District High School. I will be going to school physically in September and I’m …

OPP investigate racist attack on elderly Pembroke woman at her home

The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) seeks the public’s help in investigating a serious assault and harassment on an 80-year-old resident of Pembroke that occurred on August 20, 2020. The OPP bulletin states: On the evening of August 20, 2020 OPP officers responded to a …

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