Countdown to Christmas with the Library

MV Library entertains the whole family in December The lead-up to the holidays usually includes some Saturday and holiday craft and story times for children at the Madawaska Valley Public Library, but this year the Library staff in Barry’s Bay are going all out to ensure youngsters (and their families) …

Killaloe Lions spread some cheer

Killaloe and Area Lions Club has been serving the local community since 1948, so it’s not surprising to hear that they have been spreading some Holiday Cheer. In partnership with OLG and Delta Bingo and Gaming Pembroke, the Lions recently fundraised to donate towards the cost of the Killaloe Public …

Killaloe OPP seek information about head-on collision

A news release just in confirms that members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continue to investigate a two-vehicle head-on collision which sent both drivers to hospital. Editor’s note: The Current reported on the collision last Friday. Above photo courtesy Madawaska Valley Fire Department On November …

Nov.29

Ace of Spaces still hidden – who will be the big winner? St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation’s (SFVH) Catch The Ace Lottery is now in Week #45 and if that elusive Ace of Spades is drawn next Thursday, the lucky winner could take home an estimated $194,474.00!! Last Thursday Deborah …

Valley residents rally to help find lost dog

This week didn’t begin in the best of ways. On Monday morning I took Animosh, my happy but overly exuberant St Pyrenees, for a walk in the bush — on the leash as she’s prone to following anything that moves — and this morning was especially exciting because we’d had …

COVID-19 cases at two more Renfrew County schools

Announcements late this week made jointly by Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) and Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) confirm that cases of COVID-19 have been identified at schools in Arnprior and in Renfrew. On Thursday, Nov. 26 it was announced that a staff member at A.J. Charbonneau …

County Rd 62 reopened after serious collision this morning

Thanks to a report just in from Madawaska Valley Fire Chief Corwin Quade, The Current is able to report that County Road 62 between Combermere and Barry’s Bay has reopened to traffic following a serious motor vehicle collision the morning of November 27. (Above: Madawaska Valley FIre Department photo of …

Ontario’s COVID-19 colour codes for public health units

In a YouTube video Dr. Robert Cushman, Acting Medical Officer for Renfrew County and District, recently acknowledged that we all have COVID-fatigue. To keep it simple for our readers, The Current regularly researches the province’s news releases and website. As a public service we are happy to provide this handy …

OPP launch Festive R.I.D.E.

Robust laws, proactive citizens aid in keeping impaired drivers off the road Between robust mandatory alcohol screening laws, vigilant citizens and dedicated officers, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) reminds drivers they’ll have plenty to worry about if they choose to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol or drugs over …

Seniors creative photography project underway

Ottawa Valley Creative Arts is conducting a photography project to honour seniors throughout the Valley. Last month photographer Maureen MacMillan brought her studio equipment to the Barry’s Bay Legion Branch 406 to shoot some residents. Having her portrait taken was fun for Johanna Yandernoll who heard about the project from …

Madawaska Valley Council November meeting in brief

With only one meeting in November, Madawaska Valley Council met for a full day on November 17. After a public planning meeting, Council entertained two delegations before tackling the 291-page agenda. Private Roads Grant: Council reviewed the 2021 Private Roads Grant Report and asked staff to bring forward the requests …

Impact of one positive COVID-19 case

Dr. Robert Cushman, Acting Medical Officer of Health for Renfrew County and District (RAD), provided a sobering example in his Winter Update on YouTube on November 23. Using the graphic above, he explained how a single positive case of COVID-19 affected nearly two hundred people in RAD. (Above image: Dr. …

Killaloe OPP seek tips about three MV incidents

Oct.2 shooting: OPP release details of persons and vehicle sought Members of the Killaloe OPP Detachment continue to investigate the incident involving a 20 year old woman from Etobicoke, who was airlifted to hospital for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Shortly after 2:00 p.m., on Friday October 2, 2020, members …