Repeat winner snags second Catch The Ace prize

Week #43 Catch the Ace Lottery winner Brad Parisien of Barry’s Bay is the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation’s first repeat winner of the Catch the Ace weekly prize. Parisien took home $3,088 in the Week #31 draw; then his ticket was drawn again in Week #43. Last Thursday, Parisien won $6,217 when his lucky number 47 envelope revealed the Three of Diamonds. The Weekly Prize for Week #44 is estimated at $5,834 and if the Ace of Spades is found, the Total Winnings will be around $183,749. That Ace should turn up soon — get your $5 ticket for next week’s draw now! Proceeds to Valley Manor Redevelopment.

Clinics, tests and more

COVID-19 testing Nov. 23-27

Renfrew County Paramedic Service provides the following information about test sites in Renfrew County this week. Be sure to call Renfrew County Virtual Triage Assessment Centre (RC VTAC) at 1-844-727-6404 to book your appointment, as no walk-in tests are available:

Madawaska Valley Family Health Team offers free Diabetes Education
If you have questions about diabetes for yourself or a member of your household, this free monthly program from the MV Family Health Team could be just what you’re after:


Click HERE to see notices on The Current’s Classified/Notices section

Find a flu shot clinic

Check out clinics, participating pharmacies and book your flu shot for the 2020 season on For more information about how it works, Click HERE to see a recent article in The Current

COVID-19 updates and information about other Ontario public health regions

Every day The Current updates our Home Page “news ticker” with updated COVID-19 statistics and gives you the latest Renfrew County & District Health Unit numbers (look below the Weather). For official announcements, please also see our special COVID-19 section. Click HERE or select Latest COVID-19 Statements from the menu to check out the lockdowns starting at midnight.

Local businesses sponsor more FREE public skate sessions

Local businesses are stepping up to sponsor FREE public skate sessions to provide fun and fitness for all members of the family at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre, 55 Arena Road, Barry’s Bay:

Saturday Nov.28  5-6:30pm             MV Physiotherapy – Randy Peplinskie

Saturday Dec. 5  7-8:30pm             Ann Maika-Chartrand – EXIT Ottawa Valley Realty

County of Renfrew Paramedic Service Food & Toy Drive

County Paramedics will hold their 10th Annual Food & Toy Drive on Dec.5th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Walmart, 980 O’Brien Drive, Renfrew.

Madawaska Valley Holiday Lights Tour Dec. 14-20

Here’s how to participate:

  • Decorate your home or business for the holidays, then email a photo with your name, address and phone number to
  • Submitted entries will be shown on a map so you can DRIVE THE TOUR between Dec. 14-20 (map available at township office or online)
  • VOTE for your favourite displays on Facebook/Madawaska Valley
  • PRIZES of Local Business Gift Cards to the top three Homes and Businesses (First $75, Second $50, Third $25)
  • Open to all MV homes and businesses.

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