Reaping what you sow

When a farmer plants a crop, he usually does so expecting an abundant harvest in due course. But in order to achieve that harvest, a number of things need to be tended to. First and foremost, the ground requires preparation, so the farmer plows the land in order to overturn …

Heritage story: Opeongo Serenaders

When people complain about this Covid Christmas and the inconveniences presented by lockdown, I think of what the old timers went through — two World Wars, the 1918 influenza, polio, and much more. So here’s a Valley reminiscence from the time of the Great Depression inspired by a recent Spareboard …

Lockdown in Madawaska Valley

Madawaska Valley Township issued the following information for residents on Dec.23, detailing how the province-wide shutdown affects township services: FACILITY CLOSURES The Township Office will re-open on January 4, 2021. Effective Thursday, December 24, 2020, at noon, until January 23, 2021, the following closures will be in effect: The Township …

Parades bring sparkle to the holidays

The Valley stood still for kids in the lead-up to the holiday season … with fun events and activities ranging from crafts and virtual zoom zoo tours from Madawaska Valley Public Library to safe visits with Santa Claus at the Barry’s Bay Railway Station and the new MV Holiday Lights …

RCDHU issues $875 tickets for failure to self-isolate

Today, Dec.22, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is informing the public that two tickets — in the amount of $875.00 each — have been issued to residents for not adhering to the Section 22 Order put in place on Friday, October 30, 2020 by Dr. Robert Cushman, Acting …

Homeowners targeted by OEB scam warns OPP

Since October of 2020, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Eastern Ontario have received an increased number of complaints from homeowners who have been solicited by individuals claiming to be associated with the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). The OEB does not engage and is not involved in any type of …

Christmas season at St. Francis Memorial Hospital

The following seasonal message has been received from St. Francis Memorial Hospital: As we plan for Covid Christmas 2020, aka “the bubble Christmas,” St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH) would like to provide the following advice and guidance. Above: Unit Clerk Brenda Guinther accepts a Christmas gift from grateful patient Rita Gauthier …

Yakabuski provides details of Boxing Day lockdown

Editor’s Note: The following comprehensive news release comes from the office of John Yakabuski MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. Scroll down for details of how lockdown will impact households, shoppers, schools, childcare. Also scroll down for live links to apply for the New Ontario Small Business Support Grant as well as business …

Yakabuski provides details of Boxing Day lockdown

Editor’s Note: The following comprehensive news release comes from the office of John Yakabuski MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. Scroll down for details of how lockdown will impact households, shoppers, schools, childcare. Also scroll down for live links to apply for the New Ontario Small Business Support Grant as well as business …

RCDHU explains local effect of lockdown

Today, Dec.21, the Ontario Government announced the implementation of a provincewide shutdown, effective Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. The provincewide shutdown is divided by Northern Ontario and Southern Ontario; Renfrew County and District (RCD) is considered part of Southern Ontario. The current COVID-19 Response Framework will be paused when the …

Four stations respond to Cameron Lake blaze

At approximately 3:50 a.m. on December 20, 2020 the Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan Fire Department responded to reports of a structure fire on Cameron Lake Road in the Quadeville district of the Township. When crews arrived on scene, they found flames coming from the roof area of the residence. Four …

Dec.20

Vote now for MV Holiday Lights Tour You have until 9 a.m. tomorrow, Monday Dec.21, to vote for your favourite MV business and residential Holiday Lights decorations. Register your vote on Facebook/Madawaska Valley by clicking “Like” on its photo. The top three displays in both categories will win Local Business …