Jan.31

How to access support for your business To ensure the tourism sector in Ontario receives the support it needs during the current shutdowns, Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, is hosting regional-specific webinars that outline supports offered by the government, including: Small Business Support Grants of …

RCDHU releases news of COVID-19 test result affecting school transportation routes

Editor’s note: The Current has just received the following media release from Renfrew County and District Health Unit with more information following our publications this morning relating to the same incident. At 2:45 p.m. on January 29, 2021, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) in collaboration with the Renfrew …

Shulist says sell MV land to pay for arena ice surface

At the Jan.7th Council in Committee meeting, members of MV Council heard from Infrastructure Ontario regarding financing the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre (PJYCC) rehabilitation project. The options included short-term construction loan, line of credit facility and long-term debenture of up to 30 years. The presentation came about after MV’s …

Valley Manor “crushes” COVID with first vaccinations in Renfrew County

The COVID-19 vaccination roll out in Renfrew County began yesterday with all residents and staff at Valley Manor Long Term Care in Barry’s Bay receiving their vaccinations. Above: the vaccination team Calvin Kinder (above, left) The first resident in Renfrew County Long Term Care homes to be vaccinated. Tina O’Malley RN …

Recent police bulletins

Bancroft OPP investigate snowmobile fatality Shortly after 9:30 p.m. on January 22, 2021 members of the Bancroft Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Hastings County Paramedics responded to a snowmobile collision on a trail near Weslemkoon Lake Road, east of Silva Lake in Tudor-Cashel Township. The driver of the …

Reader responds to Strack opinion

OPINION The Current has received the following comments from a Madawaska Valley reader who disagrees with Brenda Strack’s article entitled “Falling prey to deception.” Additional comments from other readers can be found below the original article. Image above: World Health Organization/Advice for Public/Myth-Busters Falling prey to deception indeed. This is …

Falling prey to deception

OPINION One of the most controversial topics of discussion that has surfaced among our communities and news broadcasts for the past several months surrounds vaccination. While some are celebrating the fact that a COVID-19 vaccine has been created and made available in such a timely manner, in an anticipatory attempt …

Jan.24

Are you over 65 and need a little help around the house? Access Work Services and Opeongo Seniors have partnered to offer low income seniors in the Barry’s Bay area FREE access during February to services including snow shovelling, light house keeping, firewood. Limited spaces available; please call early. Access …

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