Local resources during shutdown

The province may have ordered a lockdown until Jan.22 but that doesn’t mean you don’t have access to local businesses and organizations. The Current has compiled the following alphabetical list of Madawaska Valley retailers and organizations, grouped by community. Customers can contact each business that they are interested in to obtain hours of operation, physical distancing protocol, curbside pickup, etc. Essential businesses (grocery stores, pharmacy) are also listed. Please note: this list is NOT exhaustive; you may email any updates to madvalleycurrent@gmail.com

A.V. Locksmithing  613-756-5128

Access Work Service  Please email info@accessworkservice.ca for house cleaning, snow removal

Afelskie Shoes  613-756-2615

Andrea’s Pet Salon  613-602-6599

Ash Grove Inn  613-756-7672

Barry’s Bay Chiropractic / Dr. Colette Szalay  613-756-6000

Barry’s Bay Dairy   closed for the winter

Barry’s Bay Home Hardware   613-756-2794 or email orders to bbcustomerservice@homehardware.ca

Barry’s Bay Legion Branch 406  reopens Jan.23 at 2pm

Barry’s Bay MacEwens  613-756-3614

Barry’s Bay Metro   613 756 7097

Barry’s Bay Shell  613-633-7750

Barry’s Bay Outfitters  613-756-9009

Bay Coin Laundromat  613-210-0550 

Bayberry Design  613-756-2580

Baybud Cannabis   613-756-1230

Bayroc Drywall   613-633-2818

Benson Auto Parts  613-756-0888

Cat Nap & Lazy Dog  613-756-5328

Charlie D’s  613 756-7162

Church Street Flowers  833-977-3377

Cloud Nine Web Design   613-281-9999

Co-operators Insurance 613-756-2667 (phone only, leave message)

Dairy Freez   613-756-7116

Easton Accounting and Tax Services  613-281-2510

Eugene’s Complete Auto Glass 613-756-7009

Eve’s Escape Spa  613 401 4595

Gift It Gray TEXT orders/enquiries to 613-227-1717

Greg Kelly Insurance Brokerage Ltd  613-756-0066 (Phone only)

Grumblin’ Granny’s   613-756-3073

Hannah’s Chicken  613-756-2074

Helen Benn – Live. Life. Better  613-756-1156

LCBO  613-756-2022

Lorraine’s Pharmasave  613-756-2013

Mad Outdoors  613-756-2007

Madawaska Coffee Co Cafe 19578 Opeongo Line 613-756-5656

Madawaska Valley Food Bank, 8 Martin Street, Barry’s Bay. The January Food Bank sessions are Tuesday, Jan.12 and Tuesday, Jan.26. Upon arrival, NO EARLIER THAN 8:30 a.m. clients will be asked to form a line with their vehicles in the parking lot opposite the food bank. PLEASE ENTER THE PARKING LOT (between Afelskie’s and the Ear Depot) FROM DUNN STREET, NOT MARTIN STREET. As usual, volunteers will direct traffic. NEW CLIENT WELCOME. 

Madawaska Valley Public Library offers pickup service Monday to Friday 3pm-6pm and Saturdays 12pm-3pm. Digital materials also available for loan. Library catalogue is online at www.madawaskavalleylibrary.ca  For assistance call 613-756-2000 or email mvpl.programs@gmail.com

McDougall Insurance   613-756-3092

NAPA Auto Parts   613-756-2437

Natural Health Centre  613-756-6000

Opeongo Seniors Centre  613-756-0554 (temporarily closed)

Ottawa Valley Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine   613-756-2226

Pantry Savings  613-756-3813

Queenswood National Real Estate  613-756-2477

RE/MAX Country Classics   613-756-6789

Rutledge Heating 613-639-5745

Stedmans  613-756-2612

Subway  613-756-9988

Talk O’ The Town  613-756-3676

The Beer Store 613 756 2009 

The Grape Vine  613-756-2992

Tim Hortons  613-756-0008

Training & Learning Centre of Renfrew County   613-628-1720

Travis Richards Office  613-281-9419

Tyerman & Daughters Inc., Employment & Community Service  Barry’s Bay  613-756-8079

Ultramar   613-756-4010

Welk Electric   613-757-2955

Yantha Enterprises  613-756-2542

Yuill’s Valumart  613-756-2023


Bent Pizza Pie  613-668-2368

CO Country Market   613-756-1113

Combermere Home Hardware   613-756-2436

Combermere Service Centre   613-756-5109

Heartwood Restaurant   613-756-9169

Kodiak Construction   613-633-7630

Pilgrim Reader Book Store  613-756-2665

Quilters Curve   613-756-6262

The Old School Café Laundry & Greenhouses   613-756-9729


The Wilno Tavern (temporarily closed during shutdown)

Wilno Craft Gallery  orders/enquiries 613-756-3010


Need help with pickup? 

Call The Delivery Guys    613-602-5393


School Board notice about Remote Learning

Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) advises that parents/guardians should have already received an email about resumption of school Remote Learning Period as of Jan.4 2021. Please check your inbox, or visit the website rcdsb.on.ca for more information.


MKC Director wins Tourism Champ award

On December 17, 2020 the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) celebrated the winners of the 2020 Ottawa Valley Tourism Awards during a virtual event. OVTA Awards celebrate the dedicated, creative and passionate tourism operators and individuals in the Ottawa Valley. Stefi-van-WijkBarry’s Bay resident, Stefani Van Wijk (inset) received the 2020 Marilyn Alexander Tourism Champion Award, a commemorative award recognizing an individual OVTA member who is an active tourism champion for the Ottawa Valley. As Director of the Madawaska Kanu Centre – a three generation family business – Stefani believes in working collaboratively and developing strong partnerships with local businesses and the community. “I’m so honoured to receive this award,” exclaimed Stefani Van Wijk. “Challenges make us realize what’s important in life and this year appreciation for the wilderness and outdoor recreation has soared. We’ve learned so many things this year and I’m hopeful we can move forward in a way that cares more about each other, our unique needs, our health, the land and the watershed.”

Get your creative juices flowing

Good Ancestor Exhibition – call for proposals – deadline Feb. 8

As part of the broader Pop Up Art project which runs until 2023, Ottawa Valley Creative Arts (OV-CAOS) is now accepting submissions for the Good Ancestor Exhibition. This exhibit will explore our personal connections to the past — what we would ask our ancestors, if we could, and what we would tell our descendants. Artists have until February 8, 2021 to submit an application. And remember, you don’t have to consider yourself an artist to make artwork for a Pop Up Art exhibition. You may feel more like a maker or crafter or creative person; this exhibition is for you too.

For more information, click HERE to visit the Ottawa Valley Creative Arts website. You can also email to arrange a time for a telephone conversation: anya@ov-caos.org


COVID-19 testing

If you require COVID-19 testing this week, please check the upcoming test schedule on our Classified/Notices page. Remember you MUST book your appointment in advance. 

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