January is Stalking Awareness Month

The Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County (WSACRC) advises:  According to statistics published by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 76 percent of women murdered by an intimate partner were stalked first, while 85 percent of women who survived murder attempts were stalked. Additionally, 89 percent of femicide victims who had been physically assaulted before their murder were stalked in the last year prior to their murder. If you need to talk, someone at WSACRC is available to talk to you 24/7. Call 1-800-663-3060

Did you know? Snow can win you dough

Madawaska Valley and Killaloe-Hagarty-Richards are jointly presenting Snow Down 2021, an online snow sculpture contest. It’s FREE to enter. $600 worth of prizes to be won. The contest runs from January 12th to March 12th. Voting for winners will begin March 15th at 8am. Get outside, make something in the snow and submit a picture of your creation to MV or KHR. Details from recreation departments or Click HERE for Facebook event

Monthly Diabetes Education Class

The Madawaska Valley Family Health Team (MVFHT) and St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH) offer this FREE monthly session to help you learn how to manage your diabetes.

  • Tuesday, Jan.19 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • SFMH cardiac rehab/physiotherapy room
  • Presented by SFMH Diabetes Nurse Educator and MVFHT Dietitian
  • Please pre-register as space is limited. Call 613-756-3045 ext.0

Need a COVID-19 test next week?

Click HERE for the latest COVID-19 testing schedule on The Current’s Classified/Notices page. County Paramedics are offering Saturday sessions again. Remember to CALL 1-844-727-6404 for your appointment.

Kids’ reading list for 2021

The Madawaska Valley Public Library has a simple and fun Reading List for kids this year. Try the suggestions below or make up your own! During the shutdown, MV Library offers pickup of pre-ordered library materials and lots of online resources too. Email mvpl.programs@gmail.com or call 613-756-2000

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