Simpler access to mental health and addictions services announced

One of the biggest challenges for people seeking mental health, substance use, and/or addictions services is knowing where to turn for help. To answer that challenge, Partners for Regional Coordinated Access for Mental Health and Addictions (RCA), which includes people with lived and living expertise, healthcare organizations, and community service …

Community safety and well-being survey identifies residents’ main concerns

Dr. Meara Sullivan, consultant, has released the following update about the Public Consultation Survey conducted to develop a Community Safety and Well-being Plan in the region. The municipal councils of the Townships of Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan; Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards; Madawaska Valley; and South Algonquin have passed resolutions making …

Barry’s Bay Legion congratulates Valley youth for posters, poems, essays

Congratulations to the following students who won prizes at the Zone Level Competition. The two first place winners’ entries have gone on to the next level of the competition. Good Luck to Nash and Ryleigh. Primary poster (colour) First place: Nash Dombroskie (St. John Bosco School) Pictured at top Junior …

Feb.23

Madawaska Valley Township updates All bids rejected: Coming out of a closed session at a Special Council meeting held on Feb.19 2021, Madawaska Valley Council passed a Resolution directing staff to reject the lowest and all tenders received for Tender 2020-12 Skead Road/Lakewoods Drive construction as it exceeds funds held …

OPP Bulletins to Feb.18

Killaloe Detachment “Recognize, Reject and Report Fraud” say OPP The Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding community residents to remain vigilant, and be aware of email and telephone scams. Phishing is any email falsely claiming to be from an established legitimate organization such as a financial …

MV Council highlights Feb.16

Madawaska Valley Council held its regular monthly meeting on Feb.16. There were no agenda changes, declarations of interest, or delegations; here are a few highlights. “We will see you when you get the Green Light to travel again.” Mayor Kim Love reported on last month’s Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) …

SFMH in top 2 percent nationally for medical records technology

Editor’s note: A joint media release just in from St. Francis Memorial Hospital and Renfrew Victoria Hospital gives Valley residents some welcome news. Renfrew Victoria Hospital and St. Francis Memorial Hospital, as part of the Atlas Alliance of health organizations, have been recognized for effectively and efficiently using technology in …

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