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 in trust from Lakewoods Resort Developments Inc. performance guarantee held by the municipality.

Hotspot area clarified: Following reports referring to “Barry’s Bay and area” as a COVID-19 hotspot, Mayor Kim Love explained the “area” includes the municipalities of Madawaska Valley, South Algonquin, Brudenell Lyndoch & Raglan, and Killaloe-Hagarty-Richards. She went on to review the statistics for each municipality and emphasized that it is up to each of us not to let down our guard. Love pointed out that the virus does not travel and said that it hitches a lift with people who may be coming from anywhere – far or near. You can watch her explanation in full on the township’s YouTube channel.

Schedule for COVID-19 tests this week

There are no tests on Wednesday this week, but there are Saturday sessions. Remember to check our Classified/Notices page for the latest Test Schedule and other useful community information.

Time to shine your shoes

Barry’s Bay Horseshoe League has released this season’s plans and registration for the League is now open. The League meets at the horseshoe pits at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 406, 250 John Street, Barry’s Bay. For details, please contact Joanne Plebon via Facebook/Barry’s Bay Horseshoe League.

Miramichi Lodge

County of Renfrew has confirmed a positive COVID-19 test result involving a resident at the Lodge who lives on Home Area 3A. The resident had been isolated at the Home since staff learned the individual had come in contact with a person who tested positive. Out of an abundance of caution, Miramichi Lodge is testing all residents and employees.  All general visits to the Home remain suspended; however, designated essential caregivers are still permitted: one per resident per visit.

Fun before February ends

Madawaska Valley Fish & Game Club Poker Run Club officials advise they have been given the “green light” to host a Poker Run and invite you to join them on the trails for some fun on Saturday, Feb.27. Registration is $10 per person at 10 a.m. at the Clubhouse, 3380 Quadeville Road. Details from Iris Kauffeldt on 613.758.2851

Killaloe and Area Lions Club SnoFun Challenge There’s still time to join in the fun of the Killaloe Lions SnoFun Challenge! Every day a new (fun) challenge is posted on Facebook for you to participate in – indoor and outdoor activities suggested for all ages. Details on Facebook/Killaloe and Area Lions Club.

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