11 July 2021

Madawaska Valley and Brudenell Lyndoch Raglan partner on Hazardous Waste Day

Joint Municipal Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, July 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Yard #2, 39844 Combermere Road, Combermere. This joint event is open to residents of Madawaska Valley and Brudenell Lyndoch and Raglan.

NOT ACCEPTED – commercial, industrial or institutional wastes, radioactive materials, explosives, fireworks, ammunition, biological wastes, PCB wastes, helium or Freon tanks or unknown waste. **Old electronics and tires will not be accepted at this event** Please leave materials in their original containers and pack items securely in your vehicle to avoid mixing or spillage. For more information, please call 613-756-2747 (Madawaska Valley), 613-758-2061 (Brudenell Lyndoch and Raglan) Additional info on the above mentioned materials are available at: HTTP://WWW.MAKETHEDROP.CA/CONTENT/WHAT-GOES-DROP-ZONE http://www.makethedrop.ca/what-can-i-drop/

MP Cheryl Gallant to hold Barry’s Bay Constituency Clinic

MP Cheryl Gallant will hold a Constituency Clinic in Barry’s Bay on Tuesday, July13 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Madawaska Valley Municipal Office, 85 Bay Street. Your MP and staff offer help with federal programs/services including passport applications, disability tax credit, Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, Employment Insurance.

Call to schedule an appointment: 613-732-4404 OR email: Cheryl.gallant/a4@parl/gc/ca

Annual KAPOA Poker Run goes virtual again

Kamaniskeg Area Property Owners Association (KAPOA) and St. Francis Valley HealthCare Foundation (SFVH) partner on the annual Poker Run – this year again held virtually – in support of needed medical equipment for SFMH Emergency Dept. $1,000 in cash prizes. The Poker Run Committee will draw seven cards for you to make your best 5-card hand.

Sat. July 24. Participation fee $200 (per boat)

Call Lynne to register/pay: 905-802-6327

Catch The Ace continues

In other SFVH news, the popular Catch The Ace lottery is now in its Fifth Week. Congratulations to Gary Norlock who won $825 last Thursday. The progressive jackpot has already grown to $6,855 so next week’s winner could receive an estimated $7,755 if the Ace of Spades is revealed. (Amounts based on projected ticket sales.) Tickets cost $5 each and are available throughout the Valley. The weekly draw is held on Facebook LIVE every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. until the Ace of Spades is found. Click HERE for details.

Give65 Event for dementia this week

The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is participating in the Give65 Event on July 13-16. This means every donation over $10 has the chance to be matched. Click HERE to donate and to learn more about the society.

Outdoor fun with MV Public Library


The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do” by Ashley Spires

Weather permitting, the story walks will take place in Barry’s Bay as follows:

  • Friday, July 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Madawaska Valley Public Library, 19474 Opeongo Line (Hwy 60)
  • Friday, July 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Zurakowski Park, Opeongo Line (Hwy 60) at Kelly Street

Summer break at StationkeepersMV

Supporters of the Barry’s Bay Railway Station volunteer organization, StationkeepersMV, have got used to receiving a weekly Spareboard by email containing lots of local heritage information as well as links to new podcasts. Beginning in July, the Spareboard will move to Sunday publication and from there on for the rest of the summer alternate every other Sunday with the Opeongo Line podcast so that starting on July 11th you will receive your Spareboard every other Sunday until September.  On the Sundays that you don’t get a Spareboard, you will have the option of listening to a  spanking new Opeongo Line podcast for your listening pleasure. You can do this for free on your computer, tablet or cellphone by clicking on https://btconway.podbean.com

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