Monday Sept.13 2021

Barry’s Bay Legion date changes – update your diary

The Legion banner display has been postponed to Saturday Sept.25. Due to shipping difficulties, the new date for public viewing of the new Honour Our Veterans Banners is one week later than originally scheduled. The reception time remains between 2 pm and 4 pm at Barry’s Bay Legion Branch 406, 250 John Street, Barry’s Bay.

Originally advertised for Sept.10, the Emergency First Aid course has been re-scheduled for Thursday Sept.30 at Branch 406.

MV appeals Court decision and rejects yet another invitation to mediate

On Aug.17 The Current reported the decision of Superior Court of Ontario Justice Doyle which dismissed MV’s motion to strike out The Current’s owners’ legal claim. Wishart Law have now served a Notice of Appeal of that decision which, significantly, will likely have the effect of delaying the final disposition of the claim until after the 2022 municipal election. In view of the Judge’s comments about potential awards of damages, the Defendants through Wisharts were again invited to attend a mediation in order to avoid further substantial legal fees, but the invitation was ignored.

National NewsMedia Council clears The Current of its first ever reader complaint

Last week a reader complained to the National NewsMedia Council (NNC) — of which the Current is a member — about comment moderation practices on our website. We only learned of the complaint when the NNC sent us a courtesy copy of their response to the complainant, which it rejected because the reader’s comment had been published exactly as written.

Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke All Candidates Forum online Wednesday Sept.15

This free online forum will be hosted by Ottawa Valley Against Racial Discrimination (OVARD), Pflag Renfrew County & the Women’s Sexual Assault Center of Renfrew County (WSAC) for the federal candidates for Renfrew–Nipissing–Pembroke. The focus will be on issues relating to race, LGBTQ2S+ & women. The livestream event will be moderated by Cindy Tran, CBC reporter. For more details including preliminary responses from some candidates, please visit:

Virtual Take Back the Night online Thursday Sept.16

Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County is to host a virtual Take Back the Night beginning at 7 pm on Thursday, Sept.16. Everyone is welcome. To participate, visit  For more information email

Fundraising in the Valley

BCC CancerWalk:

As recently reported, Peter Glofcheskie plans a 75km bike ride for Bladder Cancer Canada later this month. As we write this, Peter has raised more than $7,700 which ranks him the Number Five fundraiser for the national charity’s CancerWalk this year. To support Peter and check on his progress, please Click HERE.

Congratulations to recent weekly winners in the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation’s Catch The Ace Lottery:

  • Week #12 Catch the Ace Lottery winner on Sept.2 was Grace Foran of Eganville who won $996! Grace was gifted her ticket by her son for her 98th birthday who chose Envelope #28 as her birthday was Aug.28 and it revealed the Six of Diamonds. The ticket was purchased at Conway’s Pharmacy in Eganville.
  • Week #13 Catch the Ace Lottery winner was Mel Chapeskie of Barry’s Bay. His ticket was selected on Sept.9 and he won $1,018! He picked envelope #45 which revealed the King of Diamonds. The ticket was purchased at the Barry’s Bay Shell.
  • The Weekly Prize for Week #14 pm Sept.16 is estimated at $1,040 and if the Ace of Spades is found, the Total Winnings will be around $20,152. All proceeds support the purchase of essential medical equipment for St Francis Memorial Hospital. Tickets on sale throughout the Valley.

Barry’s Bay and Area Minor Hockey Association seeks refs

Want to start an officiating career and give back to the game you love? BBAH wants to hire officials for the 2021-22 season. You must be a current hockey player born in 2008 or later, or an adult of any age. New Referee Course takes place on Saturday, Sept.18 from 8 am to 4 pm. For information contact Kaitlyn Reid email:

Enterprise Renfrew County – Starter Company PLUS deadline is Sunday, Sept.19

Enterprise Renfrew County will accept expressions of interest forms for Starter Company PLUS Program until midnight on Sunday, Sept.19. Information Sessions will be held on Tuesday, Sept.21 at 10 am and at 1 pm. For program guidelines and registration link please visit

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