OPP advises how to protect yourself from the grandparent or emergency scam

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has tips on how to protect yourself from scams in which criminals are targeting elderly persons. The grandparent or emergency scam has several iterations; however, it generally works like this … suspects will contact seniors or family members claiming that their grandchild or family member …

Candidates meet and greet at Seniors Centre — and a primer on strategic voting

At Tuesday evening’s Meet & Greet at the Opeongo Seniors Centre in Barry’s Bay, nine councillor candidates were present to meet voters (Joseph Olsheski was absent) and both mayoral candidates were in attendance. Opeongo Seniors President Leah Kinghorn was pleased with the turnout, saying that some residents were so keen …

Open letter to MV residents

Editor’s Note: The following open letter to MV residents was submitted to all three Valley newspapers on Oct.3 by MV mayoral candidate Roger Prince. In his covering email, Prince said: “I was motivated to write this Letter to the Editor in response to being questioned at the recent All Candidate’s …

It’s about time — Let’s talk about ageism

Submitted by Kathy Blomquist New Horizons for Seniors Program has funded Ottawa Valley Community Arts and Senior Active Living Centre to bring seniors and youth together to participate in intergenerational dialogue and art-making about age discrimination.  “It’s About Time” participants meet weekly from Sept – Nov at the Madawaska Valley …

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