Ultrasound machine helps save Barry’s Bay man’s life

Submitted by St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation. Help Give the Gift of Enhanced Images. Every Patient. Every Time. Imagine having to drive hours just to get the images you need to monitor a life-threatening condition. Travelling in daunting weather conditions and into unfamiliar territory is simply an added and unneeded …

Tree lighting ceremony returns to Barry’s Bay — volunteers prepare for hospital fundraising campaign

Submitted by St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation A team of festive elves were making spirits bright on November 8. That day, at the Royal Canadian Legion, Barry’s Bay Branch 406, volunteers spent hours preparing letters and envelopes for the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation’s annual Tree of Lights Campaign. Above, …

Barry’s Bay Beer Store donates to local healthcare

Submitted by St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation The Barry’s Bay Beer Store raised an impressive $5,455.85 this summer through the collection of empty bottles and monetary donations from patrons at the till. Proceeds are being directed toward the purchase of medical equipment at St. Francis Memorial Hospital through the St. …

Canadian theatre icon Ted Dykstra to speak at Stone Fence AGM

One of Canada’s top directors and actors, Ted Dykstra, is going to speak to Stone Fence Theatre’s Annual General Meeting, which is being held virtually on November 29 at 7 p.m. Above: Ted Dykstra (Photo submitted) Ted Dykstra is an award-winning actor/director and a former professor of Chantal Elie-Sernoskie’s, Stone Fence …

Hockey Canada, the Ottawa Police Service, and the Catholic Church

Opinion What would Hockey Canada, the Ottawa Police Servoce, and the Catholic Church have in common? Lately, these three entities have been in the news due to issues related to a problematic internal culture, leadership and governance structures, and a reluctance to change. In the last week of October, we …

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