Sept.27

For those planning a night out, please take note of Ontario’s latest COVID-19 restrictions: Catch the Ace lottery news St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation reports that Week #35 Catch the Ace Lottery winners Stacie Wojick and Mike Lynch of Barry’s Bay won the weekly prize of $3,882.00 with a ticket …

Five years later: remembering Carol, Anastasia and Nathalie

On September 22, 2015, Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam were murdered. In November 2017 local man Basil Borutski was found guilty of murdering them in a shocking one-day killing rampage in Renfrew County that has been called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Canadian history. On the …

Sept.20

Catch The Ace continues Congratulations to Andrea Mock of Andrea’s Pet Salon in Barry’s Bay who won $3,659 in the Week #34 Catch The Ace draw. Her envelope #41 revealed a black ace – the Ace of Clubs – but it was the wrong suit for the big prize. The …

Sept.14

Arena grant refused – MV seeks other source of funds The government’s refusal to approve a grant application to renew the ice slab and renovate the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre in Barry’s Bay was reviewed by Madawaska Valley Council in Committee on September 1. A letter from the Investment …

Health Unit warns of possible COVID-19 exposure

A media release just in from Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) states: RCDHU is issuing an advisory for a potential low-risk exposure after confirmation that a person who tested positive for COVID-19 visited Planet Fitness in Pembroke on September 5, 2020. If you visited Planet Fitness in Pembroke …

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Sept.6

St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation Catch The Ace jackpot edges close to $100,000 Congratulations to Week #32 Catch the Ace Lottery winner Maurleen St. Louis of Eganville, who won the weekly prize of $3,366!  The ticket was purchased at Conway’s Pharmacy in Eganville. Ms. St. Louis chose Number 2 because …

Heritage Photo: Herron’s General Store

In this 1959 photo taken on Dunn Street in Barry’s Bay, Herron’s General Store is visible across the road behind the three girls in the foreground. Connie Schwieg provided information about the picture. Her pandemic project included organizing family photos, and she came across this one taken by her late …

Aug.30

Catch The Ace updates from St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation Week #31 Catch the Ace Lottery winner Brad Parisien of Barry’s Bay took home the weekly prize of $3,088! The ticket was purchased at the Barry’s Bay Shell. Mr. Parisien choose envelope number 39 which revealed the Nine of Diamonds. …

House, vehicles destroyed in Combermere blaze

Twenty-eight fire fighters from both Madawaska Valley fire halls responded to a structure, vehicle and tractor fire on Perrier Road, Combermere on Saturday August 22 at 12:24 p.m. MV Fire Department’s response involved two pumper trucks, two tankers and one rescue truck. Large black plumes of smoke billowing into the …

Aug.23

Biggest weekly prize yet in SFMH Catch The Ace Last Thursday’s Weekly Prize topped Three Thousand Dollars for the first time as lucky Glenda Markland of Cherry Valley won $3,045 in Week #30 Catch The Ace lottery. Markland was cottaging in the area when she bought her winning ticket at …

Most orders under Reopening Ontario Act extended to Sept. 22

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is extending orders currently in force under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (ROA). The extensions provide the government with the necessary flexibility to address the ongoing risks and effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and ensure …

Aug.16

MV Household Hazardous Waste Day next Saturday Madawaska Valley Township is holding a Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre, 55 Arena Road, Barry’s Bay. This is your chance to safely dispose of hazardous materials as …