Oct.4 2021

Local healthcare fundraising news St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (SFVH): Congratulations to Week #16 Catch the Ace Lottery winner Susan Yarascavitch of Round Lake Centre. Susan was chosen as the Foundation’s weekly winner on Sept.30 and received $1,075! She picked envelope #41 which revealed the Ten of Clubs. The ticket was …

27 Sept. 2021

Boycott bug spreads to all members of MV Council Readers may recall from our Sept.6 editorial on the subject of municipal transparency that The Current proposed starting an online forum this fall designed to facilitate lines of communication between MV residents and members of Madawaska Valley Council. Our only role would …

20 Sept. 2021

COVID-19 vaccine clinics The next Barry’s Bay Walk-In Clinic is Thursday Sept.23 at St. Francis Memorial Hospital from 2 pm to 6 pm. No appointment is necessary. Parking token provided. Vaccines offered are Pfizer and Moderna. Check out The Current’s Notices page for clinic news and more. National Day for …

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 …

Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke confirmed candidates for 2021 Federal election

Elections Canada has now published its list of the confirmed candidates for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. The candidates are: David Ainsworth (People’s Party of Canada) Cheryl Gallant (Conservative Party of Canada) Stefan Klietsch (Independent) Michael Lariviere (Green Party of Canada) Cyndi Mills (Liberal Party of Canada) Jodie Primeau (New Democratic Party) Election day …

23 August 2021

Toronto Star Covid article puts Barry’s Bay under national spotlight On August 21 the Toronto Star published an article by Omar Mosleh entitled Why Barry’s Bay could be ‘the perfect incubation box’ — an example of a small town’s vulnerability to the Delta variant. The contents of Mosleh’s investigation have …

15 August 2021

Snap federal election called for Sept.20 This morning’s news from Ottawa confirms that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called a snap election in hopes of attracting enough voters to give the Liberals a majority government. Governor General Mary Simon approved his request that she dissolved parliament at a meeting at …

8 August 2021

And the winner is … Lady Luck has been smiling on Valley folks recently. Not only does Barry’s Bay have a new Lotto Max Millionaire in Frederick Hubbard, but the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation’s weekly Catch The Ace Lottery has been enriching local winners every Thursday — like Dot …

1-August-2021

Lakeshore Beach now reopen On July 30 Madawaska Valley Township announced that the Renfrew County and District Health Unit has reopened the Barry’s Bay Lakeshore Beach in time for the Civic Holiday Weekend. Swimming lessons will return to Barry’s Bay starting Tuesday, Aug.3. Seniors’ Centre has new RCD Dental Forms …

26 July 2021

Fireworks in Madawaska Valley If you’re planning a celebration at the cottage, please be considerate of your neighbours, pets and wildlife. The recently amended Noise By-law in Madawaska Valley permits fireworks only between dusk and 11 p.m. No later! By-law violations may incur a $250 fine. Catholic churches closed this …

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