Mask wearing now mandatory in enclosed public spaces

In a livestreamed video conference on July 6 the public health officers of Eastern Ontario announced their collaboration on a regional approach to mandatory face coverings and masks to help fight the spread of COVID-19. Participants were: Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health Eastern Ontario Health Unit Paula Stewart, Medical …

Bent Anchor applies to re-zone for cannabis retail

On July 7th at a livestreamed planning meeting on YouTube, Madawaska Valley Council will consider an application for re-zoning to allow the owners of the Bent Anchor Bar & Restaurant in Combermere to add a retail store as a permitted use in the Tourism Commercial – Exception One (TC-E1) Zone. …

Congratulations class of 2020!

Madawaska Valley District High School (MVDHS) students celebrated the end of their secondary schooling last evening with all the traditional trappings: mortarboards and gowns; speeches from the Class Valedictorian, MVDHS Principal, School Board Trustee, and even the Prime Minister; congratulations from MVDHS staff; and the presentation of a host of …

Remembering Patricia Milan

Barry’s Bay resident Patricia Milan died peacefully on Sunday, June 7 at the age of 69 years surrounded by her family members. The Seat of Wisdom College community remembers her as a beloved fine arts instructor (2004-2012) and friend to the college since its beginning. SWC Asst. Professor of Theology …

Barry’s Bay Legion to reopen this weekend

As the Province eases its restrictions, Valley residents can begin to enjoy outings while they continue to observe public health requirements. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 406 in Barry’s Bay today announced it will open its patio this Saturday afternoon. After Saturday, plans are to have the patio open from …

Free face masks at Bay Coin Laundromat

As an essential service, Bay Coin Laundromat has remained open to serve customers throughout the pandemic restrictions, so we recently followed up with owners Robylin Bautista (Above with one of the non-medical masks she sews) and Alia Bayat about our report dated January 12. Because Madawaska Valley Council had refused their request …

Arts community mourns loss of Joseph Palluq

Joseph (Jaipeth) Illupalik Palluq passed away from drowning in Lake Clear on the night of May 1-2. His body was found by OPP divers on Tuesday May 5 after an extensive search on land and water. His neighbours on Lake Clear, fellow Madawaska Valley Studio Tour artists Kathy Haycock and …