To nature lovers

During an unexpected power outage in May I went for a walk before daylight ended. At one of my usual stops I enjoyed specks of sunshine like sparkling diamonds dancing on the lake. Except for the natural sounds of insects, chipmunks, small song birds, ducks taking to flight and the …

Countdown to new era at SFMH begins

Photo:  Submitted Editor’s note:  St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH) and Renfrew Victoria Hospital (RVH), two of the six partners mentioned in the article Six partners in Eastern Ontario joining forces to implement EHR (Click HERE to read), have issued the following press release to coincide with being one year from implementation. …

Highway 17 twinning into five-year plan

The Ontario PC Party is the only party committed to the continued twinning of Highway 17, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke PC candidate John Yakabuski announced June 4. This is in stark contrast to the Liberals who have done little on this file in recent years and the New Democrats who have never shown …

Anna Dolan is Green Party candidate

Photo submitted Anna Dolan has spent much of her childhood on the shores of Kamaniskeg Lake along with family and friends and is now proud to call Barry’s Bay her home. The times spent swimming, canoeing and cottaging in the natural beauty of the lake has shaped in her a …

Seasonal resident questions lack of festival

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent by a seasonal resident to the Mayor of MV Township and copied to The Current. To whom it may concern: When I drove through The Bay to the cottage for the Victoria Day Weekend, I was delighted to notice that the Annual Craft …

A Railway Station dialogue

Editor’s note: The Current recently published a press release from the Madawaska Valley Culture & Heritage Society. Click HERE for that piece. Upon reading it, Mary-Rose Dawes posted a comment, to which Doug De La Matter, MVCHS Chair, has provided a response. The Current considers that their dialogue covers important …

New PossABILITIES at Bonnechere Park this Summer

Floating wheelchair (example) Photo: pixabay.com Local residents and tourists with accessibility challenges who visit Bonnechere Provincial Park this summer will be able to experience the beach area and Park programs like never before. Thanks to funding from the Employment and Social Development Canada Enabling Accessibility Fund, and the support of several …

Alliance funded to improve seniors’ fitness

OVCATA members from all over the County met in Cobden for a ride and to announce the Renfrew County Seniors Active Transportation on May 17, 2018.  Photo: submitted The Ottawa Valley Cycling and Active Transportation Alliance (OVCATA) will be encouraging Renfrew County seniors to get out cycling and walking, with …