Sherwood PS Parent Council hosts Hunters’ Bingo

This year’s Hunters’ Bingo was an enjoyable public event, and was well appreciated by many members of the community. Organized by the Sherwood Parent Council, the second annual Hunters’ Bingo took place at the Barry’s Bay Legion Branch 406 on November 13. Starting an hour before play began, a bake …

Eat Your Art Out a sensational experience

Eat Your Art Out, billed as a fashion show exploring the transition from fall to winter, was a sensory feast held in Killaloe on November 9. Teaser hashtags on social media in advance of the event proved to be eminently accurate predictions of the evening: #EatYourArtOut  |  #FoodArt  |  #KillaloeOntario  |  #CommunityArt  |  #WearableArt …

Killaloe OPP news for Nov. 12 to Nov. 17

During the week of November 12 – November 17, 2019 there were 75 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment. There were nineteen motor vehicle collisions, seven were animal related. Police remind drivers to slow down, adjust driving habits to …

Hannah’s Chicken closed due to fire

Within six minutes of the 11:24 p.m. call on November 13, Madawaska Valley Fire Department responded to a structure fire at Hannah’s Chicken (the former Dixie Lee), 19500 Opeongo Line (Hwy 60) in Barry’s Bay. Chief Fire Officer Corwin Quade said that upon arrival on the scene no flames were …

BLR Integrity Commissioner reports on discrimination claims

At the Brudenell Lyndoch and Raglan (BLR) Council meeting held on November 13, the Clerk placed before Council the report of the Township’s Integrity Commissioner on a complaint made by Palmer Rapids resident, Mr. Ilkyoung Kim. The complaint stemmed from Kim’s wish to place a chip stand/truck on municipal property, …

OPP update on missing Pembroke teen

The Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has issued an update on their continuing search for a missing 17-year-old male from Pembroke. Tyson YAKABUSKIE has also been known to use the surname LEMAIRE. Tyson YAKABUSKIE (aka LEMAIRE) was last seen on foot on MacKay Street …

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Renfrew County pursues twinning with Renfrewshire, Scotland Renfrewshire in Scotland last month notified County staff that they are willing to entertain talks to develop a formal twinning arrangement. A number of links between the two regions have been developed since Renfrew County’s Expo 150 celebrations in June 2011 which included …

Take action on Radon – get your test kit

Editor’s note: The Renfrew County & District Health Unit (RCDHU) has today provided The Current with information about how residents can obtain free Radon test kits. Please scroll down for details of tonight’s event in Pembroke.   Take Action on Radon, a coalition of national health organizations, is working with the …

Celebrating Nurse Practitioners Week with new NPs

Because this is Nurse Practitioners Week in Ontario, the Madawaska Valley Family Health Team (MV FHT) used the occasion to introduce two new members of their team, both registered Nurse Practitioners (NP). Shown above with a celebration cake are Liz Polatynski (left) and Cailin Weersink. Photo submitted. They explained their …

Charges laid following fatal collision on Round Lake Road

On Wednesday June 5, 2019 at approximately 5:00 p.m., members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a three vehicle collision involving a pickup truck and two passenger cars on Round Lake Road, near Jack’s Lake, in the Township of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards. Investigation …

Remembrance Day at the Barry’s Bay Legion

Madawaska Valley residents filled the Barry’s Bay Legion Branch 406 for a solemn and moving Remembrance Day ceremony on November 11. Sergeant-at-Arms Tom Bryce welcomed those in attendance, and after the national anthem, Rev. Darlene Cunliffe led the Act of Remembrance. Then Last Post and Reveille were sounded and the …