County-wide ride share one step closer

Last week the County of Renfrew Property and Development Committee was advised that the long awaited launch of its ride-sharing tool, which will be called “ShareTheRide,” will happen in the next month or so. As The Current reported on October 24th 2019, the County’s Economic Development Department has been investigating …

Feb.17

Catch The Ace jackpot rises as ticket sales increase Joe Shulist won last Thursday’s Week #19 Catch the Ace prize of  $2,115. Congratulations to Joe who purchased his lucky ticket at the Wilno Building Supply. The Ace of Spades has eluded capture for nineteen weeks, but somebody’s got to win …

February is National Parent Leadership Month

Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County’s Parents Anonymous program is proud to celebrate National Parent Leadership Month in February – honouring the significant role parents play in shaping the lives of children and their families. Along with hundreds of Parents Anonymous Inc. accredited organizations worldwide, Parents Anonymous Renfrew County …

Fabric of Life by Patricia Thurston at Pembroke gallery

Last weekend the Fabric of Life, an exhibition of work by Killaloe artist Patricia Thurston,  opened at Studio Dreamshare in Pembroke. The  exhibition was hatched when the textile artist met Dreamshare owner Cameron Montgomery last summer. Montgomery is not only a gallerist but also a video artist, filmmaker, teacher and …

Killaloe health centre now open five days a week

Rainbow Valley Community Health Centre (RVCHC) in Killaloe is now able to provide primary health care services five days a week, thanks to a $250,000 injection of provincial funding. RVCHC team members (above) include: (back row) Shirley Hill RN, Pat Biernaskie Admin/clerical, Keri MacFarlane MSW, Julie Howard Admin/clerical (front row) Heidi …

Bay Blades sledge team tops in OSHA division

The Barry’s Bay and Area Sledge Hockey Club started in the fall of 2013 with the support of Sledge Hockey of Eastern Ontario (SHEO). We started out with five committed players and the belief that we could do it! For the first six years of the program, we ran a …

MV property tax arrears more than $1 million

The Madawaska Valley Council in Committee meeting on February 4 included the usual wide range of topics, and members of Council discussed the following items at length: Tax arrears report Deputy Treasurer Janice Brisson Zelney provided an update on collection of tax arrears. Her report, which now includes the 2019 …

Killaloe OPP seek SUV in Hwy. 60 collision Sunday

During the week of February 4 to February 9, 2020, there were 65 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment. There were five motor vehicle collisions, none of which were animal related. There were two domestic disputes reported. No domestic …

Feb.9

Sibling success in Catch The Ace weekly win Week #15 Catch The Ace winner Doug Skuce must have wondered if his luck rubbed off on big sister Holly when she became the weekly winner of the February 6th draw. Holly took home $2,033 in the Week #18 draw and her …

Song of Bernadette drama this weekend

This weekend the Don Bosco Drama Club from Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College (SWC) presents its annual stage production at Madawaska Valley District High School in Barry’s Bay. The Current offers this sneak preview from The Song of Bernadette, a play that tells the story of St. Bernadette Soubirous …

Biggest field yet at Opeongo Hills Classic Loppet

This year’s Opeongo Hills Classic Loppet saw the biggest field of competitors yet in its five year history with 85 participants registered and 82 skiers racing on February 2. The Opeongo Hills Nordic Ski Club were excited to add two new prizes to a range of traditional cross-country ski events: …