BeaverTails, Killaloe Lions and OVCATA plan first charity hike and bike event July 28

It is almost legend – the BeaverTails® pastry business, which has gone global as a Canadian symbol, was launched in the Killaloe area in the 1970s. Now, in celebration of its roots, the company is sponsoring a charity rally for cyclists and walkers on July 28 organized by the Killaloe …

Hospital ED redevelopment approved for tendering phase

Submitted by St.Francis Memorial Hospital St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH) is extremely pleased to share that it has received approval of its Emergency Department (ED) Redevelopment Project Stage 2.3 submission, from the Ministry of Health. The approval means the construction drawings have been approved and the project will be moving …

The Valley and the Swinging Sixties collide as Stone Fence Theatre presents Miss Pringle’s Mini-Skirt

Take thirty children, ten  grades, a brand new teacher, a one room schoolhouse in rural Ontario and add a little twist and shout as the Swinging Sixties meet SS #7 in Stone Fence Theatre’s new musical comedy, Miss Pringle’s Mini-Skirt. Written by Johanna Zomers with Ish Theilheimer and Kathy Eisner, the two-act play casts a fond look back at the …

Rockathon teams rock the Manor

Fourteen teams rocked throughout the day for local healthcare on Friday, June 21. That day marked the third-annual Rockathon, where participants collect pledges and rock together at the Valley Manor Courtyard. Above: The Valley Manor Courtyard was packed with rockers, residents and visitors during Rockathon 2024. The event is organized …

Episcopal ordination of tenth Bishop of Pembroke will take place Aug.15th

Submitted by Diocese of Pembroke With great cause for rejoicing, I announce that today that our Holy Father, Pope Francis has named Reverend Michael Brehl, C.S.s.R. as the 10th Bishop of Pembroke. Father Brehl was born in Toronto in 1955 and entered the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemed (Redemptorists) …

It’s a scorcher – stay cool with tips from health unit

Editor’s Note: On June 18th Madawaska Valley announced three cooling centres in the Township. Environment Canada has issued a prolonged heat event for Renfrew County and District, beginning today. Dangerously hot humid conditions are expected through most of the week. Hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality. …

Barry’s Bay Tim Hortons raises more than $10k for local healthcare

Submitted by St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation An incredible $10,776 was raised through the sale of cookies during Smile Cookie Week, which ran from April 29 to May 5, 2024. Barry’s Bay Tim Hortons chose St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (SFVHF) as the beneficiary of Smile Cookie Week with funds …

SFMH experiences increased ER volumes and anticipated wait times

Barry’s Bay and surrounding areas sees an annual influx of visitors over the summer months resulting in increased visits to the St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH) Emergency Department (ED). Above: Joanne Plebon, RN. Photo submitted. “The increased population in our area, as a popular summer cottage and vacation destination, leads …

OPP bulletins at June 11, 2024

MV resident charged in voyeurism, child pornography investigation MV resident charged in voyeurism, child pornography investigation Members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged one person after a recent investigation. In February 2024, OPP began an investigation into a voyeurism case that occurred in Renfrew …

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