March 31 2019

Province announces expanded availability of alcohol “Our government is actively working to expand the sale of beer and wine to corner stores, box stores, and even more grocery stores,” said Vic Fedeli, Finance Minister, in a speech to a Toronto business audience delivered on March 28. He said the government …

Plant a seed for mental health

Valley residents have more opportunities to engage in the Planting Seeds for Mental Health art project. Partnering organizations Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio (OV-CAOS), Rainbow Valley Community Health Centre (Rainbow Valley CHC) and Community Resource Centre (Killaloe) (CRC) will host free community art workshops at 12 North St. Community …

Fatalities lead OPP to warn snowmobilers about the high cost of taking risks

With two snowmobile deaths in as many days and the arrival of spring, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is urging snowmobilers to avoid taking unnecessary risks, especially on frozen waterways, as their season winds down. The two tragedies over the weekend (March 22-24, 2019) mark 11 fatal snowmobile incidents and …

Gift from the heart 2019

April 6, 2019 marks the eleventh annual Gift From The Heart event. For those who don’t know, Gift From The Heart (GFTH) is the day when registered dental hygienists open their hearts and provide no-cost dental hygiene services to those who can’t afford regular dental hygiene care. The Barry’s Bay …

March 24 2019

Fatal snowmobile collision in Hastings Highlands OPP Bancroft Detachment report their area’s first fatal motor vehicle collision of this year at approximately 12:26 p.m. on March 23 2019 on E109 trail in the municipality of Hasting Highlands, off Highway 127. Officers attended with Hastings Paramedic Services and were assisted by …

Mar.17

Dr. Jack Kitts Order of Canada Barry’s Bay native, Dr. Jack Kitts, President and CEO of The Ottawa Hospital (TOH), was named a Member of the Order of Canada last July. Click HERE to read full story.  Dr. Kitts’ investiture took place at TOH on March 14. The TOH announcement said …

Heartwood wins $4000 grant

The Current reported the launch of Heartwood Restaurant in Combermere last fall, the product of two sisters sharing a dream to create a gathering place where family and friends can enjoy good food and music. We followed-up with co-owners Becky McPhee and Shanti Nordholt-McPhee about their progress, spurred by what …

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