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 …

Monthly column by MPP John Yakabuski

Winter is hanging around longer than expected and probably longer than many would wish. But given the kind of winter it’s been, I for one would be happy to see a gradual transition to spring. The reason I say this is that if spring returns in a measured fashion, it will be …

Killaloe OPP weekly report Mar.18-24

During the week of March 18 – March 24, 2019 there were 78 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment. There were four motor vehicle collisions, all of which were animal related. There were five domestic disputes and two domestic …

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 …

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 …

Claudia Van Wijk receives world recognition

Amsterdam-based World Paddle Awards (WPA) honoured Claudia Van Wijk on March 20 with their prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to paddle sports. WPA’s announcement said that as director of Madawaska Kanu Centre (MKC), Van Wijk inspired thousands of people to start whitewater paddling and has mentored “countless Canadian …

OPP Killaloe weekly news Mar. 11-17

During the week of March 11 to March 17, 2019 there were 77 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment. There were four motor vehicle collisions, two were animal related. There were no domestic disputes. Distracted Driving Campaign Results  The …

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 …

Bringing dentistry to rural residents

Newly-arrived dentist, Dr. Zulfar Moledina, credits the staff at Barry’s Bay Family Dental Centre with making a seamless transition. In addition to the Barry’s Bay practice, Dr. Moledina owns several other rural eastern Ontario practices. Despite this, once the decision was made he just took over the next day and …

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 …

Leaseholders respond to Chippawa Shores changes

On March 7 The Current reported on the delegation made to Madawaska Valley Council in Committee concerning changes to the subdivision/condo application to develop Chippawa Shores. In response to this, The Current has received the following communication from Lindsay Fleming on behalf of himself and other leaseholders who have raised …