Kamerdyner (The Butler) – The film and its relevance

Editor’s note: Peter Glofcheskie is President of the Wilno Heritage Society, In this article, he explains what he feels this film means for Valley residents. A free screening of Kamerdyner, sponsored by the Wilno Heritage Society and partners The Polish Embassy in Ottawa, The Polish Heritage Foundation of Ottawa and the …

St. Lawrence O’Toole parish picnic to mark 85th anniversary

Nineteen Thirty-Four: Adolf Hitler declared himself the “ultimate leader”. Stalin began his massacres. Mao Tse-Tung spread communist doctrine. Bonnie and Clyde’s career came to an end. Shirley Temple’s “Bright Eyes” captured the world. Donald Duck appeared for the first time. And in Barry’s Bay, St. Lawrence O’Toole Parish became an official, …

Valley welcomes new Physician Recruiter

On June 12 the Joint Municipal Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee met in the Township of Madawaska Valley Council Chambers. The Committee had announced in mid-April that Taflyn Janzen, a resident of Barry’s Bay, was appointed to the position of Physician Recruiter.  Due to the spring flooding issues, this was …

OPP issue driving tips to avoid animal collisions

During the week of June 10 – June 16, 2019 there were 109 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment. There were ten motor vehicle collisions, eight were animal related. There was one domestic dispute which did not result in …

Manor residents cheer Catch The Ace winner at cheque presentation

Valley Manor residents and staff gathered in the Fireplace Lounge on June 14 to witness the good fortune of Rachel Stamplicoski, winner of the Catch The Ace lottery. St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (SFVH Foundation) Executive Director, Toni Lavigne-Conway, and Erin Gienow, Donor Relations and Events Coordinator, presented Stamplicoski with …

June 16

Cannabis edibles to become legal in December Health Canada released new regulations on cannabis edibles, beverages, topicals and extracts on June 14. These products will be on the legal market as early as mid-December, although Canadians should expect there to be a shortage of supply, at least initially. The regulations, …

Athletes honoured at Madawaska Valley District High School

On Tuesday June 11 Madawaska Valley District High School held its annual athletic awards evening to celebrate the school’s athletes and their accomplishments. The event began with the awards ceremony and ended with a dinner and photos. Shown above are the many students who received awards for the 2018-19 academic …

OPP Killaloe news May 27 to June 9

During the weeks of May 27 – June 9, 2019 there were 172 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment.  There were twenty-one motor vehicle collisions, ten were animal related. There was one domestic dispute which did not result in …

June 10

Please respect the flashing green light Volunteer firefighters en route to an emergency display a flashing green light. In Ontario some 19,000 volunteer firefighters drive their own personal vehicles and use these flashing green lights. While not mandatory (yet), fire departments ask that you respect the flashing green and pull …

MV firefighters respond to Bay Street fire

Madawaska Valley Fire Department responded to a fire on Bay Street in the early afternoon on Saturday June 8. The fire occurred next door to Co-Operators Insurance. (All photos: Mark Woermke) RV burns on Bay Street The owner of an RV was trying to start the vehicle when it caught fire. …

Victim of Round Lake Road fatal accident identified

Killaloe OPP have this morning disclosed the identity of the individual killed in Wednesday’s crash on Round Lake Road as being 54-year-old Randy NEFF of Golden Lake. Neff was an occupant of one of the two passenger vehicles struck by a pickup truck. As reported previously, the pickup truck was …