Venue changed for local COVID-19 vaccinations – SFMH takes over from Legion

After nearly six months at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 406 in Barry’s Bay, the Barry’s Bay COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic will relocate to St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH) as of Thursday, August 19. Since the Clinics opened in March, a staggering 11,455 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered by …

Bonnechere Valley woman dead, three children injured in rollover collision

On Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at approximately 3:55 p.m. members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a serious single vehicle collision on Foymount Road, near Opeongo Road, in the Township of Bonnechere Valley. Investigation has revealed the driver of the pick-up truck was travelling …

Bill Davis had charisma too

News of Premier Bill Davis’ passing has provoked  tributes and reminiscences from many who were affected by him during his premiership from 1971 to 1985. Some  of them recall  his caring personality,  good humour and integrity, a combination of attributes that are sadly lacking in many  political leaders today. When …

Province supports St. Francis Herb Farm expansion with $1 million grant

The Ontario government is supporting an investment of $12.7 million by St. Francis Herb Farm (SFHF) to help strengthen local manufacturing, create good jobs, and attract investment to Barry’s Bay and the surrounding region. Through the Regional Development Program, the province is investing $1 million in this Ottawa Valley business, …

8 August 2021

And the winner is … Lady Luck has been smiling on Valley folks recently. Not only does Barry’s Bay have a new Lotto Max Millionaire in Frederick Hubbard, but the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation’s weekly Catch The Ace Lottery has been enriching local winners every Thursday — like Dot …

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College to investigate its handling of Uwe Lieflander

Exclusive to The Current In January 2019 multiple news sources reported that Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College’s (SWC) former assistant professor of music Uwe Lieflander had been charged by Ottawa Police with sexual assault. The charges relate to offences alleged to have occurred in 2016 and 2017. Lieflander was …

1-August-2021

Lakeshore Beach now reopen On July 30 Madawaska Valley Township announced that the Renfrew County and District Health Unit has reopened the Barry’s Bay Lakeshore Beach in time for the Civic Holiday Weekend. Swimming lessons will return to Barry’s Bay starting Tuesday, Aug.3. Seniors’ Centre has new RCD Dental Forms …

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