OPP Killaloe report week of April 1 to 7

During the week of April 1 to April 7, 2019 there were 86 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment. There were seven motor vehicle collisions, six were animal related. There was one domestic dispute, which did not result in …

MV high school students protest government cuts

Madawaska Valley District High School (MVDHS) participated in the province-wide Students Say No walkout on Thursday April 4. At 1 p.m. more than fifty students marched from MVDHS up John Street and along Stafford Street into the centre of Barry’s Bay where they assembled at Zurakowski Park. The Current spoke …

Council told Tiny Homes good for MV

At the April 2 Council in Committee meeting, members listened to a delegation aimed at changing zoning by-laws to facilitate the construction of Tiny Homes. The delegation was made by Pat Scott, owner and Broker of Record at Queenswood National Real Estate Ltd. (pictured above) She commenced by saying that the …

April 7 2019

Volunteer Week April 7-to 13 is Volunteer Week, an annual reminder to celebrate the volunteers in our community. Remember to look around and thank a volunteer. They’re everywhere!   Catch The Ace ticket sales begin Friday April 12 St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation has announced that tickets for the progressive …

Celebrating 50 years of back to the land

On the evening of March 30 a Fiftieth Birthday Party was celebrated at the Killaloe Lions Hall; however, this party was not to celebrate a person nor any single group. It was to celebrate all the Back to the Land immigrants to this area and the people who welcomed them. …

Station Keepers hope to live up to their name

Just when the likelihood of any kind of revival of the Barry’s Bay Railway Station looked dim, along came a new volunteer group called The Station Keepers. Barry Conway, a Barry’s Bay native who retired to Mask Island after a career as a journalist and professor, appeared as a delegation …

OPP Killaloe news as of April 1

During the week of March 25 – March 31, 2019 there were 76 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment. There were seven motor vehicle collisions, five were animal related. There were two domestic disputes and one domestic dispute which …

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 …

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 …

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 …