Trillium grant gives $13k loanable tech to South Algonquin Library

On May 2nd, MPP John Yakabuski met with the team at Township of South Algonquin Public Library-Madawaska Branch, to hear about the impact of a  $13,000 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) in 2022. The grant was used to purchase Chromebooks, C-Pen Readers, Blue Yeti Microphones, …

Privatization of some healthcare services gives cause for concern – Referendum to take place May 26-27 in MV

The Current received the following media release from the Renfrew County Health Coalition on May 8. Renfrew County is calling code red on the healthcare system proposed by the province’s Bill 60, which allows for private companies to arrange healthcare services with less qualified health caregivers, less transparency and less …

Bite-sized news at Apr.24 2023

Calling all would-be videographers There’s still time to catch the last Toonie Tuesdays session this Tuesday, Apr.25 at 7 pm at the old Train Station at 19503 Opeongo Line in Barry’s Bay. The Madawaska Valley Public Library in conjunction with the Stationkeepers MV host this series. Barry Conway, a print …

Equine therapy benefits mental health services patients

Submitted by Pembroke Regional Hospital It’s not every day that someone walks away from their psychiatrist’s office with a prescription for Equine Assisted Learning, but for eight clients of the Pembroke Regional Hospital’s Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT), it’s just what the doctor ordered! For a total of 14 weeks in …

Time to be bear aware

With warm weather on the way, it’s time to remind Valley residents and visitors how to prevent bear encounters. The following was recently circulated by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and the Ontario Provincial Police. The Ontario government and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) remind you to exercise …

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