Simpler access to mental health and addictions services announced

One of the biggest challenges for people seeking mental health, substance use, and/or addictions services is knowing where to turn for help. To answer that challenge, Partners for Regional Coordinated Access for Mental Health and Addictions (RCA), which includes people with lived and living expertise, healthcare organizations, and community service …

Barry’s Bay Legion congratulates Valley youth for posters, poems, essays

Congratulations to the following students who won prizes at the Zone Level Competition. The two first place winners’ entries have gone on to the next level of the competition. Good Luck to Nash and Ryleigh. Primary poster (colour) First place: Nash Dombroskie (St. John Bosco School) Pictured at top Junior …

SFMH in top 2 percent nationally for medical records technology

Editor’s note: A joint media release just in from St. Francis Memorial Hospital and Renfrew Victoria Hospital gives Valley residents some welcome news. Renfrew Victoria Hospital and St. Francis Memorial Hospital, as part of the Atlas Alliance of health organizations, have been recognized for effectively and efficiently using technology in …

Imagination

As an entrepreneurial young lad always in need of pocket money, I worked at many odd jobs in our small town, usually for a dollar an hour. I would catch and sell worms and frogs, split and pile wood, dig trenches in the rocks and sometimes into the lake, and …

Grade 9 at MV during COVID

Editor’s note: Last fall, Barry’s Bay resident Hayden Smith told Current readers about his hopes for entering high school. Now, he provides an update. It has been almost five months since ‘COVID style’ school started, and those five months have certainly been interesting. It was strange enough just starting high …

Wisdom winter workout

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College (SWC) is excited to announce its first-ever “Wisdom Winter Workout,” to be held Saturday, February 6, 2021 in Barry’s Bay and surrounding areas. SWC students, faculty, and staff have signed up to complete a “10-km challenge”, by committing to walk, run, ski, or skate …

Jan.31

How to access support for your business To ensure the tourism sector in Ontario receives the support it needs during the current shutdowns, Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, is hosting regional-specific webinars that outline supports offered by the government, including: Small Business Support Grants of …

Shulist says sell MV land to pay for arena ice surface

At the Jan.7th Council in Committee meeting, members of MV Council heard from Infrastructure Ontario regarding financing the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre (PJYCC) rehabilitation project. The options included short-term construction loan, line of credit facility and long-term debenture of up to 30 years. The presentation came about after MV’s …

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