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 …

Valley Manor “crushes” COVID with first vaccinations in Renfrew County

The COVID-19 vaccination roll out in Renfrew County began yesterday with all residents and staff at Valley Manor Long Term Care in Barry’s Bay receiving their vaccinations. Above: the vaccination team Calvin Kinder (above, left) The first resident in Renfrew County Long Term Care homes to be vaccinated. Tina O’Malley RN …

Tree of Lights surpasses goal

Submitted by St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation Thanks to the incredible support of the community, the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation is pleased to report that it has surpassed its Tree of Lights goal to raise $70,000 for local healthcare. The 2020 campaign theme was Give the Gift of Healing, …

New social connections for people living with dementia

The Dementia Society’s new Make a Connection Take a Break Program—serving Ottawa, Renfrew, Prescott-Russell and Lanark Counties—creates new virtual and in-person social connections for people living with dementia in the pandemic. The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County continues the fight against social isolation for people living with dementia …

Bite-sized news at Jan.17

To help the Visutskie family of Wilno after house fire A Community account has been opened at the Northern Credit Union in Barry’s Bay at 19630 Opeongo Line. Donations can be sent by e-transfer or dropping into the Northern Credit Union in Barry’s Bay and asking to make a deposit …

Predictions for 2021

Whatever the means — prophecy, crystal ball, tarot cards, tea leaves, the Farmers’ Almanac, horoscopes, the i-Ching or just plain gut feeling — people can usually come up with some kind of prediction for the coming twelve months. Whether you set much store by this, of course, is a very …

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