Congratulations as Metro celebrates 25 years

This month Barry’s Bay Metro has been open for twenty-five years. Partners Gerard O’Malley (left above) and Connie and Neil O’Reilly built the 8000 square foot store in 1994. They and store staff invite Valley residents to help them celebrate their twenty-fifth year in business with memories, food, fun and …

Renfrew OPP arrest attempted murder suspect

The Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has made a second arrest in connection with an assault which left one man with serious injuries. On June 19, 2019 officers with the Renfrew OPP located and arrested Darren PEARCE, 34 years old, of no fixed address. The accused faces …

Kamerdyner (The Butler) – The film and its relevance

Editor’s note: Peter Glofcheskie is President of the Wilno Heritage Society, In this article, he explains what he feels this film means for Valley residents. A free screening of Kamerdyner, sponsored by the Wilno Heritage Society and partners The Polish Embassy in Ottawa, The Polish Heritage Foundation of Ottawa and the …

St. Lawrence O’Toole parish picnic to mark 85th anniversary

Nineteen Thirty-Four: Adolf Hitler declared himself the “ultimate leader”. Stalin began his massacres. Mao Tse-Tung spread communist doctrine. Bonnie and Clyde’s career came to an end. Shirley Temple’s “Bright Eyes” captured the world. Donald Duck appeared for the first time. And in Barry’s Bay, St. Lawrence O’Toole Parish became an official, …

Valley welcomes new Physician Recruiter

On June 12 the Joint Municipal Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee met in the Township of Madawaska Valley Council Chambers. The Committee had announced in mid-April that Taflyn Janzen, a resident of Barry’s Bay, was appointed to the position of Physician Recruiter.  Due to the spring flooding issues, this was …

OPP issue driving tips to avoid animal collisions

During the week of June 10 – June 16, 2019 there were 109 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment. There were ten motor vehicle collisions, eight were animal related. There was one domestic dispute which did not result in …

Manor residents cheer Catch The Ace winner at cheque presentation

Valley Manor residents and staff gathered in the Fireplace Lounge on June 14 to witness the good fortune of Rachel Stamplicoski, winner of the Catch The Ace lottery. St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (SFVH Foundation) Executive Director, Toni Lavigne-Conway, and Erin Gienow, Donor Relations and Events Coordinator, presented Stamplicoski with …

June 16

Cannabis edibles to become legal in December Health Canada released new regulations on cannabis edibles, beverages, topicals and extracts on June 14. These products will be on the legal market as early as mid-December, although Canadians should expect there to be a shortage of supply, at least initially. The regulations, …

Athletes honoured at Madawaska Valley District High School

On Tuesday June 11 Madawaska Valley District High School held its annual athletic awards evening to celebrate the school’s athletes and their accomplishments. The event began with the awards ceremony and ended with a dinner and photos. Shown above are the many students who received awards for the 2018-19 academic …

OPP Killaloe news May 27 to June 9

During the weeks of May 27 – June 9, 2019 there were 172 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment.  There were twenty-one motor vehicle collisions, ten were animal related. There was one domestic dispute which did not result in …

Valley residents salute Bill Green

Bill Green (above centre) died suddenly at his home on June 9 at the age of 55. The funeral Mass is at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Barry’s Bay on Thursday June 13 at 10 a.m. following visitations at Heubner Funeral Home. Green grew up in Barry’s Bay and members …

Missing person located says OPP Killaloe

OPP Killaloe Detachment advised that they received notification on June 12 that Johannes WYNIA (pictured above) has been located in Abitibi, Quebec, in good health by the Surete du Quebec Provincial Police Service. Police thank the community for their response to the request for assistance in locating this person. Wynia, …