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Tax information and help for seniors on April 9th at the Barry’s Bay Library

Tuesday April 9th  at 2pm, a representative from the Canada Revenue Agency will be at the Barrys Bay library to offer tips on income tax for adults 65+. They will provide tips on GST/HST benefits and credits as well as pension income splitting and digital services. They will also provide...

Basil Borutski, who murdered 3 women in Renfrew County in 2015, has died in prison

According to Corrections Canada, Basil Borutski has died in prison of natural causes.  The Corrections Canada press release states that in all cases involving the death of an inmate, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) will review the circumstances. The 66-year-old had been serving an indeterminate sentence in Millhaven maximum security...

“This light still shining in every corner” Gaza Ceasefire Pilgrimage takes place from Whitney to Maynooth

On March 25th the Gaza Ceasefire pilgrimage took place with people travelling the 41 km’s from Whitney to Maynooth.   Organizer Erin Crecelius says that over the course of the day 21 people walked ranging in age from over 70 to a baby in a stroller.   She said there were...

April 1rst: No day burning now in effect 7am-7pm

Local fire departments are reminding everyone that there is No Day Burning as of this Monday April 1st,   The Open Air Burning Season is now in effect which means that there is to be no burning or outside fires between the hours of 7am and 7pm.  This includes, but is...

“An unusual year” Longtime lake residents discuss ice-out conditions on Baptiste and Mink lakes

Some local residents have been noting its a unique year for the ice going out on their lakes.  On Tuesday we spoke with Wally McColl, who has been on the south shore of Baptiste Lake for over 80 years. "The ice was out in the channel, that happens every year before...

Bancroft OPP seize thousands of dollars worth of fentanyl and cocaine: Arrests for firearms, drug trafficking and an outstanding warrant

Bancroft Ontario Provincial Police say they have recently arrested two individuals on drug trafficking charges.  A Hastings Highlands man has been charged with possession of approximately $7000 dollars worth of fentanyl and cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.  Also, as a result of an investigation that had been ongoing since early March,...
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