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April 8 2020

Events and gatherings are cancelled until further notice.
Most public facilities are closed or open for remote access only.

We have listed sources of local information regarding the Covid-19 situation in the centre column of our Home page.

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Seedling Share & Grow a Row
Madawaska Valley

This gardening season why not plant an extra row of your favourite vegetables for the MV Food Bank?

Harvest can be dropped off at 188 Paugh Lake Rd on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of any month.

Your Seedlings Can Help People Grow Their Own Food
As you sow your indoor seedlings over the next few weeks, please sow extras to donate the resulting transplants to Food Bank clients.

To donate your seedlings,
Simply label them and drop them off at 188 Paugh Lake Rd in Barry’s Bay, on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. For further information, please call Terry Newcombe at 613-756-3344.

Help and Special Arrangements

We know of these services and special arrangements intended to help with Physical Distancing.

Please email us if you know of help being offered in your area.

Volunteers helping neighbours. - Madawaska Valley
If you need groceries or medications picked up in Madawaska Valley these people will help. Call Paula at 613-334-0542.

Eganville and Area Help Network
Post on the page for help from community angels - groceries, pharmacy, errands.

Shopping Times for Seniors
ValuMart, Barry's Bay ~ 7 - 8 am
Metro, Barry's Bay ~ 8 - 9 am
Lorraine's Pharmasave ~ 9 - 10 am
Eganville Foodland ~ 8 - 9 am
Eganville Freshmart has no special time but recommends shopping 7 to 9 am or in the evening. They are posting updates on their Facebook page.

Local Information Sources

A shout-out to everyone who is working to keep people informed during this uncomfortable time.

Renfrew County and District Health Unit has links to the self-assessment tool, information about self-isolating, information for businesses and more.

Madawaska Valley Current has extensive information about what is happening and how to access services you may need.

The Wilno Community Billboard and Whats up in the Madawaska Valley Area are posting local updates.

The Eganville Leader and Moose FM have lots of local info.

Google, of course. Many businesses and organizations are updating their websites to let you know what their current situation.

Facebook, also of course. Many businesses and organizations post their latest information there.

Cancellations & Closures

Municipal offices and many other offices are closed to the public, but available by phone and email. Contact information for municipal offices is here.

Hospital and medical care - generally only providing urgent or emergency care.
Restaurants - providing take-out only, but some are closed. Mad Valley Current has more specific information

Grocery stores, other businesses - are generally open; some are providing early-hour times restricted to seniors and other at-risk people.

Municipal facilities, recreation halls, churches are closed.

Covid-19 in Numbers

Here are some sites providing fascinating information about the pandemic in Canada and all over the world.

WorldOMeter - includes stats by population

Our World in Data - as in-depth as you could want

World Health Organization Situation Reports

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