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 …

Catch The Ace winner gets $24,935.50

Congratulations to Rachel Stamplicoski, the big winner in St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation’s Catch The Ace lottery. When her ticket was drawn today at the Ash Grove Inn, the Ace of Spades was found in Envelope #15. She won not only the Weekly Prize (20 percent of this week’s ticket …

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, …

Ministry clearcutting along Babinski Road annoys MV Council

At its Council in Committee meeting on June 4 Council discussed correspondence forwarded by John Yakabuski Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. Yakabuski had sent Mayor Kim Love a letter from Steve Clark Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing citing a Municipal Act 2001 requirement that all municipalities adopt a …

June 10

Please respect the flashing green light Volunteer firefighters en route to an emergency display a flashing green light. In Ontario some 19,000 volunteer firefighters drive their own personal vehicles and use these flashing green lights. While not mandatory (yet), fire departments ask that you respect the flashing green and pull …

MV firefighters respond to Bay Street fire

Madawaska Valley Fire Department responded to a fire on Bay Street in the early afternoon on Saturday June 8. The fire occurred next door to Co-Operators Insurance. (All photos: Mark Woermke) RV burns on Bay Street The owner of an RV was trying to start the vehicle when it caught fire. …

Porch Views: All roads led to Madawaska

On Saturday May 11 all roads led to Madawaska as former residents and descendants of Madawaskans headed home to the “Growing Up in Madawaska Reunion.” I was one of them. It felt like a homecoming even though I didn’t grow up there and only spend a few hours a year …

Victim of Round Lake Road fatal accident identified

Killaloe OPP have this morning disclosed the identity of the individual killed in Wednesday’s crash on Round Lake Road as being 54-year-old Randy NEFF of Golden Lake. Neff was an occupant of one of the two passenger vehicles struck by a pickup truck. As reported previously, the pickup truck was …

Killaloe OPP investigate fatal collision on Round Lake Road

On Wednesday June 5, 2019 at approximately 5:00 p.m.,members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a three vehicle collision involving a pickup truck and two passenger cars on Round Lake Road, near Jack’s Lake, in the Township of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards. Preliminary investigation …