MV Councillor subject of complaint after outburst

Councillor Shelley Maika (above) has found herself in hot water after a formal complaint was lodged by a local resident who claimed Maika verbally assaulted her on May 2 at the Township office. According to Christine Darbyson, Maika burst into a private meeting between Darbyson and Acting Interim Treasurer Ross Jeffrey, …

Bay Day rain or shine

Photo: Sharon Gardiner Umbrellas were open on Bay Day 2018 but a few drops of rain did not stop the fun in Barry’s Bay.  The traditional activities continued even during the rain and this year the festivities were marked by several firsts. New CAO Sue Klatt visits Farmers’ Market vendor …

Combermere gigantic bake and yard sale

Oliver and Lily Cannon excited with their find at the sale Saturday’s Gigantic Bake and Yard Sale was held at the Combermere Community Centre. Young shoppers Oliver and Lily Cannon above were pleased with a complete workbench set including tools. Their mother was even more pleased with the $10 price tag. …

Alliance funded to improve seniors’ fitness

OVCATA members from all over the County met in Cobden for a ride and to announce the Renfrew County Seniors Active Transportation on May 17, 2018.  Photo: submitted The Ottawa Valley Cycling and Active Transportation Alliance (OVCATA) will be encouraging Renfrew County seniors to get out cycling and walking, with …

Six partners in Eastern Ontario joining forces to implement EHR

Above from left: Shafique Shamji, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer; Michelle Leafloor, Program Director; Dr. Glen Geiger, Program Medical Lead; Yvonne Wilson, Program Clinical Lead; at The Ottawa Hospital, believe the Epic Health Information System will harness technology to create a better patient experience.  Photo: Jacinta Cillis-Asquith Editor’s Note: …

NDP candidate Ethel LaValley puts trust in voters

Ethel LaValley gives her nomination speech (Photo submitted) Ethel LaValley, Whitney resident and NDP candidate for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, says she is not afraid about going up against John Yakabuski MPP in the upcoming election. In an interview with the Current, she referenced her experience in public life and said from a …

Combermere Craft Cabin prepares for season

Above: Combermere Craft Cabin work party  The Combermere Craft Cabin reopens on May Long Weekend. Craft Cabin Committee members donned rubber gloves and arrived with brooms on May 13 to clear away the winter cobwebs. Shown above from left are:  Standing: Carol Burnett, Jane Corbett, Kristin Marchand, Barb Schaeffer  Seated: …

How to get unstuck

Photo: wikimediacommons.org Readers can enjoy the wry humour of this Valley story, with a twist in the tail. The wind had been howling for hours, the sun peeking out from thick white clouds every now and then. If it weren’t for the wind, it would have been a perfect spring …

Internet marketing vital for tourism development

Frederic Gonzalo, Gonzo Marketing, addresses OVTA delegates Nearly one hundred Valley tourism business owners met at the Santa Fe Grill in Renfrew on April 30 for the annual conference of the Ottawa Valley Tourism Association (OVTA) where keynote speaker Frederic Gonzalo of Gonzo Marketing told delegates how to better manage their …

Porch Views: Serving the community

Photo: Mark Woermke For the first time this year, I am enjoying my morning coffee on the porch. It’s pretty quiet on my corner this Saturday morning, but the sun is shining and things look promising for Wilno’s Kashub Day. I have an excellent view of Bay Street and the …

CAO appointment confirmed and other good news

Sue Klatt (above) outside MV Township office During her opening remarks at the May 4 Council meeting, Mayor Kim Love announced, Ms. Suzanne Klatt has accepted the position of CAO/Clerk for the Township of Madawaska Valley as of May 28. Ms. Klatt is already well known to our community from …

Wilno welcomes all to Kashub Day

Downtown Wilno on Kashub Day 2018    Photo: Sharon Gardiner The Wilno Heritage Society celebrated its 20-year anniversary last Saturday with the annual Kashub Day Festival at Wilno Heritage Park. Guests enjoyed non-stop entertainment from 11 a.m. until after sundown. The annual celebration commemorates pioneer ancestors and helps keep the …