Gardening Club news

The Madawaska Valley Horticultural Society held a well-attended Annual General Meeting followed by its annual gardening trivia night on January 17. The trivia quiz was led by Baxter Topham-Pitt from Temperate Gardens, Eganville. He drafted and presented questions related to plants that were challenging, engaging and sometimes funny. “The Blooming …

Students will benefit from 10 percent reduction in tuition fees

A release received from MPP John Yakabuski’s office today announced the lowering of tuition fees. Students who attend publicly-assisted colleges and universities will see their rates go down by 10 percent. Yakabuski said, These reforms will make access to a quality education more affordable for students attending Algonquin College Pembroke …

MV to hear from public about retail cannabis

On Monday, January 21 at 6 p.m. Madawaska Valley Township will hold a Special Council meeting to discuss and decide whether to opt in or out of allowing private retail cannabis shops in the municipality. CAO/Clerk Sue Klatt has now confirmed to The Current that the meeting will include “a …

Report of MV Council in Committee meeting Jan.8

Madawaska Valley considered the following items during its first day-long meeting as a Committee of the Whole held on January 8, 2019. Declarations The meeting began with the familiar call for Declarations of Pecuniary Interest and on this occasion there were responses. Councillors Willmer and Peplinski each declared an interest …

MV holds first meeting as a Committee of the Whole

Tuesday January 8 marked the first time MV Council met as a committee of the whole under its new Procedural By-Law 2018-117 passed December 20. (Scroll down for link.) Readers will recall that Mayor Love in her inaugural address at the Dec. 3 Council meeting said MV would adopt this …

1st Barry’s Bay Girl Guides engage with community

The 1st Barry’s Bay Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinder, Ranger Unit is in its third year of operation in the Madawaska Valley. The Barry’s Bay Legion recently donated $1,200 to the Unit. (Above: The Legion presentation to the 1st Barry’s Bay Guides Unit. Photo submitted.) Brown Owl Stacie Pecarski recently told The …

CBC interviews David Shulist about the Valley’s Kashubs

MV Councillor David Shulist was recently interviewed on CBC Radio’s Saturday morning program In Town and Out. CBC producer Jessa Runciman (shown above in the studio with Shulist, holding an example of traditional Kashubian embroidery) interviewed Shulist about his book Discovering Kashubia Europe, the  Fatherland of  my  Kashubian ancestors.  In his book which was …

Opeongo Nordic kids’ program to start January 12

Opeongo Hills Nordic Ski Club advises parents to get your kids outside this winter! They’ll learn to play on cross-country skis, review basic nordic skills for classic skiing and get an introduction to skate-skiing. Older and/or more experienced kids will participate in informal time trials. This program is facilitated by Canadian Association of Nordic Ski …

Yakabuski issues statement on gas tax program for transit

Editor’s note: Nipissing-Renfrew MPP John Yakabuski has today issued the following press release about how Ontario’s gas tax program helps to enhance and expand municipalities’ public transit systems. The Current suggests readers also read our recent editorial on transit which includes information about the Federal Gas Tax Rebate Plan. (Click HERE to read …

OPP warns: Don’t share personal information

During the past week, the Killaloe OPP have responded to two fraud complaints involving the sharing of personal information. One of the calls involved allowing access to a home computer. The OPP repeats its advice that you become “Fraud Savvy” and wants you to follow these tips: Never give personal information …

The Current reviews its first year

The beginning of a new year is an appropriate time to review the old one. January 2nd also marked the first anniversary of The Current so it is also a good time to give our readers an update. Because we are an online newspaper (or “blog” if you prefer!), we …

OPP Killaloe Detachment report holiday period incidents

During the weeks of December 17, 2018 to January 1, 2019 there were 231 calls for service, including the Whitney Detachment. There were twenty-one motor vehicle collisions, fourteen were animal related. The remaining collisions were minor, with no injuries. There were five domestic disputes, with two domestic disputes resulting in …