One hundred years after Armistice Day 1918

Barry’s Bay Legion Branch 406 celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of Armistice Day with a series of moving ceremonies, all well attended by members of the local community who came together to remember those who served. While the morning’s Remembrance Day proceedings were conducted inside the Legion Hall, a Colour Guard …

A memorable November 11

On Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., close to 100 members of the community attended the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 406 in Barry’s Bay and left 90 minutes later having experienced the very personal and private side of war. The Opeongo Reader’s Theatre, (pictured above) under the capable direction of Barry …

County unveils new mental health initiative

At the Annual General Meeting of the Renfrew County Law Clinic held in Pembroke on October 30 2018 members heard a presentation by Greg Lubimiv about the new Renfrew County Mental Health and Addiction Plan. Lubimiv is Executive Director of the Phoenix Centre for Children and Families (logo pictured above) which is …

Sneak peek at student Christmas card designs

The Current has received the following update from the Student Activity Council at Madawaska Valley District High School about their Christmas card fundraiser, along with this advance peek at the card designs. (Shown above is a design by Michael McCloskey.) Our Student Activity Council is very committed to this project and we …

Yakabuski announces plan to offer free fishing to veterans

The Current has received this information in a press release from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Ontario’s Government for the People is planning to honour past and present members of the Canadian Armed Forces, who have sacrificed so much for the people of Ontario and Canada. Work is …

Only the tip of the iceberg

OPINION Integrity Commissioner Guy Giorno presented two reports to MV Council on Nov. 5 regarding complaints made against Councillors Peplinski and Maika. Giorno’s opinion was that neither councillor had breached the Code of Conduct. During the public question period afterwards some individuals urged the township to bring legal claims against …

Opeongo Heritage Cup Commissioner’s message

Hello out there, we’re on the air, it’s Heritage Hockey time again. The Opeongo Heritage Cup is back to entertain cultural hockey fans.  Once again, the descendants of the first Irish, Kashub and German pioneers who travelled up the Opeongo Line in the 1850s to settle the Madawaska and Bonnechere …

OPP investigate fatal fire on Mask Road

On Wednesday November 7, 2018 at approximately 10:46 a.m. members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a garage fire which spread to a residence on Mask Road, in the Township of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards. Police have located the remains of a body at …

MV Council Clips from Nov. 5 meeting

Madawaska Valley Council dealt with a 215-page meeting agenda on Nov. 5. The heavy agenda was partly due to fewer committee meetings during the election period, a backlog of correspondence and the need to brief Council on numerous items. Update from Mayor Love re County Official Plan Amendments No. 25 …

Mayor’s address at Nov. 5 MV Council meeting

Madawaska Valley Mayor Kim Love opened the Nov. 5 Council meeting with the following address, which The Current publishes without comment. In the month of October I travelled and worked an average of 20 hours a week for a total of 87 hours as mayor of MV. I attended six scheduled …

Human remains found near Ruby Road

On Monday November 5, 2018 at approximately 10:49 am, the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of the discovery of human remains in the area of Ruby Road, in the Township of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards. The human remains were located by hunters. Members …

The dark side of fruitcake

What on earth would a Physiotherapist have to say about Fruitcake? Fruitcake, Sufganiyot,Khrustyky, Midnight Madness, Black Friday. These terms are synonymous with the holiday season and the aching legs, backs and shoulders associated with the preparations. As the holidays draw closer, experience tells me that I will be encountering patients …

Time to get back on The Path

Editorial As we luxuriate in the aftermath of another election spared from signage blight it is worth considering what we have learned about what should occupy the new Council’s attention. Handover is only a month away. Before we get to that, The Current congratulates all of the successful candidates. Councillors Archer …