Anna Dolan is Green Party candidate

Photo submitted Anna Dolan has spent much of her childhood on the shores of Kamaniskeg Lake along with family and friends and is now proud to call Barry’s Bay her home. The times spent swimming, canoeing and cottaging in the natural beauty of the lake has shaped in her a …

Seasonal resident questions lack of festival

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent by a seasonal resident to the Mayor of MV Township and copied to The Current. To whom it may concern: When I drove through The Bay to the cottage for the Victoria Day Weekend, I was delighted to notice that the Annual Craft …

A Railway Station dialogue

Editor’s note: The Current recently published a press release from the Madawaska Valley Culture & Heritage Society. Click HERE for that piece. Upon reading it, Mary-Rose Dawes posted a comment, to which Doug De La Matter, MVCHS Chair, has provided a response. The Current considers that their dialogue covers important …

Report on MV Council meeting May 22

Public gallery May 22 2018 Members of Madawaska Valley Council were disappointed about several items discussed at Tuesday’s Regular Council meeting. Shown at the meeting in the public gallery (above, from left) : Suzanne Klatt, Elaine Schweig, Bill Schweig, Doug De La Matter. Volunteer Firefighter Certification Council discussed a letter from Marie-France Lalonde, …

New PossABILITIES at Bonnechere Park this Summer

Floating wheelchair (example) Photo: pixabay.com Local residents and tourists with accessibility challenges who visit Bonnechere Provincial Park this summer will be able to experience the beach area and Park programs like never before. Thanks to funding from the Employment and Social Development Canada Enabling Accessibility Fund, and the support of several …

The Rockingham Church goes online

Image: Rockingham Summer by Joyce Burkholder The Little Brown Church on the Hill is catching up with the 21st century! The Friends of the Rockingham Church are excited to share the news of their new website at www.rockinghamchurch.org. Click HERE to visit the site. At the site you’ll find directions to …

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 …