Porch Views: Are you represented? Part 2 — A tale of “inter-village friction”

Madawaska Valley post-amalgamation wards Opinion In Part 1, I proposed a return to the ward system which I felt at the time would be the best way to ensure voter representation in the Township of Madawaska Valley. It only generated two comments online, but it prompted several visits to my …

NRN tower to provide increased internet service in Barry’s Bay

View up Mintha Street towards existing tower (circled) Northern Rural Net (NRN), internet service provider which originated in Barry’s Bay in early 2017, has provided The Current with more detail about the proposed new communications tower mentioned in our report of the July 23 Council meeting. At that meeting, Council …

Howe & Bradley Law Office

Robert Howe and Matt Bradley Contrary to rumours which have been circulating in the community, local lawyer Robert B. Howe of Barry’s Bay is not retiring – not just yet anyway. He said today, I am pleased to announce that, in planning for retirement, I have entered into an association …

Communities in Bloom awards presentation

Valley Manor – First place Community Garden Valley Manor hosted the annual Madawaska Valley Community in Bloom (CiB) Awards presentation on July 20. Co-chairs Debbie Marshall and Elser Lee Faith Archer welcomed National CiB judges Lorna McIlroy from Grande Prairie, Alberta and Gaétan Deschênes from Saint-Basile-le-Grand, Québec, and representatives from …

Hands do so much

Image: creativecommons.org Hands can say hello, hug you close, wave goodbye, Point you in the right direction, cover your eyes when you cry. Hands can harm someone, heal another, Cover a yawn, slap your brother.   Hands can teach, write and draw, Knit scarves, sweaters and buckle bras. Move traffic, …

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