Heritage Photo: Moll’s Lodge

Photo submitted Here’s a postcard that was postmarked June or July 12th, 1948.  It’s a picture of Moll’s Lodge which was located on Wadsworth Lake.  I have actually been there but I no longer remember where on the lake it is.  I don’t think that it’s standing any more.  I …

Active Transportation in Ottawa Valley has a big year

Ottawa Valley Cycling and Active Transportation Alliance (OVCATA) members gathered in Renfrew for an annual meeting to celebrate a busy and very successful year. The organization was founded two and a half years ago to be a voice for cycling, walking and other self-powered transportation enthusiasts. Shown above OVCATA activists celebrate at 2018 …

Update: Pot shop poll

Nov. 27, 2018: If you have not checked the results of this poll for some time you will see a significant change in the overall result. This is due to a recent audit of all votes. We had discovered some voting irregularities since certain individuals were casting multiple votes, including …

Communities in Bloom winter baskets

Communities in Bloom (CiB) volunteers filled Madawaska Valley Township  Yard 2 garage with winter baskets on November 22. They scheduled just one morning to produce enough baskets not only for the downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA) catchment area in Barry’s Bay but also for Railway Station Park and Zurakowski Park. …

MV Council Clips from Nov. 19 meeting

Members of the Madawaska Valley 2014-18 Council attended their final Regular Council meeting of their term on November 19. Third Reading passed of By-Law 2018-108: Little Bark Bay Subdivision Agreement CAO Suzanne Klatt and Planning Officer Silas Lorbetskie reported on the progress of this development. Klatt told Council that certain …

Have lessons been learned from Borutski’s crimes?

OPINION On November 20 2018 the provincial government issued a media release entitled Ontario Working to Stop Violence Against Women and Support Survivors. It announced that it is investing $11.5 million this year to better support frontline shelter workers serving women and children and delivering counselling programs across the province. Minister …

Yakabuski announces consultation to improve moose management

The Ontario government today announced a consultation designed to make the moose draw fairer, more accessible and simpler for hunters by updating its approach to managing moose. Over the next two years, the government intends to work with an advisory committee, which will review how tag quotas are developed, how …

Bosco students take proposals to MV Council

Photos by April Lundy and Bethany Kluke Grade 7 and 8 Geography students from St. John Bosco School attended Madawaska Valley Council to witness municipal government in action on November 19. Their teacher, Ms. Jordan Norris, explained that their presence at the Council meeting was the result of a class …

The Food Bank needs your help this winter

Madawaska Valley Food Bank is looking for help to ensure its clients don’t go hungry this winter. Food Bank volunteers told The Current about the generosity of Valley residents in the past and what initiatives are planned for the next several weeks. One of these events has already taken place: the …

Local interest in Green Burial

Green Burial Ottawa Valley held an Information Session in Killaloe on Thursday, November 15.  They are an informal group (at present) and are working to make Green Burial available to residents of the Ottawa Valley. Green Burial is an environmentally sensitive option to standard burial practice or cremation.  In Green Burial, …

Pot shop regulations announced

On November 14 Ontario published an outline of its regulations for the licensing and operation of private cannabis stores. Key dates are December 17, 2018 which is when the application process will commence and April 1, 2019 the date when licensed stores will be open for business. The government has …