Help still needed to locate missing Pembroke teen

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment have today confirmed that they continue to search for missing 17-year-old Pembroke male, Tyson YAKABUSKIE (known to also use the surname LEMAIRE). Photo above  Provincial Constable Shawn Peever today told The Current that the OPP investigation remains active and ongoing. He asked …

Dec.23

What’s in a name? According to a media release from Ontario’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, Olivia could be the baby name of the decade with nine years at the top of Ontario’s baby names list. From January, 2010 to December, 2018, Ontario has registered more than 8,300 baby girls named Olivia. Here are Ontario’s …

A walk to the pond

Do you remember the smells of your childhood? Yeah, me too. Specifically, my sense of recall for the fragrances of the cottage in Quebec where my family visited as a child is instant. It’s also intoxicating. It’s a mix between general cottage mustiness, the lingering aroma of my grandmother’s cooking, …

It’s all about the judges

OPINION Even as President Trump was being impeached yesterday, his enabler-in-chief, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, was providing yet more evidence that reveals why the Republican Party has sold its soul to the Devil. On Wednesday afternoon while Republicans in the House of Representatives were collectively scraping the bottom of …

Climate Justice Climatique Pembroke to hold rally Dec.20

Climate Justice Climatique Pembroke (CJCP) plans to hold a Rally for our Planet this Friday, December 20 in front of Pembroke City Hall, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. This local, youth-led group invites everyone to attend who shares their concerns about protecting as much as possible of our local environment and communities …

Good causes abound in the Valley

Wherever you look in the Valley at this time of year you will find neighbours helping others in need; it’s truly the time for giving. Below The Current highlights just a few instances of old-fashioned Valley generosity witnessed during the past couple of weeks.   On December 9 we reported …

MV Hospice values new volunteer recruits

Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care recently put out a call for new volunteers and received an excellent response. Hospice Clinical Director Karen Wagner said of the new arrivals, “Welcome everyone. Thank you for recognizing a need and stepping forward to be part of a team willing to help. Together we …

OPP news updates as of Dec.16

Shooting incident leads to additional charges for MV resident On October 10 The Current reported on a shooting incident that left a Barry’s Bay man seriously injured. The accused, Shawn Russell, initially faced charges of Careless Use of a Firearm and Possession of Firearm and Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order. …

Dec.15

Catch The Ace progressive jackpot estimated at $20,000 The progressive jackpot in the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation weekly Catch the Ace Lottery just keeps on growing. The Weekly Prize for Week #11 is estimated at $1,215 and if the Ace of Spades is found, the Total Winnings will be …

December message from John Yakabuski MPP

MPP John Yakabuski, pictured above at Santa Claus Parade in Barry’s Bay (photo Sharon Gardiner), has sent this December message to Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke residents: I’m always excited when I have the opportunity to talk about forestry, one of the bedrock industries in the province of Ontario and certainly one that played …