March 31 2019

Province announces expanded availability of alcohol “Our government is actively working to expand the sale of beer and wine to corner stores, box stores, and even more grocery stores,” said Vic Fedeli, Finance Minister, in a speech to a Toronto business audience delivered on March 28. He said the government …

Heritage Cup opener pays tribute to Captain Kashub

The Opeongo Heritage Cup opened at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre on March 29 at 7 p.m. with a special pre-game ceremony to pay tribute to the late Mark Yakabuski, former captain of the Kashubian Griffins. The competing teams lined up at centre ice represented the Kashubian and Irish …

Plant a seed for mental health

Valley residents have more opportunities to engage in the Planting Seeds for Mental Health art project. Partnering organizations Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio (OV-CAOS), Rainbow Valley Community Health Centre (Rainbow Valley CHC) and Community Resource Centre (Killaloe) (CRC) will host free community art workshops at 12 North St. Community …

Monthly column by MPP John Yakabuski

Winter is hanging around longer than expected and probably longer than many would wish. But given the kind of winter it’s been, I for one would be happy to see a gradual transition to spring. The reason I say this is that if spring returns in a measured fashion, it will be …

Killaloe OPP weekly report Mar.18-24

During the week of March 18 – March 24, 2019 there were 78 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment. There were four motor vehicle collisions, all of which were animal related. There were five domestic disputes and two domestic …

Gift from the heart 2019

April 6, 2019 marks the eleventh annual Gift From The Heart event. For those who don’t know, Gift From The Heart (GFTH) is the day when registered dental hygienists open their hearts and provide no-cost dental hygiene services to those who can’t afford regular dental hygiene care. The Barry’s Bay …

Morninglory Farm then

Publishers’ Note:  As Morninglory Farm prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary on March 30th 2019, The Current re-prints with permission Douglas Gloin’s article about the back-to-the-land movement, written ten years ago for the Toronto Star. Gloin’s article is just as valuable now as it was when first published in painting a …

March 24 2019

Fatal snowmobile collision in Hastings Highlands OPP Bancroft Detachment report their area’s first fatal motor vehicle collision of this year at approximately 12:26 p.m. on March 23 2019 on E109 trail in the municipality of Hasting Highlands, off Highway 127. Officers attended with Hastings Paramedic Services and were assisted by …

Claudia Van Wijk receives world recognition

Amsterdam-based World Paddle Awards (WPA) honoured Claudia Van Wijk on March 20 with their prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to paddle sports. WPA’s announcement said that as director of Madawaska Kanu Centre (MKC), Van Wijk inspired thousands of people to start whitewater paddling and has mentored “countless Canadian …

Reading between the (funding) lines

OPINION Wednesday was the first day of spring and it was met with weather appropriate to the occasion. Walking around town one could not help but notice a collective lifting of the spirits. On the same day there also came the news of the $620,000 windfall payment to the Township’s …

OPP Killaloe weekly news Mar. 11-17

During the week of March 11 to March 17, 2019 there were 77 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment. There were four motor vehicle collisions, two were animal related. There were no domestic disputes. Distracted Driving Campaign Results  The …