Porch Views: All roads led to Madawaska

On Saturday May 11 all roads led to Madawaska as former residents and descendants of Madawaskans headed home to the “Growing Up in Madawaska Reunion.” I was one of them. It felt like a homecoming even though I didn’t grow up there and only spend a few hours a year …

Victim of Round Lake Road fatal accident identified

Killaloe OPP have this morning disclosed the identity of the individual killed in Wednesday’s crash on Round Lake Road as being 54-year-old Randy NEFF of Golden Lake. Neff was an occupant of one of the two passenger vehicles struck by a pickup truck. As reported previously, the pickup truck was …

Killaloe OPP investigate fatal collision on Round Lake Road

On Wednesday June 5, 2019 at approximately 5:00 p.m.,members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a three vehicle collision involving a pickup truck and two passenger cars on Round Lake Road, near Jack’s Lake, in the Township of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards. Preliminary investigation …

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

A Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon attended by 140 volunteers was held at the Barry’s Bay Legion on May 29.  Barry’s Bay & Area Home Support, Valley Manor, St Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation, St Francis Memorial Hospital Auxiliary/Hospital and MV Hospice Palliative Care planned the event, at which the Legion served a …

Killaloe OPP seek assistance to locate missing man

Update June 3:  OPP Killaloe Detachment confirm that this person remains missing. They have asked us to share the following photographs submitted by family members on social media in the hope this may assist with the investigation.   On Thursday May 30, 2019 members of the Killaloe Detachment of the …

June 2

Township of Madawaska Valley now has two Integrity Commissioners According to the Committee in Council Agenda for the meeting on Tuesday June 4, MV now has two Integrity Commissioners. In addition to Guy Giorno who has been in the role since May 2017, MV has engaged the services of Sudbury …

MV students experience being First Responders

Twenty-five Grade 11/12 students from Madawaska Valley District High School (MVDHS) got interactive hands-on experience on May 28 of what First Responders deal with during typical emergency calls. The day-long program focused on accident scene recreation, extrication, and suppression training. MV Chief Fire Official Corwin Quade, six other members of …

Cultivating cannabis

Dear Editor, What a delight and relief to see someone show up with a few baby cannabis seedlings to give away at the Killaloe Library Plant and Book sale on May 25. This will be the first Spring that “common” “ordinary” Canadians will be able to plant and grow cannabis …