Heritage Photo: Fire Ranger

I sure hope someone can come forward with some further information on this interesting-looking character.  The photograph is inscribed “Deer Skin, Fire Ranger, Madawaska, Ont.” Someone told me that this man’s name is Richard Conroy, also known as Buckskin Dick, and that he was the first game warden in this …

Gallant says big banks abandon rural Canada

Editor’s Note: Valley residents already experienced this issue closer to home when ScotiaBank closed its Maynooth branch in January 2017, incorporating the business into its Bancroft branch. Branch customers in Hastings Highlands received six months’ notice of that closure.  In a recent media release, Cheryl Gallant, MP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, the …

Glory days of the Balmoral Hotel

The Station Keepers MV launched their Month of Sundays (31 events during 2020) on January 19 with The Local, a series that will focus on local historic buildings and the families associated with them. “The first show deals with the glory days of the old Balmoral Hotel, something I know …

Hints to help you feel better this winter

Improve your well-being with the latest health and fitness news.   Reduce your risk of dementia In a large-scale study published in the  Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), dementia-free participants over 60 years old were examined for genetic variants that are associated with dementia, along with a “healthy …

Two charged in ATV theft

During the week of January 20 – January 26, 2020, there were 90 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment. There were twenty-four motor vehicle collisions, of which fifteen were animal related. There were eight domestic disputes, one of which …

Jan.27

LEGO lovers live it up at the library Keen lovers of LEGO enjoyed themselves on January 18 at the first meeting of the Madawaska Valley Public Library’s new LEGO Club. The free club is for children 5 years and older. Anyone who enjoys LEGO building or wants to start using …

Porch Views: the “auf Wiedersehen” piece

Perhaps you have noticed that views from my porch are not appearing as regularly in the online and print versions of The Madawaska Valley Current these days. The publishers tell me that a number of readers have been inquiring, and I am well aware of folks’ proclivity to, in the …

Health warning! Sealtest milk recall

The Canadian Press has reported this morning at 7:00 a.m. that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the Agropur Co-operative is recalling some of its milk products in Ontario and Quebec due to the presence of sanitizer. The recall involves Sealtest brand products, including skim milk, one per cent, two …

New look for Township of South Algonquin

The Current shares this recent media release from Valley business Placemaking Design: Using the Main Street Revitalization funding received from the Association of Municipalities Ontario, the Township of South Algonquin is developing an updated branding style, a visitors’ map as well as a plan for more consistent township signage. This …

OPP top tips for Snowmobile Safety Week

As officials from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) assemble for the launch of Snowmobile Safety Week (Jan 18-26, 2020), OPP Killaloe Detachment shares the following safe riding snowmobile TIPS, to ensure riders return home safely after each …

Killaloe OPP news for the week of Jan.13-19

During the week of January 13 – January 19, 2020, there were 109 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment. There were nineteen motor vehicle collisions, of which eight were animal related. There were three domestic disputes, none of which …

Teachers and school staff hold protest in Barry’s Bay

Members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) from the Madawaska Valley family of schools demonstrated their support at an action today in Barry’s Bay. Staff representing Whitney Public School, Sherwood Public School, Killaloe Public School and Palmer Rapids Public School gathered at Zurakowski Park to show solidarity together. …