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 …

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 …

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. …

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