MV Food Bank has challenges to meet

Madawaska Valley Food Bank, the local non-profit that helps feed Valley residents, has more than one mountain to climb in the next few months. MV Food Bank is searching for a new home – not for the first time, having set up shop in several locations since it began more …

County of Renfrew declares state of emergency

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, County of Renfrew declared a state of emergency on March 30, 2020 under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. The media release states as follows: At 2 p.m. today, Warden Debbie Robinson declared a state of emergency due to the global COVID-19 pandemic …

County of Renfrew declares state of emergency

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, County of Renfrew declared a state of emergency on March 30, 2020 under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. The media release states as follows: At 2 p.m. today, Warden Debbie Robinson declared a state of emergency due to the global COVID-19 pandemic …

Palmer Rapids broomball tournament ends with COVID-19 case

The Palmer Rapids Broomball league held its season-ending playoff tournament on March 15 in the Palmer Rapids arena. It featured the four teams that had competed in the league throughout the season. With players, fans and volunteers in the building, approximately 100 people were gathered at the arena. An individual …

Palmer Rapids broomball tournament ends with COVID-19 case

The Palmer Rapids Broomball league held its season-ending playoff tournament on March 15 in the Palmer Rapids arena. It featured the four teams that had competed in the league throughout the season. With players, fans and volunteers in the building, approximately 100 people were gathered at the arena. An individual …

Chippawa Shores responds to opposition from residents

The Current has received this letter to the editor from David Hunter of Combermere Lodge Limited (shown above speaking at the Aug.29 2019 public meeting) Dear Editor Combermere Lodge Limited (CLL) is the proponent for the Chippawa Shores project. We read with interest your article of March 25th, 2020 regarding the …

Chippawa Shores responds to opposition from residents

The Current has received this letter to the editor from David Hunter of Combermere Lodge Limited (shown above speaking at the Aug.29 2019 public meeting) Dear Editor Combermere Lodge Limited (CLL) is the proponent for the Chippawa Shores project. We read with interest your article of March 25th, 2020 regarding the …

Free online resources for stay-at-home enjoyment

The recent announcement by major Canadian telecommunication companies that they are waiving internet overage charges because of the pandemic is welcome news. Not only is it welcome to those who are working from home, but also other shut-ins who want an alternative to television as a source for their entertainment. …

Owner hopes for July opening of Valley’s first pot shop

Recent passers-by of the former Mayflower building at 48 Bay Street, Barry’s Bay (pictured above) will have noticed evidence of changes taking place. This is because of renovations to turn the building into what will be the Bay’s first pot shop. Valley resident Mike Klobouk formed a company a year …