Message to our readers

As previously reported, The Current’s owners have taken an extended break from the final throes of a Valley winter, but this week sees us back to normal – refreshed and ready to roll. While away our reporting particularly on the investigative side was necessarily limited, but thanks to our regular contributors we have been able to update our readers on some matters of local interest.

Recent breaking news that we are now focused on includes the announcement that Brudenell Lyndoch Raglan (BLR) ratepayers have been billed nearly $300,000 by the Wishart Law team for the Court application to remove Councillor Andrea Budarick from office. Of that sum almost $180,000 was charged for “investigation,” yet the Court has only ordered that Budarick reimburse the Township in the total amount of $25,000. The Current has contacted Andrew Sprunt, BLR’s Municipal Manager, requesting further details of this expenditure and we will publish more details as information becomes available.


  1. Eve-Marie Chamot

    What!!!:- you don’t like winter in the upper Madawaska Valley?:- tsk, tsk! This place is like “Shangrila” all year round (except perhaps between May 20 and June 10 when the black flies swarm):- this is not Toronto which always manages to convert every “winter wonderland” into a soupy dreary sea of banal “snirt” (ie snow plus dirt plus all sorts of other crud). You might also focus on the newly released eastern Ontario transportation plan which generally ignores west Renfrew County and north Hastings County and actually totally excludes South Algonquin township:- at least they could have proposed for the Province to re-assume old Hwy 62 between Maynooth and Barry’s Bay and between Killaloe and Pembroke. Aside from the robins another promising sign of progress is that they are stringing fiber-optic cable in Barry’s Bay and I saw them doing it right out in the open in front of Home Hardware last Friday:- high-speed broadband Internet is on the way to Barry’s Bay and vicinity folks and life will never be the same hereabouts! On the Internet old movies never die and you can watch them for free along with endless videos of sawmills and cooking shows and how-to-do-it videos for everything and just about everything else plus there is news galore from all over the world.

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