Police seek suspect in Eganville homicide investigation – public safety warning issued

The Renfrew County Crime Unit and members of the Killaloe OPP are currently investigating a homicide and are warning members of the public regarding a safety risk posed by the suspect. On January 25, 2023, shortly before 9:00 p.m., police responded to a 911 call at a residence, in the …

Thoughts on proposed redevelopment of Lakeshore Park on Barry’s Bay waterfront

Editor’s note: The Current welcomes a new occasional contributor, Barry’s Bay resident Roger Prince, who provides the following commentary about the proposed redevelopment of the Kamaniskeg Lake waterfront in Barry’s Bay. On Jan.17 I attended our township council meeting when the consulting firm Beacon Environmental presented their Concept Plan Report …

Two MV residents seriously injured in fatal head-on collision on Hwy.60

OPP Technical Collision Investigators, (TCI) were called to assist with a motor vehicle collision investigation that resulted in the death of one driver. On January 20, 2023, at approximately 1:00 p.m., members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two-vehicle collision involving a sport …

Tree of Lights campaign raises record 120k for hospital equipment

St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (SFVH) has released the results of its year-end fundraising campaign, Tree of Lights 2022, which raised a record $120,000 for the purchase of much needed hospital equipment. Erin Gienow, SFVH Executive Director, said, “This is the most raised to date through our year-end appeal. Together, …

MV dumps Giorno and Young-Lovelace as Integrity Commissioners — appoints replacement

Editorial At the Jan.17 Regular Council meeting, the newly-elected Council of Madawaska Valley passed a By-Law to appoint Tony E. Fleming of the firm Cunningham Swan Lawyers as Integrity Commissioner for the Township. Fleming is based in Kingston, where he is the supervising partner in the firm’s Municipal Law group. …

The impact of Ontario’s More Homes Built Faster Act on our waterfront

Editor’s note: The following article written by Monica Seidel was submitted for publication by Watersheds Canada. While the opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of this newspaper, The Current reproduces it here because of local interest in the development of Valley waterfront …

Sunday, Jan.8

Affordable Housing Alliance of the Ottawa Valley – MV The Madawaska Valley arm of the Affordable Housing Alliance of the Ottawa Valley seeks members. To explore local housing issues and the need for affordable housing in Madawaska Valley Township, join AHAOV committee members in conversation Wednesday, January 11 at 6pm …

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