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 at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre in Barry’s Bay. For information contact Helen Benn. Email or 613-756-1156

Madawaska Valley Township

Development Charges: MV Township will hold a public meeting about Development Charges on Thursday Jan.12 at 4pm at the municipal office. Interested parties may also attend via Zoom. For more information about the meeting please see:

To read the background study on Development Charges commissioner by the Township, please visit:

2023 Above and Beyond:  The nomination period is now open, so it’s time to celebrate the accomplishments of community member. The annual award was established in 2022 to honour volunteers, neighbours, and good citizens who make a positive contribution in the community. You can submit your choice of a deserving Madawaska Valley resident by completing the nomination form at:

Eat local

Buying fresh, local goods is one of the joys of attending farmers’ markets during the warmer months. Thanks to Valley producers, you can eat fresh and local foods throughout the winter too.

Killaloe: Killaloe Farmers Market holds an indoor market on the first Saturday of every month from 10 am to 2 pm at the Killaloe Lions Hall, 18 Lake Street, Killaloe. Farm fresh produce, meats, breads, preserves, arts, crafts, and gifts. For more information visit:

Barry’s Bay, Killaloe and other pick-up points: Ottawa Valley Food Co-op has announced that its JANUARY ordering cycle opens today, Sunday Jan.8, and closes at midnight on Monday Jan.16. Delivery Day is Tuesday Jan.24. For pick-up locations in your community, monthly specials, and to order authentic, delicious and local foods prepared fresh, visit the website:

Rockingham: The Weekly Farmstand runs through the winter months on a pre-order basis. For updates and to place orders for their weekly offering of sourdough woodfired pastries, breads, and root cellared vegetables, please contact Blakeney Malo via Facebook or email:

Arts in the Madawaska Valley

Madawaska Valley Studio Tour is hard at work planning this year’s Summer and Fall Tours. Tour dates this year are July 15-16 and Sept.30-Oct.1. If you would like your business to support Valley arts and artists as a local partner, please visit

If you can’t wait until summer to enjoy local arts and crafts, get your arts fix along with your caffeine! Placemaking Design is preparing new art exhibitions this month at both Barry’s Bay and Pembroke Madawaska Coffee locations. More information at

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