MV holds first meeting as a Committee of the Whole

Tuesday January 8 marked the first time MV Council met as a committee of the whole under its new Procedural By-Law 2018-117 passed December 20. (Scroll down for link.) Readers will recall that Mayor Love in her inaugural address at the Dec. 3 Council meeting said MV would adopt this …

CBC interviews David Shulist about the Valley’s Kashubs

MV Councillor David Shulist was recently interviewed on CBC Radio’s Saturday morning program In Town and Out. CBC producer Jessa Runciman (shown above in the studio with Shulist, holding an example of traditional Kashubian embroidery) interviewed Shulist about his book Discovering Kashubia Europe, the  Fatherland of  my  Kashubian ancestors.  In his book which was …

The Current reviews its first year

The beginning of a new year is an appropriate time to review the old one. January 2nd also marked the first anniversary of The Current so it is also a good time to give our readers an update. Because we are an online newspaper (or “blog” if you prefer!), we …

Christmas greetings from The Current

The Current’s publishers extend the compliments of the season to our readers, with our very best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2019. We also take this opportunity to thank all our readers both near and far for your support during the first year of our existence.  Your many comments have been …

The case for public transit

EDITORIAL At the November 19 MV Council meeting, students from St. John Bosco School presented Council with a list of proposals. Among these was a request for a public transit system. The absence of a transit system has been questioned in the following studies/reports: 2014-15: Among residents’ main reasons for …

Santa Claus arrives in the Valley

Sunshine and smiles greeted Santa Claus as he arrived in the Madawaska Valley for his annual Parade on Saturday December 8. Santa complimented the Madawaska Valley Lions Club for organizing such a splendid event to greet him. Lions Club President Tom Smith said thirty floats were entered in this year’s …

Update: Pot shop poll

Nov. 27, 2018: If you have not checked the results of this poll for some time you will see a significant change in the overall result. This is due to a recent audit of all votes. We had discovered some voting irregularities since certain individuals were casting multiple votes, including …

Bosco students take proposals to MV Council

Photos by April Lundy and Bethany Kluke Grade 7 and 8 Geography students from St. John Bosco School attended Madawaska Valley Council to witness municipal government in action on November 19. Their teacher, Ms. Jordan Norris, explained that their presence at the Council meeting was the result of a class …

The Food Bank needs your help this winter

Madawaska Valley Food Bank is looking for help to ensure its clients don’t go hungry this winter. Food Bank volunteers told The Current about the generosity of Valley residents in the past and what initiatives are planned for the next several weeks. One of these events has already taken place: the …

Pot shop regulations announced

On November 14 Ontario published an outline of its regulations for the licensing and operation of private cannabis stores. Key dates are December 17, 2018 which is when the application process will commence and April 1, 2019 the date when licensed stores will be open for business. The government has …

Yakabuski accuses NDP of ‘drive-by smear’

On November 14, iPolitics reported conflict of interest allegations against former Transportation Minister John Yakabuski whose sister, Marlene Yakabuski, is President of the Ontario Road Builders’ Association. Click HERE to read the iPolitics article. This abstract from iPolitics was produced by The Current.

Mayor’s address at Nov. 5 MV Council meeting

Madawaska Valley Mayor Kim Love opened the Nov. 5 Council meeting with the following address, which The Current publishes without comment. In the month of October I travelled and worked an average of 20 hours a week for a total of 87 hours as mayor of MV. I attended six scheduled …