26 July 2021

Fireworks in Madawaska Valley If you’re planning a celebration at the cottage, please be considerate of your neighbours, pets and wildlife. The recently amended Noise By-law in Madawaska Valley permits fireworks only between dusk and 11 p.m. No later! By-law violations may incur a $250 fine. Catholic churches closed this …

Summer fun for all

Take-Home Trivia goes international – virtually Library staff have had to be inventive to continue to provide services for patrons through the pandemic. The popular annual Trivia Quiz fundraiser was a Covid casualty; that is until staff came up with the idea for Take-Home Trivia. As Library CEO Karen Filipkowski …

18 July 2021

Madawaska Valley Studio Tour The Summer Studio Tour is on now, but there’s still time to click HERE to visit Madawaska Studio Tour website and get your map of all participating artists’ studios. It’s a great day for a drive through the Valley. But even if you miss the Summer …

PPC candidate questions school board’s equity, anti-racism and inclusivity policy

The following reader’s letter was received July 15 2021: Is it too late to save our education system? The Renfrew County District School Board has just announced a new position of Principal of Equity, Anti-Racism and Inclusive Education.  I contacted the board and asked for details on the job description, …

Meeting announced to finalize details of Inquest into deaths of Borutski victims

On August 28, 2019 The Current reported that Ontario’s Supervising Coroner for Inquests had announced that an Inquest would be held into the deaths of Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk and Natalie Warmerdam at the hands of Basil Borutski. Now steps are underway to schedule that Inquest into the murders which …

11 July 2021

Madawaska Valley and Brudenell Lyndoch Raglan partner on Hazardous Waste Day Joint Municipal Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, July 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Yard #2, 39844 Combermere Road, Combermere. This joint event is open to residents of Madawaska Valley and Brudenell Lyndoch and Raglan. NOT ACCEPTED …

27 June 2021

COVID-19 testing June 28 — July 2 Note: There is no testing in Barry’s Bay this week. June 30 – A day to listen In recognition of National Indigenous History Month, Bell Media, Corus Entertainment Inc., Rogers Sports & Media, Stingray Radio, and more, join together in an unprecedented collaboration …

21 June 2021

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day Today is both the Summer Solstice and Canada’s Indigenous Peoples Day. County of Renfrew shared a media release reminding residents that this is the 25th anniversary of celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. The …

16 June 2021

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund now REOPENED Renfrew County Community Futures Development Fund announced on June 14 that applications are now being accepted for the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF). The fund provides financial contributions (interest-free loans) to help support fixed operating costs of SMEs, where business revenues have …

06 June 2021

To the beach for Sand Sational With the success of last winter’s snow sculpture competition, Madawaska Valley and neighbouring townships are collaborating on Sand Sational — a sand sculpture event that runs from June 1 to August 31. There are gift certificates from local businesses totaling $875 to be won, …

June 1 2021

June is Bike Month The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) offer these safety tips for drivers and cyclists during Bike Month. June is an opportunity to highlight safety messaging and remind all drivers of the laws related to cycling under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA). The OPP reminds bicycle and vehicle …

23 May 2021

World Turtle Day Think Turtle Conservation Initiative is celebrating this special day for turtles with a fun competition. Paint a turtle rock for your garden or yard, then send a photo of it for a chance to win a $25 Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre gift certificate. Competition deadline is 11:59 …

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