Feb.17

Catch The Ace jackpot rises as ticket sales increase Joe Shulist won last Thursday’s Week #19 Catch the Ace prize of  $2,115. Congratulations to Joe who purchased his lucky ticket at the Wilno Building Supply. The Ace of Spades has eluded capture for nineteen weeks, but somebody’s got to win …

Study seeks Valley residents with chronic health conditions

Healthcare is a hot topic for most rural residents, whether it’s needing a family doctor or having to travel to get specialist treatment. If you live with more than one chronic condition that requires recurrent visits or readmissions to hospital or clinics, you face unique challenges living in rural Ontario. …

Feb.9

Sibling success in Catch The Ace weekly win Week #15 Catch The Ace winner Doug Skuce must have wondered if his luck rubbed off on big sister Holly when she became the weekly winner of the February 6th draw. Holly took home $2,033 in the Week #18 draw and her …

Correction to article on carbon monoxide poisoning

In the headline and its report published on February 5 2020, The Current referred to the ice resurfacer at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre as a “Zamboni.” Although the article itself also described the equipment as an “Olympic Ice Resurfacer (Zamboni),” it has been drawn to The Current’s attention that …

Feb.2

Catch The Ace update Week #17 winner was Janice Ventura of Ottawa who picked up her ticket on a visit to her mother at Valley Manor. Ventura won $1,813. Her ticket revealed the Queen of Diamonds, so the Ace of Spades remains elusive and the progressive jackpot continues to build. …

Barry’s Bay arena closed due to Carbon Monoxide

As of February 3 Madawaska Valley Township says facility remains closed through Tuesday Feb. 3 A representative from TSSA (Technical Standard Safety Authority) and the Chief Fire Official have completed their investigation and time lapse testing at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre in regards to the carbon monoxide present …

Jan.27

LEGO lovers live it up at the library Keen lovers of LEGO enjoyed themselves on January 18 at the first meeting of the Madawaska Valley Public Library’s new LEGO Club. The free club is for children 5 years and older. Anyone who enjoys LEGO building or wants to start using …

Health warning! Sealtest milk recall

The Canadian Press has reported this morning at 7:00 a.m. that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the Agropur Co-operative is recalling some of its milk products in Ontario and Quebec due to the presence of sanitizer. The recall involves Sealtest brand products, including skim milk, one per cent, two …

Jan.20

Valley residents can exercise indoors as Walk The Halls program returns (Note new times) At last Tuesday’s Madawaska Valley Council in Committee meeting, Stephanie Plebon, Recreation and Community Development Coordinator, informed informed Council that in partnership with Madawaska Valley Association for Community Living, a Walk The Halls program would begin …

Jan.12

Snowmobile clubs working hard to open trails Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) District 6 Governor, Cheryl Dunlop Reid, advises: Trails are still CLOSED for a few more days. Deep heavy wet snow and a few water holes make packing and grooming slow going … overnight temperatures for the next …

63 Canadians en route to Toronto killed in Iran plane crash

The Ukrainian International Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft which crashed shortly after take-off from Tehran airport this morning killed all 167 people on board including 63 Canadians. These are said to include students, professors and professionals returning to Canada after their winter break. Given that the crash occurred shortly after Iran …

Jan.5

Updated: As of Jan.6 MV Township has advised The Current “The Special Council Meeting for the Strategic Plan has been cancelled, and as of yet a new date has not been rescheduled, but will be sometime in February, due to schedule conflicts and holidays.”   Cannabis edibles legally available in Ontario As …