BLR Integrity Commissioner reports on discrimination claims

At the Brudenell Lyndoch and Raglan (BLR) Council meeting held on November 13, the Clerk placed before Council the report of the Township’s Integrity Commissioner on a complaint made by Palmer Rapids resident, Mr. Ilkyoung Kim. The complaint stemmed from Kim’s wish to place a chip stand/truck on municipal property, …

Nov.17

Renfrew County pursues twinning with Renfrewshire, Scotland Renfrewshire in Scotland last month notified County staff that they are willing to entertain talks to develop a formal twinning arrangement. A number of links between the two regions have been developed since Renfrew County’s Expo 150 celebrations in June 2011 which included …

MV voters agree with Bobby Orr on Cherry firing

Last Monday, The Current gave its readers the opportunity to vote on the justification for Don Cherry’s firing following his comments during the Coach’s Corner segment the previous Saturday. During the three days that the poll was open, it received  2147 “hits” resulting in a total of 1108 votes being …

Nov.10

Flu Clinics November is the best month to get your flu shot. Renfrew County District Health Unit (RCDHU) reminds you of their upcoming clinics in the immediate area: Barry’s Bay Thursday, Nov. 21 at St. Francis Memorial Hospital, 7 St. Francis Memorial Drive 3-6 p.m. Killaloe Thursday, Nov. 28 at …

Nov.3

The Valley remembers Royal Canadian Legion Barry’s Bay Branch 406 reminds you to wear your poppy to show you remember those who served. You can also show your support by attending some of the Remembrance Day events at the Legion Hall, 250 John Street, Barry’s Bay.   Sunday, November 10 …

The case for public transit – Update

Last December The Current published an editorial entitled The case for public transit. In it, we highlighted a Rural Ontario Institute report which pointed to the “aging demographic of rural Ontario” as identifying an increasing need “for affordable and accessible transportation services.” We ended by noting that MV has one …

Oct.27

No Doctor? No problem! Flu shot clinic this Wednesday Renfrew County Community Paramedics and the Madawaska Valley Family Health Team will hold a Flu Shot Clinic for patients who do not have a primary healthcare provider. This is your opportunity to protect yourself and your loved ones. The clinic takes place …

Gallant retains seat with increased majority

According to ElectionsCanada.ca with 100 percent of polls having reported, incumbent Cheryl Gallant has been re-elected with an increased majority in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke (R-N-P). She received 52.7 percent of the vote compared to 45.83 percent at the last election. Voter turnout in R-N-P was 57,506 of 86,010 registered electors (66.86 percent). …

Oct.20

Catching up with Catch The Ace The third round of St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation’s exciting Catch The Ace lottery has got off to a flying start. In Week One, Terry Hartwick won $1,134 and in Week Two, Tom Plebon took home a cheque for $1,141. So far the Ace …

MV Council meets Barry’s Bay Recreation Committee

The newly-formed Barry’s Bay Recreation Committee (BBRC) made a delegation to Madawaska Valley Council at the October 15 meeting. With Township Recreation Coordinator Stephanie Plebon (at left above) were BBRC members in attendance: Helen Benn, (Executive Member at large) Dr. Jason Malinowski (Chair), Bridget Olver (Vice-Chair), Erica Atfield (Secretary), Rosa …

MV Council Clips from Oct.15 meeting

The Madawaska Valley Council meeting on October 15 covered a wide range of topics, including the following:   Lifetime dog tags issued in 2020 The municipality will amend the dog tag licencing process to a lifetime dog tag starting in January 2020. CAO Suzanne Klatt recommended this because it will …