Hallowe’en activities session at MV Public Library

Valley trick-or-treaters had a chance to try out their costumes in advance at a Hallowe’en Activities session at the Madawaska Valley Public Library on Saturday October 27. Kids aged 6 through 12 were welcomed by Program Coordinators Julia Beggs and Emily Mintha. While everyone enjoyed dressing up, listening to stories …

Update: Street reopened after water leak

Update: Madawaska Valley Township has just told The Current that Stafford Street is now open following work by the Operations Department team. [Oct.27 2:25 p.m.] Madawaska Valley Operations Department announces that Stafford Street between Queen and Lakeshore in Barry’s Bay is closed. This announcement follows discovery of a water leak this morning …

Flu clinics in the Valley

Photo: H. Souza unsplash.com Renfrew County District Health Unit (RCDHU) advises that getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and the people around you from getting the flu. The flu shot also lowers your risk of serious complications, such as pneumonia.  Free flu shots are available …

It’s official: the new MV council

The Township of Madawaska Valley has now released the official results of the municipal election. Incumbent Mayor Kim Love has been re-elected, along with incumbent Councillors Carl Bromwich and Ernie Peplinski. MV voters also returned former mayor Dave Shulist to council, giving him the most votes of any of the councillor …

Unofficial election results for Madawaska Valley

Unofficial results as of 12:30 a.m. are shown below. The Current will publish the official results when they are made available. Mayoral candidates: Elser Lee Faith ARCHER          1125 Andrey KAMINSKI                       371 Kim LOVE            …

More than half of MV voters yet to vote

Township of Madawaska Valley CAO/Clerk Suzanne Klatt today advised The Current that as of close of business last Friday October 19, the Township has received votes from 2,607 voters. That number equates to only 46.55 percent of the MV electorate – with just one day left to vote. You can …

Peplinski asked to explain “truth twisters” ad

In the October 17 2018 edition of the Valley Gazette, Councillor Ernie Peplinski published an advertisement headed “Beware of the truth twisters.” It reproduced and endorsed several of the comments published in previous Valley Gazette editorials concerning “fake news” and “blogs.” As was the case with the Gazette articles, his …

Kaminski’s Candidates Meeting opening statement

Candidate for Mayor Andrey Kaminski contacted The Current today about his failure to give his opening statement at last week’s All Candidates Meeting. Kaminski apologizes to Madawaska Valley residents for being late, saying, I was late mainly because of heavy traffic on the drive from Toronto. Kaminski also told The …

Election humour

As we approach election day, The Current offers readers a little light relief from campaign rhetoric. Enjoy this selection of political quips.   I offer my opponents a bargain: If they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them. Adlai Stevenson   Why pay money …

Firefighter certification requirement reversed by Province

Madawaska Valley Fire Department members Earl Dombroskie (L), David Afelskie, Shawn Dombroskie, Fire Chief Corwin Quade. During the October 11 All Candidates Meeting, Mayor Kim Love said that the Ontario government had recently reversed its decision regarding firefighter certification. Love had presented a briefing document to the Honourable Prabmeet Sarkaria, …

Heartwood Restaurant opens in Combermere

Sisters Shanti Nordholt-McPhee and Becky McPhee celebrated the grand opening of Heartwood Restaurant on October 6 surrounded by their family, friends and well-wishers from the Combermere community. Shown above from left: Becky McPhee, Selina DeCarle, Solana Nordholt, David Douthwright, Megan DeCarle, Posie Douthwright, Luna Nordholt, Nadia DeCarle (beside sign), Trinity DeCarle, Shanti …

Positive Community Partnerships spells win for Madawaska Valley

Communities in Bloom award certificate (detail) The Township of Madawaska Valley received a 5 Blooms rating and a special mention for Positive Community Partnerships on September 29 during the 2018 National/International Communities in Bloom Symposium and Awards Ceremonies in Strathcona County, Alberta. Madawaska Valley participated in the 1,501 – 5,000 …

Valley resident loses $45,000 in phone scam

Image: kobi5.com OPP Killaloe Detachment warns Madawaska Valley residents to be alert about potential telephone scams. The advice follows attendance at a Combermere Road residence last weekend by OPP Constable Ian Morin. Investigation revealed that the complainant had been defrauded of $45,000 through a phone scam called Mega Millions. The …

Candidates’ meetings announced

Two public events in early October will assist the Madawaska Valley electorate in finalizing their voting choices for the municipal election on October 22. Organizers confirm that all candidates have been invited to both events. Meet and Greet on October 4 at 7:30 p.m. The first event is at the …

Announcement – pot shop poll

One of the first decisions the new council will have to make is whether to allow cannabis retailers to set up shop in the township. Some municipalities, for example Markham, Richmond Hill, Perth and Oakville, have already announced that they do not intend to allow this. Readers of The Current’s …