MV dumps Giorno and Young-Lovelace as Integrity Commissioners — appoints replacement

Editorial At the Jan.17 Regular Council meeting, the newly-elected Council of Madawaska Valley passed a By-Law to appoint Tony E. Fleming of the firm Cunningham Swan Lawyers as Integrity Commissioner for the Township. Fleming is based in Kingston, where he is the supervising partner in the firm’s Municipal Law group. …

Sunday, Jan.8

Affordable Housing Alliance of the Ottawa Valley – MV The Madawaska Valley arm of the Affordable Housing Alliance of the Ottawa Valley seeks members. To explore local housing issues and the need for affordable housing in Madawaska Valley Township, join AHAOV committee members in conversation Wednesday, January 11 at 6pm …

Daughter of accused sexual abuser Alfred Villeneuve reaches out to The Current

Encourages other victims to come forward On November 30 The Current reported that as a result of an investigation of historical sexual abuse, the OPP Renfrew County Crime Unit had charged Barry’s Bay resident Alfred G. Villeneuve with sexual assault, indecent assault and gross indecency. Shortly after our report appeared …

Peplinski threatens to have Bromwich removed from Council

According to information received by The Current, Councillor Ernie Peplinski while canvassing for re-election has made serious accusations against his Council colleague Carl Bromwich. Peplinski is accusing Bromwich of revealing confidential closed meeting information to The Current, which Peplinski says he will make the subject of a complaint to the …

Candidates meet and greet at Seniors Centre — and a primer on strategic voting

At Tuesday evening’s Meet & Greet at the Opeongo Seniors Centre in Barry’s Bay, nine councillor candidates were present to meet voters (Joseph Olsheski was absent) and both mayoral candidates were in attendance. Opeongo Seniors President Leah Kinghorn was pleased with the turnout, saying that some residents were so keen …

Valley volunteer Loraine Haskins given June Callwood Award

Madawaska Valley resident and longtime volunteer Loraine Haskins was presented with the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism on August 14 at Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care. At her bedside to witness her receiving the award from Michael Ford, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism, were family members and …

Municipal candidates meetings kick off tonight at the Barry’s Bay Legion

Valley voters in this year’s municipal election have multiple opportunities to become fully informed about the candidates who seek office. Both Townhall forums and Candidate Meet & Greet events mean that residents can ask questions and hear what each candidate has to say on the issues that are important to …

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