Your voting questions answered

Photo: Skimel on wikimedia Readers have asked The Current about the voting process in the Township of Madawaska Valley. The municipality’s website says that “any person who on Voting Day (October 22) meets the following qualifications is eligible to vote: Is a Canadian Citizen; Is at least 18 years old …

Mayor urges CAO to strike cannabis task force

The room was silent. We were in shock and awe at this stuff. This is what Mayor Love said at the September 4 Council meeting. She was describing the reaction of delegates to what they heard at the recent Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference about cannabis legalisation and …

Dr. Malinowski honoured by College of Physicians

Dr. Jason Malinowski at St. Francis Memorial Hospital The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) presented the Council Award to Dr. Jason Malinowski on September 7 at the Council meeting in Toronto. CPSO said that Malinowski, a passionate advocate for rural medicine, has distinguished himself as a clinical …

MV Council Clips from Sept. 4 meeting

MV staff at meeting: Gwen Dombroski (L) and Amanda Hudder Madawaska Valley Council’s meeting on September 4 covered a wide range of topics from car washing to cannabis, tax arrears and more. The Current reports on selected items. Cannabis conundrum Mayor Kim Love gave a verbal report of a panel …

Madonna House annual Heritage Fest

Families enjoy the puppet show Madonna House hosted its annual Heritage Fest on Labour Day weekend. Visitors of all ages enjoyed live music, puppetry and demonstrations of traditional crafts practised by members of the Madonna House community. The Gift Shop. Art Gallery and Book Shop were open and proceeds from …

AMO speaker identifies perfect municipal candidate

Nik Nanos speaks at AMO conference The Association of Municipalities of Ontario held its annual conference in Ottawa August 19 to 22 with 1,900 delegates in attendance. Readers with the inclination and time can visit the AMO website (Link provided below.) to find all the presentations given at the conference. Most …

Madawaska Kanu Centre builds on success

Claudia and Stefani van Wijk It’s no surprise that the van Wijk family of the Madawaska Kanu Centre (MKC) and OWL Rafting are “reading the river” ahead. The Current recently met with Claudia and Stefani van Wijk to learn their plans for the family business as it moves into the care …

Taste of the Valley in the Bay

Taste of the Valley was held at The Railway Station in Barry’s Bay on August 17. Now in its tenth year here, the county-wide initiative has evolved into a celebration of local food, products, art and culture throughout the Ottawa Valley. This year’s event began with a rainy morning but …

Crowd celebrates the little church on the hill

Glenn Allen, chairman of the Friends of Rockingham Church, welcomed a full church to the eighteenth anniversary celebration of the Restoration of the Rockingham Church on Sunday Aug. 12. The peaceful woodland setting rang with a rousing congregational rendition of The Church in the Wildwood by Dr. William S. Pitts …

Twenty-two teams vie for MV Library Trivia title

Twenty-two teams battled for the coveted trophy at the Madawaska Valley Public Library Trivia Night on August 15 at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall 406 in Barry’s Bay. Master of ceremonies Brian Tyrrell kept players and spectators in order as he read the questions, announced prize draw winners and thanked …

MV Council Clips from Aug. 13 meeting

The Current provides this brief summary of some items of business at the Aug. 13 meeting. The first portion of the meeting was devoted to a presentation by the Township’s Integrity Commissioner, Guy Giorno, and questions from Council regarding same. Immediately following his presentation, Councillor Shelley Maika issued a public …

Shulist proposes MV-wide business association

The Current recently spoke with former mayor David Shulist about his bid to rejoin MV Council – this time as a Councillor. Our first question, of course, was why would he return to the political arena after a break of four years? Shulist explained how he had enjoyed his time …

MV Council clips from July 23 meeting

Here is a brief summary of some of the business conducted at the Township of Madawaska Valley Regular Council meeting on July 23: How to vote in the October 22 municipal election: Vote By Mail By-Law 2018-89 was passed. In order to vote in the October 22 election, click HERE …

Communities in Bloom awards presentation

Valley Manor – First place Community Garden Valley Manor hosted the annual Madawaska Valley Community in Bloom (CiB) Awards presentation on July 20. Co-chairs Debbie Marshall and Elser Lee Faith Archer welcomed National CiB judges Lorna McIlroy from Grande Prairie, Alberta and Gaétan Deschênes from Saint-Basile-le-Grand, Québec, and representatives from …