Bringing dentistry to rural residents

Newly-arrived dentist, Dr. Zulfar Moledina, credits the staff at Barry’s Bay Family Dental Centre with making a seamless transition. In addition to the Barry’s Bay practice, Dr. Moledina owns several other rural eastern Ontario practices. Despite this, once the decision was made he just took over the next day and …

Heartwood wins $4000 grant

The Current reported the launch of Heartwood Restaurant in Combermere last fall, the product of two sisters sharing a dream to create a gathering place where family and friends can enjoy good food and music. We followed-up with co-owners Becky McPhee and Shanti Nordholt-McPhee about their progress, spurred by what …

Amendment for Chippawa Shores development announced

Acting as agent for Combermere Lodge Limited (CLL), Neil Enright (shown above) appeared as a delegation to MV Council in Committee (CiC) on March 5 to give notice that CLL is amending its subdivision/condo application to develop Chippawa Shores. The revised proposal includes a re-zoning application as well as an amended …

Sneak peek at Pirates of Penzance

This weekend’s production of the Gilbert & Sullivan much-loved comic opera Pirates of Penzance by Seat of Wisdom College’s (SWC) Don Bosco Drama Club looks set to delight audiences. The Current got a sneak preview at last night’s dress rehearsal at the Madawaska Valley District High School (MVDHS) in Barry’s Bay. Shown …

Council has second thoughts about development charges

At the Council in Committee Finance & Admin meeting (CiC) held on February 7 both the Acting Treasurer and the CAO/Clerk recommended that Council revisit the issue of raising revenue by bringing back development charges. At the time Council did not agree to accept the CAO’s recommendation. Click HERE for The …

Mayor’s Appreciation Award goes to Wilno Heritage Society

At the Madawaska Valley Council meeting of February 19, Mayor Kim Love awarded the 2018 Mayor’s Appreciation Award to the Wilno Heritage Society. In her address, Mayor Love gave a brief history of the Wilno Heritage Society since its inception in 1998 to commemorate and celebrate Canada’s unique Polish Kashub cultural …

Valley business profile: TRO Social Media Agency

Valley business owner Travis Richards grew up in Barry’s Bay and graduated from Madawaska Valley District High School (MVDHS). His business, Travis Richards Office (TRO), is a social media agency that provides marketing support to small business owners. He said established businesses sometimes get “stuck” and fail to consider new …

Young speakers at Barry’s Bay Legion

Ten young people from the Valley, supported by family members and friends, participated in Stage One of the annual Royal Canadian Legion public speaking competition at Barry’s Bay on February 9. One speaker is home schooled and the other nine attend local schools: George Vanier, St. John Bosco, Killaloe PS …

Podcasts for Valley listeners

Editor’s note: Podcasting to the World is a FREE one-hour seminar on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m., with an earlier session for students at 10 a.m. the same day. Both seminars are at the Madawaska Valley Public Library and they are presented by Barry Conway, a retired professor of broadcast journalism. …

Greg Kelly Insurance Brokerage expands to Eganville

After a five-year search for a suitable expansion target, Greg Kelly Insurance Brokerage Ltd. recently met with success. With effect from the beginning of this year, the Barry’s Bay insurance brokerage which Kelly founded in 2007 has expanded to Eganville. Kelly accomplished this by acquiring the well-established brokerage, J. Stephen …

Wilno Classic Broomball trophy goes to Snipers

After a thrilling overtime victory, the Round Lake Snipers took home this year’s trophy at the Wilno Classic Broomball Tournament on February 2. The Snipers’ win came at the expense of the Recreational Hazards, their opponents in the A Finals. Members of the winning team (pictured above) were: Laura Recoskie, …

Wilno Rink opens with community party

The Wilno Rink celebrated its Grand Opening with a community party on January 26. Wilno Recreation Committee members and volunteers were on hand to ensure the new building was in perfect condition to be admired, the ice was ready, the canteen well-stocked and the party balloons blown up. Many of …