St. Francis Valley Healthcare foundation benefits from Legion donation

On March 26 representatives from the Royal Canadian Legion, Barry’s Bay Branch 406 and local healthcare partners St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (SFVH) and St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH) met at the Legion Hall as a donation of $5,100 was presented to SVFH. Above from left: Erin Gienow, Executive Director, …

Province wants more accountability from municipal councillors – are you listening, MV?

Editorial In a news release dated Mar.5, the Province announced that it is launching consultations with the municipal sector to strengthen accountability for council members. It noted that the Province wants to ensure that councillors and heads of council maintain a safe and respectful workplace, and carry out their duties …

MV Council meetings report

The outcome from recent meetings of Madawaska Valley municipal staff and Council is expected to be finalized at the March 16 Council meeting. In the meantime, here are some highlights from the Mar.2 Council in Committee meeting and Council’s review of the proposed 2021 municipal budget at the Mar.8 Council …

MV Council discusses chloride levels, Ohio Road, additional costs for PJYCC

Madawaska Valley’s February Council in Committee meeting ran across two days, including a presentation about Development Charges (as reported on Feb.7). No declarations of pecuniary interest or conflict were recorded. Coming out of a lengthy closed session, Mayor Kim Love reported that among other things Council had given direction to …

Shulist says sell MV land to pay for arena ice surface

At the Jan.7th Council in Committee meeting, members of MV Council heard from Infrastructure Ontario regarding financing the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre (PJYCC) rehabilitation project. The options included short-term construction loan, line of credit facility and long-term debenture of up to 30 years. The presentation came about after MV’s …

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