Happy Canada Day

Here’s a quick catch-up of some Valley events this weekend and beyond. Fireworks postponed The Total Fire Ban imposed by the Province means that the annual fireworks display run by MV Fire Department staff and volunteers has been postponed. Once the Ban is lifted, the municipality will post a new …

Chinook helicopter crashes in Ottawa River near Garrison Petawawa

Two Royal Canadian Air Force crewmembers are missing and two have been hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after a Chinook helicopter crashed in the Ottawa River near Garrison Petawawa at 12:10 am Tuesday morning. The Department of National Defence (DND) confirmed the CH-147 helicopter was on a training flight and carried …

Privatization of some healthcare services gives cause for concern – Referendum to take place May 26-27 in MV

The Current received the following media release from the Renfrew County Health Coalition on May 8. Renfrew County is calling code red on the healthcare system proposed by the province’s Bill 60, which allows for private companies to arrange healthcare services with less qualified health caregivers, less transparency and less …

Weekend to remember

After a hiatus caused by the pandemic, the annual Opeongo Heritage Cup Hockey Tournament returned to Madawaska Valley last weekend. The opening ceremonies honoured Carl Lacombe, Valley resident who died in October 2022 and was Head of Hockey Operation for the Heritage Cup. Also honoured was Gino Odjick an Algonquin …

Valley Manor status report on redevelopment project – mounting costs a concern

At the Mar.21 Regular Meeting, Madawaska Valley Council heard a presentation from Valley Manor Long Term Care. Speaking on behalf of the Manor were Trisha DesLaurier, CEO, and Stacey McDonald, Director of Finance. Members of the Valley Manor Board also attended: Kathy Marion, Board Chair; Steve F. McCann, Vice-Chair; and …

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