NDP candidate Ethel LaValley puts trust in voters

Ethel LaValley gives her nomination speech (Photo submitted) Ethel LaValley, Whitney resident and NDP candidate for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, says she is not afraid about going up against John Yakabuski MPP in the upcoming election. In an interview with the Current, she referenced her experience in public life and said from a …

Internet marketing vital for tourism development

Frederic Gonzalo, Gonzo Marketing, addresses OVTA delegates Nearly one hundred Valley tourism business owners met at the Santa Fe Grill in Renfrew on April 30 for the annual conference of the Ottawa Valley Tourism Association (OVTA) where keynote speaker Frederic Gonzalo of Gonzo Marketing told delegates how to better manage their …

CAO appointment confirmed and other good news

Sue Klatt (above) outside MV Township office During her opening remarks at the May 4 Council meeting, Mayor Kim Love announced, Ms. Suzanne Klatt has accepted the position of CAO/Clerk for the Township of Madawaska Valley as of May 28. Ms. Klatt is already well known to our community from …

Sue Klatt returns to Madawaska Valley as CAO

According to a Horton Township announcement today, Suzanne Klatt is leaving it to join Madawaska Valley Township as the new CAO. Klatt will fill the position previously held by Doug Robertson. She lives in the municipality and previously worked for MV. In 2008 she went to the Township of South …

Local writer/librarian enters provincial race

Editor’s note: The Current subsequently learned that James di Fiore is not proceeding with his candidacy. As far as parties go, Di Fiore is none of the above   Killaloe resident and occasional contributor to the Current, James di Fiore, has registered as a candidate in the Renfrew-Nippissing-Pembroke riding for …

Last chance to be heard on Ottawa River Watershed

Photo: Harrison Haines This Friday April 27 is your last chance to participate in the Government of Canada’s consultation process for the Ottawa River Watershed. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is conducting an online study in response to Motion M-104—from Member of Parliament, David McGuinty—which was adopted by the …

Ontario First Nations address radioactive waste at UN

United Nations Building (Photo: Stefano Corso) The Anishinabek Nation and the Iroquois Caucus are hosting a special event entitled “Canada’s First Nations & Radioactive Waste” at the 17th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York City on April 23 2018. First Nations and Citizens groups …

Bear facts

Rick Stronks addresses Madawaska Valley Horticultural Society Bears are driven by food. That’s the one thing Rick Stronks, Chief Park Naturalist at Algonquin Provincial Park, wants members of the Madawaska Valley Horticultural Society to remember from his talk at the April 19 meeting. Stronks explained that Algonquin Park hosts up …

MV to renew lease with Wilno Heritage Society

Pictured: Peter Glofcheskie, Wilno Heritage Society At the April 17 Regular Council meeting, the Wilno Heritage Society asked the Township of Madawaska Valley to renew the Society’s lease of Wilno Heritage Park for a further 20 years. On behalf of the Society, Peter Glofcheskie also requested that the Township include …

MV honours long service employees and volunteer firefighters

Long service award recipients with members of Council On April 17 after the Regular Council meeting, Madawaska Valley Township honoured eleven employees and volunteer firefighters for their long service to the community. In welcoming everyone to the ceremony, Mayor Kim Love said, The most important resource any organization has is its …

MV Council discusses water rates and donations policy

Photo: pdpics.com 2018 Water and Wastewater Budget At the April 17 Regular Council meeting members of Madawaska Valley Council congratulated themselves on achieving a reduction in the minimum charge for water and wastewater in 2018. Councillor Shelley Maika who chairs the Water and Wastewater Committee read the following recommendation: That the …

Into the woods with MV Horticultural Society

Madawaska Valley Horticultural Society takes its members into the woods this spring with talks about trees and bears. Guest speakers at the March and April meetings focus less on cultivation of gardens and more on the bounty in the wilderness that surrounds our properties. On Mar. 15 Robbie Anderman spoke …

Neighbours act to ensure CAO-friendly environment

In its April 4 edition The Eganville Leader reported that “NAW Council no longer has say in twp. Staff management.” It started the story with the following paragraph: A resolution passed last week by North Algona Wilberforce Township council officially places all management of township staff under the direction of …

Listen to Opeongo Reader’s Theatre podcast

Photo: Mark Woermke Opeongo Reader’s Theatre producer Barry Conway advises that Valley residents can now access the ORT Spring Thaw podcast recordings on the internet. Spring Thaw was produced at the Madawaska Valley Public Library in Barry’s Bay during March Break by a local cast of readers for the Opeongo …