Reader’s Theatre coming to MV Public Library

Karen Filipkowski (L), CEO Madawaska Valley Public Library with Penny Shulist (R), Library Assistant Photo: Barry Conway Some say it’s about the great story-telling talents of the Madawaska and Bonnechere River Valleys but Barry Conway, a former broadcast journalist and retired university professor who grew up in Barry’s Bay and …

Healthcare Foundation thanks Township

The “Families Helping Families” campaign of St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation is $10,000 richer as Madawaska Valley presented the final instalment of the township’s $50,000 contribution at the Feb. 5 Council meeting. Shown above at the presentation are: (L-R) Dr. Ray Dawes, Cllr. Ernie Peplinski, former Mayor John Hildebrandt, Mayor …

Decision on railway station

Doug De La Matter addresses MV Council Feb. 5 2018 At a packed meeting today after listening to a delegation from Doug De La Matter of the Madawaska Valley Culture and Heritage Society (MVCHS), Madawaska Valley Council passed the following motion: “It is agreed in principle that the Township of …

SWC students to stage Sense and Sensibility

The Dashwood sisters, Marianne and Elinor – played by Gabi Jezierski (L) and MaryJane VanderHulst (R) Photo: Jenny Baklinski Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College (SWC)’s Don Bosco Drama Club presents its sixteenth play production, Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility adapted by Jessica Swale. The SWC students will perform at Madawaska Valley District High School on Saturday, …

Donations policy applied unfairly says Councillor

MV Council’s Finance & Administration Committee plans to recommend that the township change its policy for in-kind donations. At its Jan. 29th meeting, the committee reviewed a request from Colette Mantifel for an in-kind donation for the Terry Fox Run in September 2018. Mayor Love said Council had decided last …

MV committees discuss artists’ payments and Artisans Festival

Local artists and the annual Artisans Festival were discussed during committee meetings in Madawaska Valley Township this week. On Jan. 29th Acting Interim Treasurer, Ross Jeffrey gave a progress report to the Finance & Administration Committee about the remaining unpaid consignment payments for artists’ work sold at the Railway Station …

MV to end development charges

At the Finance & Administration Committee meeting on Jan. 29th it was recommended that with effect from January 1st 2018 development charges be abolished. By-Laws previously passed by MV Township under provincial legislation enabled development charges to be applied to all land in the Township which receives municipal water and/or …