AMO speaker identifies perfect municipal candidate

Nik Nanos speaks at AMO conference The Association of Municipalities of Ontario held its annual conference in Ottawa August 19 to 22 with 1,900 delegates in attendance. Readers with the inclination and time can visit the AMO website (Link provided below.) to find all the presentations given at the conference. Most …

Madawaska Kanu Centre builds on success

Claudia and Stefani van Wijk It’s no surprise that the van Wijk family of the Madawaska Kanu Centre (MKC) and OWL Rafting are “reading the river” ahead. The Current recently met with Claudia and Stefani van Wijk to learn their plans for the family business as it moves into the care …

Taste of the Valley in the Bay

Taste of the Valley was held at The Railway Station in Barry’s Bay on August 17. Now in its tenth year here, the county-wide initiative has evolved into a celebration of local food, products, art and culture throughout the Ottawa Valley. This year’s event began with a rainy morning but …

Crowd celebrates the little church on the hill

Glenn Allen, chairman of the Friends of Rockingham Church, welcomed a full church to the eighteenth anniversary celebration of the Restoration of the Rockingham Church on Sunday Aug. 12. The peaceful woodland setting rang with a rousing congregational rendition of The Church in the Wildwood by Dr. William S. Pitts …

Twenty-two teams vie for MV Library Trivia title

Twenty-two teams battled for the coveted trophy at the Madawaska Valley Public Library Trivia Night on August 15 at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall 406 in Barry’s Bay. Master of ceremonies Brian Tyrrell kept players and spectators in order as he read the questions, announced prize draw winners and thanked …

MV Council Clips from Aug. 13 meeting

The Current provides this brief summary of some items of business at the Aug. 13 meeting. The first portion of the meeting was devoted to a presentation by the Township’s Integrity Commissioner, Guy Giorno, and questions from Council regarding same. Immediately following his presentation, Councillor Shelley Maika issued a public …

Shulist proposes MV-wide business association

The Current recently spoke with former mayor David Shulist about his bid to rejoin MV Council – this time as a Councillor. Our first question, of course, was why would he return to the political arena after a break of four years? Shulist explained how he had enjoyed his time …

MV Council clips from July 23 meeting

Here is a brief summary of some of the business conducted at the Township of Madawaska Valley Regular Council meeting on July 23: How to vote in the October 22 municipal election: Vote By Mail By-Law 2018-89 was passed. In order to vote in the October 22 election, click HERE …

Communities in Bloom awards presentation

Valley Manor – First place Community Garden Valley Manor hosted the annual Madawaska Valley Community in Bloom (CiB) Awards presentation on July 20. Co-chairs Debbie Marshall and Elser Lee Faith Archer welcomed National CiB judges Lorna McIlroy from Grande Prairie, Alberta and Gaétan Deschênes from Saint-Basile-le-Grand, Québec, and representatives from …

What orphaned patients need to know

Photo: pexels.com Readers have asked The Current to explain how to ensure continued health care if their doctor retires. Read on to find out: What you need to do now to find a doctor How to access other options for non-emergency health care What to do about prescription medications Physician …

Elser Lee Faith Archer enters mayoral race

Councillor Elser Lee Faith Archer at the wheel of MV’s new plow truck (above) Councillor Elser Lee Faith Archer has today filed papers to run for mayor of Madawaska Valley in the municipal election on October 22. Archer was elected as a councillor in October 2014 and in that role …

Madawaska Valley remains under Total Fire Ban

With the present hot, dry and windy weather conditions, please remember there is still a Total Fire Ban in effect in the Madawaska Valley. CAO Sue Klatt emphasized this point to The Current after a meeting of the Recreation, Heritage and Culture Committee today. Municipal staff will be posting additional …

Kids buzzing for bees at MV Public Library

Elijah Craine, Isaiah Craine, Courtney Dupuis plant bee-friendly seeds Kids of all ages came out for the Buzzing Gardens family program at the Madawaska Valley Public Library in Barry’s Bay on July 10. Sunny weather meant the program took place outdoors behind the library building. Madawaska Valley Public Library CEO …