Farewell Peter Benner

“Have you ever had a nice baked cod, Peter?” “Yes! In fact, I was treated to a fine homemade meal once featuring baked cod. The host was from Newfoundland and talked about how the cod industry was decimated by overfishing.” “Yeah, that hurt a lot of people.” “It sure did, …

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College to investigate its handling of Uwe Lieflander

Exclusive to The Current In January 2019 multiple news sources reported that Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College’s (SWC) former assistant professor of music Uwe Lieflander had been charged by Ottawa Police with sexual assault. The charges relate to offences alleged to have occurred in 2016 and 2017. Lieflander was …

Court hears BLR request to remove Councillor Budarick from office

As previously reported by The Current, last November Brudenell Lyndoch Raglan Township (BLR) commenced a Superior Court application under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act (MCIA) against Councillor Andrea Budarick (at right above). The claim which was commenced by BLR’s Integrity Commissioner, Peggy Young-Lovelace of E4m (above left), asks the …

Resident claims BLR Integrity Commissioner lacks integrity

The Brudenell Lyndoch Raglan (BLR) Integrity Commissioner, Ms. Peggy Young-Lovelace of the Sudbury consulting firm E4m Solutions Inc., was criticized on April 7th when a resident spoke during a public council meeting. BLR resident Mike McCloskey accused E4m of making false statements, misusing its authority to influence council and ultimately …

Staggered bells and buses

OPINION Bus Consortium to parents: ‘We regret that this will cause disruption to people’s lives.’ Full disclosure: I am a father of two children, 6 and 4 years old respectively, who are enrolled at Killaloe Public School. When I first found out about the newly proposed staggered bus system, an …

BLR Councillor concerned about bias following Integrity Commissioner’s investigation

A blistering report was presented to Brudenell Lyndoch and Raglan (BLR) Council on November 4th by the BLR Integrity Commissioner. Above: Integrity Commissioner Peggy Young-Lovelace E4m (Photo Elliot Lake Standard) The report followed a complaint that Councillor Andrea Budarick, after declaring a pecuniary interest, contravened sections of the Municipal Conflict …

MV Township closemouthed after another Freedom of Information reversal

Earlier this year The Current’s publisher sent a Freedom of Information request (FOI) under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) to Madawaska Valley Township’s CAO Suzanne Klatt. He asked for disclosure of records that the Township and Council relied on to justify the personal public …

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