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 …

Controversy and secrecy surrounds sudden departure of Seat of Wisdom College President – culture of fear said to exist

On August 14 Seat of Wisdom College (SWC) posted an announcement on its website stating: “Dr. Ryan Williams will no longer be continuing as president of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College.” The announcement did not give a reason for his sudden departure, but subsequent investigation by The Current, based …

Pandemic hasn’t stopped Bell Canada from gouging rural communities

Editor’s note: The Current agrees with regular contributor James Di Fiore that this opinion he wrote for BlackballMedia.ca will resonate with many of our readers.   There are a slew of adjustments one must make when they transition from urban dweller to country bumpkin. Personally, my first seemingly insurmountable issue …

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