Borutski victim’s brother teams with Margaret Atwood in commemorative song cycle

Internationally renowned baritone Joshua Hopkins is the brother of Nathalie Warmerdam. She was one of the three women murdered by Basil Borutski in what is regarded as one of Canada’s worst episodes of domestic violence. In the five years since the death of his sister, Hopkins has pursued his wish …

Judge says Ontario municipalities require a better ethical infrastructure

Editorial Regular readers of The Current know that from time to time we report on perceived breaches of the obligations of accountability, transparency and integrity on the part of local government. This reporting has not only been about Madawaska Valley, but also Brudenell Lyndoch & Raglan and North Algona Wilberforce. …

County Legal Clinic reports good news after a challenging year

On October 27 the Renfrew County Legal Clinic held its Annual General Meeting. Fittingly, it took place during Access to Justice Week. Clinic Executive Director Amy Scholten reported on the previous year’s business, including the following items.   Shown above are examples of social media posts (photos Renfrew County Legal Clinic …

County registers record-setting home sales statistics in July – Valley broker says, “It’s crazy here!”

Figures just released by the Renfrew County Real Estate Board (RCREB) show that home sales in the County continue to surge while at the same time setting a new record for the average price. Residential sales activity recorded in Renfrew County totalled 278 units in July. This was a large …

MV Council approves Chippawa condo rezoning after hearing environmental concerns

On July 7 Madawaska Valley Council approved the application by Combermere Lodge Limited (CLL) to rezone the Chippawa Shores property from Tourist Commercial to Residential to permit a 44-lot residential plan of subdivision. The condominium development which CLL first presented to MV Council in March 2018 has been subjected to …

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