Canadian Anti-Hate Network criticizes hiring of SWC Interim Dean

Editorial On June 20, 2023 The Current published an editorial entitled “Seat of Wisdom’s fingerprints all over rejected anti-Pride Petition.” (Click HERE to read.) It referred readers to an earlier article we had published reporting on an exposé by the Canadian Anti-Hate Network (CAHN) about the conduct of Seat of …

Lack of transparency highlighted at MV Council meeting

At its Council-in-Committee meeting on Oct.3rd, MV Council listened to a presentation from Rae Stanley criticizing Council for operating “in a bubble.” She claimed that more open and effective communication was needed, while making it clear that her concerns were mostly influenced by the lack of reaction to earlier presentations …

MV Council discusses Development Charges, then throws down gauntlet to County of Renfrew

Tuesday’s Regular Council meeting saw Madawaska Valley Council grapple yet again with the concept of Development Charges – this time to discuss an August 30th Renfrew County workshop presentation that included scenarios for implementing DCs in all County municipalities. The materials listed some 19 infrastructure costs where DCs could be …

Canada’s Minister of Justice responds to CKW Inquest verdict

On Wednesday Aug.16 the UK’s Guardian newspaper published an exclusive story reporting on the federal government’s response to the recommendations of the jury given at the inquest of triple murder victims Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam. As we reported in June 2022, top of the list of the …

Seat of Wisdom’s fingerprints all over rejected anti-Pride Petition

Editorial On April 5 2021 The Current drew its readers’ attention to an article published by the Canadian Anti-Hate Network (CAHN) which focused on Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College (SWC) policies and the College’s links to conspiracy theorists. It mentioned its anti-LGBTQ policies and its links through faculty members …

Triple murder inquest jury seeks major reforms – wants intimate partner violence declared an epidemic

After hearing from almost 30 witnesses over three weeks, the jury tasked with making recommendations arising from the murders of Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam delivered 86 recommendations last Tuesday June 28 2022. Above: Valerie Warmerdam, victim’s daughter, speaking at inquest. The jury’s decision attracted widespread national and …

Inquest jury hears details of police response to murders as they unfolded

Yesterday the ongoing inquest into the deaths of Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam heard evidence from Derek Needham, who was the OPP Critical Incident Commander responsible for coordinating the response to the crimes. He revealed that he wished he had known that Borutski was targeting more than one …

Coroner’s Office corrects media reports of date of Culleton Kuzyk Warmerdam inquest

The Current today contacted the Ontario Coroner’s Office to obtain confirmation of what The Eganville Leader and other media outlets had published concerning the date of the inquest into the murders of Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam on Sept.22, 2015. The contact was prompted because The Current had …

Bill Davis had charisma too

News of Premier Bill Davis’ passing has provoked  tributes and reminiscences from many who were affected by him during his premiership from 1971 to 1985. Some  of them recall  his caring personality,  good humour and integrity, a combination of attributes that are sadly lacking in many  political leaders today. When …

Crown stays charges against Senack in exchange for peace bond – OPP investigation criticized by defence

The trial of bar server Ann Senack on criminal negligence charges causing death and bodily harm resumed on May 13 following its abrupt adjournment on April 30. The reason for the request for that adjournment by the Crown was revealed when Renfrew Crown Attorney Jeffrey Richardson announced to the Court …

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