The Current’s legal claim against Madawaska Valley Township and former Council has been settled

At the Council in Committee meeting held on February 6, 2024, it was announced that the legal proceedings commenced by The Current’s owners and their business, MadValley Media, alleging misfeasance in public office and defamation, has been settled. The lawsuit was begun in late 2019 against the Township of Madawaska …

St. Francis Herb Farm facing regulatory hurdles

St. Francis Herb Farm, local Canadian success story and trusted manufacturer/supplier of natural health products, may be seriously impacted by proposed changes to Canada’s legislation. Cheryl Gallant, MP Renfrew-Nippissing-Pembroke, met with owners Paul and Caitlin Rivett-Carnac last week to discuss the effect of the new regulations on their business. Following …

Development Charges – What is this about and why should you care?

Opinion Development Charges (DCs) are fees imposed by municipalities to increase revenue and pay for infrastructure services. Infrastructure includes roads, sewers, water, wastewater and other services that a homeowner expects. They are imposed on private owners and developers, whether you are severing land to provide your son or daughter a …

Thoughts on proposed redevelopment of Lakeshore Park on Barry’s Bay waterfront

Editor’s note: The Current welcomes a new occasional contributor, Barry’s Bay resident Roger Prince, who provides the following commentary about the proposed redevelopment of the Kamaniskeg Lake waterfront in Barry’s Bay. On Jan.17 I attended our township council meeting when the consulting firm Beacon Environmental presented their Concept Plan Report …

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