Reader concerned about 5G technology

Dear Editor, The rollout of 5G continues to be a priority of governments around the world, who assure us this technology is safe. At the same time, telecommunications industry officials admit there has been no industry testing of 5G to determine its biological effects on human, plant and animal life. …

Monthly column by MPP John Yakabuski

In my most recent column, I spoke a lot about water levels and the concerns we all have every spring. This year is no different with the one exception being the amount of snow this winter. We continue to monitor water levels and they have begun to rise. So far, …

Grow-A-Row for the Food Bank

Now that spring is here, the Madawaska Valley Food Bank asks local vegetable growers and gardeners to participate in its annual Grow-A-Row program. As you sow your own seedlings, please plant some extra vegetable transplants for Food Bank clients. Food Bank volunteer Terry Newcombe said that your seedlings can help …

OPP Killaloe report week of April 1 to 7

During the week of April 1 to April 7, 2019 there were 86 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment. There were seven motor vehicle collisions, six were animal related. There was one domestic dispute, which did not result in …

OPP Killaloe news as of April 1

During the week of March 25 – March 31, 2019 there were 76 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment. There were seven motor vehicle collisions, five were animal related. There were two domestic disputes and one domestic dispute which …

Monthly column by MPP John Yakabuski

Winter is hanging around longer than expected and probably longer than many would wish. But given the kind of winter it’s been, I for one would be happy to see a gradual transition to spring. The reason I say this is that if spring returns in a measured fashion, it will be …

Killaloe OPP weekly report Mar.18-24

During the week of March 18 – March 24, 2019 there were 78 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment. There were four motor vehicle collisions, all of which were animal related. There were five domestic disputes and two domestic …

OPP Killaloe weekly news Mar. 11-17

During the week of March 11 to March 17, 2019 there were 77 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment. There were four motor vehicle collisions, two were animal related. There were no domestic disputes. Distracted Driving Campaign Results  The …

St. Pat’s tea at St. Lawrence O’Toole

St. Lawrence O’Toole parish hall was packed for its annual St. Patrick’s Day tea  as 185 guests enjoyed fresh sandwiches, tasty treats and hot tea and coffee. The event was sponsored by the Catholic Women’s League of Canada parish council. Conversation was lively as people took a chance at the …

OPP Killaloe weekly news Mar. 4-10

During the week of March 4, 2019 to March 10, 2019 there were 79 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment. There were twelve motor vehicle collisions, seven were animal related. The remaining collisions were deemed minor in nature. There …

St. Lawrence O’Toole offers a Taste of Italy

St. Lawrence O’Toole provided parishioners with a Taste of Italy spaghetti dinner on March 2. Organizers said the social event was designed to provide an informal, fun meet-and-greet for Rev. Patrick Dobec and community members. Attendees enjoyed a simple, hearty meal of pasta followed by a light dessert. They also …

OPP warns of money transfer scams

The Current has received the following advice from the OPP Anti-Rackets Branch on how to protect yourself from cheque fraud and money transfer scams Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) and Ontario’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) say money transfer scams extort money …

Thank a snowplow driver

To the Editor: In my Grade 1/2 classroom in Palmer Rapids, we have been learning about citizenship and what it means to be a good citizen. My students have decided that people who help other people are good citizens. While there are many obvious people and occupations that come to …

OPP Killaloe news as of Mar.4

During the week of February 25, 2019 to March 3, 2019 there were 90 calls for service, including the Whitney Detachment. There were eight motor vehicle collisions, three were animal related. There were four domestic disputes, and one domestic dispute resulting in criminal code charges. Domestic Assault Charge On Wednesday …