Your voting questions answered

Photo: Skimel on wikimedia Readers have asked The Current about the voting process in the Township of Madawaska Valley. The municipality’s website says that “any person who on Voting Day (October 22) meets the following qualifications is eligible to vote: Is a Canadian Citizen; Is at least 18 years old …

Municipal election “Town Hall” forum

NEW: updated with direct links to each candidate’s responses The Current invites readers to use the question form below to ask questions of one or more candidates in the Madawaska Valley municipal election. If you prefer, submit your question by email to madvalleycurrent@gmail.com (with the subject line Forum Question) and we will …

AMO speaker identifies perfect municipal candidate

Nik Nanos speaks at AMO conference The Association of Municipalities of Ontario held its annual conference in Ottawa August 19 to 22 with 1,900 delegates in attendance. Readers with the inclination and time can visit the AMO website (Link provided below.) to find all the presentations given at the conference. Most …

Reader alarmed at candidates’ boycott of forum

Editor’s note: The Current has received the following letter from a reader. Municipal elections are now upon us and the Township of Madawaska Valley is no different. Signs are being put up all over the municipality not only to remind us who we can vote for but to encourage us …

Shulist proposes MV-wide business association

The Current recently spoke with former mayor David Shulist about his bid to rejoin MV Council – this time as a Councillor. Our first question, of course, was why would he return to the political arena after a break of four years? Shulist explained how he had enjoyed his time …

Avoiding post-election blisters

Editorial In the 2014 municipal election, 62.76 percent of Madawaska Valley voters participated. This compares to the provincial average which, according to Wikipedia, was 43.12 percent. This demonstrated a commendable commitment to the electoral process on the part of this community but it begs the question, will there be a …

Mark Willmer: We have to keep things moving

Council candidate Mark Willmer sees great potential for the Township of Madawaska Valley. He recently spoke with The Madawaska Valley Current at his home overlooking Lake Kamaniskeg about his vision and campaign. The Township of Madawaska Valley is a great place to live and work, and it has a lot …

Archer promises zero-tolerance for disrupted meetings

Elser Lee Faith Archer outside her office in Barry’s Bay If elected mayor, Elser Lee Faith Archer says she will call upon her governmental and council experience to provide leadership aimed at improving efficiency and harmony at the council table. She says the solution begins with strict compliance with Roberts Rules …

Breaking news: Official list of certified candidates

It’s official – Madawaska Valley CAO/Clerk Suzanne Klatt informed The Current on July 30 that the candidates on the Unofficial List released July 27 have now been certified to stand for office in the municipal election on October 22. Klatt also declared the following School Board Trustees elected by acclamation for …

David Shulist runs for MV Council

David Shulist shown above on Bay Day Former Mayor David Shulist has this afternoon submitted his name for election to Council. Shulist was mayor from 2010 to 2014. He sought re-election as mayor in 2014, but lost to Kim Love. This now brings the number of candidates for Council to …

Ernie Peplinski runs for re-election

Ernie Peplinski at Operations Committee meeting with CAO Sue Klatt Madawaska Valley Councillor Ernie Peplinski has announced that he hopes to be re-elected for a second consecutive term on October 22. Since his election to Council in 2014, Peplinski has chaired the Operations Committee and acted as Vice-Chairperson of the …

Mark Willmer runs for council spot

Mark Willmer, Barry’s Bay resident, has filed nomination papers to run for Madawaska Valley Township Council in the October 22 election. Willmer, who also ran in the 2014 campaign in Madawaska Valley, has experience as both a municipal councillor and a municipal employee. According to online sources, for 21 years …

Elser Lee Faith Archer enters mayoral race

Councillor Elser Lee Faith Archer at the wheel of MV’s new plow truck (above) Councillor Elser Lee Faith Archer has today filed papers to run for mayor of Madawaska Valley in the municipal election on October 22. Archer was elected as a councillor in October 2014 and in that role …

Mayor snubs Current readers

Image: Michael Quirk Editorial As we reported on June 24, The Current invited Mayor Love to be interviewed following her announcement that she was seeking re-election. The Current would like its more than 3,000 regular readers to hear what the Mayor has to say about her Council’s record as well …

The Current’s municipal election coverage

Message from the Publisher: With the announcement on Wednesday by Councillor Carl Bromwich, followed minutes later by that of Mayor Kim Love, that both are seeking re-election, it is true to say that the campaign season for the October municipal elections has now begun. The Current has today published an …