New reading room officially opens in Old Killaloe

Photos submitted Bookworms, storytellers and poets take note — Love’s Healing Reading Room is officially opening this September 22. Located just south of Killaloe, the reading room is open to lovers of all things book-related. Housed in a cozy building with two levels of comforting space, the lower level is …

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 …

Announcement – pot shop poll

One of the first decisions the new council will have to make is whether to allow cannabis retailers to set up shop in the township. Some municipalities, for example Markham, Richmond Hill, Perth and Oakville, have already announced that they do not intend to allow this. Readers of The Current’s …

Mayor urges CAO to strike cannabis task force

The room was silent. We were in shock and awe at this stuff. This is what Mayor Love said at the September 4 Council meeting. She was describing the reaction of delegates to what they heard at the recent Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference about cannabis legalisation and …

Next council must up the game on economic development

Opinion The 2018 municipal election campaign is well under way. I am glad to see the signs in the community. The ones on private property show that citizens are getting involved and thinking about the important questions. Speaking of questions, I think The Madawaska Valley Current’s online election forum is …

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 …

Lock it or lose it campaign and other OPP news

Photo: Phuoc Le on unsplash Lock it OR Lose it campaign The Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) reminds motorists and passengers to Lock it OR Lose it when it comes to their vehicles and valuables as part of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s (OACP) Lock It …

Dr. Malinowski honoured by College of Physicians

Dr. Jason Malinowski at St. Francis Memorial Hospital The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) presented the Council Award to Dr. Jason Malinowski on September 7 at the Council meeting in Toronto. CPSO said that Malinowski, a passionate advocate for rural medicine, has distinguished himself as a clinical …

New MV Recreation and Community Development Coordinator

CAO/Clerk Suzanne Klatt announced the appointment of Stephanie Plebon as Madawaska Valley’s new Recreation & Community Development Coordinator at the Council meeting on September 4 2018. The Current spoke to Plebon a few days later. She talked about growing up in the Valley and attending Madawaska Valley District High School in …

Neighbours’ river access dispute considered by Council

Allegations of bullying and conflict of interest were levelled during a minor variance application heard by Council on September 4 2018. The application related to the request by Carol-Noele Herriott and Russell Brian Herriott of 560 Ohio Road, Combermere to purchase the Shoreline Road Allowance (SRA) on the Madawaska River …

MV Council Clips from Sept. 4 meeting

MV staff at meeting: Gwen Dombroski (L) and Amanda Hudder Madawaska Valley Council’s meeting on September 4 covered a wide range of topics from car washing to cannabis, tax arrears and more. The Current reports on selected items. Cannabis conundrum Mayor Kim Love gave a verbal report of a panel …

Madonna House annual Heritage Fest

Families enjoy the puppet show Madonna House hosted its annual Heritage Fest on Labour Day weekend. Visitors of all ages enjoyed live music, puppetry and demonstrations of traditional crafts practised by members of the Madonna House community. The Gift Shop. Art Gallery and Book Shop were open and proceeds from …

Killaloe OPP news as of Sept. 4 2018

Photo: Eudoxio During the week of August 27, 2018, to September 3, 2018 there were 152 calls for service, including the Whitney Detachment. There were twelve motor vehicle collisions, two were animal related. There were four domestic dispute calls for service, and no domestic disputes resulting in criminal code charges. …

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 …