Dr. Jack Kitts Order of Canada Barry’s Bay native, Dr. Jack Kitts, President and CEO of The Ottawa Hospital (TOH), was named a Member of the Order of Canada last July. Click HERE to read full story.  Dr. Kitts’ investiture took place at TOH on March 14. The TOH announcement said …

Bringing dentistry to rural residents

Newly-arrived dentist, Dr. Zulfar Moledina, credits the staff at Barry’s Bay Family Dental Centre with making a seamless transition. In addition to the Barry’s Bay practice, Dr. Moledina owns several other rural eastern Ontario practices. Despite this, once the decision was made he just took over the next day and …

Heartwood wins $4000 grant

The Current reported the launch of Heartwood Restaurant in Combermere last fall, the product of two sisters sharing a dream to create a gathering place where family and friends can enjoy good food and music. We followed-up with co-owners Becky McPhee and Shanti Nordholt-McPhee about their progress, spurred by what …

Leaseholders respond to Chippawa Shores changes

On March 7 The Current reported on the delegation made to Madawaska Valley Council in Committee concerning changes to the subdivision/condo application to develop Chippawa Shores. In response to this, The Current has received the following communication from Lindsay Fleming on behalf of himself and other leaseholders who have raised …

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 …

Mar.10

Animal protection under threat in Ontario The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) announced early last week that it will no longer, with effect from April 1, be investigating cases of animal cruelty. The OSPCA has performed this role for almost a century. The Ottawa Sun …

Council Clips: MV Council in Committee Mar.5

On March 5 MV Council in Committee (CiC) met to deal with a 315-page Agenda. Open session lasted from 10 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. with a short lunch break. There were two delegations, one from Neptune Technology Group about water meter replacements and one from Neil Enright on behalf of …

Amendment for Chippawa Shores development announced

Acting as agent for Combermere Lodge Limited (CLL), Neil Enright (shown above) appeared as a delegation to MV Council in Committee (CiC) on March 5 to give notice that CLL is amending its subdivision/condo application to develop Chippawa Shores. The revised proposal includes a re-zoning application as well as an amended …

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 …

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 …

Hockey legend Ted Lindsay dies

Renfrew-born Ted Lindsay, recognized as being one of the greatest hockey players of all time, passed away today at the age of 93. Lindsay played in a total of 1,068 NHL games between 1944 and 1965, fourteen seasons with the Detroit Red Wings and three with the Chicago Black Hawks. …

Bitesize news as of Mar. 3

This is the first in a weekly summary of news items with a local flavour that may have escaped you.   First, everybody’s favourite topic – The Weather The Weather Network forecasts that Ontario weather in March will be more typical of January, describing it as a “ferocious finish to …

Yakabuski releases details of proposed major healthcare reforms

On 26 February John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, released a statement detailing the Ontario government’s proposed reforms to the healthcare system. Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long Term Care, had announced the reforms earlier that day, stating: The people of Ontario deserve a connected health care …

Council has second thoughts about development charges

At the Council in Committee Finance & Admin meeting (CiC) held on February 7 both the Acting Treasurer and the CAO/Clerk recommended that Council revisit the issue of raising revenue by bringing back development charges. At the time Council did not agree to accept the CAO’s recommendation. Click HERE for The …

Mayor’s Appreciation Award goes to Wilno Heritage Society

At the Madawaska Valley Council meeting of February 19, Mayor Kim Love awarded the 2018 Mayor’s Appreciation Award to the Wilno Heritage Society. In her address, Mayor Love gave a brief history of the Wilno Heritage Society since its inception in 1998 to commemorate and celebrate Canada’s unique Polish Kashub cultural …