MV Councillor subject of complaint after outburst

Councillor Shelley Maika (above) has found herself in hot water after a formal complaint was lodged by a local resident who claimed Maika verbally assaulted her on May 2 at the Township office. According to Christine Darbyson, Maika burst into a private meeting between Darbyson and Acting Interim Treasurer Ross Jeffrey, …

Bay Day rain or shine

Photo: Sharon Gardiner Umbrellas were open on Bay Day 2018 but a few drops of rain did not stop the fun in Barry’s Bay.  The traditional activities continued even during the rain and this year the festivities were marked by several firsts. New CAO Sue Klatt visits Farmers’ Market vendor …

Combermere gigantic bake and yard sale

Oliver and Lily Cannon excited with their find at the sale Saturday’s Gigantic Bake and Yard Sale was held at the Combermere Community Centre. Young shoppers Oliver and Lily Cannon above were pleased with a complete workbench set including tools. Their mother was even more pleased with the $10 price tag. …

Six partners in Eastern Ontario joining forces to implement EHR

Above from left: Shafique Shamji, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer; Michelle Leafloor, Program Director; Dr. Glen Geiger, Program Medical Lead; Yvonne Wilson, Program Clinical Lead; at The Ottawa Hospital, believe the Epic Health Information System will harness technology to create a better patient experience.  Photo: Jacinta Cillis-Asquith Editor’s Note: …

NDP candidate Ethel LaValley puts trust in voters

Ethel LaValley gives her nomination speech (Photo submitted) Ethel LaValley, Whitney resident and NDP candidate for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, says she is not afraid about going up against John Yakabuski MPP in the upcoming election. In an interview with the Current, she referenced her experience in public life and said from a …

Internet marketing vital for tourism development

Frederic Gonzalo, Gonzo Marketing, addresses OVTA delegates Nearly one hundred Valley tourism business owners met at the Santa Fe Grill in Renfrew on April 30 for the annual conference of the Ottawa Valley Tourism Association (OVTA) where keynote speaker Frederic Gonzalo of Gonzo Marketing told delegates how to better manage their …

CAO appointment confirmed and other good news

Sue Klatt (above) outside MV Township office During her opening remarks at the May 4 Council meeting, Mayor Kim Love announced, Ms. Suzanne Klatt has accepted the position of CAO/Clerk for the Township of Madawaska Valley as of May 28. Ms. Klatt is already well known to our community from …

Rosien asks Court to fire Township’s lawyer

Photo: thedailyobserver.ca On Feb. 28 the Current reported that MV Township’s former Integrity Commissioner, Jack Rosien, had commenced a legal action against the Township for breach of contract.   Click HERE to read that story.   The Current has now learned that Rosien has asked the Court to stop the Township’s …

Sue Klatt returns to Madawaska Valley as CAO

According to a Horton Township announcement today, Suzanne Klatt is leaving it to join Madawaska Valley Township as the new CAO. Klatt will fill the position previously held by Doug Robertson. She lives in the municipality and previously worked for MV. In 2008 she went to the Township of South …

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College Graduation

SWC graduates, faculty and special guests, H.E. Papal Nuncio Luigi Bonazzi and Dr. Randy Boyagoda, Principal and Vice-President of the University of St. Michael’s College – April 28, 2018 (Photo: Timothy Baklinski) Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College (SWC) in Barry’s Bay, Ontario, celebrated Graduation and Commencement on April 28, …

Local writer/librarian enters provincial race

As far as parties go, Di Fiore is none of the above   Killaloe resident and occasional contributor to the Current, James di Fiore, has registered as a candidate in the Renfrew-Nippissing-Pembroke riding for the upcoming provincial election. Di Fiore will run as a member of the None of the …

Last chance to be heard on Ottawa River Watershed

Photo: Harrison Haines This Friday April 27 is your last chance to participate in the Government of Canada’s consultation process for the Ottawa River Watershed. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is conducting an online study in response to Motion M-104—from Member of Parliament, David McGuinty—which was adopted by the …