Decision imminent on MV pot shop

At the December 17 Council meeting, MV Council will consider a Resolution whether to permit the licensing of pot shops within the Township’s boundaries. The Current has therefore ended its online poll which has been running since September 16. Readers were asked, “Should Madawaska Valley allow cannabis retailers (pot shops) …

The Peoples Party of Canada arrives in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke

The Peoples Party of Canada (PPC) has announced its arrival in the federal riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke with the creation of an Electoral District Association. The PPC was formed in September of this year by Maxime Bernier, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Industry, and Minister of State for Small …

Tree lighting events benefit St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation

Annual tree lighting ceremonies throughout the Valley are helping St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation meet its fundraising goals. The Foundation’s Executive Director, Toni Lavigne-Conway, highlighted three ceremonies for The Current. In November, the Township of Killaloe Hagarty and Richards hosted their third annual Tree of Peace event. They lit a …

OPP partners with Canadian Blood Services on festive R.I.D.E. campaign

The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be taking part in the Festive R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign from November 23, 2018 until January 2, 2019. This year police are partnering with Canada Blood Services (CBS) and officers will be handing out festive cards …

Local interest in Green Burial

Green Burial Ottawa Valley held an Information Session in Killaloe on Thursday, November 15.  They are an informal group (at present) and are working to make Green Burial available to residents of the Ottawa Valley. Green Burial is an environmentally sensitive option to standard burial practice or cremation.  In Green Burial, …

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