Flu clinics in the Valley

Photo: H. Souza unsplash.com Renfrew County District Health Unit (RCDHU) advises that getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and the people around you from getting the flu. The flu shot also lowers your risk of serious complications, such as pneumonia.  Free flu shots are available …

Hallowe’en safety tips from the OPP

Photo pexels.com The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) remind parents/guardians and children that Hallowe’en can be a time of both excitement and potential danger. Help keep everyone safe by following these safety tips: Carry a flashlight and select a costume with bright colours and reflective …

It’s official: the new MV council

The Township of Madawaska Valley has now released the official results of the municipal election. Incumbent Mayor Kim Love has been re-elected, along with incumbent Councillors Carl Bromwich and Ernie Peplinski. MV voters also returned former mayor Dave Shulist to council, giving him the most votes of any of the councillor …

Province will launch consultations for a new tourism strategy

Crooked Slide Park  photo: Sharon Gardiner Ontario will consult with tourism operators and tourists to build a new tourism strategy to maximize the economic impact of Ontario’s $34 billion tourism industry, and unlock its limitless potential. Sylvia Jones, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, made the announcement today in Windsor, …

Adopt-A-Road fall clean-up

Photo: Wendy Wolak Once Thanksgiving weekend is over, the fall tidying gets into full swing for cottagers and year-round residents alike. This month members of Carson Trout Lepine & Greenan Lakes Association (CTLG) participated in an autumn clean-up in the Valley. Shown above from left: Al Best, Danielle Paul, Roger Paul, Doug …

The Current answers Margaret Maika’s question

In our report on last week’s All Candidates Meeting, we referred to a question asked by Margaret Maika about the legal claim by the previous Integrity Commissioner. During the question itself and the response by Mayor Love, comments were made about possible breaches of confidentiality, and questioning both Rosien’s and …

Firefighter certification requirement reversed by Province

Madawaska Valley Fire Department members Earl Dombroskie (L), David Afelskie, Shawn Dombroskie, Fire Chief Corwin Quade. During the October 11 All Candidates Meeting, Mayor Kim Love said that the Ontario government had recently reversed its decision regarding firefighter certification. Love had presented a briefing document to the Honourable Prabmeet Sarkaria, …

Fund-raising update from Madawaska Valley students

Photo: Julia Beggs The Students Activities Council (SAC) at Madawaska Valley District High School and Sherwood School organized a Terry Fox walk for both schools this fall. Our walk took place on September 27 and all students got out of their classes before lunch to participate. The high school raised …

Positive Community Partnerships spells win for Madawaska Valley

Communities in Bloom award certificate (detail) The Township of Madawaska Valley received a 5 Blooms rating and a special mention for Positive Community Partnerships on September 29 during the 2018 National/International Communities in Bloom Symposium and Awards Ceremonies in Strathcona County, Alberta. Madawaska Valley participated in the 1,501 – 5,000 …

Valley resident loses $45,000 in phone scam

Image: kobi5.com OPP Killaloe Detachment warns Madawaska Valley residents to be alert about potential telephone scams. The advice follows attendance at a Combermere Road residence last weekend by OPP Constable Ian Morin. Investigation revealed that the complainant had been defrauded of $45,000 through a phone scam called Mega Millions. The …

Countdown public art legacy project announced

Image submitted The Countdown Public Art Legacy Project will be launched at Take Back the Night in Eganville, Ontario on September 25, 2018. This legacy project will see the creation of four new sister monuments across Ontario in 2019. In 2016, the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County (WSAC), Red Dress Productions (RDP), …

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 …