Welcome Doctors Ostapowicz

We welcome Doctors Daniel and Teresa Ostapowicz to the Valley. These internationally-trained physicians of Polish heritage began their practice here in November 2020 but have both been a part of this community in the past. Teresa’s Valley history starts with her family, as her father was a boy scout at …

MV Food Bank says thank you

The year 2020 has brought out the best in our local community. “TheMadawaska Valley Food Bank is very grateful for the strong supportshown by the local community amidst all the challenges and difficulties of 2020,” said Paul Thompson, acting president. “While we have seen anincreased need in the past year, …

Experts issue fresh health warning about wood burning stoves

In December 2019 Health Canada published warnings about the dangers of emissions from wood burning stoves under the title “Wood Smoke.” It emphasized that some groups are especially vulnerable, including people with heart or lung problems and children because their respiratory systems are still developing, and they tend to be …

OPP Bulletins

Ski-Doo stolen in North Algona Wilberforce The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating the theft of a black 2017 Skidoo Renegade X850 snowmobile from the yard of a residence on Mink Lake Road in North Algona-Wilberforce Township. The snowmobile was stolen between the …

Killaloe OPP seek public’s help in Christmas Eve collision

On Thursday, December 24, 2020 at approximately 7:35 p.m., members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two vehicle collision involving a passenger car and a sport utility vehicle (SUV) at the intersection of Annie Street and Queen Street, in the Township of Killaloe, …

Jan-3

Local resources during shutdown The province may have ordered a lockdown until Jan.22 but that doesn’t mean you don’t have access to local businesses and organizations. The Current has compiled the following alphabetical list of Madawaska Valley retailers and organizations, grouped by community. Customers can contact each business that they …

MV Township: today is the deadline for Arena submissions

Further to recent articles in The Current regarding the proposed $1.5 million project to upgrade the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre, the Township of Madawaska Valley published the following notice on social media on January 2, 2021: REMINDER… Your letters must be in before Monday, January 3, 2021 to be …

Moose causes traffic jam for Opeongo Snowbirds

Editor’s note: Snowmobile trails are currently closed. The photos above show Club volunteers doing trail maintenance. Please consult the Interactive Trail Guide for trail availability at: https://www.ofsc.on.ca/trail-maps/ The province is currently under lockdown orders prohibiting team sports with close contact, but plenty of other outdoor activities are very much available …

Outbreak declared at Pembroke Regional Hospital

A press release received this evening from Pembroke Regional Hospital reads as follows: A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the Pembroke Regional Hospital as a result of a second member of its health care team testing positive for the virus. The outbreak has been contained to personnel in the Emergency Department and this second case has been …

A lot to be thankful for

In its last New Year message, The Current reviewed some of the highs and lows of the previous year. Because of the pandemic, unfortunately 2020 brought more of the latter than the former, so this time we will avoid depressing our readers with such a review. Instead, we would like …

Lockdown in Madawaska Valley

Madawaska Valley Township issued the following information for residents on Dec.23, detailing how the province-wide shutdown affects township services: FACILITY CLOSURES The Township Office will re-open on January 4, 2021. Effective Thursday, December 24, 2020, at noon, until January 23, 2021, the following closures will be in effect: The Township …

Parades bring sparkle to the holidays

The Valley stood still for kids in the lead-up to the holiday season … with fun events and activities ranging from crafts and virtual zoom zoo tours from Madawaska Valley Public Library to safe visits with Santa Claus at the Barry’s Bay Railway Station and the new MV Holiday Lights …

RCDHU issues $875 tickets for failure to self-isolate

Today, Dec.22, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is informing the public that two tickets — in the amount of $875.00 each — have been issued to residents for not adhering to the Section 22 Order put in place on Friday, October 30, 2020 by Dr. Robert Cushman, Acting …