Long weekend update: Total fire ban remains in effect

The Township of Madawaska Valley has today posted this update and thanks everyone for complying with the Fire Ban. The Total Fire Ban is still in effect. The Township of Madawaska Valley is included in the Province’s Restricted Fire zone. There are currently 139 active wildland fires in the province …

Killaloe OPP news as of July 31 2018

Photo: Nick3501 creativecommons.org During the week of July 23, 2018, to July 29, 2018 there were 157 calls for service, including the Whitney Detachment. There were eighteen motor vehicle collisions, three were animal related. There were three domestic dispute calls for service, and no domestic disputes resulting in criminal code …

Howe & Bradley Law Office

Robert Howe and Matt Bradley Contrary to rumours which have been circulating in the community, local lawyer Robert B. Howe of Barry’s Bay is not retiring – not just yet anyway. He said today, I am pleased to announce that, in planning for retirement, I have entered into an association …

MV Council clips from July 23 meeting

Here is a brief summary of some of the business conducted at the Township of Madawaska Valley Regular Council meeting on July 23: How to vote in the October 22 municipal election: Vote By Mail By-Law 2018-89 was passed. In order to vote in the October 22 election, click HERE …

Madawaska Valley remains under Total Fire Ban

With the present hot, dry and windy weather conditions, please remember there is still a Total Fire Ban in effect in the Madawaska Valley. CAO Sue Klatt emphasized this point to The Current after a meeting of the Recreation, Heritage and Culture Committee today. Municipal staff will be posting additional …

Dr. Jack Kitts speaks about his Order of Canada appointment

Photo courtesy The Ottawa Hospital Following Mark Woermke’s report of Dr. Kitts’ recent appointment as Member of the Order of Canada by the Governor General (Click HERE to read that article), he shared his personal reaction with The Current, saying, My initial reaction was a sense of disbelief because I didn’t …

Madawaska Valley District High School graduation

The conversation of friends and family members gathered in the school lobby to celebrate the achievements of this year’s graduating class on June 28 demonstrated how much impact Madawaska Valley District High School (MVDHS) has had on the region since it opened in 1967. We found families where as many …

Operations Committee discusses Combermere revitalization project

On June 26 the Township of Madawaska Valley Operations Committee discussed utilizing funds from the Main Street Revitalization Initiative to improve the Combermere boat launch facility. Shown above, Operations Manager Hilary Kutchkoskie (standing) points out details on a survey to the Operations Committee (from left) Andy Boyd, Councillor Shelley Maika, …

Hospital Auxiliary has held last bingo

Photos: submitted After 34 years of hosting an annual article bingo, St. Francis Memorial Hospital Auxiliary held its last bingo on October 29, 2017 at St. Mary’s Church Hall in Wilno. Although the auxiliary held bingos as early as 1964 to get new members to join the auxiliary and to …

Pembroke Daily Observer axed

Its parent company, Postmedia, announced today that the Pembroke Daily Observer will cease to exist as of July 28, 2018, thus bringing to an end a local institution after 163 years. This closure follows the similar fate of 41 Postmedia newspapers in Ontario at the end of last year. Unifor, …

Parking mishap puts paid to pocket park pergola

Photo: Mark Woermke A large delivery van attempting to drive on the lane between Talk O’ The Town and V&S Stedmans in Barry’s Bay knocked down the pergola in the pocket park on Opeongo Line.  The mishap occurred at about 3:15 p.m. today. The park had been constructed in recent …

Clips from MV Council meeting June 18

The Current reports selected items from the Township of Madawaska Valley Regular Council meeting on June 18. Mayor’s address Mayor Kim Love said the municipality had now returned to the CAO/Clerk organizational structure. This structure enables the CAO/Clerk to make certain decisions without the involvement of Council, a process which …