Joint effort relocates bear from east end Pembroke

Photo: OPP Upper Ottawa Valley  On Friday October 19, 2018, just before 7 a.m., the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) began receiving reports of a black bear roaming in an east end neighbourhood in the City of Pembroke. Police responded along with the Ministry of …

More than half of MV voters yet to vote

Township of Madawaska Valley CAO/Clerk Suzanne Klatt today advised The Current that as of close of business last Friday October 19, the Township has received votes from 2,607 voters. That number equates to only 46.55 percent of the MV electorate – with just one day left to vote. You can …

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 …

OPP warns of local election funds scam

The Current has just received the following warning from Bancroft Detachment OPP: Bancroft OPP warns residents of an ongoing fraud that has been taking place in and around the Bancroft Detachment area regarding the upcoming election. Fraudulent e-mails have been sent to individuals and members of municipalities asking to initiate e-transfers, …

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, …

Report: last night’s All Candidates Meeting

Audience at Barry’s Bay Legion Hall Madawaska Valley residents filled the Legion Hall on October 11 for an All Candidates Meeting co-hosted by the Madawaska Valley Public library and the Royal Canadian Legion Barry’s Bay Branch 406. Seven of the eight candidates running for election were present to respond to …

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 …

First public meeting of MV candidates held

Approximately 50 residents took advantage of the candidates’ Meet and Greet evening held at the Opeongo Seniors Centre on October 4. The event was co-sponsored by the Opeongo Seniors and The Current. Opeongo Seniors President Leah Kinghorn said the event was to allow voters to meet any candidate in person …

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 …

Candidates’ meetings announced

Two public events in early October will assist the Madawaska Valley electorate in finalizing their voting choices for the municipal election on October 22. Organizers confirm that all candidates have been invited to both events. Meet and Greet on October 4 at 7:30 p.m. The first event is at the …