Lock it or lose it campaign and other OPP news

Photo: Phuoc Le on unsplash Lock it OR Lose it campaign The Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) reminds motorists and passengers to Lock it OR Lose it when it comes to their vehicles and valuables as part of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s (OACP) Lock It …

Dr. Malinowski honoured by College of Physicians

Dr. Jason Malinowski at St. Francis Memorial Hospital The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) presented the Council Award to Dr. Jason Malinowski on September 7 at the Council meeting in Toronto. CPSO said that Malinowski, a passionate advocate for rural medicine, has distinguished himself as a clinical …

New MV Recreation and Community Development Coordinator

CAO/Clerk Suzanne Klatt announced the appointment of Stephanie Plebon as Madawaska Valley’s new Recreation & Community Development Coordinator at the Council meeting on September 4 2018. The Current spoke to Plebon a few days later. She talked about growing up in the Valley and attending Madawaska Valley District High School in …

Neighbours’ river access dispute considered by Council

Allegations of bullying and conflict of interest were levelled during a minor variance application heard by Council on September 4 2018. The application related to the request by Carol-Noele Herriott and Russell Brian Herriott of 560 Ohio Road, Combermere to purchase the Shoreline Road Allowance (SRA) on the Madawaska River …

MV Council Clips from Sept. 4 meeting

MV staff at meeting: Gwen Dombroski (L) and Amanda Hudder Madawaska Valley Council’s meeting on September 4 covered a wide range of topics from car washing to cannabis, tax arrears and more. The Current reports on selected items. Cannabis conundrum Mayor Kim Love gave a verbal report of a panel …

Killaloe OPP news as of Sept. 4 2018

Photo: Eudoxio During the week of August 27, 2018, to September 3, 2018 there were 152 calls for service, including the Whitney Detachment. There were twelve motor vehicle collisions, two were animal related. There were four domestic dispute calls for service, and no domestic disputes resulting in criminal code charges. …

Pot shops will be hot topic in election

Photo: Infotech Management The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) held its annual conference in Ottawa Aug. 19 – 22. The final session was devoted to a panel discussion on issues arising from the government’s recent announcement that it was privatizing the retail distribution of cannabis. The Current reported on …

Integrity front and centre at MV Council meeting

Guy Giorno, Integrity Commissioner All ears were on MV’s Integrity Commissioner Guy Giorno at the Council Meeting on Monday August 13 as he delivered reports on three issues. Two of these were complaints he inherited from MV’s previous Integrity Commissioner, Jack Rosien, whose termination by the Township led to a …

Killaloe OPP news as of Aug. 14

Photo: peupleloup creativecommons.org During the week of August 7, 2018 to August 12, 2018 there were 113 calls for service, including the Whitney Detachment. There were eleven motor vehicle collisions, no collisions were animal related. There were three domestic dispute calls for service, and no domestic disputes resulting in criminal …

MV Council Clips from Aug. 13 meeting

The Current provides this brief summary of some items of business at the Aug. 13 meeting. The first portion of the meeting was devoted to a presentation by the Township’s Integrity Commissioner, Guy Giorno, and questions from Council regarding same. Immediately following his presentation, Councillor Shelley Maika issued a public …

Ford government to sell cannabis online

Photo: David Horemans The Ontario government has said that there will not after all be government-run pot stores. Finance Minister Vic Fedeli today released details of his government’s plan to privatize the sector thereby reversing the Liberal government’s plan. With effect from April 1, 2019 all sales will be made …

Killaloe OPP news as of Aug. 8 2018

Photo: Nick3501 creativecommons.org During the week of July 30, 2018, to August 6, 2018 there were 176 calls for service, including the Whitney Detachment. There were eighteen motor vehicle collisions, seven were animal related. There was one domestic dispute call for service, and no domestic disputes resulting in criminal code …

Olympic gold comes to Barry’s Bay

Team Jacobs members E.J. Harnden and Ryan Harnden Team Jacobs, 2014 Sochi Olympic Gold Medallists, visited Barry’s Bay on August 1 during a Digital Days tour of Northern Credit Union branches in the Ottawa Valley. Branch manager Lynn Beauchamp explained the Digital Days event is designed to give members hands-on …

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 …