Railway Station’s Benefit to Area Derailed

First in a two-part series   PART 1 — MV CITIZENS EXPRESS THEIR CONCERNS Residents Concerned over Landmark’s Decline Several Madawaska Valley residents are expressing their concerns about the decline of the Barry’s Bay Railway Station. A common theme in their comments is that a negligent (if not hostile) attitude, …

Cougars – The Return

Photo: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Mountain lion (Cougar) Scientific name: Puma concolor It was November 11, 2017 and a gentle snow had been falling for most of the afternoon. We were heading to town on Siberia Road when a large cat suddenly came out of the ditch. It …

Unpaid Artists: Madawaska Valley Wants Your Invoice

At the Jan 15th Madawaska Valley Council meeting, the subject of unpaid artists was raised. The artists’ work was sold from The Railway Station. It now appears that MV Township is waiting for invoices from them before issuing payment for the sale proceeds (after commission). Councillor Maika, referring to an …

Realtor Calls for Continued Economic Development

Photo: Sharon Gardiner   Perhaps you have noticed some changes in the area? New faces? We are excited to say that there has been an influx of new people to the area who embrace much of what the Madawaska Valley and its surroundings has to offer. Some are young retirees …

How to Tackle Climate Change Every Day

Chart: oxfam.org Almost all scientists agree that the global temperature is rising and that human activity is the cause. You might accept their conclusion, but if you are like most people, you are not sure how to be part of the solution without giving up your lifestyle. Perhaps you have …

Thou Shall Not Dump

Photo: Sharon Gardiner Wow, I’m shocked! I just read that Canada is the top producer of garbage per person in the world!  How can that be?!  We share environmental ideas on a global level (e.g. the historic Paris Climate Change Conference, United Nations Conference).  From the outside it looks like …