Bosco students take proposals to MV Council

Photos by April Lundy and Bethany Kluke Grade 7 and 8 Geography students from St. John Bosco School attended Madawaska Valley Council to witness municipal government in action on November 19. Their teacher, Ms. Jordan Norris, explained that their presence at the Council meeting was the result of a class …

The Food Bank needs your help this winter

Madawaska Valley Food Bank is looking for help to ensure its clients don’t go hungry this winter. Food Bank volunteers told The Current about the generosity of Valley residents in the past and what initiatives are planned for the next several weeks. One of these events has already taken place: the …

Local interest in Green Burial

Green Burial Ottawa Valley held an Information Session in Killaloe on Thursday, November 15.  They are an informal group (at present) and are working to make Green Burial available to residents of the Ottawa Valley. Green Burial is an environmentally sensitive option to standard burial practice or cremation.  In Green Burial, …

Pot shop regulations announced

On November 14 Ontario published an outline of its regulations for the licensing and operation of private cannabis stores. Key dates are December 17, 2018 which is when the application process will commence and April 1, 2019 the date when licensed stores will be open for business. The government has …

One hundred years after Armistice Day 1918

Barry’s Bay Legion Branch 406 celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of Armistice Day with a series of moving ceremonies, all well attended by members of the local community who came together to remember those who served. While the morning’s Remembrance Day proceedings were conducted inside the Legion Hall, a Colour Guard …

Yakabuski accuses NDP of ‘drive-by smear’

On November 14, iPolitics reported conflict of interest allegations against former Transportation Minister John Yakabuski whose sister, Marlene Yakabuski, is President of the Ontario Road Builders’ Association. Click HERE to read the iPolitics article. This abstract from iPolitics was produced by The Current.

County unveils new mental health initiative

At the Annual General Meeting of the Renfrew County Law Clinic held in Pembroke on October 30 2018 members heard a presentation by Greg Lubimiv about the new Renfrew County Mental Health and Addiction Plan. Lubimiv is Executive Director of the Phoenix Centre for Children and Families (logo pictured above) which is …

Yakabuski announces plan to offer free fishing to veterans

The Current has received this information in a press release from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Ontario’s Government for the People is planning to honour past and present members of the Canadian Armed Forces, who have sacrificed so much for the people of Ontario and Canada. Work is …

OPP investigate fatal fire on Mask Road

On Wednesday November 7, 2018 at approximately 10:46 a.m. members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a garage fire which spread to a residence on Mask Road, in the Township of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards. Police have located the remains of a body at …

MV Council Clips from Nov. 5 meeting

Madawaska Valley Council dealt with a 215-page meeting agenda on Nov. 5. The heavy agenda was partly due to fewer committee meetings during the election period, a backlog of correspondence and the need to brief Council on numerous items. Update from Mayor Love re County Official Plan Amendments No. 25 …

Mayor’s address at Nov. 5 MV Council meeting

Madawaska Valley Mayor Kim Love opened the Nov. 5 Council meeting with the following address, which The Current publishes without comment. In the month of October I travelled and worked an average of 20 hours a week for a total of 87 hours as mayor of MV. I attended six scheduled …

Human remains found near Ruby Road

On Monday November 5, 2018 at approximately 10:49 am, the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of the discovery of human remains in the area of Ruby Road, in the Township of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards. The human remains were located by hunters. Members …

November 2018 column

It’s been some time since I’ve written a column for you, the good people of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. In fact, this is my first column since the election of June 7. And I apologize for taking so long. Let me start by thanking you for once again supporting my candidacy for re-election …

The Ottawa Hospital moves closer to Valley patients

The news, released on October 30, that Renfrew Victoria Hospital (RVH) and The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) have integrated their surgical, urology and gynecology services, is also good news for Valley patients. Randy Penney, (at far left above) CEO of both RVH and St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH), told The Current, For …