MV honours long service employees and volunteer firefighters

Long service award recipients with members of Council On April 17 after the Regular Council meeting, Madawaska Valley Township honoured eleven employees and volunteer firefighters for their long service to the community. In welcoming everyone to the ceremony, Mayor Kim Love said, The most important resource any organization has is its …

MV Council discusses water rates and donations policy

Photo: pdpics.com 2018 Water and Wastewater Budget At the April 17 Regular Council meeting members of Madawaska Valley Council congratulated themselves on achieving a reduction in the minimum charge for water and wastewater in 2018. Councillor Shelley Maika who chairs the Water and Wastewater Committee read the following recommendation: That the …

Neighbours act to ensure CAO-friendly environment

In its April 4 edition The Eganville Leader reported that “NAW Council no longer has say in twp. Staff management.” It started the story with the following paragraph: A resolution passed last week by North Algona Wilberforce Township council officially places all management of township staff under the direction of …

Mayor accuses the Current

Madawaska Valley Mayor Kim Love opened the March 21 Council meeting as usual with an address. She touched on the high points of local events during the previous two weeks by commending volunteers for running the snowmobile show and the St. Patrick’s Day events. She then attacked the opinion piece …

Business Improvement Area – Business In Action

Ted Williamson owns the Barry’s Bay V&S Stedmans (store pictured above). He is also the chairperson of the Barry’s Bay Business Improvement Area (BIA). Actually, four years ago, he urged other business owners in Barry’s Bay to work together and form the BIA. Williamson who had already been in the Bay for …

Mayor demands retraction and apology from The Current

At today’s Council meeting during her opening statement, Mayor Kim Love referred to the opinion in The Current entitled “MV is not a CAO-friendly environment!” The Mayor made serious accusations against The Current and demanded a retraction and a “sincere written apology”. The Current will consider the matter after receiving a …

County nears completion of Official Plan Review

The County of Renfrew has just published the latest draft of its five-year Official Plan Review. Click HERE to view the full draft. The Current has reviewed the draft and in this article will provide highlights of proposed changes and issues affecting Land Development in the County. In a subsequent article we will …

Proposed condo development includes Chippawa Lodge

Combermere Lodge Limited outlined its proposed condominium development in the Madawaska Valley at the Mar. 5 Council meeting. David Hunter, President of Combermere Lodge Limited (CLL), was accompanied by Donald Dunn, Vice-President, and Leah Wilson, Chief Financial Officer (shown above L-R). Hunter said that CLL owns the property for Chippawa Resorts …

Legion public speaking Zone G7 finals

Madeleine Nicholson, Barry’s Bay (Second Place, Intermediate Level)  Photo: Erin Nicholson Three of the winners from Stage One of the Royal Canadian Legion’s annual Ontario Command Public Speaking Contest went on to participate at the next level in the Zone G7 competition in Eganville on Saturday March 3, at Branch …

Questions remain about the empty chair

At today’s Regular Council meeting, Mayor Love delivered the promised statement about the abrupt exit of MV CAO/Clerk Doug Robertson. She said: At the Special Council meeting on February 21 the probationary employment of Mr. Robertson, CAO/Clerk, came to an end. The municipality adheres to a policy of strict confidentiality with …

Confrontation continues at MV committee meeting

A clash between Councillors Maika (shown at left) and Archer (shown at right) that started at the Feb. 20 Regular Council meeting re-ignited with a vengeance at the Finance & Administration Committee meeting on Feb. 28. At the earlier meeting Mayor Love, in proposing Councillor Maika as a member of the …

Mayor promises statement about CAO

Mayor Kim Love opened the Feb. 28 Finance & Administration Committee meeting with the following statement: Mr. Robertson is no longer with the municipality. I will be providing an update to the citizens and taxpayers of the Madawaska Valley at the Regular Council meeting on March 5th. Until then, I …

MV gets new plow truck

The Finance & Administration Committee assembled with staff outside the township building during a meeting break on Feb. 28 to take possession of Madawaska Valley’s new plow truck. Shown above (L-R) are Mike Phillips, Hilary Kutchkoskie receiving the keys from Rob Kent of Gin-Cor Industries, Mayor Kim Love, Councillors Ernie Peplinski, …