Is your Earth Day cup half empty?

Letters to the Editor Today is Earth Day, born fifty years ago as an opportunity to celebrate all the progress we’ve made in protecting the environment. I received an email today from a friend who used to give save-the-planet workshops with me in Ottawa schools, a dreamer taking action to make …

Ask for help says food bank

Letters to the Editor The Current has received the following letter from a reader:   Don’t Hesitate, Your Food Bank Is Here Going to a food bank for the first time may not be an easy thing. Asking for help never is. This may be the first time you realized …

Chippawa Shores responds to opposition from residents

The Current has received this letter to the editor from David Hunter of Combermere Lodge Limited (shown above speaking at the Aug.29 2019 public meeting) Dear Editor Combermere Lodge Limited (CLL) is the proponent for the Chippawa Shores project. We read with interest your article of March 25th, 2020 regarding the …

Parent writes about education labour dispute

Dear editor, If you think that I’ve got an axe to grind in the school labour dispute because I’ve got kids in school, you’re right. I’ve also got an axe to grind because I keep hearing about kids dropping out because they can’t get the basic courses needed to graduate …

Reader requests more Valley heritage

Dear Editor, Came across your paper on the internet by accident (now on my bookmarks). Love some of your articles and old photos. I am interested to see more history of the area and residents. Currently, I am trying to put together articles on “Cybulski’s”. Wonder if you would be …

Reader urges MV Council to join other municipalities in recognizing climate emergency

I hope Council will update the Vision and Mission statements, recognize the climate emergency along with the other Canadian communities, consider environmental impact in all decision making, make it clear to all that “environmental leadership is us”, and enlist the help of all ratepayers to fight the good fight.   This is an opportunity to build partnerships between Council and property owners. We face a big challenge and a team approach is needed. Please tell us how we can help.  My grandkids are counting on you!

Reader says leadership needed on our climate crisis

It seems that leadership in the battle against climate change and environmental degradation will have to come from the grassroots level. For some of our elected officials, leadership in this battle plays second fiddle to political expediency. On August 22, Watersheds Canada will be in the Barry’s Bay area in …

Reader questions province’s message on forest management

The Editor: Ottawa Valley landowners recently expressed concern over the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) policy encouraging better cutting practices on private land throughout the townships. Unfortunately, “conservation” has become a dirty word in much of rural Canada. To many woodlot owners it implies “constraints on personal …