Open letter to MPP John Yakabuski on behalf of Renfrew County secondary school teachers

The Current prints this open letter to Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski from Christian Sell, President OSSTF District 28 (shown above speaking at a labour rally in Pembroke in September 2019).   I recently noticed your ad in a local newspaper wishing us a happy new year and also asking if …

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 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 …

Cultivating cannabis

Dear Editor, What a delight and relief to see someone show up with a few baby cannabis seedlings to give away at the Killaloe Library Plant and Book sale on May 25. This will be the first Spring that “common” “ordinary” Canadians will be able to plant and grow cannabis …

Earth Day every day

Dear Editor, Monday, April 22 was the official Earth Day, where we honoured our dependence on our home planet for all our air, water, and food … and a whole lot more, like beauty in Nature, source of building materials for our homes, heat for our homes, fuel for our …

Thank a snowplow driver

To the Editor: In my Grade 1/2 classroom in Palmer Rapids, we have been learning about citizenship and what it means to be a good citizen. My students have decided that people who help other people are good citizens. While there are many obvious people and occupations that come to …

What happened?!

Disappointed, dismayed and concerned, at times even shocked at what I am reading on the internet and hearing about the goings-on in Madawaska Valley.  I have been following the MV elections because I care about MV and still believe that it has great potential to become a thriving corner of …

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