Yakabuski announces consultation to improve moose management

The Ontario government today announced a consultation designed to make the moose draw fairer, more accessible and simpler for hunters by updating its approach to managing moose. Over the next two years, the government intends to work with an advisory committee, which will review how tag quotas are developed, how …

A memorable November 11

On Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., close to 100 members of the community attended the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 406 in Barry’s Bay and left 90 minutes later having experienced the very personal and private side of war. The Opeongo Reader’s Theatre, (pictured above) under the capable direction of Barry …

Sneak peek at student Christmas card designs

The Current has received the following update from the Student Activity Council at Madawaska Valley District High School about their Christmas card fundraiser, along with this advance peek at the card designs. (Shown above is a design by Michael McCloskey.) Our Student Activity Council is very committed to this project and we …

Opeongo Heritage Cup Commissioner’s message

Hello out there, we’re on the air, it’s Heritage Hockey time again. The Opeongo Heritage Cup is back to entertain cultural hockey fans.  Once again, the descendants of the first Irish, Kashub and German pioneers who travelled up the Opeongo Line in the 1850s to settle the Madawaska and Bonnechere …

The dark side of fruitcake

What on earth would a Physiotherapist have to say about Fruitcake? Fruitcake, Sufganiyot,Khrustyky, Midnight Madness, Black Friday. These terms are synonymous with the holiday season and the aching legs, backs and shoulders associated with the preparations. As the holidays draw closer, experience tells me that I will be encountering patients …

CAO trains councillors at the train station

CAO/Clerk Sue Klatt used yesterday’s Hallowe’en celebrations at the Railway Station to ensure that some members of the incoming Council brushed up on their catering skills before taking the oath of office next month. Councillor Carl Bromwich admitted to The Current that despite years of serving hotdogs he had no …

Celebrating hand-made in Madawaska Valley

Madawaska Valley Dance is giving local arts and crafts businesses a boost on Sunday November 4 with their first Made in the Madawaska Valley indoor crafts market. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 17581 Hwy 60 in Wilno. Studio owner Chelsea Clarke and administrator Makaila Ronholm …

The Gardener inspires viewers

Members of the Madawaska Valley Horticultural Society who went to the Opeongo Seniors Centre for a second consecutive Thursday were richly rewarded. Not only were the equipment failures of the previous week corrected, but the film they had hoped to see, The Gardener, turned out to be enchanting. The audience burst …

Hallowe’en activities session at MV Public Library

Valley trick-or-treaters had a chance to try out their costumes in advance at a Hallowe’en Activities session at the Madawaska Valley Public Library on Saturday October 27. Kids aged 6 through 12 were welcomed by Program Coordinators Julia Beggs and Emily Mintha. While everyone enjoyed dressing up, listening to stories …

To the richest go the spoils

SPORTS First, a confession. I am a baseball nut. This is because it most resembles cricket, which I played for many years when I lived in the UK. Both involve the hurling of a hard projectile at a player holding a wooden stick at speeds of up to 100 mph, …

Flu clinics in the Valley

Photo: H. Souza unsplash.com Renfrew County District Health Unit (RCDHU) advises that getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and the people around you from getting the flu. The flu shot also lowers your risk of serious complications, such as pneumonia.  Free flu shots are available …