Reader responds to Strack opinion

OPINION The Current has received the following comments from a Madawaska Valley reader who disagrees with Brenda Strack’s article entitled “Falling prey to deception.” Additional comments from other readers can be found below the original article. Image above: World Health Organization/Advice for Public/Myth-Busters Falling prey to deception indeed. This is …

Falling prey to deception

OPINION One of the most controversial topics of discussion that has surfaced among our communities and news broadcasts for the past several months surrounds vaccination. While some are celebrating the fact that a COVID-19 vaccine has been created and made available in such a timely manner, in an anticipatory attempt …

A lot to be thankful for

In its last New Year message, The Current reviewed some of the highs and lows of the previous year. Because of the pandemic, unfortunately 2020 brought more of the latter than the former, so this time we will avoid depressing our readers with such a review. Instead, we would like …

Local circulation of anti-mask conspiracy theory puts MV residents at risk

EDITORIAL The Current has been given a copy of a document being distributed to local residents that attacks the wearing of face masks. The reader who provided it says she is aware that other Valley residents have also received it. Image above shows the document’s inflammatory headline attributing irreversible brain …

Humpty Trumpty

Illustration: Betsy Bell McKimm (c) 2020 Betsy Bell McKimm, former resident of Madawaska Valley, has graciously permitted The Current to publish this illustration in response to the outcome of last week’s US election. McKimm now combines her training and experience in both art and yoga to provide instruction for students …

Judge says Ontario municipalities require a better ethical infrastructure

Editorial Regular readers of The Current know that from time to time we report on perceived breaches of the obligations of accountability, transparency and integrity on the part of local government. This reporting has not only been about Madawaska Valley, but also Brudenell Lyndoch & Raglan and North Algona Wilberforce. …

New BLR Administrator best opportunity for better things in 25 years

Opinion The recently announced departure of Brudenell Lyndoch and Raglan’s Clerk/Treasurer represents the greatest opportunity for positive change in BLR I have seen since moving here 25 years ago. The full-time administrator of a Township is the single most important position because they are the eyes and ears of what …

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