Staggered bells and buses

OPINION Bus Consortium to parents: ‘We regret that this will cause disruption to people’s lives.’ Full disclosure: I am a father of two children, 6 and 4 years old respectively, who are enrolled at Killaloe Public School. When I first found out about the newly proposed staggered bus system, an …

Province wants more accountability from municipal councillors – are you listening, MV?

Editorial In a news release dated Mar.5, the Province announced that it is launching consultations with the municipal sector to strengthen accountability for council members. It noted that the Province wants to ensure that councillors and heads of council maintain a safe and respectful workplace, and carry out their duties …

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 …

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