Is this unjust enrichment of MV lawyers a gift that will keep on giving?

Editorial Last August the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) published a report on the cost of municipal insurance. It said, “Rising municipal insurance costs continue to be a major concern for AMO members. Many municipalities in Ontario are reporting increases of more than 20 percent. These costs are being driven …

Thoughts on proposed redevelopment of Lakeshore Park on Barry’s Bay waterfront

Editor’s note: The Current welcomes a new occasional contributor, Barry’s Bay resident Roger Prince, who provides the following commentary about the proposed redevelopment of the Kamaniskeg Lake waterfront in Barry’s Bay. On Jan.17 I attended our township council meeting when the consulting firm Beacon Environmental presented their Concept Plan Report …

MV dumps Giorno and Young-Lovelace as Integrity Commissioners — appoints replacement

Editorial At the Jan.17 Regular Council meeting, the newly-elected Council of Madawaska Valley passed a By-Law to appoint Tony E. Fleming of the firm Cunningham Swan Lawyers as Integrity Commissioner for the Township. Fleming is based in Kingston, where he is the supervising partner in the firm’s Municipal Law group. …

Why BLR Incumbents don’t want to talk about E4m

Opinion Editor’s Note: This opinion by BLR resident Michael McCloskey is part of our ongoing investigation into the questionable practices arising from the collaboration of Expertise for Municipalities (E4m Solutions), Wishart Law, and Investigative Solutions Network (ISN). It is a follow-up to our article “BLR Councillor objects to high costs …

Muzzled MV media helps muddy the waters – Prince unhappy about news suppression in The Leader and Valley Gazette

Editorial Yesterday The Current published an article reporting on misinformation being spread by one of the incumbent candidates for Madawaska Valley (MV) Council. His ability to mislead the public has been assisted by the inexcusable refusal on the part of the Valley Gazette and The Eganville Leader to report to …

The Logging of Russel Ridge

Mountain top clearing in Killaloe feared by Madawaska Highland residents Note: This opinion piece was submitted for publication by Christopher Huggett, (Former) Independent  Forest Research Associate and Auditor, Temagami District, Ontario now resident in Killaloe-Hagarty-Richards. The Wilno Hills, like the rest of the Madawaska Valley, is no stranger to logging. On …

Public interest news and information suppression in Madawaska Valley is a disgrace

EDITORIAL On May 19th last year a Court hearing took place that had important implications for the residents of Madawaska Valley. Superior Court Justice Adriana Doyle had to decide whether it was in the public interest to strike out (i.e. apply a “gag order” to) the legal action commenced by …

Sticking it

OPINION It has been an incredibly hard year and a half. And it looks like we have at least another nine months of this … maybe more. There have been several vaccines – two of which were in the making for thirty years: Pfizer and Moderna – both mRNA vaccines. …

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