Combermere Craft Cabin prepares for season

Above: Combermere Craft Cabin work party  The Combermere Craft Cabin reopens on May Long Weekend. Craft Cabin Committee members donned rubber gloves and arrived with brooms on May 13 to clear away the winter cobwebs. Shown above from left are:  Standing: Carol Burnett, Jane Corbett, Kristin Marchand, Barb Schaeffer  Seated: …

How to get unstuck

Photo: wikimediacommons.org Readers can enjoy the wry humour of this Valley story, with a twist in the tail. The wind had been howling for hours, the sun peeking out from thick white clouds every now and then. If it weren’t for the wind, it would have been a perfect spring …

Internet marketing vital for tourism development

Frederic Gonzalo, Gonzo Marketing, addresses OVTA delegates Nearly one hundred Valley tourism business owners met at the Santa Fe Grill in Renfrew on April 30 for the annual conference of the Ottawa Valley Tourism Association (OVTA) where keynote speaker Frederic Gonzalo of Gonzo Marketing told delegates how to better manage their …

Porch Views: Serving the community

Photo: Mark Woermke For the first time this year, I am enjoying my morning coffee on the porch. It’s pretty quiet on my corner this Saturday morning, but the sun is shining and things look promising for Wilno’s Kashub Day. I have an excellent view of Bay Street and the …

CAO appointment confirmed and other good news

Sue Klatt (above) outside MV Township office During her opening remarks at the May 4 Council meeting, Mayor Kim Love announced, Ms. Suzanne Klatt has accepted the position of CAO/Clerk for the Township of Madawaska Valley as of May 28. Ms. Klatt is already well known to our community from …

Wilno welcomes all to Kashub Day

Downtown Wilno on Kashub Day 2018    Photo: Sharon Gardiner The Wilno Heritage Society celebrated its 20-year anniversary last Saturday with the annual Kashub Day Festival at Wilno Heritage Park. Guests enjoyed non-stop entertainment from 11 a.m. until after sundown. The annual celebration commemorates pioneer ancestors and helps keep the …

Rosien asks Court to fire Township’s lawyer

Photo: thedailyobserver.ca On Feb. 28 the Current reported that MV Township’s former Integrity Commissioner, Jack Rosien, had commenced a legal action against the Township for breach of contract.   Click HERE to read that story.   The Current has now learned that Rosien has asked the Court to stop the Township’s …

Sue Klatt returns to Madawaska Valley as CAO

According to a Horton Township announcement today, Suzanne Klatt is leaving it to join Madawaska Valley Township as the new CAO. Klatt will fill the position previously held by Doug Robertson. She lives in the municipality and previously worked for MV. In 2008 she went to the Township of South …

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College Graduation

SWC graduates, faculty and special guests, H.E. Papal Nuncio Luigi Bonazzi and Dr. Randy Boyagoda, Principal and Vice-President of the University of St. Michael’s College – April 28, 2018 (Photo: Timothy Baklinski) Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College (SWC) in Barry’s Bay, Ontario, celebrated Graduation and Commencement on April 28, …

Local writer/librarian enters provincial race

Editor’s note: The Current subsequently learned that James di Fiore is not proceeding with his candidacy. As far as parties go, Di Fiore is none of the above   Killaloe resident and occasional contributor to the Current, James di Fiore, has registered as a candidate in the Renfrew-Nippissing-Pembroke riding for …