Heritage Photo: Barry’s Bay baseball team

Photo: Bob Corrigan This is the local team that defeated Pembroke of North Renfrew to win the Renfrew County Championship c1959.  Mike Nicholson was only a bat boy at the time of this championship but he obviously was influenced by this team and went on to win the league’s Pitching …

Shulist proposes MV-wide business association

The Current recently spoke with former mayor David Shulist about his bid to rejoin MV Council – this time as a Councillor. Our first question, of course, was why would he return to the political arena after a break of four years? Shulist explained how he had enjoyed his time …

Killaloe OPP news as of Aug. 8 2018

Photo: Nick3501 creativecommons.org During the week of July 30, 2018, to August 6, 2018 there were 176 calls for service, including the Whitney Detachment. There were eighteen motor vehicle collisions, seven were animal related. There was one domestic dispute call for service, and no domestic disputes resulting in criminal code …

Avoiding post-election blisters

Editorial In the 2014 municipal election, 62.76 percent of Madawaska Valley voters participated. This compares to the provincial average which, according to Wikipedia, was 43.12 percent. This demonstrated a commendable commitment to the electoral process on the part of this community but it begs the question, will there be a …

The bionic Saint

Photo: Evan Brockett unsplash.com It’s hard to find positive news so let me tell you how Saints show up in the weirdest places. I have spent many hours over the past decade picking up litter on Arbor Vitae Road, another family member collects on parts of Paugh Lake Road, and …

Mark Willmer: We have to keep things moving

Council candidate Mark Willmer sees great potential for the Township of Madawaska Valley. He recently spoke with The Madawaska Valley Current at his home overlooking Lake Kamaniskeg about his vision and campaign. The Township of Madawaska Valley is a great place to live and work, and it has a lot …

Olympic gold comes to Barry’s Bay

Team Jacobs members E.J. Harnden and Ryan Harnden Team Jacobs, 2014 Sochi Olympic Gold Medallists, visited Barry’s Bay on August 1 during a Digital Days tour of Northern Credit Union branches in the Ottawa Valley. Branch manager Lynn Beauchamp explained the Digital Days event is designed to give members hands-on …

Archer promises zero-tolerance for disrupted meetings

Elser Lee Faith Archer outside her office in Barry’s Bay If elected mayor, Elser Lee Faith Archer says she will call upon her governmental and council experience to provide leadership aimed at improving efficiency and harmony at the council table. She says the solution begins with strict compliance with Roberts Rules …

Experiences for all ages at Killaloe Fair

Photo: Doug De La Matter The 42nd annual Killaloe Craft & Community Fair the weekend of August 10 to 12 promises fairgoers of all ages the opportunity to enjoy great music in a natural outdoor amphitheatre setting, with delicious food, local crafts and family-friendly activities. The Fair site is located …

Long weekend update: Total fire ban remains in effect

The Township of Madawaska Valley has today posted this update and thanks everyone for complying with the Fire Ban. The Total Fire Ban is still in effect. The Township of Madawaska Valley is included in the Province’s Restricted Fire zone. There are currently 139 active wildland fires in the province …

Castaway Culture: on my deserted island

Doreen Yakabuski in a corner of her home library.  Photo: Jack Vanderburg Since any survival skills I learned in Outdoor Education at MVDHS are long forgotten, I hope the necessities of life are easily attainable on my deserted island so my only worry is filling the hours. Because I was …

Killaloe OPP news as of July 31 2018

Photo: Nick3501 creativecommons.org During the week of July 23, 2018, to July 29, 2018 there were 157 calls for service, including the Whitney Detachment. There were eighteen motor vehicle collisions, three were animal related. There were three domestic dispute calls for service, and no domestic disputes resulting in criminal code …

Breaking news: Official list of certified candidates

It’s official – Madawaska Valley CAO/Clerk Suzanne Klatt informed The Current on July 30 that the candidates on the Unofficial List released July 27 have now been certified to stand for office in the municipal election on October 22. Klatt also declared the following School Board Trustees elected by acclamation for …

David Shulist runs for MV Council

David Shulist shown above on Bay Day Former Mayor David Shulist has this afternoon submitted his name for election to Council. Shulist was mayor from 2010 to 2014. He sought re-election as mayor in 2014, but lost to Kim Love. This now brings the number of candidates for Council to …