Major drug bust in Bancroft

The Bancroft Detachment of the OPP issued a media release this morning reporting on the execution of drug warrants. The release reported that in the early morning at approximately 2:55 a.m. on June 20, 2019, members of the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) assisted …

Wilno celebrates 125th anniversary of first train

Wilno Heritage Society (WHS) held a heritage celebration on Sunday June 30 to mark the 125th Anniversary of the arrival of the first train at Wilno in 1894 along J.R. Booth’s Ottawa, Arnprior and Parry Sound Railway. The event was held at Wilno Heritage Park with special displays and entertainment …

Barry’s Bay Triathlon 2019

Adding excitement to the Canada Day weekend, sixty athletes competed in the 26th Barry’s Bay Triathlon on Sunday, June 30. As always, the race drew competitors from well beyond the Valley. Race Director Elser Lee (Faith) Archer acknowledged the great support the organizers received from the OPP and Paramedics saying, …

July 1

Do you have everything you need to put your boat in the water? OPP Marine Unit advises that they patrol waterways in the Valley to ensure everyone has a safe, fun time on the water this summer. Be sure your boat has all necessary safety equipment as required by Transport …

Happy Canada Day from The Current

To help celebrate Canada Day, The Current provides this link to a blast from a Canada Day past — 1993 to be precise. It is a performance of Stompin’ Tom Connors accompanied by fiddle icon Graham Townsend and others as they play “Canada Day Up Canada way.” Enjoy!     Photo …

Township CAO acts to curb Integrity Commissioner costs

OPINION As announced at the June 4 Council in Committee meeting, in an effort to reduce the high cost of investigations conducted by controversial Integrity Commissioner, Guy Giorno, Madawaska Valley Township has hired Sudbury consulting firm, Expertise for Municipalities (E4M), to oversee the validity of complaints made by citizens against …

Crossing guard Rhys Geddes receives award

School’s out for summer, not just for students but also for the many workers who ensure Valley children stay safe during the academic year. On June 25 Access Work Services (AWS) gathered some of its client workers to honour worker Rhys Geddes with a Certificate of Achievement and share a …

Today is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day in Ontario

In announcing the Province’s first Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day, Will Bouma, MPP for Brantford-Brant, stated: Police officers, fire fighters, correctional officers, dispatchers, probation and parole officers, crown attorneys, nurses and other justice sector workers have incredibly difficult jobs and come face to face with difficult situations. That’s …

Ontario pilots new infrastructure program to withstand extreme weather

The Ontario Government announced June 27 that it is funding a new pilot program to ensure communities across the province are protected from future extreme weather damage. The Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance (MDRA) program provides financial assistance to eligible communities that face extraordinary emergency response and repair costs after a natural disaster. …

Canada Day events in the Valley

Want to know what’s on in the Valley this long weekend? The Current is pleased to announce that our longtime partnership with AlgonquinEast.com means it’s easy for you to get all the answers. Just click on Events in the Valley listed on our Home Page Menu. Events in the Valley gives …

Valley gardeners honoured

The Madawaska Valley Horticultural Society honoured well-known local gardener, Ritsuko Honda, at the Strawberry Social held on June 19. The gardening club directors decided to give the Ontario Horticultural Society President’s Award to honour an active member whose volunteering and expertise has encouraged countless Valley gardeners over the years. The …

Council Clips from June 18 meeting

AORS Roadeo in Renfrew County this September Madawaska Valley Council began its June 18 meeting with a delegation from Steve Boland of the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS). Boland said that the 26th annual AORS Provincial Safety Truck Roadeo would be held for the first time in Renfrew County …

June 24

Well Woman Clinic launches in Barry’s Bay Madawaska Valley Family Health Team is providing Well Woman care for unattached patients. Women who are not registered with a primary healthcare provider can call to make an appointment with a nurse practitioner. The Well Woman Clinic offers the following services: Medical history …