Access Work Service client appreciation

Access Work Service (AWS) invited clients to an ice cream party in appreciation of their work during July and August. The end of summer gathering on September 6 was due to take place on the patio of the Balmoral Hotel but the threat of rain caused AWS to move the …

Girl Guides – passport to adventure

Submitted by Stacie Pecarski aka Brown Owl. The guiding year starts in late September (details below) and this is an example of the kinds of activities girls can participate in. Thirty-four girls aged 5 to 17 from the Valley experienced camping in the Serengeti Bush Camp at the Toronto Zoo …

Trends welcomes stylist in salon expansion

Clients of Trends salon have learned that during the summer season they need to book appointments well in advance. Salon owner Traci Cybulski and stylist Wendy Shular were glad to bring on board Emma Phanenhour (pictured above) to help them during the hectic warm months. While the intention was always …

How do you like your coffee?

How do you like your coffee? With art, please, is the answer at the Madawaska Coffee café in Barry’s Bay. The latest local artists to be featured at the main street coffee shop are Jody McKone and Amy Doole. Work by both women is displayed until the end of September. …

2019 Heritage Fest at Madonna House

The Madonna House community celebrated the 50th Anniversary of St. Raphael’s Craft Centre at this year’s Heritage Fest on Labour Day weekend. Visitors were treated to demonstrations and displays of arts and crafts, and children had the opportunity to try new things under expert guidance of community members. Elsewhere on …

Sept. 8

Ontario drivers can now show proof of insurance on smartphones As of Sept. 5, Ontario drivers may carry electronic proof of auto insurance on their mobile device, including their smartphones. Drivers should note the following: Drivers must have proof of insurance at all times and must show it to police …

TIFF sold-out premiere for movie shot in Valley

The Manhattan Project, a film shot in and around the Madawaska Valley in March 2018, premieres to a sold-out Carlton Theatre at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11. Matthew Campanile, director/producer/writer of the film, has a longtime connection with the Valley having spent every summer (and some winter …

MV students go a long way with a helping hand

Valley high school students are back in class this month, the older ones in their last year at Madawaska Valley District High School (MVDHS) likely wondering what lies ahead. This article is for those students, their family members and supporters. The Current spoke to three MVDHS graduates for their take …

School retirees celebrate No Bell Breakfast

Since 1995, retired teachers in the Valley have gathered the first morning of the fall term to enjoy a No Bell Breakfast. Pearl Orr was inspired to begin the event having seen fellow retired high school teachers John Fortner and David Winger sit drinking coffee in the school parking lot …

Eileen Jones-Whyte wins NDP nomination

Last evening at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall in Cobden two candidates competed for the NDP nomination for the Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke riding. They were Kurt Stoll of Deep River, a nuclear engineer in Chalk River, and Eileen Jones-Whyte of Eganville, a French teacher. After the delegates present voted, Jones-Whyte was declared …

Ace of Spades found in Catch The Ace lottery

Congratulations to Katie Baumhour who was the big winner of the progressive jackpot in today’s draw of the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation’s Catch The Ace lottery. The Ace of Spades appeared when Envelope 16 was opened.  This means Baumhour wins both the Week 9 prize and the progressive jackpot, …

Weekly report from OPP Killaloe

Killaloe OPP Labour Day Long Weekend, Distracted Driving Campaign Results The Killaloe OPP participated in the Provincial Labour Day Long Weekend Traffic Campaign which began on Friday August 30, 2019 and concluded Monday September 2, 2019. This campaign focused on Distracted Driving. The Killaloe OPP report the following campaign results: …