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 …

Howe & Bradley Law Office

Robert Howe and Matt Bradley Contrary to rumours which have been circulating in the community, local lawyer Robert B. Howe of Barry’s Bay is not retiring – not just yet anyway. He said today, I am pleased to announce that, in planning for retirement, I have entered into an association …

MV Council clips from July 23 meeting

Here is a brief summary of some of the business conducted at the Township of Madawaska Valley Regular Council meeting on July 23: How to vote in the October 22 municipal election: Vote By Mail By-Law 2018-89 was passed. In order to vote in the October 22 election, click HERE …

Communities in Bloom awards presentation

Valley Manor – First place Community Garden Valley Manor hosted the annual Madawaska Valley Community in Bloom (CiB) Awards presentation on July 20. Co-chairs Debbie Marshall and Elser Lee Faith Archer welcomed National CiB judges Lorna McIlroy from Grande Prairie, Alberta and Gaétan Deschênes from Saint-Basile-le-Grand, Québec, and representatives from …

Seen from a dock – territorial rights

Photo: Daniel Burka on unsplash.com Dock sittin’ I’ve taken to the art of dock sittin’ like the proverbial duck to water. Dock sittin’ can be inspirational, educational and fascinating. Personally I like to sit on the dock and be distraction free. I prefer no interference from a newspaper, book, iPad …

Hands do so much

Image: creativecommons.org Hands can say hello, hug you close, wave goodbye, Point you in the right direction, cover your eyes when you cry. Hands can harm someone, heal another, Cover a yawn, slap your brother.   Hands can teach, write and draw, Knit scarves, sweaters and buckle bras. Move traffic, …

Ernie Peplinski runs for re-election

Ernie Peplinski at Operations Committee meeting with CAO Sue Klatt Madawaska Valley Councillor Ernie Peplinski has announced that he hopes to be re-elected for a second consecutive term on October 22. Since his election to Council in 2014, Peplinski has chaired the Operations Committee and acted as Vice-Chairperson of the …