Volunteers needed to clear debris from trails

Madawaska Valley residents and seasonal residents, snowmobilers, ATVers, cross country skiers, hikers, joggers, hunters, fishermen and anyone else who enjoys the fantastic trail system we have in our community — The Clubs and Trails need your assistance.  The recent wet snowstorms have caused havoc on the trails and much work is …

Santa Claus arrives in the Valley

Sunshine and smiles greeted Santa Claus as he arrived in the Madawaska Valley for his annual Parade on Saturday December 8. Santa complimented the Madawaska Valley Lions Club for organizing such a splendid event to greet him. Lions Club President Tom Smith said thirty floats were entered in this year’s …

Novels for the book lover on your Christmas list

As an avid reader, I’d love if Canadians adopted the Icelandic tradition of Jólabókaflóð  (Yule Book Flood). On Christmas Eve, Icelanders exchange gifts of books and then spend the evening reading. This custom sounds like heaven to me because my wish list for Santa always includes books. If you have …

MV Council to adopt new governance structure

The Township of Madawaska Valley held the inaugural meeting of its new Council on December 3, 2018. CAO/Clerk Suzanne Klatt opened the meeting and presided over the Invocation as Mayor Kim Love and each newly-elected member of Council in turn swore the oath of office, signed the confirming documents and …

Tree lighting events benefit St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation

Annual tree lighting ceremonies throughout the Valley are helping St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation meet its fundraising goals. The Foundation’s Executive Director, Toni Lavigne-Conway, highlighted three ceremonies for The Current. In November, the Township of Killaloe Hagarty and Richards hosted their third annual Tree of Peace event. They lit a …

Poetry Place: Hunter

  Hunter   Stock still he stands a crimson icon of this parallel breathing short shallow eyes darting through the shadowed drifting. Of being still too long in the raw air of trees coated in this year’s first lace. Stock still with ominous ears perked looking finger poised and moist. …

Heritage Photo: Moll’s Lodge

Photo submitted Here’s a postcard that was postmarked June or July 12th, 1948.  It’s a picture of Moll’s Lodge which was located on Wadsworth Lake.  I have actually been there but I no longer remember where on the lake it is.  I don’t think that it’s standing any more.  I …

Active Transportation in Ottawa Valley has a big year

Ottawa Valley Cycling and Active Transportation Alliance (OVCATA) members gathered in Renfrew for an annual meeting to celebrate a busy and very successful year. The organization was founded two and a half years ago to be a voice for cycling, walking and other self-powered transportation enthusiasts. Shown above OVCATA activists celebrate at 2018 …

Update: Pot shop poll

Nov. 27, 2018: If you have not checked the results of this poll for some time you will see a significant change in the overall result. This is due to a recent audit of all votes. We had discovered some voting irregularities since certain individuals were casting multiple votes, including …

Communities in Bloom winter baskets

Communities in Bloom (CiB) volunteers filled Madawaska Valley Township  Yard 2 garage with winter baskets on November 22. They scheduled just one morning to produce enough baskets not only for the downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA) catchment area in Barry’s Bay but also for Railway Station Park and Zurakowski Park. …