Huge car heist in Petawawa

If someone offers you a too-good-to-be-true deal on a new Toyota, take note of this media release received today from OPP Upper Ottawa Valley: On the morning of Thursday September 5, 2019 members of the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the Petawawa Toyota …

Fire ban lifted in Madawaska Valley

The Township of Madawaska Valley advises as of today, September 5: The Fire Ban has been lifted and Night Time Burning is allowed. The Volunteer Fire Department monitors the area, along with working with other Fire Departments and Ministries to determine Fire Bans. They appreciate your help in assisting that …

Two seek NDP candidacy in Cobden nomination meeting Thursday

The NDP in Renfrew Nipissing Pembroke will nominate its candidate in the next federal election at the Royal Canadian Legion at a meeting starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 5.   Two candidates are seeking the nomination: Kurt Stoll of Deep River and Eileen Jones-Whyte of Eganville. Mr. Stoll …

Peplinski demands apology and $60K from Current’s owners; Council calls publisher’s professional qualifications into question

One of the items on the agenda for the August 27 council meeting was correspondence from Roger Paul, publisher of The Madawaska Valley Current, which identified potential grounds for recovering taxpayer money paid to township lawyers for legal work that, Paul believes, could have been avoided through using Alternative Dispute …

OPP Killaloe investigate sudden death in Madawaska Valley

On Monday September 2, 2019 at approximately 11:30 a.m., members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a missing elderly female on Waxwing Lane, in the Township of Madawaska Valley. A short time later, police, with the assistance of the Madawaska Valley …

SFMH Chief Executive Officer announces retirement

The Current has today received the following media release: After more than 30 years at the helm, Randy Penney has informed the RVH and SFMH Boards that he will retire as president and CEO of Renfrew Victoria Hospital and CEO of St. Francis Memorial Hospital effective June 2020. Recognized for …

Sept. 1

OPP warn against distracted driving With back-to-school pedestrians and school buses making roads, sidewalks and crosswalks busier next week, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is conducting a Labour Day Long Weekend Distracted Driving Campaign to underscore the importance of paying full attention to driving. Acting Deputy Commissioner Alison Jevons, Provincial …

Total fire ban in MV again

Madawaska Valley Fire Department has imposed a Total Fire Ban as of August 26. This means no open flames of any sort: no fireworks,  no  outdoor cooking fires (charcoal barbecues), no campfires. The extremely dry conditions pose a high fire risk. This is the second Total Fire Ban this season. …

MP Cheryl Gallant announces Paugh Lake Road funding

For the second time this summer Madawaska Valley staff and members of Council heard positive news at the corner of Paugh Lake Road and Opeongo Line (Hwy 60) in Barry’s Bay – this time from MP Cheryl Gallant. On August 29 she announced the federal government has approved the Township’s …

Opeongo Seniors thank volunteers

The Opeongo Seniors Centre held a lunch to thank its corps of volunteers on August 29. These Valley residents regularly give their time and skills so that the Centre can offer a full range of activities in the community. The annual lunch gives the volunteers an opportunity to share a …

Coroner to hold inquest into Borutski victims’ deaths

A media release just received from the Ministry of the Solicitor General for Ontario advised that Dr. David Cameron, Regional Supervising Coroner for Inquests, announced today that an inquest will be held into the deaths of Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam. Ms. Culleton, 66; Ms. Kuzyk, 36; and …

Heritage Photo: 1960 Little League baseball

I remember when Little League Baseball was introduced to Barry’s Bay in 1960. I was a young teenager at the time so didn’t qualify, but I thought it was a great idea. Complete uniforms were provided for all the young kids to introduce them to organized baseball. I don’t think …

OPP Killaloe news at August 26

During the week of August 19 – August 25, 2019 there were 117 calls for service for the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), including the Whitney Detachment. There were nine motor vehicle collisions, two were animal related. There were six domestic disputes which did not result in …