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 …

What orphaned patients need to know

Photo: pexels.com Readers have asked The Current to explain how to ensure continued health care if their doctor retires. Read on to find out: What you need to do now to find a doctor How to access other options for non-emergency health care What to do about prescription medications Physician …

Heritage photo: Christmas at the Kitts farm

Jackie Kitts and Arlene Yantha beside an old car  Prompted by recent articles in The Current about Barry’s Bay native Dr. Jack Kitts receiving the Order of Canada, Dennis Corrigan submitted these photos taken December 28 1974 at the Kitts family farm. From left: Dennis Corrigan, Bobby Kitts, Jimmy Kitts, …

Mark Willmer runs for council spot

Mark Willmer, Barry’s Bay resident, has filed nomination papers to run for Madawaska Valley Township Council in the October 22 election. Willmer, who also ran in the 2014 campaign in Madawaska Valley, has experience as both a municipal councillor and a municipal employee. According to online sources, for 21 years …

A little bit of Caribana in the Valley this Sunday

Pan Fantasy Steelband  (Photo: Peeks Toronto Caribbean carnival) Pan Fantasy – known as the “Best Steelband in Canada” – will perform live at Zurakowski Park on Opeongo Line (Hwy 60) in Barry’s Bay this Sunday July 22 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Pan Fantasy were the Pan Alive Steelband …

Elser Lee Faith Archer enters mayoral race

Councillor Elser Lee Faith Archer at the wheel of MV’s new plow truck (above) Councillor Elser Lee Faith Archer has today filed papers to run for mayor of Madawaska Valley in the municipal election on October 22. Archer was elected as a councillor in October 2014 and in that role …