Hallowe’en safety tips from the OPP

Photo pexels.com The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) remind parents/guardians and children that Hallowe’en can be a time of both excitement and potential danger. Help keep everyone safe by following these safety tips: Carry a flashlight and select a costume with bright colours and reflective …

Gardeners to screen The Gardener on October 25

Madawaska Valley Horticultural Society members attended the October 18 meeting at the Opeongo Seniors Centre in Barry’s Bay to participate in their annual Seed Exchange and to view a film. The highlight of the evening was to be the screening of The Gardener, an award-winning documentary directed by Montrealer Sebastien …

It’s official: the new MV council

The Township of Madawaska Valley has now released the official results of the municipal election. Incumbent Mayor Kim Love has been re-elected, along with incumbent Councillors Carl Bromwich and Ernie Peplinski. MV voters also returned former mayor Dave Shulist to council, giving him the most votes of any of the councillor …

Province will launch consultations for a new tourism strategy

Crooked Slide Park  photo: Sharon Gardiner Ontario will consult with tourism operators and tourists to build a new tourism strategy to maximize the economic impact of Ontario’s $34 billion tourism industry, and unlock its limitless potential. Sylvia Jones, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, made the announcement today in Windsor, …

Unofficial election results for Madawaska Valley

Unofficial results as of 12:30 a.m. are shown below. The Current will publish the official results when they are made available. Mayoral candidates: Elser Lee Faith ARCHER          1125 Andrey KAMINSKI                       371 Kim LOVE            …

Joint effort relocates bear from east end Pembroke

Photo: OPP Upper Ottawa Valley  On Friday October 19, 2018, just before 7 a.m., the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) began receiving reports of a black bear roaming in an east end neighbourhood in the City of Pembroke. Police responded along with the Ministry of …

More than half of MV voters yet to vote

Township of Madawaska Valley CAO/Clerk Suzanne Klatt today advised The Current that as of close of business last Friday October 19, the Township has received votes from 2,607 voters. That number equates to only 46.55 percent of the MV electorate – with just one day left to vote. You can …

Dark Times Choir welcomes all

Photo: Linda Barlett Last year during the dark months of winter, a group of people gathered in the back room of the CRC’s North Street Community Centre in Killaloe to sing. Choirmaster and local musician Schroeder Nordholt directed the choir, which included seasoned singers as well as novices. As Nordholt …

Peplinski asked to explain “truth twisters” ad

In the October 17 2018 edition of the Valley Gazette, Councillor Ernie Peplinski published an advertisement headed “Beware of the truth twisters.” It reproduced and endorsed several of the comments published in previous Valley Gazette editorials concerning “fake news” and “blogs.” As was the case with the Gazette articles, his …

Kaminski’s Candidates Meeting opening statement

Candidate for Mayor Andrey Kaminski contacted The Current today about his failure to give his opening statement at last week’s All Candidates Meeting. Kaminski apologizes to Madawaska Valley residents for being late, saying, I was late mainly because of heavy traffic on the drive from Toronto. Kaminski also told The …

Election humour

As we approach election day, The Current offers readers a little light relief from campaign rhetoric. Enjoy this selection of political quips.   I offer my opponents a bargain: If they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them. Adlai Stevenson   Why pay money …

Adopt-A-Road fall clean-up

Photo: Wendy Wolak Once Thanksgiving weekend is over, the fall tidying gets into full swing for cottagers and year-round residents alike. This month members of Carson Trout Lepine & Greenan Lakes Association (CTLG) participated in an autumn clean-up in the Valley. Shown above from left: Al Best, Danielle Paul, Roger Paul, Doug …

Aspiring resident reviews candidates’ messages

Photo: Harrison Haines As a prospective resident of the Township of Madawaska Valley and therefore likely to be impacted by the soon-to-be-elected Council, I took the opportunity to hear each candidate’s platform and their responses to questions from the community at the All Candidates Meeting held at Barry’s Bay Royal …