The Municipality of Chelsea says Tenaga Beach is in violation of provincial policy

The Municipality of Chelsea says Tenaga Beach is in violation of provincial policy

Tenaga Beach is in violation of provincial policy; so says Chelsea Mayor Caryl Green, who claims the sand sits within 15 metres of the shoreline and therefore defies regulations laid out in the province’s ‘Politique de protection des rives, du littoral et des plaines inondables.’

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Bad bug at Wakefield hospital

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by Ben Bulmer on June 29, 2016

The Wakefield Hospital saw it's first cases of C. difficile in June.

The Wakefield Hospital saw it’s first cases of C. difficile in June.

Wakefield Hospital has had its first outbreak of C. difficile for 2016, the nasty bug that has been plaguing health care facilities over the past several years.

Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l’Outaouais (CISSSO) spokesperson Geneviève Côtè confirmed clostridium difficile, more commonly known as C. difficile, had infected four patients at the Wakefield Hospital between June 12 to 18. Of the four infected, Côtè confirmed one had recovered, two others had been transferred to either the Hull or Gatineau Hospitals, and one was transferred into a seniors’ home. Côtè couldn’t confirm whether the patients had been moved from the Wakefield Hospital because of the C. difficile but did confirm all four patients were put into isolation as soon as the bacterium was discovered.

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Toddler drowns in Low pool

June 29, 2016

A four-year-old toddler drowned in the family swimming pool in Low on June 25. Sûrete du Quebec Police Spokesperson Marc Tessier told the Low Down police were called to the family home on McDonald Road at 7 p.m. Tessier said the young boy had managed to get into the family pool, which is fenced off, […]

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Steam train for scrap metal?

June 22, 2016

The Wakefield Steam Train could end up being sold for scrap metal, according to recent reports regarding the iconic locomotive. TC Media reported June 21 that Compagnie de chemin de fer de l’Outaouais president Louise Boudrias confirmed Gatineau scrap metal company, Recycling AIM, had visited the site where the train is stored in Gatineau. The […]

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Majority wants trail: new group

June 22, 2016

The majority of Chelseaites want a community trail; so say the members of a newly formed pro-trail advocacy group in the ongoing debate over Chelsea’s proposed rails to trail conversion project. The group, aptly titled Chelsea Rails 2 Trails or Chelsea Voie Verte, held its inaugural meeting at the Cascades Club on June 15 to […]

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Ding ding: Round 2 for Larrimac land

June 22, 2016

It’s been four years since Chelseaites went head-to-head over what to do with Larrimac Golf Club’s spare 90 acres of land – a debate that ended with a referendum against a housing development on the stretch of land on Hwy 105 across from the club. Now, as the club continues to face a series of […]

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Missing man’s body found in Gatineau River

June 15, 2016

The body of Yves Cyr, missing since he was last seen in Gatineau in December 2015, has been found in the Gatineau River in Cantley. The gruesome discovery was made by a group of teens who were walking near the shore close to Panoramique Road, not far from the Mont Cascades ski hill in the […]

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Masham seniors’ centre could see more beds

June 15, 2016

Gatineau Hospital will see an extra 32 beds in its obstetrics unit and the Masham seniors’ home could see an expansion to house 24 more beds, all because of this year’s balanced budget. The announcement came from the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l’Outaouais (CISSSO) June 9 when it released its […]

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Future of Wakefield swimming rocks debated

June 15, 2016

Fencing off the popular swimming rocks next to the Wakefield Covered Bridge is no solution to anti-social behaviour or safety, says La Pêche councillor Claude Giroux. Rumours circulating around Wakefield suggested the municipality was ready to fence off the iconic spot, with one Facebook post urging members of the public to call Giroux regarding the […]

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Who owns Tenaga Beach?

June 8, 2016

The debate over Chelsea’s proposed rails to trail project has unearthed a question that many residents didn’t even know existed: Who owns Tenaga Beach? The small beach at the end of the private Station Road in Chelsea, which features a narrow stretch of waterfront access and a large pile of sand, sits feet away from […]

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