Chelsea drowning deemed accidental

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by Mary Fahey on June 22, 2017

An early summer celebration ended in tragedy when an 11-year-old boy drowned in a pool in Chelsea on June 16.

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Homeschooling parents worried by proposed new law

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by Ben Bulmer on June 22, 2017

Well known Hills musician Brian Sanderson teaches four homeschooled kids history. The group have been reading ‘A People’s history of the United States’ by Howard Zinn. Sanderson said students don’t study history in Quebec schools, “they study Quebec national identity”. He believes an alternative is necessary. Such is the nature of homeschooling when the class was supposed to come to an end in May, the students voted unanimously to keep it going.

Well known Hills musician Brian Sanderson teaches four homeschooled kids history. Homeschooling parents around the Hills are seriously concerned about a proposed new law. 

Homeschooling parents around the Hills are viewing newly proposed provincial education laws with varying degrees of cautious optimism. They’re hoping the changes will have a positive effect on their right to homeschool – a right they feel is threatened.

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Chelsea faces legal action over rails to trails project

June 22, 2017

The Chelsea Communities Preservation Association is set to take legal action against the Municipality of Chelsea in an effort to stop the removal of the train tracks from the railway corridor.

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$4M gym for St. Mike’s

June 14, 2017

There were tears in the eyes of Principal Debbie Picard following the announcement St. Michael’s High School in Low is to get a new $4 million gymnasium.

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Riverbed blues

June 14, 2017

By Chris Holloway The Gatineau Hills have been witness to the heaviest recorded rainfall since 1939 when Environment Canada began publishing statistics, with most of that falling over just two months. Water levels are up and saturation rates in the ground are at their maximum. April and May saw 323mm of rain, and when this […]

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Dragon spices up village life

June 14, 2017

By Shauna McGinn Acclaimed theatre artist Nadia Ross’s latest project gets its name from a quirky aspect of past village life. When a train full of tourists rolled into town back in the day, locals stayed inside, weary of the out-of-towners. But when it left the station, the villagers would emerge all at once – […]

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Chelsea mayor casts deciding vote to tear out tracks

June 7, 2017

Chelsea Mayor Caryl Green cast the deciding vote to rip up the railway tracks in what appears to many as giving the green light for the proposed rails-to-trail conversion.

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It’s all over, steam train fizzles to end

June 7, 2017

“The steam train will not be moved to Wakefield.” It’s a nine-word epitaph confirming the end of the iconic train after over a century in the Gatineau Hills.

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$2.5M milkweed centre coming to La Pêche

June 7, 2017

The milkweed scene in La Pêche is about to be kicked up a notch. Michel Leclair, owner of Eco-Odyssée, is set to build and operate a 7,000-square foot milkweed processing centre on his Edelweiss property.

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Plan released to widen Alonzo Wright Bridge

May 31, 2017

If you’ve ever tried to get home from the city via Hwy 105 at peak traffic hours, you know the pain of sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic as you approach the junction to the Alonzo Wright Bridge. But a proposed $40 million plan to widen the bridge could have Hills commuters breathing a sigh of relief […]

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