$3.6 million for Rails to Trails

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by Tess Allen on May 4, 2016

Tim Kehoe of the Chelsea Communities Preservation Association, pictures here on May 2, questioned whether council was aware that the company chosen to conduct the feasibility study, Equiluqs, has been prohibited from bidding or working in Montreal until 2020. Mayor Caryl Green responded that council was aware.

Tim Kehoe of the Chelsea Communities Preservation Association, pictures here on May 2, questioned whether council was aware that the company chosen to conduct the feasibility study, Equiluqs, has been prohibited from bidding or working in Montreal until 2020. Mayor Caryl Green responded that council was aware.

After months of speculation and hot debate, the feasibility study for Chelsea’s proposed Rails to Trails project was finally tabled before council on the evening of May 2.

Council is recommending a $3.6 million price tag for the project, which they say would be implemented in phases over the next couple years.

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Wanda Gibson thinks the biggest issue is the destruction of public trust in the municipality

Wanda Gibson thinks the biggest issue is the destruction of public trust in the municipality

Around two-thirds of a packed Brennan’s Hill Hotel raised their hands when asked if they wanted the resignations of both the mayor of Low and the prefect of the MRC de-La-Vallée-de-la-Gatineau.

More than 80 people spent their Saturday night voicing their discontent at an event dubbed Low Municipal Affairs: A Mid-term Review presented by a citizens group of cottagers and rural property owners April 30.

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Rolling truck kills Cantley boy, 7

May 4, 2016

A seven-year-old boy was killed May 1 following a tragic accident at his Cantley home. Carter Fleming was killed by a pick-up truck in the driveway of his Rena Road home. The accident happened at around 11:30 a.m. Family members tried to resuscitate Carter but he died in hospital in Gatineau shortly afterwards.

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Backtracking on the boycott

April 27, 2016

The Chelsea Communities Preservation Association is retracting a call to action for Chelseaites to boycott businesses that support the municipality’s proposed Rails to Trails conversion. “Based on new information, what we’re going to do is take the message down,” Tim Kehoe of the Chelsea Communities Preservation Association told the Low Down. Kehoe’s organization is made […]

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Wakefield PPU: Development document or vague vision?

April 27, 2016

  Like the debut of a much-anticipated blockbuster movie, the special information session for the Wakefield PPU filled every seat in the house. The presentation of what was officially called the special information session on the preliminary draft of the Special Planning Program for the Wakefield Sector took place at the Wakefield Centre La Pêche […]

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Rails versus roads in Chelsea?

April 27, 2016

  Every week, Chris Marriott traverses Kingsmere Road between 10 and 15 times. Every time, he wonders whether it might be the last. “It’s a security concern,” said Marriott of the heavily patched and loose gravel-laden stretch between 84 and 104 Kingsmere Road, which the Booth Road resident says has “reached the end of its […]

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Expropriation a Low blow in Low

April 20, 2016

Contrary to the spirit of the Trans Canada Trail and its objective to connect “all Canadians”, one Low property owner is scheduled to be back in court in September fighting an expropriation notice he has already successfully fought and won. The MRC de la Vallée-de-la-Gatineau is appealing a court decision and trying to expropriate a […]

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Wakefield community centre on the upswing

April 20, 2016

Wakefielders may have felt a twinge of concern when they received a mid-March fundraising appeal from Centre Wakefield La Pêche, but general manager Carson Tharris says operations are progressing smoothly for the cooperatively run arts, culture, and recreation centre four and a half years after its inauguration. “Our programs have grown from offering 10 to […]

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‘Happy’ in the Hills – depending on your definition

April 20, 2016

Camilla Gibb’s award-winning memoir, ‘This Is Happy’, is far from it – at least, not in the conventional sense of the word as we have come to know it. “There are so many books with the word ‘happiness’ in the title…[it] has become such a commodity,” said the author of four internationally acclaimed novels: ‘Mouthing […]

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Home invasion turns violent

April 13, 2016

A violent home invasion left a 52-year-old Masham man hospitalized following an assault on the evening of Apr. 8. Marcel Tasse was tied up and severely beaten in his home at the Domaine des Bons Vivants campsite in Masham. MRC des Collines Police spokesperson Martin Fournel said Tasse tried to fight off the three individuals […]

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